Three Key Trends In UV LED Printing Technology

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Three Key Trends In UV LED Printing Technology

According to Mark Sollman, Product Manager EMEA at Mimaki Europe, there is a world of opportunities with UV LED that not only help print businesses to remain competitive and explore new revenue streams, but also to keep in step with the driving forces in the UV market.

The way we live, work and engage with the world around us is being significantly reshaped by the global pandemic. From a print industry perspective, the versatility of UV LED technology gives print service providers an edge when it comes to being ready for the demands of the day.

UV LED is having a particularly strong impact on the sign graphics market, with adoption on the rise. The technology is ideally suited to many of the demands of a post-pandemic print industry.

Trends

Diversifying into new markets

The compatibility of UV LED is much wider than other ink technologies. The versatility of UV technology opens the doors to a world of new applications and markets, including high value areas where white and clear ink are advantageous. There are printers available that allow users to print directly onto a wide range of media such as acrylic, metal, glass and even leather, so the opportunities are boundless.

Delivering in an on-demand world

The pandemic has undoubtedly accelerated our desire for instant gratification and that is having a significant impact on the printing industry. Printing technology is now available that provides businesses with a dramatic leap in productivity that helps them meet and exceed expectations of immediacy.

Working towards a greener future

Making businesses, products and supply chains more sustainable is a huge focus as we work towards tackling the climate crisis. UV LED emits fewer volatile organic compounds,
cuts down on power consumption and reduces waste, and with no warm-up time, you are reducing time and energy usage between jobs. A technology like UV LED, with so many business advantages, that also provides a more environmentally friendly alternative, is a great tool to have at your disposal as meeting sustainability targets becomes an increasing focus upstream and downstream.

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