Direct printing is an excellent solution for anyone who wants to save money, time, and help protect the environment. Our UV cure, flatbed printer prints directly onto wood, acrylic, PVC, aluminum, ABS, polycarbonate, glass, stainless steel and much more.
Direct Printing produces a durable image that will last for years and is also easy to care for. Whether it’s a reusable vinyl banner that’s going to make an appearance year after year, or detailed artwork printed to a piece of aluminum, plastic or canvas, let us match this time saving, affordable process to your project needs.
With direct printing, the ink is cured with a UV light instead of heat so it dries instantly as its printing. Turnaround time is shortened in many cases. The inks are colorfast, scratch resistant and waterproof. Because we can print on many different substrates, the durability of your sign now depends on the durability of the substrate, not the printing.
We can run almost any kind of smooth, flat substrate up to 1 inch thick and a maximum of 5 feet by 10 feet through our flatbed printer.
Direct Printing typically costs less than other options like screen printing, or printing on vinyl and laminating it to a substrate. Flatbed printing runs everything through on one pass and you have the added flexibility of being able to print photos and complex graphics.
The inks we use do not contain as many of the harmful solvents that other conventional large format printing methods use. Nearly all of the ink is consumed by the printing process, so hazardous waste is greatly minimized. Thanks to its excellent adhesion to most smooth surfaces, we can print on any number of an ever expanding selection of eco-friendly materials.
Direct printing does not require any vinyl media, adhesives or additional laminating film. By eliminating these materials and heavy solvent inks, that means there’s far less going into our landfills or atmosphere.