Triangle Digital INX Co. (TDI) and Summit UV have developed Evolve UV, a UV LED-curing ink that offers 4-colours in a single-pass from Xaar 1001 piezoelectric heads with curing at up to 80 ft. per minute.

"A key to this technology's success is formulating Evolve UV to work with Summit UV's unique, new LED. It has the ideal UV wavelength and, importantly, ample power, said Ken Kisner, TDI's senior vice president, CTO"

Mario Carluccio of Summit UV said that, "Compared to conventional high-intensity LED lights our Black Diamond 365 Series has a shorter (365nm) UV-light wavelength and much higher focused outputs -- in excess of 6.0 Watts per cm2. This enables us, with TDI's specially designed Evolve UV ink set, to achieve a thorough cure at far faster speeds than ever before."

Kisner added, "We're now breaking barriers to digital printing in several areas including short-run narrow web label printing, variable-data applications -- and many more to come, getting single-pass UV cure in-line with one LED light at 80 ft./minute more than triples previous speeds. And it's just the beginning. We can tailor Evolve UV inks for virtually any substrate -- plastics, film, paper; even metal or certain textiles."

Triangle Digital INX Co.

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