June 22, 2022 By PrintAction Staff
SwissQprint presents a new solution for UV flatbed printing on glass, comprising the glass option and an adhesion-optimized ink set.
Individually printed glass elements are all the rage in interior design: for kitchen splashbacks, shower and room partitions, glass doors, lift cabin panelling, wall art, etc. For those already providing such services – and others with plans to do so – SwissQprint has put together a package comprising a mechanical solution for an efficient, clean process supplemented by an ink set for optimum adhesion.
A pivoting alignment edge with five steplessly adjustable horizontal stops ensures precise positioning of glass panels on the print bed. The latter is covered by special protective paper that is air-permeable. So the vacuum holds down the media but the paper retains ink printed in the bleed margin. The print bed stays clean, and with the roll-to-roll option the operator advances the paper at the touch of a button. This means short set-up times between jobs.
The ink set optimized for glass printing includes process and light colours, as well as white and effect varnish. A bonding agent is unnecessary, which eliminates one process step. The varnish is used for finishing, for example, to produce partial frosted glass or gloss effects.
The glass option and inks are retrofittable to SwissQprint LED printers.
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