IST Metz – Attendance expectations at drupa surpassed
GERMANY • The trade fair appearance of the German manufacturer of systems for curing print and coatings using UV light got an outstanding reception and a lot of orders. While most of the presentations were related to package printing, IST was the only UV manufacturer at drupa with an operating printing press doing live print demos, carried out on a Heidelberg XL 75 Speedmaster six colour offset press suitable for packaging, label and commercial printing. It was provided with an Anicolor 2 coater equipped with IST LAMPcure traditional UV technology and IST LEDcure LED UV technology. Of the two jobs, one was part of the printed brochure selection available from IST, the other was actually the vehicle for the exclusive IST Virtual Reality Glasses, which deliver a tour of the inside of the press and the installed IST UV system to people attending the demo.
One of three world premiere technologies introduced at IST’s stand, the exclusive “Hot Swap” is based on an electronic power supply produced by IST that provides power for both LAMPcure and LED UV modules. Both UV light sources connect to the same cables, mount to the same point, are controlled by the same interface and are automatically identified with no input required by the operator.
IST, along with their subsidiary Integration Technology Limited (ITL) offers UV curing and conventional drying solutions for sheetfed, narrow web, wide web, label, converting, digital printing, bonding and other industrial applications.