Now, APL Machinery is organising a second open house for LED UV at Infinity Advertising Services on 20 January 2016. This LED UV is fitted on a Komori sheetfed printing press and the length of LED UV lamp is 40 inches.
Faridabad-based APL Machinery is the Indian representative of the US-based manufacturer of UV and LED curing systems Air Motion Systems.
Siva Raja, vice-president (project & engineering), The Hindustan Times, Noida; Stephan J Metcalf, president and CEO, Air Motion System; Carsten Barledo, CEO, Air Motion Systems; Vinay Kaushal, director, Provin Technos and Prashant Atre, managing director, Toyo Ink Arets India will share their views on LED UV technology at the open house on 20 January.
The print production at Infinity is handled by its sister concern Printsmith. Engaged in a wide variety of commercial printing, the company’s product palette includes art books, magazines, coffee table books, brochures, catalogue, diaries, calendars and business cards.
Spread over an area of 1 lakh sq/ft, the firm is engaged in all printing activities from designing to post-production. Printsmith has its own designing facility with a professional team of designers and pre-press operators. Its post-press equipment includes high-end machines like Bobst folder-gluer, die-cutter, fluting machine, Heidelberg’s 32-pages Stahl folding machine and Welbound six-clamp perfect binding machine.
The company, started in 1993 with a tiny capital of Rs 1,800 and one employee, has now an annual turnover of Rs 45 crore and boasts of a team of more than 250 people.
Vijay Adlakha of Infinity said, “Adaptation of LED UV was in my mind for quite some time. The live demonstration at Maruthi finally gave me the confidence to invest in the technology. We produce print products for most of the segments, commercial, packaging, books and others, and the technology will help us stand out in the market.”
Paul added, “We are more confident now. Our first installation was completed last year at Coimbatore’s Shree Maruthi Printers. The LED trend will catch up as it saves energy. It has already been successfully implemented in televisions and automobiles. Next is lighting. Trends of developing LED technology will replace conventional UV in a short span of time.”
UV LED has taken huge strides in technology over the last half-a-decade. “LED UV is a better form of UV printing, which uses high-intensity UV light that penetrates inks and coatings, taking them from liquid to polymer. With UV LED today, print service providers enjoy top production speeds, as fast as the presses run. This facilitates instant drying and no marking,” Paul added.