Glunz & Jensen now launches the first 100 % UV LED technology for their new exposure units

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Glunz & Jensen’s final testing has come out with extraordinary good results and they can now launch the first commercial 100 % UV-LED product in April 2015.

UV-LED from Glunz & Jensen

UV-LED from Glunz & Jensen

The biggest advantage of using UV LED Lamp technology is the 60 % energy power savings along with complete removal of mercury disposal, ozone and heat emission – a very environmentally friendly solution for making both round and flat top dots.

Glunz & Jensen decided to pursue the UV LED technology and has now developed an innovative computer-controlled UV LED concept for exposure of flexo plates and curing surfaces, which will replace the original Mercury lamp technology.

Glunz & Jensen’s final testing has come out with extraordinary good results and they can now launch the first commercial 100 % UV-LED product in April 2015.

With new demands on flexo plates, optimised platemaking conditions are more important than ever, and in the heart of the platemaking process is a light source which is the foundation for constantly producing high quality plates. To support this foundation, Glunz & Jensen has developed a new high intensity UV exposure technology that enables precise reproduction of the digital layout onto the finished printing plate with both round and flat top dots.

Glunz & Jensen incorporates the UV LED technology in their Exposure units for the flexo prepress industry, where it can benefit the production of flexographic plates, making it more environmentally friendly and cost effective.

The biggest advantage of using UV LED Lamp technology is the 60 % energy power savings
along with complete removal of mercury disposal, ozone and heat emission – a very environmentally friendly solution for making both round and flat top dots.

UV LED lamp offers instant on/off technology, removing the need for warm-up time. The lamp also offers an extreme accurate and flexible wave-length operation.

The Glunz & Jensen UV LED Exposure lamps can be used with multiple types of digital plates, including flexo and letterpress plates. At the same time Glunz & Jensen brings to the market a generic product that can be tailor made for OEM partners.

Note:
In May 2013, Glunz & Jensen A/S acquired an initial 16.8 % stake in Othonia Curing Technology A/S. Othonia develops an innovative computer-controlled UV LED concept for curing surfaces which is replacing the original Mercury lamp technology. Moving forward, Glunz & Jensen and Othonia will cooperate on the development and commercialisation of the technology. Othonia’s products will be marketed by Glunz & Jensen.

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