With the advances in UV LED technology, the use of LED UV for curing in the printing process has become increasingly visible throughout the industry. UV LEDs have had to overcome a number of technical and economic obstacles that prevented wider commercial acceptance.
With the launch of GEW’s fully aircooled LED UV curing system lamphead LA1 barriers to adoption have now been lowered further. The LA1 is built around the same proven cassette-based design as the E2C and LW1 lampheads. It is fully compatible with existing RHINO powered ArcLED systems without the need for external chillers, pipes or coolant or indeed any other modification.
Within an ArcLED system printers are able to operate full hybrid UV curing, working with both mercury arc and LED lamp technology on the same press.