UV flatbed printer is high-tech digital printing equipment that is “non-contact with objects” and widely used in silk screen printing, gift processing industry, signage industry, decoration and decoration industry, personalized printing industry and so on. It can print color patterns on the surface of any material, be it regular or irregular, soft or hard, such as metal, ceramic, crystal, glass, acrylic, PVC, plastic, toys, leather, U disk, cloth, wood, silicone and so on, all in one-time fast printing and proofing. Whether it is a simple block color pattern, full-color pattern or pattern with excessive color, it can be printed one-time without plate making, printing or repeating color with beautiful colors, realistic effects, waterproof image, sunscreen, and abrasion resistance.
UV flatbed printer has a relatively low cost, which is 50-80% lower than traditional printing. It can achieve full-color one-time imaging, accurate positioning, and zero scrap rate with no need for film making, replacing traditional processes such as silkscreen transfer printing. It is also an environmentally friendly product that can print on all kinds of surfaces such as crystal glass, wood, bamboo, metal, stone, ceramics, curtains, leather, PVC, PP, PE surface, porcelain, acrylic to bring out the various artistic effect.
UV flatbed printer can achieve non-plate, non-contact, instant printing on soft or hard flat materials. It replaces the traditional screen printing process, bringing users personalized, small-batch, multi-variety, multi-color products with fast, efficient and flexible output features. Here we take a look at some usual parameters for a UV flatbed printer. The feeding is generally performed on an adsorption medium fixed platform with a printing size of 1.8X2.4m or 1.2X2.4m, the print thickness of 10cm or less and a media thickness of 1 to 100mm. It is often equipped with 4 to 8 nozzle models. Take 4 nozzle model type, for example, the inkjet speed of the four nozzles is 4pass 16m2, 6pass 12m2, and 8pass 10m2 respectively. UV flatbed printer, having an equipment size of 2830X3510X1270mm and installed with PHOTOPRINT 5.0 RIP software, is also facilitated with four-color CMYK or six-color CMYK LC LM, of which white is optional. It has a 3-year outdoor shelf life and a 7-year indoor shelf life with a printing accuracy of 740DPIX1440DPI, requiring working temperature ranging from 20 °C to 28 °C, the humidity of 40% to 60%.
UV flatbed printer has become more and more popular due to its wide range of printing materials such as PVC cloth, textiles, carpets, reflective film, etc., including other rigid media such as glass, wood, MDF, Chevron, acrylic, perspex sheet, cardboard, aluminum, ceramic tile, ceiling and so on.
UV flatbed printer requires a series of complicated procedures when printing images. When the printer nozzle quickly sweeps through the paper, countless nozzles on it eject a myriad of small ink droplets to make up the pixels in the image. On the printer head, there are typically 48 or more independent nozzles that eject a variety of different colors of ink. In general, the more nozzles, the faster the printing speed. Ink drops of different colors fall on the same point to form different complex colors. It can be observed with a microscope that the yellow and blue-violet inks are green at the same time, so we can think that the printed base color is formed in the inkjet overlay. By observing the simple four-color inkjet working method we can form a better understanding of how the printer works: 0 to 4 ink drops are placed on each pixel.