FDV, Inc.

Sheetfed Drying/Curing — A Cure-All for UV Inks
March 1, 2005

Hot air and infrared (IR) dryers, like their cousin, the UV curing system, play an important role in the print production process, much like a field goal kicker for a football team. Think about it. When everything is going right, no one pays much attention to the kicker. But in critical situations, a missed field goal or botched extra point quite often results in dire consequences. Likewise, a sheetfed press’ drying/curing system generally doesn’t garner any attention, unless it doesn’t perform the task at hand. Instead of boos from 50,000 people, the result is screams from one unhappy customer. “I have always taken the