LED-UV conversion

Discussion in '4-Color Offset Presses +' started by chuckskid, Apr 3, 2015.

  1. chuckskid

    chuckskid New Member

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    Hello, I was wondering if anyone knew the best press to convert to LED-UV is. I was told Shinoharas and Ryobis were good but stay away from Komoris because of their water system. Can anyone confirm or deny this. Thank-you.
     
  2. Meny

    Meny Senior Member

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    Yes

    i can tell you that Komories have a very good dampening system.
    I would stay away from the Shino's due to factory gone over the bridge , and from Ryobi if not build originally for UV.
    Have no clue why anyone told you what they did - sounds to me like they have an interest..... :)
     
  3. chuckskid

    chuckskid New Member

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    I am a Komori guy and I love them. This is in respect to running LED inks. I was actually referred by LED ink companies who have heard a lot of complaints about switching over to LED with Komoris
     
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    It may be an issue with their inks....not with Komori presses.
     
  5. Meny

    Meny Senior Member

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    that is simple :)

    Go to Komori and ask them for the checked & recomended inks for LED UV or as they call it HUV - this way you will have a solution you will have no complaints about :)
     
  6. aqazi81

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    @Meny... H-UV is totally different from LED UV.
    H-UV is high reactive UV which is similar to LE UV that needs low energy to cure.
     
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    aqazi81 Senior Member

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    LED UV on Komori.
     

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  8. Dcurren375

    Dcurren375 New Member

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    Had led ink running on 5 color komori, there will be a learning curve but will work.
     
  9. AKJ

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    Komori are excellent presses to convert to LED-UV. If you are still trying to decide I can help.
    I am the Director for the International LED-UV Association
     
  10. alibryan

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    Is there one of those curing lamps after each unit? How does that technology compare to standard UV?
     

  11. AKJ

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    alibryan. No you do not need interdecks at every unit. Normal setup would be 1 module at unit 1 or 2 for printing Opaque White then 1 module after the last printing unit or in the delivery depending on the press. LED uses 80% less energy and creates no heat or Ozone smell like conventional UV.
     
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