There are many different methods of print production which have evolved throughout the years. However, UV printing is very much a revolution more than evolution in today’s market. As a society, we are responsible for the world in which we live in, so here at Imprint, we have taken a small step to help reduce our emissions.

Traditional methods of printing from small format to large scale prints go through a process of applying CMYK water-based or solvent inks through a system, printing onto a porous surface. As these dry, emissions are released into the atmosphere through a process called ‘outgassing’ or ‘curing’.

UV Printing works in a completely different way. By using special UV inks, these are cured during the print process by ultraviolet lights. No ‘outgassing’; no emissions.

Ok, not everyone is sold purely on the environmental factor, but there are plenty of other benefits as well as to why you would choose UV printing.

Firstly, UV printing is cheaper. Fewer processes generally take place compared to conventional methods. As the ink is instantly dried, it isn’t given the time to soak through the surface, eliminating smearing.

One of the biggest benefits of UV printing is the ability to print to different materials. This means whether your looking to print onto wooden panels, tiles, furniture, glass, acrylic, ceramic, plasterboard etc, as long as the surface is flat, it most likely can be printed. This opens the door to the ability to personalise and customise like never before, whilst keeping costs affordable.

Investing in the best machines on the market, we are able to enhance colour vibrancy, with prints becoming even more photorealistic. Printing upto 1200dpi, printing has never been so bold!

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