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Is UV LED Right for Your Screen Shop?

Is UV LED Right for Your Screen Shop?

Author: Lindsay Merwald/Tuesday, July 30, 2019/Categories: Industry News - Industrial

(Quoted from Eileen Fritsch and Screenprinting.com. Full article here.)
While UV LED curing in the digital printing space has grown significantly over the past decade, most screen-printing operations have continued to use traditional curing technology. The primary obstacle wasn’t the readiness of the technology, but the cost. Until recently, LEDs were expensive, and the need in a screen-printing line to cure the full width of the print at once meant that many more LEDs were required compared to a wide-format inkjet printer. This tended to limit early development in the screen-printing industry to containers and other smaller formats where equipment cost was less of a factor.

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