SHEETFED DRYING/CURING SYSTEMS -- Running Hot and Cold
The company plans to introduce five new products this year, including dryers for DI (digital imaging) presses, new technology and dryers for ink-jet systems, IR drying systems for web presses, an anti-offset air-type powder sprayer, and a coating conditioning system for both water-base and UV coatings.
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Grafix LLC is a supplier of IR/HAK (infrared and hot air knife) drying systems and UV curing solutions to all major sheetfed press manufacturers. The company works closely with the end customer, often via the press manufacturer that OEMs its systems, to make sure the correct drying/curing equipment and flexibility are built into a sheetfed press from the start.
It features an award-winning, hybrid UV process that allows printers to apply high-gloss UV coatings in-line without dedicating a press to only one process. The system eliminates the need for special roller compounds, blankets or fountain solution chemistry, while providing complete cure of inks and coatings to allow for immediate downstream processing or second side printing.
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technotrans america is the exclusive agent for IST UV systems for sheetfed applications in the U.S. and Canada. Tailor-made for a specific printing press, the efficiency of the systems is enhanced by use of cold-mirror reflector technology and stepless control of the lamp power. In addition, the company has brought the web printing technique of UV curing in an inert atmosphere to sheetfed applications.
The manufacturer also offers a new generation of thermal drying systems to boost drying capability at the maximum rated running speeds (16,000 iph) of sheetfed presses. The design allows interchangeability with IST UV components.
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