UV printing

UV TECHNOLOGY FOR DIFFERENT PRINTING APPLICATIONS

Not a day goes by without UV. Around the world, people get in touch with UV-printed or UV-coated products. The labelling on a shampoo bottle in the shower, the direct mail on the doorstep, the flexible packaging containing the soup and the tempting creativity of the fine chocolate box passed round after dinner. Without knowing, UV touches our lives in more ways than imagined possible and helps to create imaginative and diverse products to satisfy our needs and desires.

 

In the graphic arts industry, UV and thermal drying systems have been specifically developed for either direct or mobile installation for all press types.

METAL DECORATING

HIGHEST QUALITY FOR METAL DECORATING

Substrates

  • Sheet steel
  • Aluminium

Applications

  • Metal packaging (cans, boxes)
  • Bottle tops
  • Screw caps

Advantages of UV curing on metals

  • Immediate curing in the machine
  • Constant print quality
  • Minimum thermal load on the plate
  • Solvent-free paint and varnish systems
  • No catalysts / abatement required
  • No environmental damage
  • Low energy consumption compared to warm air drying
  • Minimum space requirement in and around the machine

Features of IST METZ Systems

  • Low temperature load on the metal plates between the printing units
  • Effective heat management
  • High efficiency via the CMK (cold mirror) / aluminium reflector technology
  • Safe operator environment through extraction etc
  • Long lamp life
  • Stepless power control of UV lamp output
  • Optional UV measurement
  • Compact design
  • Input data logging
  • Alarm logging

Standard Features

  • CMK (cold mirror) reflectors for interdeck curing
  • Stepless power control of UV lamp output*
  • Ozone extraction
  • UV measurement*
  • Water-cooling
  • Operator terminal with input data and alarm logging*

(*depending on type of system)