PrintabLED confirms the advantages of the UV LED on retrofit of manroland and Komori machines

After a number of applications on Heidelberg and KBA offset presses in Italy and abroad and the first Innovation Award obtained last May at Metpack 2017, in Germany, for metalprint applications for which it is market leader. PrintabLED in March installed two retrofits on a manroland 5 color press for printing on plastic and a Komori 5 color press for printing on paper and plastic with full customer satisfaction.

The increase in power of LED systems and the attention of ink producers to UV LED curing technology, on the one hand have increased performance and on the other decreased consumable costs, making UV LED one of the market standards.


In addition to the well-known reduction in electricity consumption - that for PrintabLED exceeds 90% compared to a traditional UV system – the technology has many other advantages:

  • Expected lamp life of 20,000 effective hours, over 160,000,000 sheets printed if we consider that the LEDs are off during set-up times
  • Elimination of ozone extraction
  • Very low heat transmission to the substrate with the possibility of quality printing on plastic materials and reduction of stress on the printing machine
  • Drastic reduction of maintenance costs
  • Ethernet-connected system with the possibility of remote service and diagnostics
  • Compliance with directives for Industry 4.0 and other incentives that lead to a recovery of over 50% of the investment over 5 years (in Italy)
  • The system also allows to respond to the ongoing European regulatory upheaval that provides for the progressive ban on mercury by 2020.


The PrintabLED approach provides a turnkey system and customer support from the selection of the best configuration to operator training during commissioning. In addition, the system is particularly suitable for retrofits, with installation and commissioning from 3 to 8 days.

Fausto Mazzali, CEO of PrintabLED, does not hide his satisfaction with the results achieved:

The industrialization of our system - thanks also to the patented heat extraction system - allows us to work on important machines, often operating over three shifts, on a variety of substrates. We believe that the credibility of Camporese SpA, our commercial partner, and the recent acceleration in the formulation of inks and varnishes by major producers represents an important stimulus for the market

PrintabLED often partners with ink producers for these retrofits, who increasingly see UV LED as a source of differentiation and growth.

We were extremely satisfied with the performance of the PrintabLED system and the print quality achieve. Substantial energy savings and a Carbon footprint decrease of our products is added to a better print quality accompanied by a greater process stability

says Luca Fava, owner of Cursi Laboratorio Poligrafico, which has just launched its 5-color manroland with the PrintabLED system.

PrintabLED Srl has just inaugurated its new headquarters in Bibbiano, Reggio Emilia, that is equipped with a white room, and has strengthened its staff in order to offer suitable services and facilities to satisfy a growing market.


From: Stampamedia

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