Celebrating 32 years of engineering excellence, TCS Technologies is a leading manufacturer of high quality ultraviolet curing lamps. We produce our UV bulbs from the finest USA sourced materials. We ship worldwide and no order is too small.
When an equipment manufacturer claims “we make our own lamps”, this generally means they spec them out. UV equipment manufacturers do not make the lamps they sell, TCS Technologies does! There are many companies selling UV curing lamps over the internet. Let me assure you, 90% of the resellers sell product from China, India or the Far East.
With TCS Technologies, you are dealing directly with a UV lamp manufacturer based in the USA. Sadly, when it comes to manufacturing, it seems the country that used to make everything is on the brink of making nothing. At TCS Technologies manufacturing is not dead or even dying. For us, American materials in the hand of skilled American workers produce quality UV lamps with stable output and predictable longevity. Made in the USA makes our Country stronger and transcends the false belief that American companies cannot compete with the Far East.
OEM versus Second source lamps
We realize you have reservations about purchasing second source lamps. Is there anything wrong with that? Does a less expensive lamp mean a poorer-quality part?
To answer this question, consider the following: When you purchase replacement UV lamps from the printer manufacturer, you know you are getting Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts. An aftermarket (second-source) lamp is one that is not sourced from the printer manufacturer. When you purchase lamps from TCS Technologies, you are receiving a second-source or aftermarket lamp.
Second source lamps do not mean inferior quality. The key difference between an OEM part and non-OEM part is the distributor of the part. All inkjet manufacturers do not actually fabricate UV lamps or quartz plates themselves. Instead, they subcontract with independent manufacturers for the fabrication of OEM parts. Some of the subcontractors that manufacture OEM parts also manufacture non-OEM components
Second source lamps are less expensive than OEM lamps. There is more of a burden on OEM parts and service to increase a machine manufacturer’s profit. This is especially true in times of slumping sales. Second-source companies do not shoulder the same burden; hence, you can receive the same quality product at a fraction of the cost.
Quality is equal to or greater than OEM: In some cases, you may end up with a better part than you started with. TCS Technologies reverse-engineers most lamps and works the weaknesses out.
Better availability: TCS Technologies actually manufactures the lamps we sell. We are masters of our own destiny. The printer manufacturer relies on inventory that may or may not exist.
Better technical support: Since 1979, we have manufactured UV curing lamps. We know what is required to produce a quality lamp. We stand behind our product and can assist should a problem arise. Not all aftermarket lamps are created equal. This is especially true of lamps coming from the Far East. Trust TCS Technologies to provide a quality product backed by years of UV lamp-making experience.
Our UV curing lamps (bulbs) are designed for optimal printer performance and output quality. They are directlyinterchangeable with most OEM lamps including those from AGFA, ColorSpan, Dilli, Durst, DuPont, EFI Rastek, Flora, Fuji, Gandi, Gandinnovations, Gerber, HP, Honle, Inca, Integration Technology, IP&I, Leggett & Platt, MacDermid ColorSpan, Mimaki, Nur, Oce, Teckwin, Toshiba, Vutek, 3M and Zund.
You can pay more but you will not find a better lamp than from TCS Technologies! Our wide format and digital flatbed inkjet lamps are priced under $205.00. Compare this to your current supplier; compare warranty and lamp performance, you will see why savvy customers are switching to TCS Technologies.
The table below references common digital printing lamps manufactured by TCS Technologies. Like most technology-based items, our UV lamp list is updated continuously. If your lamp is not listed, contact TCS Technologies for the latest cross-reference information. Many of the lamp numbers have a link, click on lamp number to see picture or description.
TCS Technologies is committed to your success. You have placed a big investment in digital printing. Let us help reach your goals of success and growth with cost-effective replacement digital printing lamps.