Developments in LED curing

Flint at LMAI workshop

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Shailesh Sharma, senior technical manager, Flint Group India

Shailesh Sharma, senior technical manager, Flint Group India, talked about narrow web inks, UV and water-based ink components and factors responsible for their complete curing and importance of UV light intensity and pH in water-based inks. Advantages of LED curing vis-à-vis conventional UV curing were discussed in detail. Flint Group’s product range, including the latest LED curing inks was also presented. The session ended with a discussion on common printing problems and troubleshooting.

During the question-answer session, there was discussion about LED curing advantages, cost implications and availability of new generation inks. Flint confirmed that once regular demand for LED-UV develops in India, inks will be imported from the Flint Group in the US and maintained in stock.

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