LED-UV COATINGS

LED-UV coatings​ in the printing industry

LED-UV becomes increasingly important. This technology combines all advantages of traditional UV printing; however - compared to conventional lamps - without the emission of ozone or the use of mercury vapor lamps.​ ​Overprint varnishes are indispensable in LED-UV printing, too. They finish printed products with valuable visual effects and differentiate the brand from competition.

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Whether stamping, high gloss or matt, drip off, partially applied or used full area – ​
LED-UV coatings offer printers the possibility to “set apart from the crowd”.

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THE USE OF LED-UV COATINGS

Currently used UV varnishes, adjusted to the spectrum of conventional UV lamps, are not suitable to be used in LED-UV printing. New developments and their photoinitiators must consider the narrow wavelength definition of LED-UV technology.​ Apart from their visual effects, LED-UV coatings offer a good processing. They show a high reactivity and a good flow-out; they are scuff resistant and enable clear and high-contrast printing images.

Our LED-UV coatings provide a wide range of advantages. Make sure to ask for LED-UV products if you work with this technology.

FRANK KAMPHUIS Head of Research & Development

Advantages of LED-UV coatings


Finishing:
  • LED-UV coatings are far more than protection.
  • They provide graphic image enhancement and differentiate the brand from competition.
  • They offer printers the possibility to “set apart from the crowd”.

Technical Properties:
  • LED-UV coatings are easy to process.
  • They are highly reactive, mechanical resistant and show a good flow-out.
  • They enable clear and high-contrast printing images.

Environmental Facts:
  • LED-UV coatings forego anti-set-off powders (less cleaning, better working conditions).
  • They provide immediate curing despite low radiant energy.
  • Their application is emission-free (ozone).

For more information, please visit our White Paper “LED-UV coatings in the printing industry”.

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