UV printed signs are a hugely popular service at the moment and we get a high number of requests for them. UV printing is in essence a technique whereby graphics are printed directly onto the sign surfaces.This is in direct contrast to vinyl graphics printing, where the graphic is pre-made, printed and then stuck onto a foamex, vinyl or acrylic sign.
We produce UV printed signs in-house by way of a printer which sprays an ultra-violet ink onto the surfaces of signs, the inkjet applies ultraviolet light which embeds the graphics onto the sign. As the printer distributes ink on the surface of a material, specially designed UV lights follow close behind, curing – or drying – the ink instantly.. The graphic that is left is placed there permanently. Indeed this process delivers a signs which is durable and weatherproof and can be used easily for outdoor purposes, so you don’t need to apply any additional protective lense or cover to your finished piece.
What is amazing about this application process is how fast it is, whilst at the same time detailed. What it gives in speed it does not lack in its ability to deliver highly intricate finishes. It is also worth noting that this technique adheres to the highest industry standards for environmentally responsible printing processes. This is because the process produces few VOC’s, odor, or heat.
This technique can not be produced on vinyl signs which is seen as one of its drawbacks. However we do recommend this process for several reasons- The quick turnaround time is unbeatable. If you need a sign fast then this is the process for you. It is also incredibly cost effective and a great option for if you need to save a bit of money.
If you have a sign in mind that you would like us to produce, do not hesitate to get in touch and we can discuss your requirements. We are also rolling out a new range of signage accessories, in the coming months, so keep your eye peeled.