UV LED Curing Technology Increases Presence at DRUPA 2012

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Over 30 Vendors Displayed UV LED Curing Equipment

Visitors from around the world attended DRUPA’s Print and Media Fair 2012 held May 3rd through May 16th, 2012 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Among many new and very diverse printing innovations, UV LED curing technology was widely presented as the desired curing technology for present and future UV printing needs.

Over 30 vendors displayed equipment showcasing the UV LED benefits of reduced heat transfer to substrate, quieter operation, elimination of ozone and ventilation, and economic savings. Reinforcing the rapid development of UV LED curing systems, over 20 ink and material vendors touted their own support and ability to formulate for LED. In addition, booth traffic was at an all-time high for vendors specifically exhibiting printers installed with UV LED curing systems.

The overall positive impression of DRUPA 2012 attendees toward UV LED curing clearly shows that UV LEDs are finally taking their place as a mainstream curing technology. Rapid technological advancements being made in all areas of printing, from digital inkjet to flexo and even into offset, demonstrate the far reaching potential and growing acceptance of UV LED curing. End users are increasingly asking equipment manufacturers for LED options, and the market-leading vendors are responding. Confronted with such exciting and rapidly evolving technology, system builders and end users are closely monitoring the ever-changing UV LED curing landscape. And DRUPA 2012 presented them with just the opportunity to do so.

Additional information about UV LED curing technology can be found at http://www.uvledcuring.org.

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