Ink Types: UV

 In Reprographics

Last week we discussed solvent inks. Today we’ll discuss UV inks. We’re introducing printing technology based on the different types of most commonly used inks, including:

• Aqueous
• Solvent
• UV
• Dye sublimation
• Pen/Plotter
• Latex

UV inks are not readily available for home use, but are becoming increasingly popular. UV inks only dry when exposed to ultra violet (UV) light of the proper intensity and for the proper amount of time. One of the reasons that UV inks are increasing in popularity is that they do not require potentially dangerous solvents for the ink to cure. Solvents must evaporate for the ink to cure, and this often creates unwanted fumes.

Next week we’ll discuss dye sublimation, so stay tuned.

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