Faster LED curing results in faster production speeds
Illumina sets a new standard for flexo printing speed on standard paper and film stock – potentially doubling your print speed compared to traditional UV or water base flexo options. The Illumina retrofit technology takes full advantage of breakthrough flexo ink systems like the innovative Fujifilm 300 Series
Retrofit most any flexo press to experience the productivity increases and cost benefits of UV-LED curing
The new Illumina LED Retrofit System converts any traditional UV or waterbase flexo press to LED-UV curing, typically in half a day.
Illumina represents the most powerful UV LED system on the market, new or retrofit. The UV energy emitted at Illumina’s 20% power setting is the same as the 100% power setting of other UV-LED curing systems. Patented LED technology delivers up to 44% more energy toward the substrate, resulting in faster curing and these incredible productivity and cost-saving benefits:
- Increase your production speeds on standard paper and film stocks
- Run high shrink films with no chill rollers
- Reduce utility energy cost by 86% to 95%
- Lower maintenance costs with LED lamps that last 20,000 hours compared to 1,000 hours for mercury lamps
How Illumina UV LED drives down operating costs
The UV-LED cure is an instant on/off process, dramatically lowering the energy usage and stress on lamp bulbs experienced in conventional “always-on” UV mercury lamp curing. UV-LED also eliminates the costs generated by cooling air blowers, ozone extraction and heat makeup systems.
Illumina employs additional patented and patent-pending technology to achieve even greater savings, resulting in nearly $30,000 in savings per retrofitted press per year.
Transform your production environment today
UV-LED flexo printing uses light-emitting diodes to convert electrical current into light without producing equipment-damaging and potential health-compromizing ozone emissions. Gone are the noisy exhaust fans and oppressive heat exhibited by traditional UV flexo presses. In addition, no more UV ink odor or mercury bulb disposal worries.
Retrofit is Quick and Easy
An Illumina retrofit can be completed in half a day and be ready immediately for ink and substrate testing. By the second day, you’ll be in full LED-UV production mode. The compact design of the Illumina system easily fits on most any UV flexo press, at any width. Plus the design’s housing mounts directly on waterbase flexo presses without adding an extra roller as required by other LED retrofit systems.
The innovations behind Illumina LED
Illumina’s single-piece extrusion design allows large cooling water channels to be located direclty behind each LED module. This lengthens cooling time from several seconds to several minutes if the chill rollers stop rolling. The patented designs also produces less heat than competitive LED technologies and overall heat dissipation is much more effective. The small number of insulating layers used and a unique domed lens enables cooling with room temperature distilled water. This eliminates condensation issues as well as increases the lifetime of the water circulation system.
Illumina LED Retrofit System Advantages
“Fujifilm retrofitted our 8 station, 10″ UV press with their new Illumina LED curing system in half a day and we were in full production the following morning. Since then we’ve experienced better adhesion to static cling applications, stronger color density and better ink mileage, lower noise and a dramatic reduction in power consumption. We also qualified for a significant rebate check from our utility provider for implementing energy reduction initiatives.” — Midwest Flexo Printer
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