What makes a UV printer different is the pairing of the print head and UV curing light. The light source follows the ink as it is sprayed from the jet, instantly curing the ink and causing it to stick to the substrate. As a result, many passes of overlapping ink build up the image and each layer cures as it is laid down. Furthermore, when you expose these special UV inks to that light source, you get an instant hard, durable surface. Once you add the white ink option to your UV direct printing system, it enables the final image to go from transparent to opaque.
Eco-solvent inks have their colours suspended in a mild biodegradable solvent, which means that the ink has virtually no odour as they don’t contain as many volatile organic compounds. We use Eco-Solvent inks on our roll to roll printers.
A roll printer is the most common printer found in sign and graphics shops. These printers can print on a vast array of digital media that comes on a roll.
Latex printers work by using print heads to distribute water-based colours onto various signage media, latex works as a carrier for colour pigments, and heat is applied immediately to reduce drying time. As a result, the process is much quicker than other methods and helps produce a superior product.
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We use latex inks on hybrid flatbed printers as well as roll machines. In addition, they can also be used on various materials, including paper stocks, synthetic papers, backlit transparency films, PVC, canvas and other materials.
Digital print media application is typically less labour intensive than working with cut vinyl graphics as it is easier to apply. Signage printed on a roll printer is trimmed by one of our Sign Makers and peeled from its backing, often as a single piece. It then adheres to a rigid substrate. Completed prints from a flatbed printer are usually ready for installation and need no further attention.