PrintLED

Applications

Home >

Applications

The introduction of PrintLED UV LED technology, leads to the creation of excellent products, both on new and existing presses.

In particular, the possibility of implementing a “retrofit” project on presses already in operation allows products to be manufactured with lower energy consumption, and in a more environmentally sustainable manner.

  • Together with the customer, the best configuration for maximum performance is determined.
  • Drying and adhesion of chemicals are excellent.
  • Standardisation of quality regardless of order volume.
  • Possibility of working at press nameplate allowed speed even on more complex substrates

The company has a great number of retrofit installation in Italy on Top Brand presses (Heidelberg, Koenig&Bauer, Roland, Komori, Ryobi).

  • Retrofit technique highly consolidated on the larger part of printing machine models, even while maintaining the possibility to print in conventional (with oxidative inks).
  • Two different type of UV LED dryers: M4 and M8, specially designed to work at distances up to 10 cm from the substrate and extensively tested with most inks and varnishes available on the market.
  • Full knowledge of the different printing processes depending on the substrates to be processed thanks to years of experience.
  • Elimination of pollution of the yellow printing unit, blanket, ink rollers and ink duct.

The economic advantages of introducing PrintLED technology in lithography on tinplate, aluminium, steel are now well established.

  • Energy savings with PrintLED systems are up to 90% compared to conventional printing (thermal oven) and conventional UV technology.
  • The dryers remain on only during actual printing and they turn off during stand-by and job changes.
  • The stack comes out of the press cold and completely cured, allowing subsequent jobs to proceed immediately.
  • Inks and varnishes are extensively tested for scratch resistance, tear resistance and mechanical resistance to deep drawing, folding, welding, etc. for many industrial applications.
  • In all printing processes where it is possible to replace the thermal oven with UV LED dryers, in addition to gas savings, the savings associated with dryer power consumption, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance costs are also very important.

The wide variety of problems of screen printing finds a great ally in PrintLED UV LED systems.

  • With an energy saving up to 80% compared to conventional UV curing, the lamp only switches on as each sheet passes through.
  • The low working temperature of UV LED lamps does not distort the most complex substrates (dark cardboard, plastics, etc.) while maintaining constant sheet geometry.
  • Specific UV LED inks and varnishes, which have been successfully tested on PrintLED systems even in Braille thicknesses, are available on the market.

The company’s experience with large-format dryers is also easily applied to smaller sizes, typical of narrow web presses.

  • Suitable systems for all printing units (flexo, offset and screen printing).
  • The power consumption of PrintLED technology is among the lowest of the LED technologies available on the market.
  • Each system can be remotely controlled for telediagnosis and remote assistance.

The company is at the forefront of technological innovation and new printing processes so that it can provide the best UV LED system for every application.

  • Specially designed dryers for the best results with UV LED inks and varnishes for digital, even low migration.
  • Proven effectiveness on many types of substrates (metal, plastic, paper, cardboard, wood).
  • Systems are also made for the highest printing speeds on the market.

The extensive experience gained with high-power LED systems on high-distance UV irradiation by the team of specialist technicians has also enabled them to successfully develop applications in fields outside industrial printing.

During the pandemic, for example, applications were developed in the field of air sanitation in cooperation with the Emilia-Romagna region, the Mirandola Technopole and the University of Microbiology in Modena. In this case the systems are based on UV-C LED modules, either by direct irradiation or photocatalysis.