The latest digital printing systems have made it possible to process even individual items most efficiently and in high quality.
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Digital direct printing allows you to work with an almost unlimited variety of materials. The opacity and bonding of colours on individual material types as well as resistance against chemical, mechanical and other influences are predominantly dependent on the specialist properties of the inks.
We get most of our inks directly from the manufacturer. Due to continuously high stock turnover and short supply chains, you will always receive a guaranteed supply of fresh inks. Thanks to our close relationship with both users and ink manufacturers we can adapt to the specific requirements of the market and participate in the development of new direct printing ink types or colours.
Direct One all-purpose inks are solvent-containing dye inks. They were particularly developed for Epson-based solid matter direct printing systems and are suitable for the processing of nearly any material. Vibrant colours and convincing resilience on numerous materials make these inks a must-have for printing service providers.
However, these all-purpose inks are not only suitable for the processing of promotional items. They have revolutionized digital anodized printing on aluminium and are therefore extremely interesting for sign makers and other metal processing companies.
Th!nk stands for "thermal curing ink" - a name referring to parts of the processing process, as these vibrant water-based pigment inks need to be thermally cured after printing which makes them extremely resistant to outside influences. Th!nk-inks were specially designed for use with Epson-based direct printing systems and are used in combination with a special catalyst of which a very thin and invisible layer must be applied to the substrate prior to printing. The catalyst will activate the curing of the inks once the printed substrate has reached about 100°C core temperature. As a result of the curing process, the print will be extremely resistant to UV-light, alcohol and solvents. Th!nk 1 can be used on a great variety of heat-resistant materials.
Th!nk-2 is the second generation of "thermal curing inks". Just like the predecessor, these inks are UV-, alcohol and solvent-resistant water-based pigment inks that need to be thermally cured after the printing process. However, in contrast to the first generation, the catalyst is already included in the ink, thus the substrate does not need to be pretreated. In order for these inks to optimally cure, the printed item needs to reach a minimum core temperature of 120°C. As well as the first generation, Th!nk 2-inks are ideal for nearly any heat-resistant materials and particularly interesting for industrial applications.
WR-1-inks are brilliant, water-based pigment-inks that perform equally well on coated and non-coated media. Although WR-1 are thermal curing inks, they neither need to be pretreated nor cured in an oven after printing.They designed for use in Epson-based direct printing systems with an integrated IR system which ensures the curing during the printing process at about 60°C. WR-1-inks impress with high UV- and solvent-resistance and are, unlike the other solid matter inks, also available in white and equally suitable for promotional and industrial applications.
LH-100 are highly resilient UV-curing inks for rigid substrates. Usually, neither pre- nor post-treatment is necessary to ensure good adhesion on the media's surface. The printed item can be processed immediately after printing.
In addition to the standard colour pallet CMYK there are White and a special Gloss Finish available. LH-100 UV-inks are weatherproof and chemical-resistant. They can be used to process a great variety of products and are equally interesting for customers in advertising and industrial sectors.
LF-140 are highly resilient UV-curing inks specially developed for processing flexible media. They are 140% stretchable. In general LF-140 UV-inks neither need pre- nor post-treatment in order to ensure good adhesion on the substrate's surface. The inks are cured during the printing process. The printed item can be processed immediately after printing.
LF-140 UV-inks are available in CMYK, Light C, Light M and White.
LUS-150 UV-inks were specially developed for Mimakis large-format UV-flatbed printers JFX200 and JFX500. They cannot be used in small-format printing systems.
Just like the other Mimaki UV-curing inks, LUS-150 inks are cured during the printing process. They are slightly more flexible than LH-100 inks and have shown great results on metals and glass.
DP-UV-Flex inks are highly resilient UV-curing inks specially developed for processing flexible media. In general, DP-UV-Flex inks neither need pre- nor post-treatment in order to ensure good adhesion on the substrate's surface. The inks are cured during the printing process. The printed item can be processed immediately after printing.