UV-LED is the curing technology of the future. And so is conventional UV. Kevin Rhodes argues that conventional UV still has an important role to play in the future of wide format print.
UV-LED curing technology is energy efficient, environmentally friendly and extremely well suited to the production of a huge range of applications. It’s a massive area of R&D focus for Fujifilm and it is, quite rightly, seen as a key “technology of the future.” So far, so uncontroversial. And yet, none of that means to say that conventional UV curing has – or will – become a ‘thing of the past’. Despite the obvious cost and environmental advantages of LED technology, there is no reason to believe that it will replace conventional UV altogether.