South Africa’s first flexo press to use UV LED curing has been ordered by GM Graphix, the company’s third MPS press.
AN order for a six-colour EF340 MPS multi- substrate flexo press, featuring Phoseon’s UV LED drying, marks the first press in South Africa to use this type of curing. The sale was concluded by Rotocon, local representative for the extensive range of MPS flexo and offset presses.
GM Graphix has been a loyal MPS customer for many years – in fact was the proud owner of the very first MPS press ever sold in South Africa.
Partnering with Phoseon for UV LED curing technology makes GM Graphix a pioneer in the South African market. The partnership resulted from the need to meet growing demand for lower running costs and energy costs. Phoseon’s UV LED technology offers significant energy savings (above 50% the company claims) and its instant on/off capability helps to deal with South Africa’s power outages and fluctuations.
Paragon Inks was also involved with this sale, through its collaboration with Phoseon in the development of UV LED ink.
Owner of GM Graphix, Pieter Massyn, is pleased with the cooperation between MPS, Phoseon and Paragon Inks:
‘I’m grateful to these companies. Their innovative technologies have provided an effective solution for the energy supply challenges we face in South Africa. With this leading LED curing solution on our new MPS press, we will increase productivity while saving a considerable costs and energy.’Tags: GM Graphix | UV LED Curing for Flexographic Printing Applications | Paragon Inks | MPS Systems
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