Flexographic Printing - Case Study

Mark Andy, Flint Group and Phoseon Technology worked together to highlight the benefits of UV LED printing. Back to Case Studies page.

UV LED Technology for Narrow Web Printing

Flexographic printing

Flexo Printing is recognizing the fast-growing development of UV LED curing and ink products in the narrow web flexo industry, the R&D team at Mark Andy has created ProLED, a complete and integrated curing system based on Phoseon FirePower™ UV LED curing system. ProLED system is now available for sale across their entire press product line. Over the past two years, ProLED system, along with the ink development, are the results of a close working partnership between Phoseon, Flint Inks and Mark Andy. The result is a totally new game changing UV technology, which brings an effective sustainable solution the narrow web industry, fully ready to change your business today.

Mark Andy realized that UV LED technology enables an important evolution in curing or drying systems for narrow web. This new curing system delivers measurable advantages in energy usage, reduced heat load for thinner substrates, smaller footprints and clear environmental benefits. Mark Andy has been recognized globally for numerous innovations over the past 65 years, most recently winning two technical innovation awards for the Performance Series print platform. By developing the Mark Andy ProLED curing option using Phoseon's FirePower technology, these latest award winning print platforms, as well as traditional flexo machines, can improve productivity and efficiency, increasing converter profit potential. ProLED fully supports the mission of Mark Andy, which is to continue to focus on proven innovations that directly provide converters tools to improve their businesses.

“We are very pleased and excited to offer Mark Andy ProLED, the first production-ready LED curing system for the flexo printing market. Along wth Flint EkoCure inks, the ProLED system has demonstrated it can unlock significant value in our customer's operation. Seeing the customer trials exceed our expectations has us excited. Partnering with leading suppliers like Phoseon and Flint Group has given us the ability to continue positioning ourselves as a technology leader in support of our growing worldwide customer base," stated Greg Palm, Vice President of New Business Development for Mark Andy, Inc.

If you are interested in learning more about how UV LED curing can enhance your printing process, contact Phoseon to arrange an on-site demonstration or have our applications team test your UV printing products in our lab.