Breaking News

Exfo introduces next generation of UV pinning system

September 26, 2009

The Excelerate PIN-101 increases inkjet viscosity and enhances the management of drop size and image integrity.

Exfo Life Sciences & Industrial Division announced the introduction of the Excelerate PIN-101, a system designed for UV curing of inkjet inks, a process known as UV pinning. The PIN-101 is the latest addition to the Excelerate produt line, which started with the PIN-100.

UV pinning is the process of applying an interim dose of lower intensity UV light correctly matched to the ink’s photochemical properties. This causes the UV ink drop pattern to be moved to a higher viscosity state, but stops short of full cure. Thickening or gelling of the ink can be achieved effectively by using an array of high power UV light emitting diodes strategically placed next to the inkjet head, ensuring immediate effect after the UV ink droplets have been jetted onto the substrate. This thickening or gelling is now more typically known as pinning. The process enhances the management of drop size and image integrity.

The Excelerate PIN-101 fits between inkjet heads for a smaller printing engine, allows a remote computer to control power levels to the LED head via a single control system, accommodates different ink formulations, and has lower maintenance and consumables costs.

blog comments powered by Disqus
  • Records broken in Brussels

    Records broken in Brussels

    Steve Katz, Editor||November 20, 2015
    Increases in both visitor and exhibitor attendance made the 2015 edition the largest Labelexpo to date.

  • UV LED Technology: Getting Started

    UV LED Technology: Getting Started

    Steve Katz, Editor||July 21, 2015
    Phoseon’s narrow web expert addresses some frequently asked questions about the emerging curing technology.

  • KDV Label calls AAA for Webtron restoration

    KDV Label calls AAA for Webtron restoration

    Greg Hrinya, Associate Editor||June 3, 2015
    The Wisconsin converter takes a trip down Memory Lane with the help of AAA Press.