Flatbed Digital Printing

Flatbed Digital Printing is the reproduction of digital images using inkjet printing

typically on plastic or paperboard, although a wide variety of materials can be printed

(common, photographic paper, film, cloth, plastic, etc.). Flatbed digital printers use inks made

of acrylic monomers that are then exposed to strong UV-light to cure, or polymerize them.

This process allows for printing on a wide variety of surfaces such as wood or metal, carpet

tile, 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 several inches. 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