AMS Releases First Ever LED UV "Look Book" at drupa 2016

The first ever AMS LED UV "Look Book" features a brilliantly-designed display of how value can be enhanced on sheeted offset machines.

The first ever AMS LED UV "Look Book" features a brilliantly-designed display of how value can be enhanced on sheeted offset machines.

June 3, 2016; Dusseldorf Germany.  Air Motion Systems (AMS), the world leader in LED UV and UV curing announced the release of their first ever LED UV "Look Book", at drupa 2016.  The "Look Book" showcases the capabilities of sheetfed litho cured with LED UV.  The cover features both high gloss spot coating and reticulation, which is known as "Drip Off" in Europe and "Strike Through" in North America. Also featured is the print quality and versatility of LED UV sheetfed litho on coated, uncoated clear plastic and white plastic substrates.

The piece was produced at Konigsdruck in Germany.  Olaf Konig, CEO said. "On our new KBA Rapida 106 LED press, print quality, brilliance and production speeds have reached new highs.  And with innovative inks, coatings and synthetic papers, we have more to offer our customers than ever bfore.  With AMS and LED the future is very bright".

Each page of the Look Book showcases variations in "look" and "feel" that can be achieved with LED UV printing on different paper typed and with high-value LED Drip-Off coatings

Each page of the Look Book showcases variations in "look" and "feel" that can be achieved with LED UV printing on different paper typed and with high-value LED Drip-Off coatings

The piece was designed by the prestigious firm, Rosendahl Berlin.  Anja Rosendahl said "Timeliness plays such an important role in the fashion and retail area.  With new LED-UV technology at Konigsdruck, we can now produce better quality work even faster.  This gives us more time for creative development beforehand and total confidence in production."

Steve Metcalf, president of AMS said.  "We are extremely pleased but not surprised by the impact of the new "Look Book".  Brilliant process print enhanced by the "Drip Off" effects of the cover give it a tactile feel, with high gloss areas and matte effect areas.  Visitors to our stand at drupa were amazed the cover was achieved inline at full speeds on a 6 color litho press and a single LED UV module."

Carsten Barlebo, AMS EMEA said,  "LED UV has truly arrived and is the future of UV curing.  The "Look Book" is undisputable evidence of the quality and versatility of LED UV in the hands of a quality print house like Konigsdruck.  The vibrant process print on a wide variety of substrates is a great showcase for LED UV."

Plastics are also displayed in brilliant design, including the use of LED Opaque Whites in various designs on transparent materials

Plastics are also displayed in brilliant design, including the use of LED Opaque Whites in various designs on transparent materials

About Air Motion Systems | AMS

AMS LED solutions are #1 worldwide based on installed figures in the graphic arts industry of high power (12W and greater) LED UV systems spanning offset, flexo and digital applications at 250mm and greater curing widths. AMS world headquarters are located in River Falls, Wisconsin just outside of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota in the USA.

AMS Stand at Drupa 2016

AMS showcased all of its products, as well as numerous examples of LED UV printed quality, substrate variations, special effects and customer successes at its 115 sq. m. (1200 sq. ft.) stand in Hall 14, Booth 71 at drupa in Duesseldorf, Germany. Additionally, AMS LED UV units in action were on display at partners exhibits, including KBA, Flexotechnica, BOBST, Uteco, OMET, INX Digital, Argos and Flint Group, among others. 

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