Flint Group has introduced a new whitepaper examining the growth of UV LED curing technology, and its impact on the narrow web printing sector, seeking to help printers and converters to transition from traditional mercury-based UV curing to UV LED systems. The role of dual cure inks, such as Flint’s own EkoCure Dual Cure ink range, is also considered.

The ink manufacturer said the whitepaper’s focus on how sustainability, efficiency, and performance can work together will make it a ‘valuable resource for printers and converters seeking to stay ahead in the label printing industry’.

Amongst the key topics in the paper are energy efficiency and how UV LED curing can optimise power consumption and significantly reduce costs; environmental benefits of transitioning to UV LED; how the long lifespan of UV LED units can enhance efficiency, minimise waste and ultimately save money; and a look at Flint’s EkoCure Dual Cure ink range.

Anna Niewiadomska, marketing manager for narrow web at Flint Group, said, ‘In a market that continues to evolve dynamically, printers are experiencing increasingly tighter profit margins. Our whitepaper seeks to streamline the complexity and present the numerous cost and sustainability advantages of UV LED curing, which are of great interest to today’s printers. This guide draws upon Flint Group’s extensive ten-year expertise in UV LED technology development.’