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Phoseon Curing Works on MPS Presses

HILLSBORO, OR | Phoseon Technology reports that press manufacturer MPS integrates Phoseon's high-performance LED curing technology into its six-color EF 340 flexographic printing presses. MPS is a supplier of flexo and offset press solutions ranging from cost-efficient to advanced, fully-automated machinery, serving all segments of the self-adhesive label, flexible packaging, printing, and converting industries. 

An MPS press enabled with LED from Phoseon is seen at GM Graphix

MPS recently sold its third flexographic press with LED UV drying to GM Graphix in South Africa. GM Graphix ordered a six-color MPS EF 340 multi-substrate flexo press featuring Phoseon LED UV drying, reportedly marking the first press in South Africa to use this type of curing. Since then the company has ordered two more presses. Their new six-color EF 340 press, also equipped with full automation (APC Advanced), will be used to expand printing capacity, especially in shorter print runs.

According to GM Graphix, the LED light sources from Phoseon offer more than 50% energy savings and increase productivity significantly compared to mercury arc lamps for the production of labels. With its instant on/off capabilities, the start-up time for the LED light sources is instant, saving at least 30 min of production time/day compared to mercury lamps, GM adds. In addition, the company says inks are more stable and dry much faster with LED, so productivity increases and sharper color can be achieved.

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