What Is IR (Infrared) Drying?


Infrared drying is an indirect method of drying water-based inks or coatings that does not rely on an intermediate such as air or water.

The process typically involves a transfer of radiation energy from a hot element contained within an IR lamp to a lower temperature substrate. Thermal radiation between 0,78 µm, and 1000 µm on the electromagnetic spectrum is considered to be Infrared.