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What is UV printing?

At IEHK we hear the question, “what is a UV printer?” quite often. Since we offer numerous UV printing machines, we thought we’d take a moment and write a post about what UV printing really is. In this post we will cover what UV printing actually is, the benefits of using UV printers versus others, and adding a UV printer to your production capabilities could be great for your business… and your customers. The UV…

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What is UV Printing

UV printing is different from conventional printing in many ways. It is still ink on paper but the ink dries through a completely different process. Instead of having solvents in the ink that evaporate into the air and absorb into the paper, UV inks dry through a photomechanical process. When the inks are exposed to ultraviolet lights they turn from a liquid, or paste, to a solid. There is significantly less evaporation of solvents and…

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UV Printer

Advantages of UV-LED Technology 1. LED lamps last 20,000+ hours vs. 2,000 hours for mercury lamps 2. No downtime to change lamps or consumable lamp costs 3. Instant on/off and no degradation of intensity with toggling 4. Contains no mercury, obviating need for disposal/recycling 5. LEDs do not produce ozone gas with use while conventional mercury lamps do With the advent of UV printers, you won’t need solvent printers ever again 1. Compatible with a…

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