Fujifilm to Launch Illumina Retrofittable LED UV Curing System

The kit, which was launched in the US earlier this year, enables most traditional UV and water-based flexo presses to be converted to LED UV curing, boosting productivity and environmental performance while reducing costs and waste.

The LED UV curing lamp system is designed to operate with Fujifilm’s new 300 Series flexo inks, which are compatible with all plates designed to work with UV-based inks.

Combined, the manufacturer said the Illumina and 300 Series inks bring the benefits of LED UV curing to traditional flexo presses through a simple conversion process which takes two days or less to complete.

According to Fujifilm, the Illumina’s compact design means the unit will fit easily onto most UV flexo presses of any width, and will also mount directly onto any water-based flexo press without the need to add an extra roller, as is required by some other LED retrofit systems.

The Illumina is said to produce less heat than other LED technologies, with the kit’s design enabling a potential energy saving of up to 90% compared with conventional UV curing lamps.

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