Flatbed Printing

Flatbed Printing 2019-05-20T08:07:59+01:00

Flatbed digital printers, are printers characterized by a flat surface upon which a material is placed to be printed on.

The Tali-UV Jet is capable of printing on a wide variety of materials such as paper, plastic, pvc, vinyl, glass, chromadeck, di-bond,wood, corrugated board, forex, komatex, foam board, plexiglass, perspex, leather, etc. The Tali-UV Jet uses UV curable inksmade of acrylic monomers that are then exposed to strong UV-light to cure, or polymerize them. It is because of this process that the Tali-UV Jet is capable of printing on such a wide range of materials. The adjustable printing bed makes it possible to print on surfaces ranging in thickness from 80gsm – 50mm. Typically used for commercial applications (retail and event signage), flatbed printing is often a substitute for screen-printing. Since no printing plates or silkscreens must be produced, digital printing technology allows shorter runs of signs to be produced economically. The Tali-UV Jet has a maximum bed size of 3200x1600mm and allows for roll-feed, thus making large runs on pvc or vinyl possible.

Environmentally, flatbed digital printing is based on a more sustainable system than its commercial predecessor of solventprinting as it produces fewer waste cartridges and less indoor air pollution. The resolution of flatbed printers range from 72 DPI (dots per inch) to about 2400 DPI.

General synopsis of substrates suitable for flatbed printing.

*Please note that the print area may vary depending on the finishing requirements.

 General applications for UV printing range from

  • Retail Display.
  • Office Display.
  • FSU Units.
  • Various Display Solutions.
  • Prototypes.
  • Outdoor Signage.
  • Point of Sale Displays.
  • Billboards.
  • Exhibition Panels.
  • Floor Signage.
  • Trade shows and Exhibition Prints.

UV Flatbed

Our latest addition to our print stable is the the Océ Arizona 550 GT. This is a UV curable flatbed printer with a white UV print option that produces near-photo image quality on rigid or flexible media and uses imaging technology to produce ink droplets from 6 to 42 picolitres. Resulting in superb image detail, colour transitions and vivid, uniform solid colours. Best is you can even print on irregularly-shaped flat objects, by simply placing them on the flatbed printer table.