Printer's Resource FAQ

What’s the difference between infrared and quartz-infrared flash cure units?

Infrared flash units are less expensive to purchase, and simpler to set up and operate. Quartz-infrared flash units are more expensive, but offer significant advantages, including:

  • Faster curing
  • Instant on/off operation
  • Space savings because they mount over the print station and remain in place, rather than sitting outside the carousel and shuttling in and out
  • Offer more precise control over curing