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EFI offers opportunity of higher-margin work with VUTEK UV printing

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Press release from the issuing company

In the world of super wide format, solvent-based inks have dominated in the transition from analogue screen printing to digital printing technologies, but that is quickly changing.

The move across to UV-curable printers from solvent-based variants is certain to grow as display producers continue to discover the benefits.

More opportunities

Printing rigid substrates, such as glass, wood or coloured substrates gives you more ways to differentiate from your competition. The possibilities are endless.

Efficient production

Printing direct-to-rigid substrates has major economic benefits. Printing to rigid substrates is not only faster, but it is more cost-effective.

Where it might require five steps to produce a rigid display on a roll-to-roll printer, including mounting and lamination, direct-to-rigid printing reduces the process to two steps with as much as a 40% reduction in time and cost.

And we haven't even talked about higher speeds, white ink capabilities and versatility, Download our white paper on the transition from solvent to UV inks here. You'll also find some interesting UV success stories from worldwide users on this page. When can we add yours?

Advantages of UV Ink

UV- inks typically yield more media coverage per litre.

UV inks sit on top of and bond to the media, therefore coverage can be 30% to 50% higher than solvent.
UV inks offer environmental advantages.

Printing directly to rigid substrates eliminates the need to use acrylic adhesives and polyester or PVC laminates
Contain up to 33% naturally-derived monomers and oligomers
Contain virtually no VOC's (TAG: volatile organic compounds )




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Richard Romano

Richard Romano, Section Editor/Senior Analyst
Richard has written about communication, graphics hardware and software trends for the past 15 years.

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