UV Printing Is a Better Option Than Pad Printing For Unique Items
A UV printer is a type of digital printer that uses ultraviolet light to dry the ink during printing. As the printer distributes the ink on the cover of material, specially designed UV lights follow closely, drying the ink instantly.
However, pad printing is a printing process that can transfer a 2D image to a 3D object. This is made possible by using an indirect offset printing process, which involves transferring an image of the plate through a silicone pad onto a substrate.
Advantages Of UV Printing
Depending on the size of each item, with a UV printer, you can run multiple things at the same time, which allows you to print faster and save time. This is different from pad printing, which requires each item to be printed individually and is, therefore, very time-consuming.
For example, you can insert ten items into the printer, set up the machine, press start, and come back 10 minutes later when you're done.
Also, there is practically no curative time. Due to ultraviolet light, the ink dries instantly and can be handled immediately.
UV printing allows color printing, including the use of a white layer on the underside, so that the image/design stands out from the object. This is particularly useful for printing on darker items or POP screens.
This is different from pad printing, where it is limited to one or two colors since each color requires individual printers. It also means that companies will charge more for more colors.
In addition to allowing color printing, UV printers also allow you to add a coat of paint to objects. This can give the design a shiny or matte outlook to the design.
With a UV printer, a layer of paint is used to give your product a different look, unlike the traditional pad printer, where it is necessary to protect the ink.
Even if the item has a rugged surface, the print quality will not be affected. During bulk printing, because you press the ink onto the object through a pad, some parts of the object may not always be printed.
UV printing offers images of incredible quality, so you don't have to simplify the images to make them look beautiful. The quality of images obtained from a UV printer cannot be achieved with a pad printer.
What Can You Print?
A UV printer enables you to print just about anything. It's an excellent option for creating promotional items, not only for your business but also for your customers.
If your customers already order custom items, a UV printer is a great way to make it a one-stop-shop for all your needs, whether it's a custom title for your bathroom or kitchen, golf balls for an event — corporate charity, basketball, signs, magnets, stainless steel glasses, phone boxes, etc.
With a UV printer, you can print almost any material and any element of any shape, cylindrical or conical.
This makes the UV printer a better option than pad printing because it offers more value.