Ecosolvent & UV Printers

ECOSOLVENT, SOLVENT & UV INKS

So what is the difference? Each has its own advantages and disadvantages.

Ecosolvent
As the “Eco” part of the name suggests, this ink is environmentally safe. It doesn’t contain harmful ingredients like cyclohexanone. This means that this type of ink is biodegradable, and it can easily be broken down in the human body without any harm. Ecosolvent ink dries fast and offers a wide range of colours. Ideal for posters and other forms of signage, it is durable and is capable of adhering to coated or uncoated surfaces.

Solvent
Cheap. This is the main reason solvent ink is used in many parts of the world. It also does not fade over time. Solvent ink is oil based, but it dissolves very fast. (It is normally supplied in powder form.) This type of ink works well on plastic or vinyl subststrates.

UV
UV cured ink is the newest printing technology. It involves the use of Ultraviolet rays to cure the ink, and there are virtually no chemicals involved. This means that it’s also not harmful to the environment. There is also no need to apply costly coatings. It produces high-quality images on many substrates. Ideal for personalised gifts or other items and easy to operate, the built-in Ultra Violet LED lamp cures inks instantly as they are printed for rock-solid, durable imprints on metal, glass, wood, stone, plastic, fabric, vinyl and more.

When printing with UV printing technology, the ink dot ‘sits on top’ of the media. As UV inks dry immediately when exposed to UV light, you can print on almost anything, coated or uncoated, from plastics and glass to wood and metal. Also, UV printing emits less volatile organic compounds and produces no smell.

Contact us for more information regarding our UV Printers.

  • PL-ES-1.8 SH Eco-solvent Printer
    • PL-ES-1.8 SH Eco-solvent Printer
    • PL-ES-1.8 SH Eco-solvent Printer
    • From R59,995.00 Excl. VAT
    • As the "Eco" part of the name suggests, this ink is environmentally safe. It doesn't contain harmful ingredients like cyclohexanone. This means that this type of ink is biodegradable, and it can easily be broken down in the human body without any harm. Ecosolvent ink dries fast and offers a wide range of colours. Ideal for posters and other forms of…
  • PL-UV-6040 Printer
    • PL-UV-6040 Printer
    • PL-UV-6040 Printer
    • From R159,000.00 Excl. VAT
    • UV cured ink is the newest printing technology. It involves the use of Ultraviolet rays to cure the ink, and there are virtually no chemicals involved. This means that it's also not harmful to the environment. It produces high-quality images on many substrates. Ideal for personalised gifts or other items and easy to operate, the built-in Ultra Violet LED lamp…
  • PL-UV-9060 Printer
  • PL-UV-9060 RFS Printer
  • PL-UV-3208 Roll-to-Roll Printer
    • PL-UV-3208 Roll-to-Roll Printer
    • PL-UV-3208 Roll-to-Roll Printer
    • From R239,000.00 Excl. VAT
    • Roll-to-roll (R2R) printers - and in some cases cut-and-print devices can print to a range of flexible materials, this includes thinner substrates. The ability to print to more substrates increases application versatility, leading to new customers and sources of revenue. After printing, the media is directly available for finishing. The PL-UV-3208 is not only ideal for out of home applications such as…
  • PL-UV-6090-S Printer
    • PL-UV-6090-S Printer
    • PL-UV-6090-S Printer
    • From R244,000.00 Excl. VAT
    • UV cured ink is the newest printing technology. It involves the use of Ultraviolet rays to cure the ink, and there are virtually no chemicals involved. This means that it's also not harmful to the environment. It produces high-quality images on many substrates. Ideal for personalised gifts or other items and easy to operate, the built-in Ultra Violet LED lamp…
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