Why Printing Industry Is Upgrading to UV LED?
UV printing is a printing process that uses ultraviolet light to dry and solidify ink. Ink containing photosensitizers needs to be matched with a UVLED curing machine to complete the transfer of ink. UV ink has been used in offset printing, screen printing, inkjet, Pad printing and other fields. So, what are the benefits of using UV technology for printed products?
Enhanced Product Quality
  • Clear Dots and Vibrant Colors

UV printing exhibits excellent printability on most substrates, resulting in clear dots, precise tone reproduction, vibrant ink colors, and consistent printing quality.

  • Strong Adhesion and Durability

The UV curing process ensures strong adhesion, durability, water resistance, chemical corrosion resistance, wear resistance, and anti-aging properties for both ink and varnish layers.

Improved Production Efficiency and Cost-effectiveness
  • Rapid Curing Times

UV printing boasts rapid curing times, achieving line speeds of up to 400 meters/minute, significantly enhancing production efficiency.

  • High Gloss and Uniform Surfaces

The resulting prints have high gloss and uniform surfaces, facilitating immediate post-printing processes like glazing, die-cutting, creasing, gluing, and hot stamping, thereby streamlining high-speed printing operations.

  • Low Energy Consumption

High-speed printing reduces storage costs, financial pressure on raw materials and finished products, and daily operating expenses due to the low energy consumption of UV curing.

Environmental Compliance
  • Solvent-free Curing System

UV LED is environmentally friendly, employing a solvent-free curing system with 100% solvent-free formulas and no volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

  • Minimal Environmental Pollution

UV ink emits negligible to no VOCs during the curing process, minimizing environmental pollution and energy consumption while eliminating concerns regarding handling flammable and hazardous materials.

Superior Adhesion
  • Cross-linking Reaction

UV ink undergoes a cross-linking reaction, forming a polymer three-dimensional network that ensures strong adhesion, quick drying, and high wear resistance.

  • Durability on Coated Paper

Prints made with UV ink on coated paper withstand multiple folds and laser printing radiation, making them suitable for outer packaging requiring durability.

Convenient Storage and Rapid Curing
  • Stability of UV Ink

UV ink remains stable in the ink fountain for extended periods without skinning on the ink roller, ensuring consistent performance.

  • Instant Drying

Upon exposure to UVLED ultraviolet light, UV ink instantly dries, typically within 1/10th of a second, unlike traditional inks that may take minutes or even days to dry completely.

Conclusion
  • In conclusion, UV printing technology offers a myriad of advantages, including superior quality, efficiency, environmental compliance, adhesion, and curing speed, making it an indispensable choice for modern printing applications.