Cool Graphics Aps
Cool Graphics was established in 1997 as a 100% subsidiary of CLP Scandinavia Aps, which is 100% owned by Henrik Christiansen. The objective was to develop, manufacture and market the markets most advanced and efficient ink roller temperature control systems for offset presses.
The systems were installed at Komori, Mitsubishi, KBA, manroland, Heidelberg, Shinohara and Sakurai multi-color presses running waterless offset with Toray’s offset plates, eliminating the need for dampening water and dampening water circulators. The concept showed astonishing results with a much more consistent printing quality, reduced waste and a significantly improved productivity and profit.
In 2000 Cool Graphics started a cooperation with Royse Manufacturing Company in Dallas, Texas USA. The objective was partly to establish a marketing base for the huge American market and partly because Cool Graphics did not dispose over dampening water circulators. Royse Manufacturing Company was at that time an American market leader in dampening water circulators, but did no dispose over ink roller temperature control systems.
Cool Graphics and Royse Manufacturing Company continued to develop, manufacture and market new products together, which now also included coater circulation systems for UV- and dispersion (waterbased) inline coating units on offset presses.
In 2004 Tresu Production AS bought Royse Manufacturing Company and Cool Graphics’ product line of advanced ink roller temperature control systems. Tresu is situated in Sdr. Bjert just outside Kolding, Denmark and is a market leader in ancillary products for offset presses and a manufacturer of flexographic printing presses.
From 2004 to 2007 Cool Graphics assisted Tresu in the development of new products for “the uniform gear-side” of the offset presses and in establishing a worldwide marketing and distribution system for Tresu’s ancillary products.
In 2008 Cool Graphics turned its focus on robotic solutions for the printing industry. The company Graphic Robotics was established together with a development organization, which is a subsidiary of The Danish Technological Institute, which is one of Europe’s leading organizations for sophisticated, industrial robot applications. Together the two companies started to develop a robotic solution for sheet cutters based on Yaskawa’s dual-arm humanoid industrial robots.
In the beginning of 2013 the project for robotizing sheet cutters was sold to Yaskawa Nordic AB, which is the Swedish subsidiary of the Japanese Yaskawa Electric Corporation, which is one of the world’s leading robot manufacturers and the absolute world leader within dual-arm humanoid, industrial robots. Cool Graphics now works with Yaskawa and The Technological Institute with the objective of developing, manufacture and market a full line of robotic solutions for the printing industry.