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 print head 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.”
Cortelyou continues, “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.
The FireEdge FE200 UV LED lamp provides the following key benefits to inkjet printer manufacturers:
- Small form factor matched to print head dimensions
- Single connector for data and power
- Integrated control
- Simple daisy chain capability
- Variable print widths
- Air intake / exhaust from top of unit
- Instant on-off
- Variable intensity from 10-100%
One customer asserted, “The FE200 performed the best of all pinning lamps we’ve tested and the daisy-chain feature for scaling is a great feature. It provided good pinning results with four colors, even using non-LED inks.”
While bringing the three-tiered benefits of UV LED curing (advanced capabilities, economic savings, and environmentally friendly), Phoseon’s products differentiate themselves through superior performance, integrated control and real-world reliability for customer’s challenging curing environments.
Both products will be on display at the upcoming Drupa Trade Fair in Dusseldorf, Germany at the Phoseon stand 9A46.