KBA to add LED UV curing option

KBA has teamed up with Air Motion Systems, a leading developer of UV LED curing systems, to offer a drying solution that can be integrated with KBA’s VariDry system complete with full operational consolidation at the press console. It can be specified on new presses, from the B3 Genius all the way up to the large format 205. In the UK and Ireland the system can also be retrofitted, by KBA, to older presses of all makes.

Many offset printers have turned to UV curing inks to be able to turn jobs around quickly, with both LED and LE or Low Energy curing starting to gain traction.

Carsten Barlebo, director of AMS Europe, commented: “LED technology has always been regarded as the optimum solution for fast reactive UV drying, it was just a question of getting the hardware right and developing a cost-effective stream of consumables.” He points out that several ink suppliers now make inks that are compatible with LED curing. 





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