One of the newest technologies to burst on the scene in the last few years is the use of LED lights. You see them on cars, under counters in kitchens, and they are expected to become our everyday light bulb.

The LED is now making a splash in the printing industry in its use for curing UV printing and coatings. Newly formulated UV ink systems and top-coatings now allow LED-based curing units to do the same job that today’s high powered arc lamp systems perform.

There are many advantages to this new process:

–         LED UV curing systems use 50% less energy

–         The bulb system is mercury free

–         No ozone is produced during curing

–         The unit is much more durable, with no moving parts

The LED UV curing process is new, but with its Green profile it promises to fit right into Austin’s environmentally friendly future.