What is the future trend of China's UV flatbed printers?
The original design and manufacturing purpose of UV flatbed printers is to use inkjet printing equipment for inkjet printing. It breaks through the limitation that inkjet technology can only print on soft materials. It is an important turning point in the history of inkjet, marking inkjet. Technology has entered the era of multiple fields. Flat-panel printers have been around for many years abroad. They cannot be seen as an additional addition to the existing wide-format image market, but rather as a cheaper alternative to the short-term screen printing market. For large-format images of short-term applications, traditional screen printing methods require high costs, and flat-panel printer printing is much more economical. In addition, at least 30% of flatbed printers are not used in the traditional image field, but other unique personalized applications, such as: a British company to buy three UV flatbed printers, specifically for the customer to paint the toilet lid. UV flatbed printer adopts the latest LED technology, power is only 80W, energy saving and environmental protection, no need for preheating, no heat radiation, printing materials are not deformed, LED lamp has long life, waterproof and UV protection, and the maintenance cost is extremely low.
1, POP display board
POP panels are one of the most important applications for wide-format images, namely digital inkjets, printed or screen-printed, accounting for 42% of the wide-format market. It is directly printed on hard boards with UV ink, such as KT board, acrylic board, plexiglass board, etc., which reduces the trouble of laminating, fading and foaming, and saves a lot of labor.
2, hard signs
Hard signage is very much like POP and is the beneficiary of flatbed printers. Flatbed printers that use UV ink can be directly printed onto the final signage materials such as metal, wood, plastic, and more. Compared with the traditional practice: printing or printing on the adhesive-coated film material and then attaching it, reducing the process, reducing the cost and increasing the firmness.
3, cardboard or corrugated packaging
Another well-targeted target area for flat-panel printers is packaging, a large industry that is expected to exceed $80 billion in the global market. Packaging companies that use aniline, screen, and stencil printing can purchase flat-panel printers for proofing and direct output for small-volume custom customers.
4. Professional market (special products and decoration market)
The last application area is the professional market, or the personalized market. Toilet cover printing belongs to this market, and other potential opportunities are: glass, ceramics, wood, and even furniture. In general: we should first aim at the low-efficiency, low-capacity manual or semi-automated screen printing market. Flat-panel printers are more suitable for small-scale personalized production, and the cost of traditional production is very high, especially in existence. A very high raw material inventory cost.
1. Adopting the latest technology focusing reflector to concentrate the reflected UV light energy and high efficiency of light curing, which is conducive to the curing of the ink of the thick ink layer, which can completely cure the deep layer of the ink, quickly dry and avoid the air. The pollution of dust affects the printing effect.
2, the best mirror aluminum oxide board is selected, the reflectivity of uv cold light source is more than 90%, which greatly improves the utilization of ultraviolet light and reduces energy consumption; unlike some small manufacturers, it is set with steel. Iron to deceive customers, not only has a short service life, but also has poor reflection efficiency, which causes the ink to not dry and solidify.
3. Since different inks are different in wavelength curing under ultraviolet light, it is necessary to match a special uv lamp. How to ensure the output of the rated full power of the uv lamp has become a top priority. On the selection of the transformer, our company uses the imported EU transformer, which has a long service life and is stable, which is more than 3 times the life of the ordinary transformer.
4, the design concept of the size and shape of the lampshade, this is also our patented technology. The light emitted by different power uv lamps is not the same. It is not simple to say that the light is irradiated on the printed matter. This involves the utilization and conversion rate of ultraviolet light. The perfect mold shape of the golden ratio makes UV The loss rate of light has dropped below 10%, and the corresponding utilization rate and conversion rate has reached 90%, which ensures the synchronization of UV frequency and the stability and long-term stability of the ink, so that you can print and do it right away. And it is deep, and the internal 95% is dry.
Flat-panel inkjet printers use uv inks. As countries pay more attention to environmental protection, environmentally-friendly equipment and subsidiary media will have stricter market regulations. It is worth mentioning here that the benefits of using uv ink are: stable printing, bright colors, high curing strength, low curing energy, and environmentally friendly odor. The wide applicability of UV inks and broad application prospects provide customers with more development opportunities.
Thousands of flat-panel printers are installed and used worldwide, and it is clear that flat-panel printers have a quantifiable and growing market. In the near future, the manufacturer's production capacity cannot meet the market demand, and many customers will wait for a long time after placing an order. Based on this optimistic understanding of the flat-panel printer market, one day in the future, flat-panel printers will be ubiquitous and more popular than inkjet systems.