Which One is Better Between Traditional Inkjet Printers & Uv Printers?

For many people who have just been exposed to uv printers, many people want to know which uv printer and traditional inkjet writing is better? From the rapid development of traditional photo printing, we can understand that the current application of printing is very extensive, and the market needs are also very large.

inkjet printers However, UV printing is more skillful and preemptive in the traditional solvent and weak solvent printing. Under the application of UV printing, it can finish higher-end printing applications and is compatible with more printing media, which makes it involve a wider range of occupations. category. Under the application of UV printer technology, the cutting-edge UV printing equipment is also continuously pushed. For example, the UV coil flatbed machine is compatible with many different types of flat-panel type UV flatbed printers, and the user can more easily complete the UV print output. UV printing is the most anticipated type of printing for printing now. It has been widely implemented and applied in the field of wild advertising manufacturing.

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So what’s the advantages? What is the difference between a uv printer and a traditional inkjet machine?
UV printing is compatible with more printing media, and it is widely used in a wide range of applications. UV printing is widely used because of its scale and scale. Ordinary weak solvent photo printers are not constrained by raw materials because they are constrained by raw materials. UV printing is suitable for any raw material, and has the characteristics of high speed, high precision and stable performance. Therefore, it is manufactured in inkjet printing. The occupation has been implemented and applied on a large scale.
UV printers have a very good effect on inkjet printing in traditional weak solvent households.

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UV printing can be printed quickly and finished. The traditional inkjet printing operation is performed by using inkjet ink or solvent-based ink. These inks need to wait for the ink on the surface of the paper after printing and printing. It is dry and simple, and it is affected by different temperature and humidity. Especially in humid climate, traditional inkjet photo printing needs long-term waiting for the screen to dry, and even need to cooperate with drying equipment for drying ink treatment. After UV printing, the UV ink can be quickly cured by the simultaneous UV UV lamp, which is fast and tidy, and the printing speed is fast, that is, it can be taken right away, without long-term waiting, which can make the print and print transaction more complete and save time. And artificial capital.

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Nowadays, domestic piezoelectric photo machines offer users a very good price/performance ratio. The affordable price is comparable to the performance and application of imported big brands. Advertising companies and their own advertising stores can It is easier to use the lower cost to cite the domestic photo machine printing equipment, and then complete the capital and return to the original.

Why does the ink sublimation printer produce waste ink when it is used?

ink sublimation printerThe situation in which the ink sublimation printer generates a large amount of waste ink during the printing process is mainly concentrated on an inkjet printer using a split design. The main reason is that the printer uses a split structure. Since only the ink cartridge needs to be replaced, the joint between the print head and the ink cartridge is easy to enter the air, and the air entering from the print head can easily “support” the hole which is thinner than the hair thread, so that the ink cannot be unblocked, resulting in printing. Broken line phenomenon. Printing after a broken line will cause the text to be missing, the picture to have horizontal stripes and severe white lines. At the same time, in order to meet the needs of high-speed printing, the current inks are all fast-drying type. The long-term use of the ink sublimation printer and the drying of the air, etc., cause the residual ink on the nozzle to condense and cause the disconnection in the printing.

ink sublimation printerIn order to solve problems such as print breaks and unclear writing, all sublimation inkjet printers are equipped with a hardware system for ink cleaning and nozzle maintenance on the far right side of the machine. The inside of the printer is equipped with a rubber-made rubber scraper, which scrapes off the dirt attached to the nozzle surface with a rubber scraper. At the same time, after the printer stops printing, the ink cart automatically returns to the “nozzle protection seat”, and the sealing function of the “nozzle protection seat” is used to implement a short-term sealing to prevent the ink dryness of the nozzle from clogging the print head.

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For split-type models that are prone to wire breakage, manufacturers have adopted a more comprehensive printhead cleaning and dredging system. That is, under the “nozzle protection seat”, there is a pump accessory for cleaning the print head. By periodically extracting the ink in the ink cartridge, each ink passes through the nozzle hole, and finally the nozzle is sprayed out to achieve the purpose of unblocking the pipeline. These inks of various colors ejected from the nozzles are finally mixed together to become waste ink. This is the whole process of cleaning the print head, which many people refer to as “shampoo”. The waste ink generated by the “shampoo” has to be stored in a place, so the manufacturer set up a separate plate in the lower part of the wide format sublimation printer, called the waste ink tank (also called waste ink tray). The waste ink of the “shamp” is directly piped into the waste ink tank below the printer.

