Print multiple color layers at the same time. UV flatbed printers keep the media stationary and instead the gantry, which holds the print heads, moves over the media. This allows for multiple layers of printing simultaneously including white ink or spot varnishes on highlighted areas of the media. Better color saturation on solids and substrates. UV print inkjets produce consistent images from substrate to substrate even on dark and transparent media.
Purchasing textile inks and UV inks
Digital printing is replacing traditional methods in different branches of the graphics industry. There are multiple reasons for this shift but the main drivers are the cost efficiency, possibility to personalize prints and the flexibility of these machines. This is no different in the textile links printing business. Traditional screen-printing is replaced by digital textile printing solutions like sublimation printing for shorter production runs and prints that require multiple colors and photographic imagery. Latex printers use heat to cure the ink and draw a large amount of power to create this heat. This power consumption may very well offset any ‘green’ advantages of eco-friendly inks. Not so with UV printers which use either mercury or quartz or LED lights for curing, rather than heat. Mercury or Quartz lamps last around 600 hours but LED are the most eco-friendly, lasting up to 10,000 hours without using a lot of power.