The printing industry has come a long way from the days of lithographic printing to offset printing to today’s world of Digital and UV printing. UV printing, in particular, offers the conventional printer additional capabilities such high-gloss prints, special effects and quicker and superior outputs.
While conventional solvent-based inks are absorbed into the paper and dry with heat, UV inks harden on exposure to UV light by a photochemical reaction. So it’s eco-friendly as it does not pollute the air. Also, UV inks can be used on a variety of materials such as plastic, foils, coated and uncoated paper and cartons amidst a host of others. Undoubtedly this translates to many commercial and industrial applications.
UV ink does not get absorbed into the printing material and hence provide a great deal of detail and sharpness to the print. They are also very durable and the print can withstand a lot of wear and tear and still look as good as new. The speed of drying is the most appealing factor to a printer in the business, as it’s instantaneous. It does not require any waiting time post printing. You’ll never see ghosting of images in a UV print. As long as your UV light is set to expose the right amount the ink will not run the risk of becoming too hard. Click here to find out more about this modern printer world miracle. It’s needless to say that UV printing is going nowhere for a good period of time.