The Growth and Challenges of UV  HUV and UV LED Curing

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The first  in our series of programs at the BCIT GTEC facilities. This is a great opportunity for you and your production staff to investigate the challenges of Offset, Digital and Digital UV.

Date:

 Time:

Location:

 Monday,  June 15th, 2015

 2:30 - 4:30 pm 

BCIT - Graphic Communications Technology Program Operations Centre 

Building NW3 at the BCIT Campus,  3700 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby

Cost

Members:

Non-Members:

$39.00 plus GST

$75.00 plus GST

The Seminar Content

UV inks cure instantly, greatly simplifying printing especially on non-absorbent materials such as plastic films or metalized papers. Therefore products can be finished more rapidly, enabling higher throughput and turnaround, even on two-sided jobs. 

UV printing is notable for its results. It can achieve great outcomes on difficult substrates, from uncoated paper and board to foil and especially plastic, including synthetic papers, static cling vinyl and lenticular. UV inks also perform exceptionally well on recycled products.

Unlike conventional offset inks, energy-curable UV inks are solventfree and dry via exposure to high-energy electrical power, a process that generates no by-products and is free of emissions.

Sounds great!… but UV printing is not for everyone. Challenges include cost-containment – plants need to do ROI analysis to determine the practical wisdom of moving to UV. A correctly equipped UV press usually costs more than a conventional press. 

Discussions at this seminar will include:

  • Inks, coatings and chemistry 
  • UV printing and blanket wear and cost 
  • Dot gain that occurs with UV inks.
  • Proofing UV output. 
  • Exposure to UV radiation. 
  •  Roller settings
  • Good communication between the prepress department and the pressroom is essential

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The Speaker

  • Harvey Buck
  • Technical Services
  • INX International Ink Co

For the past 21 years, UV specialist,  Harvey Buck, has worked in literally hundreds of pressrooms around the world.  He specializes in troubleshooting all aspects of offset, flexographic, and digital printing.  Harvey is a G7  expert and a corporate trainer.  He works for INX International; the third largest ink supplier in North America.