Quad/Graphics Inc. has reported results for its second quarter ending June 30, 2015. The reported results include Brown Printing from the day of acquisition on May 30, 2014. Net sales for the second quarter 2015 were $1.1 billion, representing a 1.8 percent decrease from second quarter of 2014. Second quarter Adjusted EBITDA was $90 million compared to $102 million for the same period in 2014, and Adjusted EBITDA margin was 8.4 percent compared to 9.3 percent in 2014. The Adjusted EBITDA variance primarily reflects ongoing industry volume and pricing pressures partially offset by incremental earnings from acquisitions.
Sun Chemical has launched SunWave™ Lumina, a new range of high performance, UV LED curing sheetfed offset inks for commercial printing. Suitable for use on all sheetfed press types, the range offers class-leading lithographic performance, delivering fast makeready, highly stable printing with minimal wash-ups and excellent duct flow. This results in increased uptime for presses and increased productivity for commercial printers.
The SunWave Lumina range of inks is based on the latest highly engineered UV resin system and provides exceptionally fast and hard curing under UV LED and low energy mercury lamps for both single- and double-sided printing. SunWave Lumina is fully compliant with the latest EuPIA raw material guidelines.
While achieving outstanding levels of productivity, SunWave Lumina also delivers on print quality with excellent dot gain and high gloss and mechanical resistance and is designed for Process Standard Offset printing to ISO12647.
Jonathan Sexton, Marketing Manager, Energy Curing Products Europe, Sun Chemical, comments: “SunWave Lumina is a significant step forward for our portfolio of UV low-energy-curing offset inks. Not only does the range meet the market’s need for robust inks that maximize the uptime of sheetfed presses by minimizing the cleaning time required during printing, but, based on our own benchmarking and customer tests on various sheetfed presses, it delivers best-in-class performance.”
The new SunWave Lumina process ink range is immediately available initially in Europe from Sun Chemical.