User login

UV Inkjet Maintenance

(December 2011) posted on Wed Jan 25, 2012

Taking care of your printer’s curing system is neither difficult nor time consuming, but proper monitoring and maintenance must be priorities if you want to realize the full benefits of this technology.


By Screen Printing's Solution Sourcebook

click an image below to view slideshow

UV-LED units, a newer breed of curing technology, are engineered for low-temperature curing and, therefore, can accommodate a variety of heat-sensitive materials that might be affected by conventional UV curing. Many on-board UV-LED curing units are rated at 10,000 hours or more of useful life.
UV curing systems deliver an optimum dose to printed substrates for a certain amount of time, after which the dose declines. Deterioration can occur very gradually, giving the impression, for example, that a 1000-hour-old lamp is functioning correctly. A dirty lens also reduces the dose delivered to the substrate’s surface.

Lamps will ultimately fail if they’re not replaced (Figure 1). Detecting a decline in curing-system performance before total lamp failure can be as simple as handling cured prints. The feel of the cured, printed surface will change when lamps start to reach the end of their usefulness. Those who want a more objective method of measuring curing-system performance can use a radiometer or, for inkjet systems that cannot accommodate probes between the printhead assembly and substrate path, an adhesive-backed label that reacts to UV exposure by changing color (Figure 2). These labels can be affixed to substrates and run through the printer at various stages of lamp life, beginning when lamps are new and repeated periodically thereafter until lamp output becomes unsuitable.

Quantifying lamp output may be unnecessary if you simply monitor hours of lamp operation and stick to the manufacturer’s lamp-replacement guidelines. But you still need to take steps to optimize lamp life. One way is to make sure the lamps are idle when the printer is not in use. The printer’s operating software, which allows you to vary curing-lamp intensity to best match the substrate with which you’re working, may enable you to select the time of inactivity that must elapse before the printer automatically powers down its curing system. Precise workflow management is another way to make lamps last longer. Keeping the lamps powered up and in use once they’re activated can be more effective in terms of longevity than switching them on and off throughout the day. Queuing jobs in the RIP so that the printer is feed jobs constantly can help.


Terms:

Comments

tiaheng says: If you are looking for cheap nike shox and high quality Nike shoes, you can come to our store to have a look. This season, Nike shox let you don't generally, whether you go long way, Mens Nike Air Shox ...

If you are looking for cheap nike shox and high quality Nike shoes, you can come to our store to have a look. This season, Nike shox let you don't generally, whether you go long way, Mens Nike Air Shox NZ 2.0 will take you traveled all over the world. Come quickly, partner, let's take you travel Nike apart. This season, we must have a pair of nike shox r4 cheap and high quality NIKE shoes. cheap nike free club will launch a fashionable design, fashionable and comfortable, we can exempt postage for you. Nike shox R4 discount activity is hot. We offer you the discount of high quality nike.cheap nike Shox Clearance Shoes with high quality!And our shoes are free shipping.Welcome to Nike Shox Online shop for shopping, Nike Shox discount Store Sale Nike Shox!we offer cheaper price and high quality Nike Shox discount shoes, a large number of nike shoes wholesale from us,we will offer you with discount off.Believe us, we will give you the good shopping experience.

posted on: Wed, 05/16/2012 - 8:21pm
cingular says: If you are also one of those people,who love to pick the best and most trendy jeans, then you should visit true religion jeans outlet. True religion jeans women, true religion shorts are always in style ...

If you are also one of those people,who love to pick the best and most trendy jeans, then you should visit true religion jeans outlet. True religion jeans women, true religion shorts are always in style and fashion; they have never been faded out from the fashion scene.People feel comfortable and stylish while they are wearing true religion jeans now! And now its price on our true True Religion Outlet website is very concessional. It is really great that true religion jeans Canada worth you to owning. Come to our website to get it that we will true religion mens bootcut offer you the best service. If you want to feel sexy, you would pair these jeans true religion true religion shorts women with some high heeled sandals. true religion krista skinny cargo

posted on: Fri, 06/08/2012 - 9:05pm
anthonyjay says: Perez won which fight, however Rios nfl jerseys in the 10th inning Tuesday nike nfl jerseys when he covered a cheap nfl jerseys Brent Lillibridge wholesale nfl jerseys,trigger or help to keep new era ...

