An ultraviolet curing system is a photochemical process in which high-intensity ultraviolet rays are used during printing. The system is capable of generating extreme light while maintaining minimal power consumption. LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) are electrical modules that are commonly used in lighting applications. For ink-curing purposes, they are structured in arrays of many LEDs. The system tends to generate a narrow range of wavelengths of UV as compared to mercury vapor lamps. It is always advisable to use inks that have maximum sensitivity to those wavelengths.
Most printer manufacturers supply inks for use on their customers’ printers. The UV-LEDs do not generate infrared light or radiant heat. This helps prevent the printer from heating up while printing documents. It makes it possible to use heat-sensitive materials. Thinner plastics, for instance, such as vinyl, can be used as they will not clip under the LEDs.
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