Digital Printing

Guide to choose the right UV ink for digital printing

As we know that UV ink a new trend in printing technology,which common used for printing metal, glass, ceramics, PC, PVC, ABS and other materials.It involves the use of UV lamps to dry or cure ink as it is printed. No VOCs released that means not harmful to the environment.

UV ink usually with two kinds—hard ink and soft ink,details as below:

1.Hard ink usually printing for hard/rigid materials, like glass, plastic, metal, ceramic, wood, etc.

2.Soft ink with flexibility and ductility, usually printing for soft/flexible materials, like leather, canvas, flex banner, soft pvc, etc. The image will be no cracks no matter how you fold or bending,with better extension stretch ability.

3.If use soft ink for hard materials, you will see the image with poor adhesion. If use hard ink for soft material, you will see the split when bending.

Digital Printing

What is ICC of Printing Ink?

In color management, an ICC profile is a set of data that characterizes a color input or output device, or a color space, according to standards promulgated by the International Color Consortium (ICC). Profiles describe the color attributes of a particular device or viewing requirement by defining a mapping between the device source or target color space and a profile connection space (PCS).

Printing ink is simply a combination of pigment and solvent. The ideal color will be affected by the three factors — ink,printer, and printing material. The ICC profile can be as the printer selects a certain ratio of the ink output to achieve the desired color effect. The sequence instructions issued by each predetermined program to the printer during printing that which color ink should be used and how much ink is used to combine the color dots on the job pattern.

UV Printing

Advantage of UV printing comparing to Screen printing

Here we can make a comparision from four points as below:

1.Cost

UV flatbed printers can print directly and at a lower cost,also no need film plate making.Its really convenient to customized gift. And screen printing uaually suitble for huge quantity printing.

2.Process

UV flatbed printer is more easier to operate than screen printing.Just put the image you want to print into software,and then can print directly.

3.Printing Effect

The pattern printed by the UV flatbed printer is more waterproof and scratch-resistant than screen printing.

4.Environmental Protection

UV flatbed printer adopts a new type of UV ink, which is more environment friendly and has minimal harm to the operator and the environment.