Roll-to-Roll UV-Curing printers will handle only flexible media, the most common focus of this type of printer is to aim for advertising materials such as billboards.
This type of printers come in a wide variety of sizes, the most standarized are 1.8 meters, 3.2 meters and 5 meters wide.
Compared to solvent roll-to-roll printers, the advantage of Roll-to-Roll UV-curing printers is the after printing, since once printed on, media is ready for finishing.
In other words, your print workflow is optimized because with UV-curing technology, you don´t need pre- and post-treatment.
The manufacturing techniques involves a continuous processing of a flexible substrate as it is transferred between two moving rolls of material.
UP TO 1.8 ROLL-TO-ROLL METER
In this category there are a variety of sizes such as 1.5, 1.6 and even 1.3 meters wide.
We visit trade shows all around the world, and these are a couple of the current 1.8 meters roll-to-roll printers.
3.2 ROLL-TO-ROLL METER
The mid-wide range includes some of the most popular roll-to-roll printers, in part because these printers are capable of because of printing advertising materials and also smaller substrates. The following are a couple of different structures of roll-to-roll printers.
5 ROLL-TO-ROLL METER
5 meter wide roll-to-roll printers are pure gem on the wide-format market field.
Their 5-meter print width allows these models to print on huge billboards, being a potential source of growth for the wide-format industry.
The following chart lists some of the current 5m roll-to-roll printers.
5M ROLL-TO-ROLL PRINTERS
|Dilli||NEO TITAN RTR 5006D-W2X|
|Durst||Rho 512R Plus|
|efi VUTEk||GS5250LXr Pro|
|efi VUTEk||GS5500LXr Pro|
|Vista (JHF)||Vista V500 UV|
We at FLAAR Reports will be developing the subject of 5m roll-to-roll printers on a new article to show a complete tabulation and timeline.
This article will show the growth of roll-to-roll UV-curing printers over the years, and a comparative analysis on the progress of Chinese and Non-Chinese printers. Stay tuned for our complete evaluation.
Source: FLAAR Reports