Conventional offset inks dry or cure through their binding agents oxidizing and being absorbed into the printing stock. With UV printing specially formulated inks are exposed to ultra-violet (UV) radiation. This causes them to harden instantly on top of the substrate. UV printers produce vivid color and vibrant detail with superior rub resistance.
UV inks cure instantly. Products can be finished more rapidly, enabling higher throughput and turnaround, even on two-sided jobs. UV Printing can work on many substrates, including: plastic, glass, wood, aluminum, and paper. Products like beverage cans, golf balls and coffee mugs can e printed using UV printers. UV inks also perform well on recycled substrates.
Mutoh America, Inc., an industry leader in wide-format printers, was recently honored with the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association's (SGIA) Product of the Year award for the ValueJet 2638 - 104 inch grand-format printer in the Test Print Shoot Out Poster Size, Solvent or Latex Ink over 96" category and the ValueJet 1617H - 64" hybrid printer in the Flatbed/Hybrid under $100k category ... Read more »