UV inks to meet the exacting demands of roll-to-roll printers
Vigorous and extensive testing by InkTec’s own in-house, dedicated research and development team has led to the creation of dynamic UV inks. As the industry is increasingly turning to UV for its eco benefits and economic advantages, these offer the ultimate alternative to OEM inks.
While many are still venturing into this arena, these compatible UV inks are already making significant impacts with both Mimaki UCJV300 roll-to-roll printers and UV LED roll-to-roll and hybrid printers using Epson Heads. In fact, for the Mimaki UCJV300 they are creating a superior, purer white compared to the more yellowing white typical of the original brand inks.
The overall impact, combined with the wider colour gamut, delivers a spectrum of bright, dense and vibrant colours on every print job. Easy to switch over, with a simple plug and play approach the inks deliver a superior quality at a fraction of the cost. Truly compatible the inks have completed several rounds of vigorous and extensive testing and as a result, they require no changes to the colour profile.
The practicalities of the ink include excellent media adhesion, superior printing stability and a faster cure. The result of which is that when printing it is far less tacky during the cure process. They are optimised to adhere to a vast range of media for both indoor and outdoor applications. The significant printing stability and UV resistance means the range is very versatile; working equally well with PVC, PET and back-lit substrates.
Recognising that these roll-to-roll printers are an integral part of the large format industry, we wanted to create alternative UV inks that were also an improvement on the existing. So, have worked hard to deliver purer colours to really add to the intensity of the colours overall.