Solvent UV ink contains a solvent component and a UV ink component.
First, the solvent component attacks the acceptance layer of the media, fixing the pigment; the subsequent UV curing assures very high robustness.
Since printing is directly followed by curing, drying time is eliminated.
Secondary processing can be done immediately after printing!
When using Mimaki Solvent UV Inks, fixation and curing is immediate. It is therefore not necessary to worry about drying times. Immediately after printing, secondary processing, such as lamination, can be performed, dramatically increasing time and efficiency.
Scratch resistance that everyone desires
A robust UV component remains on the media after UV curing, which provides a surprisingly strong scratch resistance (rub-fastness). Moreover, Solvent UV is equal to or better than solvent ink in weatherability and alcoholic resistance. In cases such as banner materials, where lamination is difficult and often omitted, considerable durability can be expected.
Solvent UV ink contains a solvent component which attacks the acceptance layer of the media, fixing the pigment. It performs UV curing, not when the ink is discharged, but after the pigment is fixed to the media, all while maintaining the vivid color reproduction of solvent ink, resulting in a coating-like smooth glossy print. Signs with solvent UV have a bold and vivid appearance which catches the eyes of passers-by.
Improved drying & UV curing devices for vivid color & strong scratchability
3 Way Intelligent Heater improves the color reproduction and fixability of ink by heating the media to the proper temperature before, during and after printing. In combination with the 3 Way Intelligent Heater, the UV curing unit immediately cures the ink to be fixed.