Drying of Printing Inks and Photographic Exposure with IR
Infrared Emitters for the Printing Industry
Infrared radiation can be emitted in different spectra. As a result, it is possible to tune the thermal radiation to the ink or varnish.
This selection of the optimum wavelength range saves energy and cost.
Short Wave Halogen emitters produce the near infrared (NIR) spectrum. This part of the infrared spectrum transfers great amounts of energy.
Short Wave Twin Tube emitters also allow rapid transfer of large amounts of energy. These emitters are stable in lengths up to 2.2m. Short wave radiation is particularly advantageous for high rates of energy transfer and fast heating processes.
Medium Wave Twin Tube emitters are especially good for continuous processes and can be manufactured to suit all machine widths. Medium wave radiation has the better efficiency for drying processes. Drying with medium wave radiation uses little energy, so that there is less effect on the surrounding environment and on the printed material. With water-based varnishes, energy savings of up to 50% are possible.
Carbon emitters are particularly suitable for water-based lacquers and offer the greatest power density
in the medium wave range.
The widest range of replacement IR lamps for all types of Dryers including:
Grafix, Heidelberg Drystar, Schnider, IVT, Eltosch
and many more.