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Squid Ink Introduces a New Water-Cooled UV LED Curing System

By Squid Ink Manufacturing, Inc.   

The Squid UV LED curing system from Squid Ink offers consistent UV curing across a variety of applications

Nov. 8, 2023, Brooklyn Park, MN – Squid Ink Manufacturing, Inc., a leading manufacturer of superior quality inks and inkjet printing equipment, introduces a new water-cooled Squid UV® LED curing system. The Squid UV LED curing system from Squid Ink offers accurate and consistent UV curing across a variety of commercial and industrial applications. Squid Ink’s water-cooled UV system is capable of curing inks within a 40-mm-x-160-mm area from a single lamp module. The system employs an advanced LED module that ensures consistent luminance, resulting in a consistently cured product every time. The predictability and stability of UV LED technology prevents problems associated with conventional halogen heat lamp drying, making the output of electricity reliable and stable. Squid Ink’s water-cooled system comprises a chiller, a water-cooled lamp module, and a controller. The chiller constantly circulates six litres of cool water through the UV lamp. The cool water enters, gets heated up, then exits and cycles back to the chiller to be cooled again. Compared to an air-cooled system, the water-cooled system runs cleaner, without any airflow or air movement that can blow dust and debris onto the product.

UV technology provides a stable and efficient way of curing ink. The integrated chiller and water-cooled system considerably lower the unit’s operating temperature to extend the life of the machinery while reducing maintenance costs. The use of UV LED curing results in significant savings in power reduction, and time and money spent replacing lamps becomes obsolete due to the 20,000+-hour illumination runtime. For comparison, Squid UV curing systems use about 75 per cent less energy than typical UV arc lamp curing.Squid Ink’s UV system is designed to meet the harsh demands of industrial applications. For ease of integration, Squid UV’s small footprint design mounts directly to users’ existing manufacturing line and requires no need for preheating. The system can be programmed to run manually, semi-auto, or in automatic mode to match the operation of the manufacturing line. For quick start-ups, Squid UV’s fast-response functionality means that the system can be powered on and ready to go in an instant, eliminating downtime and increasing the user’s ROI.The Squid UV Curing System is available now through Squid Ink’s worldwide network of authorized distributors. Sales inquiries should be directed to Joshua Nelson, Squid Ink Manufacturing, Inc., 7041 Boone Ave. N., Brooklyn Park, MN 55428. 1-800-877-5658. jnelson@squidink.comSquid Ink, Eastey, and American Film & Machinery (AFM) are divisions of Engage Technologies Corporation. Squid Ink ( is a manufacturer of coding and marking systems for product identification and traceability, providing superior quality inks and low-maintenance printing equipment. Eastey ( is a leading manufacturer of heavy-duty shrink-packaging equipment and automated case-sealing systems for packaging applications. American Film & Machinery ( supplies shrink labellers and tunnels, shrink sleeves, and tamper-evident bands. Engage Technologies Corporation is headquartered in Brooklyn Park, MN with facilities in Big Lake, MN, Spring Lake Park, MN, Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Shanghai, China. The company continues to expand sales and services, with authorized distributors strategically located throughout the U.S. and the rest of the world.


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