Printcolor 747 - UV Pad Printing Ink

Printcolor developed this unique 747 UV cured pad printing ink that can be pad printed wet on wet, with no need to cure between colors.

UV Pad Printing Ink

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747 Series - Pad printing ink - uv cured

Printcolor has developed a new series of ink called the 747 Series - UV pad printing inks that can be pad printed wet on wet, with no need to UV cure in between each color. Now you can pad print with a single component UV cured pad printing ink and get better adhesion results than a two part epoxy based ink. This highly resistant 747 series UV pad printing inks are well suited for medical, appliance and automotive applications as well as for printing on ASI(Advertising Specialty Items) items that require high scratch and chemical resistance on items such as; key chains, pens, bottle openers and much more. The Printcolor 747 series of UV pad printing ink works very well on a variety of plastics, coated substrates and other materials. Call our customer service department today for free ink testing on your product (714) 639-3326.

what can UV Pad Printing inks be printed on?

UV pad printing ink is a type of ink that is cured using ultraviolet (UV) light, rather than air drying. It can be used to print on a variety of substrates, including:

  • Plastics, such as polycarbonate, ABS, PVC, and more
  • Glass and ceramics
  • Metals, including aluminum, stainless steel, and others
  • Wood and paper products
  • Some fabrics and textiles

what substrates do UV pad printing inks work best on?

  • ABS / SAN
  • Acrylics (PMMA)
  • Duroplastics
  • Glass & Ceramic
  • Laquered surfaces
  • Metal
  • PET-A
  • Polyamid (PA)
  • Polycarbonate (PC)
  • Polyester
  • Polyethylene (PE)
  • Polypropylene (POM)
  • (PP) Polystyrole (PS)
  • PVC (Rigid)
  • PVC (Soft)

What are the benefits of using UV Inks?

  1. Swift and Immediate Curing: UV ink boasts the remarkable capability of curing almost instantaneously upon exposure to UV light. This attribute expedites production timelines for screen printers and offers a wide margin for error, as UV inks are resistant to over-curing.
  2. Increased Production Efficiency:Thanks to the near-instant curing of UV inks, the production of UV prints is notably streamlined and accelerated, contingent on color complexity and the availability of appropriate curing equipment.
  3. Environmentally Friendly/Employee Safety:UV inks stand apart from their solvent-based counterparts by emitting zero volatile organic compounds during the curing process, making them a greener and more worker-friendly ink option.
  4. Unparalleled Precision: UV inks, distinguished by their thin consistency, are exceptionally well-suited for printing through finer screen meshes. This feature allows for the achievement of intricate graphic details with remarkable precision during screen printing with UV inks.
  5. Economical Ink Usage: Despite their comparatively higher initial purchase cost, UV inks offer a prolonged service life due to the absence of solvents. Furthermore, their resistance to drying within the screen, a common issue with water-based inks, results in significantly reduced ink wastage.
  6. Lower Energy Consumption: The rapid curing process facilitated by UV lights translates into reduced energy consumption in screen printing shops employing UV inks. This places them at an advantage over shops using solvent or water-based inks that necessitate energy-intensive conveyor dryers. Anticipated advancements in light technologies, such as the integration of LED lights for UV ink curing, promise even further reductions in energy consumption associated with UV inks.