Books, brochures, labels, forms, foils or packaging are printed using various processes. However, all these processes have the same requirement that the ink must be totally dried or cured before the printed material is stacked, cut, folded or processed further. Dependent on the type of ink, UV or IR emitters are used for drying and curing. By necessity, this is very much connected with energy consumption. Today, it is always worthwhile to have a good look at these processes and to look for techniques which provide the optimum results at the best possible energy efficiency.
Heraeus Noblelight offers speciality light sources which are precisely matched to the properties of the coating to be dried. For more than 30 years, Heraeus has supplied infrared emitters to the graphics industry.