August 29, 2018
August 2018 FLEXO Magazine: UV LED and Photopolymer Technology
As photopolymer plate formulators, manufacturers and suppliers, we get inquires on emerging technologies and their impacts on flexographic printing plate development. Sustainability, printed electronics and 3D printing are among buzzwords we hear often. Still, UV LED outshines them in sheer volume of interest.
Notably, the most common application of UV LED in flexographic printing today falls within the on-press or print application area, yet its use for curing flexographic plates has been around longer than one may think. From the plate development and supply side of the fence, here is a look at the history of this technology, how we see it playing out and where we stand in this growing field.
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