UV Drying is critical to the development of improving your print order. GEW is the worlds largest supplier of UV drying to the printing industry. Now Pressology is partnering with GEW to introduce their advanced LED UV Drying system into Australia as a retrofit system to your printing press. With a short payback period, Pressology & GEW improves your production 11 ways.
Transform your offset press with GEW’s LeoLED system, the most effective LED UV curing technology for sheetfed printing
Transform your offset press:
“It’s not just a system to upgrade your machine,
it’s a system that can upgrade your whole company.”
Bergman Media, Netherlands
LED UV polymer inks allow successful printing on almost all stock types as they will adhere well to non-absorbent materials like PE, PET, PU and synthetic paper.
LED UV brings added value, increased product diversity and new product offerings with coated and uncoated papers, plastics and foil laminated sheets all becoming a possibility.
GEW’s LEDs achieve sharper dots, more vibrant colours and a better quality finished product.
Inks are dried instantly, allowing no time for dot gain or absorption. This gives particularly good results on uncoated stock; colours stay vibrant, punchy and sharp. Furthermore, ink dries to a durable polymer to maintain the quality and longevity of the product.
LED UV curing avoids the need for spray powder on the press. This eliminates the widespread contamination and associated time-consuming cleaning.
As LED UV inks and varnishes are 100% cured directly after the LED lamp, marking and scratching are eliminated, thus removing the need for machine varnish or sealers.
Instant drying of inks enables immediate finishing and much faster dispatch of jobs. Sheets can be perfected, folded, cut or bound right away, reducing work-in-progress and significantly shortening lead-times.
LED UV gives the printer a competitive edge, enabling litho quality to be achieved in the same turnaround time as digital work.
Unlike H-UV or traditional mercury lamps, LEDs emit very little infrared heat towards the substrate.
This avoids common heat-related issues in sheetfed printing such as high pile temperatures, curling of heat sensitive stock materials and loss of moisture in paper: printed sheets remain crisp and fresh as new.
Instant on/off switching means that machine up-time is increased, there is no time waiting for the lamps. In addition, the LeoLED has no moving parts so there is no downtime to replace shutters, reflectors or lamps. Maintenance costs are significantly reduced.
Expected lifetimes of 20,000 hours guarantee trouble-free printing for years to come.
GEW UV at Printex – STAND D01
Sydney Showgrounds- Sydney Olympic Park
August 13-16, 2019
GEW UV will showing their latest LED UV Drying Systems for Sheetfed Printing. Stand D01
GEW and Pressology staff will be on hand to explain all the advantages of upgrading your Sheetfed Printing Press and how we can retrofit a GEW LED UV System