Druckerei Kyburz Accelerates Quality with AMS LED UV in Switzerland
Just outside of Zurich, Switzerland in the small town of Dielsdorf, a revolution in offset printing is taking place with UV Light Emitting Diodes.
"LED is the same, and better at the same time" remarked Konrad Kyburz, owner and CEO of the region's largest printers. Installed on a RYOBI 925 with inline coater, the AMS XP7 Series LED-UV dryer provides instantly dry sheets that can be sent to the bindery immediately, a significant advantage on short-run jobs.
The quality of LED printing is visibly superior to that of convention ink, and powder and protective coatings are no longer needed to produce outstanding work, allowing the paper to do its job in a clean, environmentally friendly manner. And at less than 15 amps, the system barely moves the needled on energy consumption.
"We are extremely satisfied" exclaimed Mr. Kyburz. A single AMS LED lamp module was retrofitted to Kyburz's existing press in a way that allows position changing between units 4, 5 and after the coater, offering the greatest flexibility for anticipated work. Ink densities can be pushed to the limits without concerns of backside marking.
Because LED UV drying doesn't emit any heat, moisture is retained in the stock providing an easier time in post press, and preventing foul odors from emitting from the stock. This is especially important for the growing volume of "natural" uncoated offset papers demanded by designers.
Druckerei Kyburz is the latest in a growing number of leading commercial printers switching to AMS LED UV in a movement towards faster, more eco-friendly production. For more information visit sheetfed offset LED UV benefits.