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UV Printing

UV PRINTING

VIVID DIGITAL PRINTING

We have a line of Mimaki UV LED Flatbed printers to our manufacturing hardware lineup.  These machines have complimented our engraving and milling process to take our Monitor Panel and Convenience Center lines to another level.  It’s given us the ability to print nearly any graphic design imagery onto our panels.  In our in-house graphic design engineers can recreate nearly any material or display possible.  Whether it’s a subtle fade, a complex gradient, a marble or graphite stone look, a rustic wood or sleek titanium.  We can meet your needs.

UV Printed Monitor Panels

What is UV Printing?

UV printing is a form of digital printing that uses ultra-violet lights to dry or cure ink as it is printed. As the printer distributes ink on the surface of a material (called a “substrate”), specially designed UV lights follow close behind, curing – or drying – the ink instantly. Originally developed for quickly drying gel nail polishes during manicures, ultraviolet light applications quickly expanded into industrial and commercial markets. Because the UV lights cure any printed ink immediately, the dots of wet ink do not get a chance to spread out once printed, resulting in much finer detail. In addition, UV cured inks are weather-resistant and offer increased resistance to fading. This curing process is more environmentally friendly as it produces few VOC’s, odor, and heat. UV curing also allows the flatbed printer to be used with nontraditional materials like acrylic or aluminum. In fact, this UV flatbed printer is compatible with most substrates up to 2” thick!

Large Format Graphics

  • Up to 4’ x 8’ – and 2” thick
  • Compatible with both rigid and flexible materials – including Acrylic, ABS, Coroplast, Aluminum, Foam board

Second Surface Printing

  • Printing on the back of a transparent material
  • Gives the appearance of depth & added gloss
  • Added durability/longevity of graphics

Double Layer Printing w/ White Ink

  • Layers of white ink under color ink
  • Increases vibrancy of graphics
  • Ideal for transparent materials

Clear Ink

  • High gloss
  • Ability to add texture with clear ink only added to certain areas of the print

Exceptional Quality

A UV-LED curing system controls lamp power and curing time for higher quality results. When using clear ink for a topcoat, the additional control delivers near-flawless glossy results by preventing dust adhesion and air bubble formation.

Speed

Six print heads in a staggered configuration enable higher productivity. Print speeds on the UJF-7151 printer are up to 45.31 square feet per hour (4.21 sq/m per hour), more than 1.6 times faster than the UJF-6042 printer, and more than 2.5 times faster than competitive printers in its class.

Versatility

Three types of ink will be available from ‘hard’ inks that are chemical- and abrasion-resistant; to inks flexible enough for use in banner applications and vehicle wraps; to compliant yet stable inks for thermoforming applications. In addition to the standard CMYK color set, White and Clear inks, plus jettable Primer, will be available.

Interested in starting a project?

Whether it's a new project, completing a project, or a re-design, reach out and let's get it completed.

Need PCB Enclosures/Mounting?

Whether your PCB needs require weather resistance or customized enclosures, KIB Electronics can help accommodate. With an injection molding facility and 3-D Printing capabilities on-site, we have the ability to prototype and manufacture customized mounting and enclosure solutions.  For cost-consideration, pre-built–or generic– enclosures/mounting solutions may be a better fit for your product, let us know and we’ll work with your team.

Interested in starting a project?

Whether it's a new project, completing a project, or a re-design, reach out and let's get it completed.