drupa preview – IST METZ will be displaying at drupa (2-B10) its products for the printing industry. Both UV lamp and UV LED systems will be on show at stand and it will also be possible to see them in action.

In collaboration with its subsidiary Integration Technology Ltd., which has specialized in digital printing products, IST METZ GmbH offers the largest portfolio of UV systems in the world. The company supplies customized solutions to the printing industry in sheet-fed, web-fed and digital printing applications. IST METZ will be showing the practical application of its systems on a printing press on its stand, demonstrating the use of UV lamp systems for printing packaging and UV LED systems for commercial printing on a Heidelberg Speedmaster XL75-6+L (UV-Anicolor). The machine will run four times a day and make a printed product developed especially for the trade fair to highlight the benefits of the technology for the target group in question. The focus of the trade fair appearance will be the “HYcure” product concept for sheet-fed, web-fed and narrow-web printing. IST METZ equips its UV units in such a way that they can be switched to operate either with UV lamps or with UV LEDs. The housing, cooling and electrical supply are identical for both systems; the cassette with the light source just needs switching in the printing press. This hybrid concept is of particular interest to printers who would like to set up their presses to suit individual jobs, but without a great deal of complexity. If they acquire the one technology, they always have the option of switching to the other at a later date. If their customers’ requirements change, they can easily retrofit the other system. The HYcure concept will also be demonstrated at the trade fair with the aid of the MBS system for label printing. This system was first demonstrated at Labelexpo Europe last autumn.