AMS releases KBA 106 sheetfed litho LED UV-cured ‘Look Book’

LED UV for high value commercial work

Air Motion Systems’ first-ever LED UV ‘Look Book’ at drupa 2016. The ‘Look Book’ showcases the capabilities of sheetfed litho cured with LED UV

Air Motion Systems released their first-ever LED UV ‘Look Book’ at drupa 2016, showcasing the capabilities of sheetfed litho cured using LED UV lamps. The cover features both high gloss spot coating and reticulation, which is known as ‘Drip Off’ in Europe and ‘Strike Through’ in North America. Also featured is the print quality and versatility of LED UV sheetfed litho on coated, uncoated clear plastic and white plastic substrates. 

The book was produced at KonigsDruck in Germany whose CEO Olaf Konig said, “On our new KBA Rapida 106 LED press, print quality, brilliance and production speeds have reached new highs. And with innovative inks, coatings and synthetic papers, we have more to offer our customers than ever before. With AMS and LED the future is very bright.”

The book was designed by the prestigious firm, Rosendahl Berlin. Anja Rosendahl said, “Timeliness plays such an important role in the fashion and retail area. With new LED-UV technology at Konigsdruck, we can now produce better quality work even faster. This gives us more time for creative development beforehand and total confidence in production.” 

Steve Metcalf, president of AMS said, “We are pleased, but not surprised by the impact of the new ‘Look Book.’ Brilliant process print enhanced by the ‘Drip Off/Strike Through’ effects of the cover give it a tactile feel, with high gloss areas and matte effect areas.”

Carsten Barlebo, AMS EMEA said, “LED UV has truly arrived and is the future of UV curing. The ‘Look Book’ is indisputable evidence of the quality and versatility of LED UV in the hands of a quality print house like KonigsDruck. The vibrant process print on a wide variety of substrates is a great showcase for LED UV.” 

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