ANAHEIM, CALIF. — Ultraviolet ink formulator Uvexs Inc. of Sunnyvale, Calif., introduced new versions of curable pad print inks for decorating plastic parts and the prototype of a new high-intensity UV-curing system.
``We have gotten interest in a UV-curable pad print ink that transfers cleanly and gives crisp lines,'' said Charles Tucker, sales and marketing manager.
The high-speed curing system, due on the market in February, can be integrated with pad printing equipment or a decorating station and is designed to cure high-pigment ink.
Uvexs' equipment avoids a baking system that traditional non-UV pad inks require, which can cause thermal damage to plastics, Tucker said.
End uses for the ink and curing system include sporting goods, telecommunications devices and keyboards.