Bicester, Oxon., UK: July 13th 2010
UV LED spells the long term demise of conventional curing technology,
digital label printers told
The ultimate demise of traditional mercury-based bulb technology in favour
of more energy-efficient UV LED alternatives became a debating issue at the
2010 Digital Label Summit when CEO of UK-based Integration Technology Ltd (ITL)
www.uvintegration.com, Adrian Lockwood, turned his presentation into a
Benefits of zero maintenance, low heat, increased energy efficiency and
lower cost of ownership inherent in UV LED technologies were amongst key
topics discussed amongst over 200 label printing industry executives
attending the seminar on the nature and performance of digital inks, toners
and drying/curing systems during the Summit (June 29-30 2010, Barcelona).
A specialist in UV LED curing in wide format digital printing, Lockwood
sought to clear possible misconceptions about the technology within the
label sector, where early applications of UV LED curing are underway.
Opening the subject to debate enabled him to highlight UV LEDs gains over
conventional curing technologies within digital printing and outline future
application for the label sector.
"Rather than deliver a presentation, the organisers felt the audience would
be better served by discussion," said Lockwood after the seminar.
"The feedback was positive and very encouraging," he related, stressing:
"there's clearly enormous growth potential in the label market for UV LED
curing, not only in respect to inkjet but to flexographic inks.
"Advantages in greater energy efficiency, lower maintenance requirements
equate to savings in cost in addition to environmental compliance that
spells the end of less efficient mercury-based bulb technology," he added.
The previous week saw ITL secure record enquiries from visitors attending
the international printing industry FESPA 2010 event in Munich with a
demonstration of a ground-breaking new development in UV LED curing for
digital ink jet and label web printing.
ITL's stand hosted digital inkjet applications printing at full speed using
UV LED cure technology partnered with SunJet Crystal Ink.
Specifically designed for inkjet curing applications, ITL's latest version
LEDZero SolidcureTM 's class leading compact footprint and ultra light
weight combined with high intensity output enables a new generation of
miniature UV inkjet systems and the first truly serviceable solution of its
Also running on the stand was a JF label web machine showcasing brand new
LEDZero Pincure product in addition to a further LEDZero SolidcureTM for
final cure printing onto a thin film substrate.
Integrating solid state UV curing into high-resolution inkjet print engines,
LEDZero Pincure initiates a photochemical reaction to 'pin' the ink droplets
with a degree of precision not previously possible with bulb technology.
A commercial application utilising ITL technologies at full speed proved a
winning combination for FESPA visitors and validated the company's decision
to use the show as a showcase for "a step-change in curing technology".
Issued July 2010 on behalf of Integration Technology Ltd by
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