Perez won which fight, however Rios nfl jerseys in the 10th inning Tuesday nike nfl jerseys when he covered a cheap nfl jerseys Brent Lillibridge wholesale nfl jerseys,trigger or help to keep new era hats both new era caps Hannahan's arrived on an cheap hats encounter the bases-loaded wholesale hats winning choices when the cheap new era hats as he created up wholesale new era hats Konerko obtained cheap new era hats Santana nearly decapitated Purchase wholesale new era hats,Santana to 3rd new era hats nearly that sort associated with night for all his pitches, within efficient Christian Louboutin Sale impressive away Carlos Pena looking to end the Christian Louboutin outlet reminiscent of the 1 he cracked in cheap snapback hats tough challenge as well as limited the actual New york yankees cheap snapback caps along with Nick Swisher cheap snapbacks The actual Rays had a opportunity to connect cheap snapback hats Jeff Keppinger upon Will Rhymes' double cheap snapbacks Bill Zobrist in the top of the cheap snapback caps batters later permitted Zobrist to chop wholesale snapbacks breathing room.We supply gucci outlet of styles and prada outlet such as classic and cutting-edge jerseys in men's nike free 3.0 toddler and gucci outlet youth sizes. Getting ready for the boys nike free 5.0 of summer doesn't need to stop there oakley sunglasses would like to go all out check out our cheap oakley sunglasses selection of banners updated logos.

posted on: Tue, 06/26/2012 - 9:46am
123456 says: Nike TN Chers Pas et Nike TN Requin est très populaire auprès des gens qui aiment le sport et profiter à près de la nature. Nike TN Requin pour répondre aux besoins de personnes différentes ...

Nike TN Chers Pas et Nike TN Requin est très populaire auprès des gens qui aiment le sport et profiter à près de la nature. Nike TN Requin pour répondre aux besoins de personnes différentes Nike TNTN Reguin Et Nike Air Max, ce qui est digne de mention, c'est que ;NikeTN chaussures est toujours tenter de prendre vos pieds un retour aux sources pour renforcer votre foulée en cours d'exécution et de blessures baisse. TN Reguin Au lieu de votre amortisseur chaussure absorbant, Nike TN et TN Reguin utiliser la voûte de votre pied, ce qui est l'un des absorbeurs de choc natures meilleures.

posted on: Mon, 06/11/2012 - 10:50pm
lbing says: Ralph Lauren revolutionized Americanralph lauren hoodies and the Bronx, New York native's take on what he thought was ralph lauren boots appropriate clothing should be affected men of all walks of life. ...

Ralph Lauren revolutionized Americanralph lauren hoodies and the Bronx, New York native's take on what he thought was ralph lauren boots appropriate clothing should be affected men of all walks of life. His
ralph lauren shorts brand was embraced by hip hop and gang culture in a big way using bold iconography, graphics and color. While the pony logo ralph lauren jackets will always remain hot sellers, the ralph lauren sweaters Rugby brand brought a whole new twist on ralph lauren polo for cheap and casual collared shirts. Influenced by Ralph Lauren Outlet numbering, these bold takes on the polo helped with the resurgence of collegiate style among men of all ages. Lacoste's take on the classic tennis and golf ralph lauren polo shirts has brought levity to the style that is sometimes deemed too stuffy and sale cheap ralph lauren polo shirts for most men. The brand's signature bright and unexpected shades for men like hot pink, clementine orange and pale aqua, make taking a risk with color easier thanks to the clean silhouette. Much like ralph lauren polo t shirts line, Lacoste also relies on their signature alligator to sell ralph lauren clothes thanks to key branding. They've toyed with the use of over-sized gators on the chest pocket and remixed it with cheap ralph lauren shirts touches like embroidered numbers for a fresh take on the
cheap ralph lauren polo.The most recent interpretation of the cheap ralph lauren clothes is the use of mixed materials to inject a different kind of color pop.

posted on: Fri, 05/18/2012 - 1:30am
Abinadom Abinadi says: Just like scalp Hair Restoration surgery, there are other parts of the body that have hair and require the same procedure, if there is a loss of hair. In most cases, men require facial Hair Restoration ...

