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LED TECH Talk 12-13th November 2014

LEDs are small and compact, produce comparatively little heat and no ozone. In lighting technology they have already started their triumph, and for several years their use in the printing industry has been discussed. Will they replace conventional UV technology? For which applications are they suitable?

When is a retrofitting worthwhile? At the LED Tech Talk of IST METZ GmbH we provide a realistic assessment of advantages and use of the new technology. IST METZ has positioned itself successfully in this market over the last years and offers a wide range of LED UV systems.

In short speeches experts from IST METZ and its partner company Integration Technology Ltd. (ITL) talk about the current status of LED UV technology in various printing processes. Practical demonstrations on the in-house printing presses add to the agenda. The subsequent panel discussion offers the possibility to deepen some topics. The event aims at representatives from printing press manufacturers, print shops and the trade press.

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October 2014

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ITL further expands UV curing for digital inkjet sector

Leading supplier of UV curing systems to the global digital inkjet industry, Integration Technology Ltd (ITL) has extended the scope of its SubZero range with the introduction of 220mm and 280mm arc length variants in both shuttered and non-shuttered options.

The ITL SubZero UV programme comes in both arc and LED variants and is a proven solution for wide format inkjet printers combining a highly compact footprint with ultra-light weight and outstanding field serviceability.

SubZero 220

Launched at (July 2014) Shanghai AD and Sign Show, standard features of the new SubZero 220 and SubZero 280 solutions include a replaceable quartz front plate and quick-change lamp cassette. Both have 100 W/cm variable power and utilise advanced halide bulb technology, integrated air-cooling and switch-mode electronic power supply.

Additional options include alternative bulb spectra ‘H’,’D’, or ‘A’ with enhanced optics delivering a 16% enhanced UV output.

The SubZero 220 and SubZero 280 can be supplied with ITL’s proven SubZero integral high-speed electronic shutter, delivering a programmed electronic actuation ensuring a fast cycle time (80ms) with inertia-less braking enabling the shutter to be closed or opened during the print cycle without transmitting vibration to the print engine, and which further eliminates light reflection into the print heads.

Founded in 2000, ITL is the market leader in the production of arc and UV LED light engines. The UK-based company has offices in Europe, USA, Japan, China and South Korea.

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September 2014

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Our brand new Higher Research and Development Apprenticeship

Join the UK’s leading supplier of Ultra Violet light solutions

Our brand new Higher Research and Development Apprenticeship


You will be based at our manufacturing location at Heyford Park, Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire

If you enjoy working with your hands and you have a strong interest in electrical and electronic control systems, semi conductor lighting and manufacturing processes then this is the opportunity for you.

During your apprenticeship with us:

You will learn how to fully assemble complex products, diagnose faults and repair, study analytical testing, and also have exposure to improvement projects, design and manufacturing processes, logistics and all the other departmental functions that comprise a dynamic international business. You will earn real money from day one with a starting salary of £12,000 per annum, reviewed and increasing at 6 monthly achievement stages, subject to satisfactory performance, with on target earnings expected to reach around £18,000 per annum after 2 years. All formal training will be fully funded and supported by the company.

During the course of your apprenticeship:

You will take part in on the job training, courses and e-learning leading to a nationally recognised level 4 (higher) qualification. Typically 1 day per week will be allocated to pure studying. Your Apprenticeship could lead to a permanent site team role or even ultimately to production or engineering management.

You’ll need:

5 good GCSEs at A-C, including English, Maths and Science

Plus UCAS 120 made up of either a Btec Level 3 National in Engineering or A levels Maths and Science

A flexible approach and general interest in manufacturing are important and you’ll also need to be a great team player and communicator, with the motivation to get results. If you want real career prospects and education while you earn, then this role is for you.

To apply, please attach your CV and include a brief cover letter detailing why you think you’d be right for a career in product, research, development, manufacturing and maintenance.

The deadline for applications is JUNE 30TH, 2014.

CVs should be submitted to Roy Caple,, with a cc to Adrian Lockwood,

An assessment centre will be held at Heyford Park in July 2014.

Start date will be September 2014


May 2014

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