Air Motion Systems Announces New Customers, Launches Flexible UV

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Air Motion Systems, Inc. today announced the signing of new customers as well as the launch of Flexible UV. The ground-breaking solution encompasses next generation UV technology and services to help commercial printers easily transition to full or hybrid UV printing and coating.

Air Motion Systems, Inc. ( today announced the signing of new customers as well as the launch of Flexible UV. The solution encompasses next-generation UV technology and services to help commercial printers easily transition to full or hybrid UV printing, and dovetails with American Printer Magazine's March feature article, "A Bright Future" with UV. The article also spotlights Cedar Graphics, who recently purchased an Air Motion UV system on their KBA Rapida 105 40-inch press.

For printers, UV is a simple and cost effective way to diversify service offerings, create new jobs and land new clients. The Flexible UV solution was created as both a technology and service offering for printers to easily transition to full or hybrid UV configurations through a new press purchase, or simply by retrofitting a current press. AMS's next-generation Peak UV™ technology at the core of the solution was designed to be compatible with virtually any press on the market.

For Cedar Graphics, in Cedar Rapids, IA, the move to UV was about increasing turn times and bringing the growing volume of UV work in-house. In the article, company CEO Hassan Igram notes that "Turn times are more critical than ever. If you're outsourcing, you're risking delivery dates. UV will give us more control and flexibility when producing jobs."

To make flexible UV a reality for printers, AMS spent over three years engineering reliability and ease-of-use directly into the Peak UV™ product. "[AMS] has made it so simple and graphical that even someone who knows nothing about UV printing can operate the system, even if they don't know that much about the process." according to Greg Ross, Lithographic Facilitator at Pacific Southwest Container in Modesto, CA. PSC is among several customers featured in AMS's upcoming Flexible UV customer video after installing two Air Motion UV systems in the last 24 months on medium and large-format presses and recently retrofitting a ten-year old Planeta system with Peak UV.

In addition to ease-of-use, AMS introduced the concept of UV module interchangeability - a must-have for hybrid UV setups. "The Air Motion System is much more flexible than your typical hybrid setup because you have the ability to move cassettes from the delivery into the print units, which gives us a tremendous amount of extra options, especially when printing on plastics" says Kurt Kroening, Pressroom Manager at Imagine! Print Solutions in Shakopee, MN.

The North-American designed AMS system also brings new levels of innovation to online monitoring and remote support - two areas critically ignored by legacy UV manufacturers. "Before it was all seat-of-the-pants" notes John Giusto, VP of Manufacturing for Curtis Packaging in Sandy Hook, CT, "it's just completely more advanced technology." And through "on-demand" UV consulting services, AMS has helped printers increase production speeds on complex jobs by as much as 50% making the switch to UV a simple and painless process.

Along with Cedar Graphics, AMS announced new customers including Sierra Pacific Packaging in Oroville, CA, who recently commissioned a 56-inch Mitsubishi Diamond 6000LX with an AMS hybrid UV and Infrared/Hot-air configuration, Paragraphics with a 40-inch hybrid UV Rapida in San Rafael, CA and Lithographix, Inc. in Los Angeles, CA who recently inaugurated their Rapida 205 80-inch press with full UV, IR and hybrid capabilities.

About Air Motion Sustems, Inc.

Air Motion Systems,, based in Arvada, Colorado, is the leading North American manufacturer of specialized radiation curing and drying technology for printing and industrial finishing. The company, which was founded in 1997, manufactures a range of products and systems including the Air Guide, an automated pneumatic sheet guide system; the Cool Impression™ system, a patented impression cylinder cooling system; and the Peak UV™ ultra-violet curing system.

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