UV Flatbed Printing in Ocean City, Maryland

Flatbed digital printers, also known as flatbed printers or flatbed UV printers, are printers that have a flat surface upon which a material is placed to be printed on.  Flatbed printers are capable of printing on a wide variety of materials such as wood, aluminum, acrylic, glass, ceramic, etc.  Our Vanguard VR5D flatbed digital printer uses UV curable inks that are then exposed to strong LED UV-light to cure them. This process allows for printing on a wide variety of surfaces such as wood, aluminum, acrylic, pvc, and even glass. The adjustable printing bed makes it possible to print on surfaces ranging in thickness from a sheet of paper often up to as much as 4″. 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.

Environmentally, flatbed digital printing is based on a more sustainable system than its commercial predecessor of solvent printing as it produces fewer waste cartridges and less indoor air pollution.  

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