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UV LED Pinning Lamp offers angle reduction technology.

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UV LED Pinning Lamp offers angle reduction technology.

Apr 30, 2012 - Designed to match most inkjet print head dimensions, FireEdge(TM) FE200 provides irradiance of 2 W/cm². Lamp features single connector for data and power, daisy chain capability, variable intensity from 10-100%, and instant on/off. Top air intake and exhaust eliminate inkjet print head interference. Reducing angular spread of UV light with no loss of power, optional angle reduction technology minimizes risk of reflected light curing ink in nozzles.

Phoseon Technology - Hillsboro, OR

Original Press Release

Phoseon Technology Delivers High Performance UV LED Pinning Lamp

Press release date: Apr 18, 2012

Faster, Higher Quality Printing with Angle Reduction Technology

Hillsboro, Oregon - Phoseon Technology has begun shipments of its newest UV LED product line targeting high-speed, high-quality digital inkjet pinning applications. The new FireEdge(TM) FE200 specifically addresses the rapidly growing inkjet market by matching the length of today's most popular inkjet print head dimensions.

Irradiance     Emitting Window W/cm2             L x W (mm) 2                 75 x 10                  110 x 10
"Printer manufacturers use the pinning process to 'freeze' ink drops before overlaying other colors or doing a full-cure," stated Mike Willis of IMI Europe. "It's also used to control gloss or matte surface finishing characteristics."

"This product is a fundamentally new design based on customer input from around the world to enable higher quality at higher speeds," said Bill Cortelyou, President and CEO of Phoseon Technology. "Pinning achieves both goals in a cost-effective way. The FE200 top air intake and exhaust eliminate inkjet print head interference and the units can be scaled to meet a variety of print width applications."

Mr. Cortelyou continues, "The optional patent-pending Angle Reduction Technology reduces the angular spread of UV light by up to 67% with no loss of power, minimizing the risk of reflected light curing ink in the nozzles.

The FireEdge FE200 UV LED lamp provides the following key benefits to inkjet printer manufacturers:
Benefit                Features Simple Integration     Small form factor matched to print head dimensions                        Single connector for data and power                        Integrated control                        Simple daisy chain capability Scalable               Variable print widths                        Air intake / exhaust from top of unit Control                Instant on-off                        Variable intensity from 10-100%
One customer asserted, "The FE200 performed the best of all pinning lamps we've tested and the daisy-chain feature for scaling is a great feature. It provided good pinning results with 4 colors, even using non-LED inks."

While bringing the three-tiered benefits of UV LED curing (advanced capabilities, economic savings, and environmentally friendly), Phoseon's products differentiate themselves through superior performance, integrated control and real-world reliability for customer's challenging curing environments.

The Leader in UV LED Curing
Both products will be on display at the upcoming Drupa Trade Fair in Dusseldorf, Germany at the Phoseon stand 9A46.

About Phoseon Technology
Phoseon Technology is a world leader in providing UV LED solutions for commercial and industrial applications. Phoseon's products deliver maximum UV energy, high performance, and real-world reliability for UV LED curing of inks, coatings and adhesives. The Company provides worldwide sales and support capabilities and can be reached at www.phoseon.com.