AMS Makes Headlines at IPEX 2014 with LED UV Printing
London, UK. AMS officially wrapped an exciting week at IPEX 2014 with a record number of visitors to see its newest LED print technology, the XP7 Series.
The AMS XP7 is the industry's first high-speed 12W class system designed at the deeper wavelength range of 385-395nm, a range proven most effective for curing the widest variety of ink and varnish applications in Sheetfed Offset, Flexo and Digital Inkjet.
First announced at PRINT UV 2014 in February, the XP7 is already seeing nonstop production at customers around the world in format sizes up to 1450mm (57 inches), and saves about half the energy of traditional UV systems without the unwanted side affects.
The XP7 joins the popular XP3 and XP5 series, and is designed to tackle the most difficult curing applications, such as those on poly films and non-traditional substrates at line speeds up to 250 m/min (800 feet per minute).
Along with its demonstration of the new XP7 curing technology for printers, AMS announced a cooperation with Flint Group to accelerate the conversion to UV LED printing in Europe. Flint's Ultraking® XCURA UV LED system is one of the leading, widely available ink systems for the LED process, and is available in both Offset and Flexographic editions.
AMS previously announced a cooperation with INX International to accelerate UV LED adoption in the North American market at PRINT 2013 in Chicago. INX has developed the entire color range for the UV LED process under the brand name INXCure™ LED, with rapid availability in multiple editions and in wide use at customer sites.
AMS further announced a partnership with Technotrans AG, whereby the chiller supplier will provide an optimized edition of its graphic arts chillers for the LED process. The announcement coincides with shipments of multiple AMS LED systems to customers in the European market.
For more information, please contact an AMS representative today at +1 715 425 5600.