Industry pioneers and leaders JB Machinery Inc. of Weston, Connecticut, and Phoseon Technology of Portland, Oregon, have entered into an exclusive global sales agreement for UV LED for the sheetfed corrugated sector. Using the very latest U.S. manufactured LED technology, JB Machinery introduces the ColorCure® ‘Cold’ UV LED.
UV overprint varnishes provide excellent gloss levels, full product protection and the ability for the converter to run at optimum production speeds with minimal downtime and waste. Using the newest LED technology allows the user to apply UV overprint varnishes with significantly lower power requirements, overall power consumption and cooler surface temperatures. UV LED also enables the flexibility to zone the UV output in correlation with the projected sheet size and image being printed with instant on/off curing, no warm-up or cool down cycles and no shutters or exhaust ducts.
JB Machinery President Warren Bird states, “Having spent the last few years monitoring the development of UV LED through the experience and growth of our partners at Phoseon, we felt that our two organizations were perfectly aligned and ready to provide a proven solution that complements the entire JB portfolio of products. Pairing their market leading technology with our global footprint and OEM partnerships will provide a powerful launch and yet, another exciting possibility for our loyal and much appreciated end-user customer base.”