AMS to Highlight 'Must-See' LED UV Technology at GRAPH EXPO

River Falls, WI – UV and LED industry leader Air Motion Systems | AMS is set to display an all-new generation of its market leading LED technology for sheetfed offset printers, retrofittable to nearly any press type at Graph Expo 2014.

“The momentum gained by LED UV in sheetfed offset in less than one year has been tremendous” said Steve Metcalf, President and CEO of AMS. “We’re now dealing with a tipping point technology with LED curing offering so many advantages to the installed base of litho machines, permitting printers to provide clean, digital-like ‘on demand’ output but at offset quality and price points.”

The AMS exhibit at booth 870 will highlight the all-new XP7 Series LED UV system designed for Sheetfed Offset, which was selected as a winner of the “MUST SEE ‘EMS” technologies in the Pressroom Category in 2014, the second time in two years for the XP Series family of AMS technology.

AMS XP7 Series LED UV Module Shown Installed in an Interdeck Location on a Sheetfed Offset Press

AMS XP7 Series LED UV Module Shown Installed in an Interdeck Location on a Sheetfed Offset Press

“Our LED customers could not be more excited about their systems. It’s literally changing businesses” added Hans Ulland, VP of Sales. “The sheetfed LED testimonials we are receiving are so rewarding, it’s truly gratifying to see how much this technology is impacting the printing industry”.

In addition to a retrofittable LED UV XP7 demonstration system, a broad range of LED printed samples from a variety of techniques and machines, including inks, coatings and substrate variations will be showcased, along with experts from AMS and its partners and customers who can answer questions about the “real-world” adoption of LED.

AMS is hosting a FREE LED UV Printing Seminar at 12:30pm on Tuesday, Sept. 30 titled “Profit with LED UV in Sheetfed Offset Printing”, taking place in location S404bc – on the 4th Level of the South Hall. The Seminar will allow printers to discover how LED-based dryers can transform a sheetfed offset press overnight.

By printing with LED UV, printers eliminate waiting time, spray powder, protective coatings and marking problems, and can grow press capacity by 30% or more while expanding into new substrates and coating and varnish effects without the drawbacks of conventional UV lamps and iron-doped mercury alternatives such as High Wavelength (HW-UV) and low energy UV systems.

The new generation of LED UV systems from AMS are constructed of 100% solid-state UV Light Emitting Diodes, are RoHS compliant, and are preferred over other energy curing and IR/Hot Air-based technologies because they deliver the benefits of instant drying without the heat, mercury, ozone, and frequent lamp replacements, and they reduce energy consumption anywhere from 50-90%.  

The XP7 SERIES LED UV units from AMS additionally can be located anywhere on a press – from interdeck to delivery locations – allowing an expansion of job capabilities from CMYK and Patones®, to opaque whites and metallics, to effect varnishes and coatings inline, and on nearly any type of material. Because of its mobility, the system can even perform double-duty on a neighboring press, a feature unique to AMS.

AMS will exhibit at Graph Expo in Booth 870 in the GREEN SPACE PAVILION at Chicago’s McCormick Place between September 28th through October 1st.  To learn more about AMS and how an AMS LED system can revolutionize a sheetfed offset press, visit online at

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