New Technology for High-Speed Heatless Curing
ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Jetrion LLC, a leading supplier of inkjet printers, inks and custom systems, today announced a strategic partnership with Advanced Electron Beams, Inc. (AEB), developer and patent holder of a major technological breakthrough in e-beam technology.
The companies have partnered to bring a new technology to the marketplace that matches the high-speed performance of the drop-on-demand Jetrion 3025 Inkjet System, with the unsurpassed complete-cure speed of AEB's highly compact e-beam emitter, for use in a wide range of inkjet applications throughout the graphics, label and packaging industries.
AEB has tremendously simplified the use of e-beam technology and significantly lowered the acquisition cost. Its small emitter unit is comparable in size to most UV systems, fits on all types of presses and can be retrofitted easily on existing presses.
"Jetrion's partnership with AEB represents an important new phase in our ongoing commitment to provide our customers with the most innovative and productive technology in the inkjet field," said Dr. Ken Stack, president of Jetrion. "From the outset, we saw the tremendous potential of AEB's compact e-beam emitter to provide an unparalleled high speed, cost-effective curing solution that will have a strong positive impact, most notably on label production. Partnered with our own new inkjet technology, Jetrion is the company best positioned to introduce AEB's powerful curing technology to the marketplace."
Shawn Wald, vice president, Business Development for AEB, noted "We chose Jetrion as the logical partner to launch our e-beam curing technology into the graphic arts industry. It's a fast-growing organization, well known for the introduction of its own new groundbreaking technologies that have won fast acceptance. They have the strong infrastructure in place to rapidly develop industry awareness of the value of AEB's e-beam curing technology and build the graphic industry customer base for our systems."
With a compact AEB e-beam emitter installed in-line, printers have the capability of completely curing black, as well as other custom colors and even clear inks, on press at unprecedented speeds, with higher quality, more ink gloss and better adhesion than other energy-curing systems. E-beam curing also allows ink colors to remain more vivid and intense.