Pincure C & CX UV LED offers a powerful solution in a compact water cooled package for ultimate high speed pinning between inkjet print heads. The Pincure C delivers variable output up to 3.5W/cm² while the CX model delivers variable output up to 10W/cm² for heavy pinning of dense white inks. The proven optics of the original Pincure model (which eliminates the risk of UV light damage to the print head nozzle plates) has been further enhanced, and in Pincure C series is now housed within a clever design which prohibits media contact and contamination to the lens.
The high intensity of the Pincure ensures that each ink droplet is frozen on the media as it is jetted, but with a surface energy tension which readily accepts further droplets, giving an effective colour ‘lift’ without any inter-layer adhesion problems. Furthermore, each array features infinitely variable output allowing it to be ‘tuned’ to the individual colour or type of ink being jetted. The high speed switching of the Pincure array allows it to be switched on and off in sequence with the printhead, thereby eliminating the risk of stray UV light reflecting back into the printheads and causing irreparable damage. High intensity LED arrays need precise cooling to give optimum output: the cooler the temperature of the LED’s, the better the UV output. The advanced air cooling system of the Pincure ensures that it can be placed alongside a heated printhead without any risk of thermal cross interference. Designed in-house at ITL’s R&D unit in the UK, the super slim Pincure is accurate, efficient and low-cost to buy and run, with no consumable parts or service requirements.