LED Curing

Transform virtually any flexo press with the Illumina LED Retrofit System

What is the Illumina LED Retrofit System?

Fujifilm Illumina is a two part system consisting of an LED curing unit and specially formulated LED inks that easily convert existing waterbase or UV flexo presses to boost productivity and reduce cost.

The unique Cold Cure technology of Illumina, unlike conventional LED solutions, provides higher dosage at much lower temperatures while reducing utility energy cost by 86% to 95%.

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How Illumina Works

UV-LED flexo printing uses light-emitting diodes to convert electrical current into light without producing equipment-damaging and potential health-compromising ozone emissions. Gone are the heat, odor and disposal worries often associate with traditional UV flexo presses, UV ink and mercury curing bulbs.

The UV energy emitted at Illumina’s 20% power setting is the same as the 100% power setting of other UV-LED curing systems. Patented LED technology delivers up to 44% more energy toward the substrate, resulting in faster curing and incredible productivity and cost-saving benefits.

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How Illumina UV-LED Drives Down Costs

Illumina UV-LED COLDCURE is an instant on/off process. This process fundamentally lowers the energy usage and stress on lamp bulbs experienced in conventional “always-on” UV mercury lamp curing. Illumina UV-LED also eliminates may of the costs generated by cooling air blowers, ozone extraction and heat makeup systems.

Quick & Easy Install

Production Efficiency

Reduce Energy Costs

Ink Optimization

Reduce Maintenance Costs

High Dosage and Dwell Time

Ultra Low Temperature

Key Savings

Retrofit is Quick & Easy (Get up to speed in one day)

A typical Illumina retrofit takes less than 1 day followed by ink and substrate testing. By the second day, you’ll be in full UV-LED production mode. The Illumina LED System sets a new standard for flexo printing speed on standard paper and film stock, so you can make up for the limited downtime in almost no time at all.

Improve Your Production Process

The Illumina LED System will minimize job setup, reduce make-ready times and improve everything from the power setting to the operating temperature of the press.

Lower Energy Consumption

UV-LED is an instant on/off process, dramatically lowering the energy usage and stress on lamp bulbs experienced in conventional “always-on” UV mercury lamp curing. UV-LED also eliminates the costs generated by cooling air blowers, ozone extraction and heat makeup systems.

Reduce utility energy cost by 86% to 95%

Improve Performance

Fujifilm’s 300 Series flexo and rotary screen inks were developed in conjunction with the Illumina COLDCURE system to optimize the performance of the system. A full range of inks including adhesives, coatings, expanded gamut process colors, fluorescents, metallics and extended life pigment inks are available.

By knowing that the inks will work seamlessly with the The Illumina LED System, printers can experience low risk and easy conversion to UV-LED. Fujifilm is the only LED system AND ink package provider in the industry.

300 Series UV flexo inks are designed for use with all common flexo substrates. Fujifilm 300 Series inks offer the ability to cure under either traditional UV or LED lights with the same ink. The 300 Series offers superb dot reproduction, maintain crisp print definition, sharp copy and clean reverses without the gain typical of water or solvent based flexo inks.

Bring Maintenance Costs Down

The Illumina LED System has the longest operating lifetime of any LED-curing technology on the market.

Illumina’s  higher efficiency, combined with a patented heat dissipation system, dramatically reduces chip degradation over time. The result is a lamp life expectancy that is more than 20 times that of traditional UV mercury lamps.  And when you do need to replace a module, you can replace  individual modules instead of the entire unit.

 

High Dosage and Dwell Time Benefits

  • 30% to 50% faster production speeds than conventional UV
  • 100% faster than waterbase printing on paper substrates
  • Improved adhesion range on variable substrates

Ultra Low Temperature Advantages

  • Prints heat sensitive films without chill drum rollers
  • Eliminates condensation issues
  • Lengthens life of LED lights
  • Eliminates substrate distortion to improve registration
  • Improved substrate stability resulting in controlled ramp-up speed
  • Eliminates post print curl of laminated labels
  • 80-95% less energy than convention UV arc
  • 50% less energy than conventional LED
  • Eliminates cost of exhaust system
  • Reduces ambient air cooling costs
  • Qualifies for energy reduction rebates in many localities

The Innovation Behind Illumina

Illumina’s single-piece extrusion design allows large cooling water channels to be located directly behind each LED module. This lengthens cooling time from several seconds to several minutes if the chill-drums stop rolling. The patented designs also produce less heat than competitive LED technologies and overall heat dissipation is much more effective. The small number of insulating layers used and a unique domed lens enables cooling with room temperature distilled water. This eliminates condensation issues as well as increases the lifetime of the water circulation system.

See The Difference

SAMPLE – SuperNova White Lion Wine Label

Sample of a 2 mil clear BOPP wine label that delivers 85% opacity with one hit, without the need of chill drum roller and uses 20% less electricity than conventional LED.

  • Fujifilm Flenex Waterwash plates
  • SuperNova 300 Series White inks
  • Illumina LED COLDCURING System
  • 2 mil Clear BOPP
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See The Difference

SAMPLE – Shrink Sleeve Rogue Habanero Hot Sauce

Sample of a 50 micron PET shrink film and 300 Series LED/UV Hybrid Ink delivers last down white opacity of 63% with one hit, without the need of chill drum roller and uses 90% less electricity & carbon emission than UV

  • Fujifilm Flenex Waterwash plates
  • 300 Series LED/UV Hybrid Ink
  • Illumina LED COLDCURING System
  • 50 Micron PET Shrink Film
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Since installing Illumina, the energy to run the press decreased by 91 percent compared to conventional UV. I know it’s capable of even more. And Illumina will enable us to run shrink films without chill drum rollers which allows us to now pursue this growing market that we could not before.

Since installing Illumina, the energy to run the press decreased by 91 percent compared to conventional UV. I know it’s capable of even more. And Illumina will enable us to run shrink films without chill drum rollers which allows us to now pursue this growing market that we could not before.

Vincent (VJ) Melapioni

President | Beau Label

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