The integrated sublimation printer replaces the ink cartridge and replaces the nozzle, so there is no pump attachment and there is no ink cleaning. It produces very little waste ink. The waste ink tank is under the “nozzle protection seat”. The residual ink scraped by the rubber scraper in the waste ink tank will be tied into the waste ink tank over time. The split type waste ink is large in volume, and the volume of the waste ink tank is also large. At the same time, a cotton felt is placed in the waste ink tank to adsorb the waste ink.

What’s The History of Wide Format Inkjet Printers?

The first inkjet printer was born in 1976. And in the late 1980s and early 1990s, color inkjet printers and large format inkjet printers began to appear.

wide format printer The first localized color inkjet printer appeared in China on June 1994. At the same time, wide-format inkjet printers began to come out  in the world. Some people think that HP is applying thermal inkjet technology to wide-format printers for the first time. HP Design Jet is the world’s first monochrome wide-format printer. It is also said that the release of the Novajet Pro50 in 1995 marked the era of wide-format printers. s begin.

No matter who takes the lead, technology continues to lead the way; undoubtedly, the emergence of color inkjet printers and wide-format inkjet printers is the most important milestone in the history of inkjet printing technology.

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The Wide-format inkjet printing technology has been published rapidly in the field of digital printing with the pace of China’s reform and opening up, and has gone through countless unforgettable stages. The advancement of science, culture, culture and art in human society has seen a phenomenon of spurt in this period. The accelerated law of return has also become prominent in the evolution of inkjet printing products, technological advances in inkjet printheads and inks. It has experienced three stages of continuous inkjet printing technology, thermal inkjet printing technology and piezoelectric inkjet printing technology. The advancement of wide-format inkjet printing technology has also promoted the rapid development of the entire application market.

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In the 1990s, with the further development of piezoelectric inkjet printing technology, piezoelectric inkjet printing heads began to gradually enter the substantive application stage, and digital wide-format inkjet printing technology was increasingly used in industry. A new generation of piezo printheads offers a lower single nozzle price, and has been greatly enhanced in design and use, allowing ink developers to use a wider range of ink materials. Among them, rapid drying and color fastness of ink have always been the focus of research and development, and manufacturers of inkjet printing equipment around the world have been seeking better ways to cure ink.

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In 21st century, The digital wide-format inkjet printing technology is even more Rapid development. The birth of UV light curing + new inkjet technology, the ability to print on flexible and rigid materials, and the ability to print on both indoor and outdoor products, has taken off the wings of the inkjet printing industry.

What are the small details to be aware of when installing a sublimation printer?

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For those who are engaged in the advertising inkjet industry, the wide-format sublimation printer is no stranger. It is a large format printer with outstanding print results. However, if the installation is not in place, it will not meet the needs of use. Therefore, pay attention to every detail when installing the sublimation printer, which can effectively ensure that the device is running in good condition.

Be sure to install the rack and main unit.

In order to prevent the sloshing after the installation of the dye sublimation equipment, it is necessary to pay attention to the installation of each accessory in the installation. In particular, it is necessary to fix the relevant screws to ensure the printing effect of the device. In addition, when installing the rack and the main unit, you need to read the safety instructions in detail to make the safety work more in place.

Make connections and installations for ink cartridges, ink cartridges, ink tubes, and printheads.

sublimation printerSince this design has a lot of installation work, it needs to be executed according to the installation instructions or the instructions of the professional installer. In particular, the safe operation of the ink sublimation printer print head must be done in place, otherwise it will affect the printing effect. In addition, when installing a line problem, it is inevitable that you will encounter an inaccurate situation. Don’t try it yourself. Ask a professional person to guide or ask the manufacturer for the wiring diagram to ensure the installation is smooth. Of course, after the line installation and connection is completed, the staff needs to check and check several times to ensure that there is no problem.

It is very important to do the testing work.

In general, after the ink cartridge is installed, the entire installation work is nearing completion. At this time, the staff member needs to check whether the relevant ink supply line is connected properly. First add ink to the ink cartridge, do not overfill, and then turn on the ink pump to detect the ink. If there is no flashing, etc., it means that the installation is successful and can be used normally.

In addition, when installing a wide format sublimation printer, the staff also needs to provide a good installation environment to ensure a smoother installation.

The Defination of Large Format Solvent Printer

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.

digital sublimation printer 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.

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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.

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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.

Applications
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.

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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.