Phoseon Technology has begun shipments of its newest UV LED product line targeting high-speed, high-quality digital inkjet pinning applications. The new FireEdge FE200 specifically addresses the rapidly growing inkjet market by matching the length of today's most popular inkjet printhead dimensions.
"Printer manufacturers use the pinning process to 'freeze' ink drops before overlaying other colors or doing a full-cure," stated Mike Willis of IMI Europe. "It's also used to control gloss or matte surface finishing characteristics."
"This product is a fundamentally new design based on customer input from around the world to enable higher quality at higher speeds," said Bill Cortelyou, president and CEO of Phoseon Technology. "Pinning achieves both goals in a cost-effective way. The FE200 top air intake and exhaust eliminate inkjet print head interference and the units can be scaled to meet a variety of print width applications."
"The optional patent-pending Angle Reduction Technology reduces the angular spread of UV light by up to 67% with no loss of power, minimizing the risk of reflected light curing ink in the nozzles,” Mr. Cortelyou added.
Among its benefits, the FireEdge FE200 UV LED lamp offers simple integration and is scalable. It will be on display at the upcoming Drupa Trade Fair in Dusseldorf, Germany at the Phoseon stand 9A46.