What is a UV printer, and how does UV printing it work? Matt Williams from TKO’s digital print department explains our Vutek UV flatbed printer’s capabilities. The Vutek has many unique features, including the ability to print on plastic, wood, and aluminum — while accommodating materials up to 1¾” thick.

The printer uses UV inks, rather than solvent-based inks. UV inks are cured when exposed to ultraviolet light, and the ink almost immediately sticks to the material. Traditional solvent inks use evaporation or heat to cure, and therefore take longer.

See this Sign & Digital Graphics article on how UV printing works, various uses, and the pros and cons of UV printers.