Using infra red dryers to dry water based ink

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Using infra red dryers to dry water based ink

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Hi guys whats the benifits of drying water based ink with a infa red dryer
as too air dryer does anybody do this
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Re: Using infra red dryers to dry water based ink

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I've never heard this topic discussed. Most interesting.

One benefit that occurs to me, though, is that IR heaters are one per station and used only when needed, whereas, in many cases, with blown-air dryers, there's one big heater for the entire system, whether you need all that energy or not.

I won't guess at the energy benefits, one way or the other, but one system is likely to be more economical than the other. Hopefully someone else can speak to that.
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