Miraclon’s Shine LED lamp kit win two FTA awards

Miraclon's Shine LED lamp kit won two prestigious FTA Awards in a single year: the FTA Innovation Award and the FTA Sustainability Excellence Award.

21 May 2024 | By Noel D'Cunha

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The Shine LED lamp kit can be easily and quickly retrofitted to existing fluorescent exposure frames. Miraclon claimed that the kit allows flexo trade shops and printers to enjoy LED exposure technology's efficiency and sustainability benefits at a much lower cost than investing in a new system. These benefits include better plate exposure consistency, uniformity, and quality, resulting in fewer plate remakes and reduced plate waste. The LED lamps last longer, reducing hazardous mercury waste from frequent fluorescent lamp replacements and consuming less energy.

Joe Tuccito, director of education at the FTA, said, “The Shine LED lamp kit is remarkable because it delivers major benefits at a significantly lower cost while being compatible with all major flexo plate types and most fluorescent exposure frame types from leading manufacturers. This product meets and exceeds the criteria for our Innovation and Sustainability Awards, making it a truly exceptional addition to flexo production technology.”

Reid Chesterfield, chief technology and innovation officer at Miraclon, expressed, “This is our first FTA Sustainability Excellence Award and fourth FTA Innovation Award. Each of these innovations, including the Flexcel NX System (2009), Flexcel NX Ultra Processor (2020), and PureFlexo printing technology (2023), build on each other to enable even greater consistency, efficiency, and sustainability in printing. We’re delighted with this double recognition of the Shine LED Lamp Kit, as it underscores Miraclon’s ongoing commitment to delivering innovation that drives productivity and sustainability standards, offering printers a simple path towards modern flexo.”