The solvent printer is generally faster than eco-solvent printer at producing wide format outdoor signage. Usually, 25-50% more efficient, solvent printing is an industrial type printing machine, geared more for long-term high volume production runs.
Waterproof, fade-resistant, scratch-resistant
The inks are solvent-based, working well with substrates that are heavy and with a rough surface, like uncoated vinyl and flex banner… Because solvent inks actually etch into the vinyl with the solvent carrier of the ink then evaporating. The finished prints are waterproof, fade-resistant, scratch-resistant. This leaves a permanent solution that lasts for a long time, even under difficult conditions, even in direct sunlight.
No Coating Required, Save Time and Cost
Another big advantage of solvent inks is that there is no top-coating required. This means no varnish (clear ink) or coating is necessary to properly protect your prints. Just print on flex banner, wrap your prints, and ship them out! This eliminates a huge step in the production process.
You’ll no longer have to handle the waste incurred through coating/spraying user fault, and you’ll save yourself a ton of time not having to wait for laminations to dry on every print.
In terms of cost, this added speed means you’ll enjoy fewer turnaround times. And of course, there’s no cost of the coating chemistry itself and labor cost to spray varnish.
Solvent inkjet printing applications typically include vinyl vehicle wraps, vinyl outdoor banners, fabric adhesive decals, printed vinyl fence covers, vinyl letters, vinyl banners, wall murals, vinyl wallpaper, window graphics (also known as window banners or window slicks) and many other applications.
Konica KM-512i Print Head
Compact design/ high resolution/ scratch resistant
It’s one kind of piezo on-demand printhead with a total of 512 nozzles.
The KM-512i boosts a wide range of ink compatibility, including solvent, UV, oil…
Normally no head clogging because of 30pl droplet size.
Deliver class-leading print quality at truly high speed.