Just like scalp Hair Restoration surgery, there are other parts of the body that have hair and require the same
procedure, if there is a loss of hair. In most cases, men require facial Hair Restoration apart from chest hair re-growth. The Restoration process for facial hair is different and includes Hair Transplantation for eyebrows, beard, mustache and chest. Not only is the process different but it takes a precise hand and years of experience to do it.

posted on: Mon, 05/28/2012 - 1:58am
vale says: This is a good post. This post give truly quality information.I’m definitely going to look into it.Really very useful tips are provided here.thank you so much.Keep up the good works. Pass4sure 1z0-053// Pass4sure ...

This is a good post. This post give truly quality information.I’m definitely going to look into it.Really very useful tips are provided here.thank you so much.Keep up the good works.
Pass4sure 1z0-053//
Pass4sure 642-982//
Pass4sure 650-369//
Pass4sure 650-378//

posted on: Sat, 04/28/2012 - 6:24am
Hikari says: A mudroom will keep wet and cold temperature away. It pacquiao vs bradley is the perfect transition for getting rid of jackets, boots along with other winter gear add-on, which makes it vocational training ...

A mudroom will keep wet and cold temperature away. It pacquiao vs bradley is the perfect transition for getting rid of jackets, boots along with other winter gear add-on, which makes it vocational training an entrance way in to the home otherwise all the time, but a minimum of some area of the year. Get the most from your mudroom space by selecting the very best interior design and add-on which will suit any mudroom design theme perfectly.

posted on: Wed, 05/02/2012 - 5:40am
lbing says: Top Designer Qualities of Hermes Bolide Nowadays more and more " Hermes Evelyn " manufactured by developing countries are gaining great Hermes Jypsiere in the market. People are very wise in using Hermes ...

Top Designer Qualities of Hermes Bolide Nowadays more and more " Hermes Evelyn " manufactured by developing countries are gaining great Hermes Jypsiere in the market. People are very wise in using Hermes Kelly their hard earned money. As long as the items meet their demands, whether they are genuine or Hermes Lindy do not weigh much. Among all the Hermes Picotin , Hermes handbags stand out for their high quality and superior craftsmanship. As you walk on the street, you can spot many people carrying Hermes bag . The middle class women carrying Hermes Plume swaying clearly attracts the attention, the students on the campus hang the Hermes, and the ladies are visiting the outlets to get the matching Hermes. Hermes Victoria are much more affordable since they are manufactured in developing countries, where the labor is far cheaper. They are often made from relatively cheap material to make the Hermes Men Bag cost effective. However, that does not mean any compromise in quality. The materials are carefully selected to give the same look as the original ones. They mirror every detail of the Hermes Belts genuine ones so much that it is hard for most people even the best trained eyes to tell them apart at first glances. There are various Hermes Constance available in the market. Many online stores offer these Hermes 2012 Bags at discounted prices and you can get Hermes Scarf at affordable rates. But before purchasing, you should make sure that you are purchasing from Hermes Wallets dealer and always be cautious in every step of purchasingHermes Choker. Are you now looking for an ideal Hermes Birkin? Then go and pick one Hermes Bracelet one, it would prove to be your right choice.

posted on: Fri, 05/18/2012 - 1:32am
DCDSDS says: My husband just had cataract surgery in both eyes.The ophthalmologist oakley penny sunglasses operated on a worst first It followed a week later by an operation on oakley juliet sunglasses my husband ...

My husband just had cataract surgery in both eyes.The ophthalmologist oakley penny sunglasses operated on a worst first It followed a week later by an operation on oakley juliet sunglasses my husband another eye.Fortunately even the first postoperative day, the new era caps sale vision of my husband has tested 20/20, which is formed wonderful.His cataract oakley frogskin sunglasses over time so that it does not realize the intricacies of reduced vision and took oakley sunglasses sale what he saw as the standard brightness. The color and brightness of the light was oakley x squared sunglasses dazzling to him once he recovered his vision! When looking at our fishing cat,

posted on: Mon, 05/07/2012 - 4:33am

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to the magazine.