- August 13, 2004, pffc-online.com
AMHERST, OH, USA—Nordson reports it recently donated four QuadCure lampheads and other UV system equipment to the Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF).
According to Nordson, the QuadCure lampheads are used in a state-of-the-art Lithrone NL28 six-color press that was also donated to PIA/GATF by Komori.
Says the manufacturer, "The Nordson QuadCure system combines the high UV output needed for fast, thorough curing with innovative heat-reduction technology. The result is high UV output and effective drying across a wide range of both printing and industrial applications and substrates. The lamphead cures a hybrid UV ink that is 60% conventional ink and 40% UV ink. Designed with a quick-disconnect feature, it needs no tools to remove it from a system."
Interested in entering the UV printing arena, the Komori Corporation approached Nordson, with its 30 years of experience in the UV industry, to join them in this donation, explains Nordson.
States Martin Petersen, national sales manager for Nordson Graphic Arts UV Systems, "With [this donation], the GATF can provide many opportunities to test and demonstrate the technology for people that have yet to use UV printing."
Adds Doug Bloomfield, VP of Nordson Graphic Arts UV Systems, "Nordson has made it a practice to partner with organizations like the Printing Industries of America and the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation, [groups] that focus on education and training, and improving our industry,"
The PIA/GATF provides education, research, training, and technical information to enhance the growth, efficiency, and profitability of the printing industry.
The groups' facility located in Sewickley, PA, houses a variety of presses, a binding department, and computer labs for editing and digital imaging.
According to Nordson, this is Komori’s fourth donation to the GATF, and both companies look forward to sharing ideas and information on UV printing technology.