LED UV Receives Applause in India
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India – In the southernmost tip of India, Shree Maruthi Printers last week hosted an open-house to show off their impressive print results with the AMS LED UV system they installed earlier this year. APL Machinery, Air Motion Systems’ (AMS), master reseller in India, organized the event to demonstrate the benefits of the AMS LED (Light Emitting Diodes) system to more than 100 attendees. Four separate print jobs on various substrates were printed and LED cured in under an hour. The audience was very impressed and applauded the results.
“I have attended several open houses on UV, but the print results with LED on synthetic sheets was more than I expected. They also cut the synthetic sheets immediately after printing them. That was an eye-opener for me,” said RG Ranjith, proprietor of Selvaganesh Impressions. “The benefits and results of the AMS LED UV system are sure to catch on quickly,” assured CP Paul, managing director for APL Machinery.
As a first generation printer, Shree Maruthi Printers has experienced a 25% increase in production after installing the 30-inch AMS LED UV modules on their ten-color Heidelberg SM 74 press. Visiting cards and marriage invitations make up the bulk of the 1.2 million pieces printed daily. “We were searching for a product that would offer our customers additional value and print enhancement. The AMS LED system met our requirement – and our customers are very happy. Being a commercial printer, added value is key. The AMS LED delivers a more vibrant print product in considerably less time.” said Thilak Kumar B proprietor of Shree Maruthi Printers.
The AMS LED UV systems are constructed of 100% solid-state UV LEDs, is RoHS complaint, and delivers the benefits of: instant drying, elimination of mercury and ozone from the print shop, eliminates the need for spray powder and UV bulb replacement. Additionally, LED reduces energy consumption by as much as 70%.
APL Machinery plans to install five more AMS LED UV systems by the end of September. The AMS LED UV is moving full speed ahead with more than 200 installations worldwide.