Offset Printing - UV/LED Curing
UV curing by light emitting diodes (LEDs) has made remarkable strides in a short time. For sheetfed offset printers, advances in LED-UV technology promise gains in production efficiency on new and legacy presses alike.
The 970 is the newest member to the RMGT 9 Series family of presses that boasts over 80 new installations in North America over the last 6 years. This game changing new press further consolidates RMGT’s strength in the 8-up market sector that was created in 2005 with the introduction of the Ryobi 920 press.
In order to meet the University’s goal of improving the print quality of their materials, reducing manufacturing costs and eliminating equipment breakdowns, the University of Missouri recently installed a new RMGT 9 Series press to replace its Heidelberg Speedmaster 102 6-Color and MOZP 2-Color presses.
A number of in-plants have added sheetfed offset presses in recent years, despite clear evidence that production inkjet printing is growing in popularity. So what gives? Do they have a point?
At the University of Missouri-Columbia, the installation of a new five-color LED-UV press testifies to the continuing vitality of the offset printing process.
UV inks are versatile, allowing for broader applications compared with other inkjet printing technologies.
UV technology has continued to push — and expand — wide-format’s envelope.
Citing the need to increase capacity and gain a competitive advantage, the perfecting press from RMGT was the perfect choice for a growing business. This and other solutions from the company will be represented in Dallas. PRINTING United Booth 9551.
The sheetfed printing portion of the GPO was made up of a fleet of Heidelberg offset presses until the recent installation of an RMGT 9 Series press with LED-UV curing. The new press adds further capacity — but why did the GPO go with LED-UV technology?
UV inkjet is one of the fastest growing segments in the wide-format market. The technology, in combination with LED technology, offers myriad opportunities for in-plants and can lead to higher productivity and less power consumption.