Four Printing Effects of UV Printing

Working Principle and Applications

Unlike screen printing, thermal transfer printing and other printing methods, UV Printer typically uses the piezoelectric inkjet printing principle.

It eliminates the requirement for plate creation, film creation, color matching, and other pre-printing tasks by controlling the ink through the sprinkler’s internal voltage and spraying it on the surface of printed objects. The ink is sprayed on the material’s surface by spaced inkjet, which expands the range of materials that can be printed on, including nameplates, glasses, and mobile phone cases. One machine can print on ceramic tile, acrylic, metal, leather, textile, and other materials.

What are the four effects?

water droplects effect

embossed effect

3D effect

Braille effect

How to Achieve these Amazing Printing Effect?

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3D Effect

In addition to the other colors, the UV primary colors are C (cyan), M (magenta), Y (yellow), K (black), and W (white). According to the real material printing pattern, LM light red, LC light green, LLK light black and spot color, green, silver, and other colors must match. 

It does two things and serves the same purpose as white ink. One is the 3D relief effect, which creates uneven drops on the material surface using white ink. The surface was then colored to create a relief effect. The other is to print color patterns without white ink on dark surfaces.

Embossed Effect

Since the ink formulations have improved over time and printing methods like pinning have reduced this effect, more sophisticated curing technologies can now be employed to change the smoothness level of an image from high gloss to matt.

If you emphasize those sandpaper pictures, though, they can definitely work in your favor. Because UV ink can be rapidly dried after printing, it is relatively simple to print on the same area repeatedly to create a raised image that is visible to the eye and to the touch.

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Embossed Effect

UV Printing has occasionally been utilized for illustrations in labels, as well as for descriptive labels and signage in museums and art galleries. Compared to employing metal dies to emboss the graphics, using digital print technology makes this viable for one-offs, temporary signage, or short runs at a minimal cost.

Metal molds have been used for decades to impart a 3D element to the surface, even though most people will think of print as a planographic process, meaning its images are flat.

With the extra advantage that there are essentially no preparatory costs, no special presses, and every copy can be different, digital printing can now replace the traditional dies. Raised print has a growing amount of creative potential.

Braille Effect

The use of raised imagery in Braille text for visually challenged individuals is intriguing. This relates to signage the most when using big format inkjet printers. However, a few smaller scale digital printing presses are capable of raised imaging for book and brochure work.

By simply printing numerous layers of uv ink in register, tactile signage, package proofs that require a Braille element, or any decorative 3D effect can be generated, thanks to the raised nature of a UV print, whether it be clear or process

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Applications of UV Printing

In UV printing applications, you can apply to commonly used products such as  such as mobile phone case, glass, nameplate, etc. Ceramic tile, acrylic, metal, leather, textile and other materials can be printed by one machine.

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