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10 basic knowledge about UV printers

Time: 2019-04-10


10 basic knowledge you need to know about UV printers.
These are some basic information that you need to know before you invest a uv printer for your business. 

1. What is a UV printer?
UV printing is a form of digital printing that uses ultra-violet lights to dry or cure ink as it is printed. As the printer distributes ink on the surface of a material, specially designed UV lights follow close behind, “curing” or “drying” the ink instantly.

2. What is LED UV printing?
 Faster Drying For A Quicker Turnaround. The unique selling point of an LED UVprinter is the unique drying method called UV curing. UV curing uses light instead of heat when drying, meaning it takes only a couple of seconds to harden the adhesives, inks or coatings that have been used.

3.What is UV flatbed printer?
Flatbed digital printers usually use UV curable inks made of acrylic monomers that are then exposed to strong UV-light to cure, or polymerize them. This process allows for printing on a wide variety of surfaces such as wood or canvas, carpet, tile, and even glass.

4. How long does UV printing last?
Typical UV cured prints have an outdoor durability of at least 5 years without fading, or up to 10 years or more without fading when laminated. However, the specific environment and application in which the print is used will ultimately determine whether the print will last for more or less than 3 years.

5. How does UV printing work?
UV printing is a form of digital printing that uses ultra-violet lights to dry or cure ink as it is printed. As the UV printer distributes ink on the surface of a material , specially designed UV Lamp lights follow close behind, curing or drying the ink instantly.

6. What is UV curable ink?
About UV-curable Ink. ... UV curable inks offer instant drying (curing) on a wide range of substrates from metals, glass, and ceramics to flexible packaging, thin-gauge polymeric films, and more. UV curable inks also offer excellent print quality, adhesion, scratch resistance, light fastness and color density.

7. What is Spot UV printing?
As the name suggests, a Spot UV coating or "varnish" is applied to chosen spots(areas), of a printed card. This has the affect of highlighting and drawing attention to that part of the design, but it also provides the additional visual stimulus of having varied textures on a single printed surface.

8. What is UV ink made of?
Modern UV-invisible ink is mainly made by a fluorescent derived from things in nature that glow when exposed to an ultraviolet light. The main components include dilute laundry detergent, body fluids, tonic water and vitamin B-12 dissolved in vinegar.

9. Why do photos fade?
You may have noticed yourself how some photos fade over time. This is because the UV light affects the chemical makeup of the picture. ... When any amount of light is absorbed by these compounds, the UV rays in that light break down the chemical bond of the picture dye, causing the colors to fade away.

10. How does UV light curing work?
In a matter of seconds, the inks, coatings or adhesives instantly harden. ... In this range, the light has many important uses ranging from water purification, semiconductor lithography as well as adhesive curing - which is how it links with LED UV printing as the light instantly hardens the inks, coatings and adhesives.

11. What is UV curing resin?
UV-curing resins are materials that are polymerized and cured in a short time by the energy radiated from ultraviolet irradiation devices. These are especially used as industrial materials for sealing, bonding, and coating.

12. What is UV spot varnish?
Spot UV refers to the application of this UV Coating to a specific area (or areas) of a printed piece rather than coating the entire surface. Used primarily as a design technique, Spot UV is a creative way to add depth and contrast through varying levels of sheen and texture.

13. How can I protect my paintings from the sun?

  1. Avoid or limit direct sunlight. ...
  2. Know when to frame with acrylic plexiglass, not glass. ...
  3. Pay attention to humidity. ...
  4. Watch your hands. ...
  5. Keep your glass or acrylics squeaky clean. ...
  6. Dust—don't clean—your paintings. ...
  7. Don't leave your art in a tube. ...
  8. Keep your stored artwork separated.

14. What is a UV printer used for?
UV printing is a form of digital printing that uses ultra-violet lights to dry or cure ink as it is printed. As the printer distributes ink on the surface of a material (called a "substrate"), specially designed UV lights follow close behind, curing - or drying - the ink instantly

15. What is the difference between a flatbed plotter and a drum plotter?
The main difference between flatbed and drum plotters is that the drawing surface is wrapped arround the perimeter of a drum. The drum plotters are generally smaller than flatbed plotters. The drum plotters have lower resolutions than flatbed.May 3, 2018

--Author:  David stephen.   Focus inc. DIJ printing business dept. from Focus inc.