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AMS Spectral UV Releases LookBook

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AMS Spectral UV, a Baldwin Technology Company based in River Falls, Wisconsin, introduced the second edition of its LED-UV LookBook.

Designed by award-winning agency Rosendahl of Berlin, Germany, it showcases the range of inks, coatings, effects and substrates that can be utilized when sheet-fed lithography is cured with UV-LED, a relatively new method for drying inks and coatings as part of the printing process.

Titled “Make A Masterpiece,” the new LED-UV LookBook features public domain artwork from The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. From photography through paintings, it showcases both famous and lesser-known works reimagined and enhanced by effects like neon ink, spot gloss, strike-through reticulation and metallic accents, printed on a unique array of substrates that vary from uncoated papers to clear plastics. Many of the effects are highly difficult to achieve without the use of LED-UV curing, and some have never been seen before.

Version 2 of the LED-UV LookBook showcases a new printing technique developed by stalwart LED printer Konigsdruck of Berlin, which is referred to as LEDplus. Using AMS Spectral UV’s XP Series curing technology, which recently was awarded the InterTech Technology Award from Printing Industries of America, the process makes photographic images printed on uncoated papers as vibrant and colorful as those printed on coated stock would be, and shows the potential instant curing has for extending the artistic and creative potentials of printing.

The art piece also features an array of LED-cured Pantone and neon ink effects, which provide stunning visual intrigue when used in tandem with the traditional CMYK process to add intrigue and “pop” to imagery.

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