Phoseon Technology is donating LED curing systems to Clemson University’s Sonoco Institute to help future professionals in flexographic printing have hands-on experience with UV LED curing.
In partnership with OMET Americas, Phoseon is donating FireJet FJ605 light sources with Flex Tower and mounting brackets, which are installed in OMET's Varyflex narrow-web press. This press is housed in the institute's Advanced Print Lab for hands-on training and will be showcased at an open house -- “The Future of Flexo: New Year, New Technology” -- presented by OMET at the Sonoco Institute Feb. 6-7 in Clemson, South Carolina.
The FJ605 is designed for press manufacturers and converters looking for market-leading performance and digital interface capabilities for tight process control and high quality printing results. The light source is equipped with Phoseon’s patented TargetCure and WhisperCure technologies, providing users with stable, consistent and precise UV output, along with a quiet operating level while maintaining a high UV output.
The Flex Tower provides a configurable power and control system for flexographic and narrow web applications, with easy installation for upgrading presses to the newest technology.
“We are excited to be able to offer this new capability in line with our existing print testing services,” says Bobby Congdon, assistant director of the Sonoco Institute. “This will open up a whole new area for industry partnerships.”
Keate Despain, vice president of marketing for Phoseon, says the partnership with Sonoco Institute allows the company to empower and support the future of flexographic printing.
“Phoseon is proud to be working with students and customers in their development of innovative and game-changing capabilities that is not only good for a company’s bottom line, but is also good for the environment,” he said. “This new Center of Excellence for UV LED curing at the Sonoco Institute enables Phoseon and partners to demonstrate UV LED curing capabilities to those interested in converting from traditional mercury lamps.”
During the open house, Despain will give a presentation called “The Future of UV LED for Flexographic Printing” at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 6.
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