Paul said, "UV LED technology is a big boost to food packaging. The inks are food grade and low migration." He added, UV LED printing is a huge revolution.
According to Adlakha, "UV is a plug and play technology. His printing press in Faridabad renders 130,000 sheets per day plus the technology is an energy saver and a faster curing process."
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.
In August last year, CP Paul of APL Machinery and Vijay Adlakha of Infinity Advertising Services travelled to Coimbatore to attend LED UV live demonstration at Shree Maruthi Printers. During the conversation, an excited Paul, said, “We are projecting double digit installations in the coming year for LED UV. It is the future of printing. Our aim is to make the industry a better place with better technology.”
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 concluded.