impressions - Polychromal
I SSUE N O . 5 , J U N E 2 0 1 5
WWW.P OLY CH ROMAL.NL
FULL STEAM AHEAD
This year is a special year for Polychromal. Not only on account of the festivities
in connection with our 50 years’ existence, but also because it is a year full of new
developments and possibilities which we are very excited about. Thus, we launched
the new DSE-Aluprinter at FESPA and we are going to develop it still further. We are
looking into the possibilities of a smaller aluminium printer and we are researching
new surface structures, as a supplement to the aluminium sheets. Also, we
are going to complete the ISO 9001 and 14001 certification, while we are once more studying a new increase in capacity.
In short, we are going full steam ahead. With kind regards, Eric and Stephan Hensen.
FESPA 2015 WAS GREAT
‘Discover your universe of print’ was the FESPA theme in Cologne, and it was tackled on the
grand scale. And with the new DSE-Aluprinter, we made an excellent contribution to that.
It was busier than ever, and the reactions of print professionals – as regards our print materials
too – were very positive. For many, printing in anodised aluminium turned out to be a delightful
innovation. And so the demonstrations yielded many leads and contacts. After all the hustle and bustle, our team, consisting
of Eric, Ron, Martijn and Nadine, were more than ready for the informal FESPA drink, and together they raised a toast to a
successful trade fair.
IT’S READY! THE NEW DSE-ALUPRINTER 100/200
After an extensive development pathway, we were finally able to unveil our new
top model during FESPA. Many improvements have been incorporated in this new
DSE-Aluprinter in order to specifically meet the requirements of the high-end production
market. The most important improvements are:
• an increased printing speed of only 15 minutes per m2 with complete printing;
• at high speed, a print tolerance of only 0.1 mm per linear metre;
• higher UV light resistance;
• increased print width, from 1000 to 1300 mm.
The anodised layer of the aluminium sheets can be printed with DuraColour inks and, by using a sealing process, can
be formed into a scratch- and solvent-proof ceramic layer. The DSE-Aluprinter makes it possible to produce images of a
consistently high quality in a productive and operator-friendly way. For more information about the DSE-Aluprinter and
about subsurface printing in aluminium, see www.polychromal.nl.
NEW FACE AT POLYCHROMAL
The growth of our activities in digital printing has led to further expansion. For the last half year, technician
and fitter Joost Lemmens has been assisting our DSE manager Ron Eegerdingk. “I am collaborating on
the development of the DSE-Aluprinters, attending to installations on client’s premises, and I give graphic
and technical support. With my graphical and technical background, I’m exactly in the right place at
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UNVEILING OF POLYCHROMAL WORK OF ART
Last May, there occurred the festive unveiling of the splendid work
of art which graces our reception area. Using various techniques, the
initial period, with Herman Hensen as founder, and the current era
with Eric and Stephan, have been recorded, with a look into the
future, too. Naturally, this striking panorama was printed, crystal clear,
on anodised aluminium sheets. And to crown Polychromal’s 50 years of
existence, elegant pins were designed by a goldsmith, in combination
with aluminium. You are most welcome to come and admire it from
close up sometime.
CULTURAL PROJECT INFORMATION PANELS
On behalf of sign specialists Fa. Vangenhassend we have produced 92 weatherand scratch-resistant information panels for an extensive signage project in
the Rhineland area in Germany. In a cultural-historical route involving 10 cities,
the panels, using photos, text and diagrams, offer archaeological information
about monuments dating from the Roman period and attractions in the vicinity.
The aluminium panels were printed in full-colour with the DSE-Aluprinter,
emplaced and provided with UV-protective foil. A beautiful reference project,
thanks to Fa. Vangenhassend, amongst others.
IMPROVEMENT IN STOCK DURABILITY OF DURAPOR
After extensive testing among customers, we engaged ourselves fully in
adjustments, in order to improve the stock durability of DuraPor. The results are
looking very good and we expect, after the summer, to be able to make a definitive
statement concerning a much longer guarantee period. We are currently fully
engaged in testing. Working with gloves will shortly be superfluous. The material
is thus becoming more durable and more user-friendly. We will keep you up to date!
GHS ADJUSTMENT IN OUR LABELS
From July onwards, our labels for printing inks and supplementary products have
been adjusted in connection with the Globally Harmonised System (GHS). GHS is
replacing the Environmentally-Hazardous Materials Act in the Netherlands, and
was developed by the UN. The new labelling is an obligatory component of
this. From now on, you will see different icons on our labels, and all ‘R’ and ‘S’
(Risk & Safety) phrases have been replaced with ‘H’ and ‘P’ (Hazard & Precaution) information.
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