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Humphreys Signs have added another Flatbed Printer to our UV Printing department and now boasts two HP Scitex FB500, large format flatbed printers. This investment in cutting edge technology has been made to increase our productivity in order to handle the increasing number of customers who rely on us to regularly supply their signage needs – quickly!
This also illustrates our commitment to innovation, and dedication to the protection of the environment by using less harmful inks and quicker, more efficient equipment.
Alongside our busy Screen Printing Department, the Flatbed Printing is kept busy supplying Full Colour Signage for Estate Agent Boards, Exhibitions, Elections, Banners, Builders Boards, and general signage to our many clients. If you would like to know more about the services we can provide please contact us by telephone on 01745 814066 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
What is UV Flatbed Printing?
Flatbed Printing (UV) is the Greener choice for creating digital signage printed directly onto to a host of substrates without the need for harmful materials such as solvent based inks, thinners, and emulsions.
Now for the Science bit:
Unlike water-based and solvent-based inks, there is no evaporative component to the UV inks used in Flatbed Printing but when exposed to sufficient UV-wavelength energy, a catalytic reaction occurs that causes the ink molecules to bind together. This binding is referred to technically as “cross linking” or more commonly as “curing”.
Using the latest UV Flatbed Printing technology we can produce a huge range of Signs, and advertising products at exceptional quality. Our rigid graphics include Foam Board, Aluminium Composite, and Correx. We print onto these using our large flatbed printer which makes light work of almost any rigid material.