Many! Each requiring its own specific pre-treatment, curing level, finishing etc.
Examples: MDF and other wood derivatives – fibre cement – PVC – SPC – WPC – ABS – PS – Aluminium and other metals – glass – leather.
Yes! There are virtually no limits.
You may need to consider the following factors in some cases:
Yes, but the quality may not be quite as good.
Flat panels are perfect for inkjet technology because the substrate is always kept very close to the print heads.
You can also print on slightly raised panels if you follow a few basic rules:
Strategies to overcome the above involve larger ink droplets, but result in grainier effects.
Our technical experts can evaluate such issues on a case by case basis.
Yes, you can print on both.
We have developed a digital printer for edge foils handling thicknesses from 0.1 to 2 mm and a useful printing width of up to 500 mm (19.7”).
Considering the issues answered in questions 1 and 3, direct digital printing on profiles is possible.
We have developed a digital printer for skirtings and other profile types. Preparation and finishing must be defined case by case.
Depending on the printer model in our range, we can ensure the following maximum useful widths:
Single-pass up to 1540 mm (60.6”).
Multi-pass up to 2500 mm (98.4”)
We can only measure objective quality. Subjective quality is a question of taste.
Here are some objective factors:
One key issue is consistent acceptable quality over time.
This can be achieved by implementing the following activities:
Whereas multi-pass printers generally print single pieces, our single-pass printers also print in “batch one” mode.
To maintain excellent productivity, we have made it very quick to switch from one design/pattern to the next on our single-pass solutions.
Firstly, this does not mean “rapid prototyping”. It means creating a superficial 3D effect, a texture.
Yes, it is possible.
Achieved digitally on single-pass and multi-pass printers, there are 3 methods we advise to obtain different characteristics, all of which create a 3D effect. Depending on the end usage of the finished product, we would recommend one of these methods.