Presstek adds LED UV to 34DI press

Presstek, which is best known for hybrid presses that image the plate before printing, has now integrated LED UV technology to its smallest model, the 34DI.

Presstek is to offer an Eco UV kit to convert its 34DI press to work with LED UV curing.

The new press, the 34DI ECO-UV, is officially launched at this week’s Ipex event. It’s a sensible move to make use of LED UV, which is energy efficient, generates very little heat and produces no ozone. Presstek claims that it can easily print to a range of substrates including plastic PVC, metallic paper, board, and uncoated stock. The current recommended ink should work on the LED wavelength.

The Eco-UV is a kit that can be ordered for new presses or retrofitted to existing presses on-site. Peter Swann, DI sales manager for Presstek UK, commented: “Presstek’s Eco-UV technology is great news for existing 34DI customers looking to expand their capability without investing in a new press.”

Presstek has already demonstrated an upgrade kit for its larger 52DI presses, which was developed by Benford UV, based in Buckinghamshire, UK. However this is a doped lamp technology similar to Komori’s HUV, and is not the same kit offered for the 34DI.  


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