Nazdar played a pivotal role in the first LED screen press installation at Empire Screen Printing, Inc., in Onalaska, WI. A collaborative process that included Nazdar, Phoseon Technology and Kamann USA, Empire is the first company to successfully utilize UV LED ink curing technology in a screen printing environment.
LED curing is significantly better for the environment and conversion offers a three-year ROI based on energy savings, bulb replacement/disposal and reflector replacement. In addition, ozone emissions and CFM’s from mercury lamps are eliminated.
"The result of the collaboration between Nazdar, Empire, Phoseon and Kammann is a milestone in the future of screen printing. Empire has proven that adopting LED technology is a key to increasing productivity, reducing cost, and decreasing their impact on the environment all in one stroke. Contributing to this cutting edge solution by developing multiple screen printing inks was imperative for Nazdar in support of the industry," said Phil McGugan, Nazdar global vice president of sales and marketing.