Warmly welcome ALLWIN PRINTER to join F7SHOPPE online marketing platform, F7printers as her channel partner officially launched all series product of Allwin brand. ALLWIN Printer is the largest and most professional specialized in large format digital printing technology development and equipment’s production and application, ALLWIN brand had been a worldwide known brand in digital printing industry for Konica print head series of (konica 512i ,30pl ,konica 1024i,6,13,30pl )solvent printer, eco solvent printer, UV flatbed printer, UV roll to roll printer, textile printer etc..
Solvent ink refer to the oil based solution that hold the pigment and resin, and has the advantage of being fade-resistant, waterproof and resistant to abrasion. Solvent ink can print on many different uncoated banners & vinyls, allowing the pigment to bond better. The solvent then evaporates, or is flashed off with the heaters on the solvent printer, leaving the pigment behind. This ink will typically resist fading for five to seven years, and is excellent for use with long-term outdoor banners and vinyls, because volatile organic compounds are present, venting really is a must for this ink. It does not take a lot of heat for the carrier to evaporate, and because the oil based corrosive, a print head with solvent ink is easily clogged. Regular cleanings are mandatory to keep this printer running well.
ECO SOLVENT INK
Eco solvent ink can print on many uncoated substrates and takes longer to dry out than solvent ink, making the maintenance of an eco solvent printer less time consuming than a solvent machine. Once a week maintenance is usually sufficient to maintain a printer using this ink. It will typically take two to three years before the ink begins to fade, and it is waterproof and resistant to abrasion. Much like solvent printers, the eco solvent printers using eco-sovent ink use heat to evaporate the solution away. Outgassing can continue to occur for up to 24 hours on both solvent and eco solvent inks, so there is a waiting period before you can begin any finishing, particularly lamination. Eco solvent ink is great for pos/pop, banner, vinyl, wall graphics, trade show graphics, window perforated, treated papers and some fabrics that have an inkjet receptive coating
UV CURABLE INK
The most common type of uv curable ink used in digital printing is composed mainly of oligomer and monomer acrylate resins along with photo initiators. When this composition is exposed to UV radiation, free radicals are released that cause the polymweization of the compound to harden to a dry ink film.The pigment is then encapsulated within this film. This type of UV radiation can be LED UV light source or mercury UV arc lamp. UV curable ink do not evaporate like solvent ink, and instead are “cured” when the UV light system of the printer passes overhead, because of the low viscosity of UV curable inks and they do not penetrate into the media, they use less volume than solvent, eco-solvent. Though the ink itself can be as expensive, the amountused is less, which makes it an economical choice. Printing directly onto rigid substrates is the big benefits of UV curable ink. The time and money saved are well worth the investment. UV curable inks are great for rigid boards, glass, wood, metal, POS/POP and for roll materials such as banners, vinyls and many fabrics.
WATER BASED INK
Aqueous inks are liquid based(water sometimes,and other times a substitute liquid) with either colorants or pigment particles. They are typically descried as dye and pigment inks and are occasionaly referred to as dye UV, however, the UV designation refers to the pigment, which is more durable under UV exposure than dye based ink.
Once you consider each facet of the different inks sets available, you can make a more informed decision about the right ink for your application-and cost may not be the deciding factor. Take the time to know what you want to accomplish and investigate the options so that you make the right selection for your operation”
ALLWIN Printer UAE to join F7shoppe online market platform on Middle East and Africa market.
ALLWIN is the largest and most professional manufactuer in large format digital printing technology development and equipment’s production and application. ALLWIN printer had been a worldwide known brand in digital printing industry for Konica print head series of (konica 512i /30pl ,konica 1024i,6,13,30pl )solvent printer, eco solvent printer, UV flatbed printer, UV roll to roll printer, textile printer etc..
- The target customers of Allwin are those customers who have higher requirement for products and services.
- Core brand value is “stable printing, be your professional wealth builder”.
- Integrates and optimizes its all resources according to core brand value.
- Leads the trend in printing quality and speed.
- ALLWIN strives to achieve printing operation without any labor attention through user-friendly design.
- ALLWIN pursues more and more stable quality.
- Our chief goal is to guarantee every ALLWIN client with double, triple or more return than average level for their investment.
F7printers has officially launched all series printers from Allwin as channel partners.
F7printers: As we have sold many eco solvent printers in UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Nigeria ……Middle East and Africa countries. To make your eco solvent printers to use more efficiently, pay attention to the daily maintenance. Eco Solvent printer use eco solvent ink, the print out is waterproof, anti-UV for outdoor use , this is the characteristic of Eco Solvent Ink. However, due to these good characteristics, greater attention is needed for the maintenance of Eco Solvent Printer.
Eco solvent ink is easy to dry itself, the printer for a long time without running will be easy clogging the print head, please pay attention to the maintenance the spare parts of the print head, capping, ink damper and ink tube etc.
- It is recommended to check the nozzle status of the printhead before starting the routine printing job.
- Clean the wiper foam daily.
- Clean the dust from capping station daily.
- Check the damper for air leak, call our service technician for further advice if needed.
- Close the waste ink valve after routine work in case of ink leak.
- Keep the linear encoder in the correct position, and clean the dust with lint-free cloth.
- Keep the guide rail with enough oil on the surface to ensure proper carriage movement.
- If the eco solvent printer is unused for more than 3 days or more, please switch off the printer firstly, drop cleaning solution into the capping.Then move the carriage back to its capping station to close the printhead. Cover the machine to prevent dust and put the machine in a safe position to avoid the rat, pests and other abnormal wear and tear caused machine damage.
For further maintenance advice, please free to call us any time !
F7printers service team
Eco Solvent Ink is environmentally safe as the name suggests. It doesn’t contain harmful ingredients like cyclohexanone. This means that eco solvent ink is biodegradable and can easily be broken down in the human body without any harm. This by contrast have a relatively low VOC (volatile organic compounds) content.It can be used in studio and office environments as long as there is adequate ventilation as it has little odour.Hence,can be used with indoor graphics and signage.
Eco Solvent Ink doesn’t damage the inkjet nozzles and components as aggressively as strong solvents, so they don’t need such constant cleaning . It is advised to clean one or two times leaning per week . It dries faster and offers a range of colours. Plastic media gets softens and gets bound to it, though somewhat less than strong solvents. Capable of adhering to covered or uncoated surfaces it is widely used for indoor/outdoor work .Ideal for billboards/other forms of signage.
Usage of Eco Solvent Ink
Eco solvent inks are widely used in entry level through to mid-priced wide format inkjets.Though the upper, “industrial” end of the market still has a tendency to use strong solvents for the same sort of applications. It is more expensive than strong solvents, which is especially important for high volume users. Strong solvents have a high content of VOCs which often require forced ventilation and extraction to protect the printer operators.They also retain a distinctive lingering smell which makes them unsuited to indoor use where it’s noticeable.
Today, eco solvents are just one of an increasing ink “solutions” (in both senses of the word) available to large format printers. While they have by no means replaced strong solvents, their user friendliness and versatility make them the ideal beginner’s choice. Indeed, for many large format printers eco solvent may the only system they’ll ever need.
Advantages of UV Ink
- The opacity of UV ink is good in such a way that the print job remains clean and clear on the page, and easy to read.
- Good light fastness is another advantage of UV inks that can catch and reflect light, which also helps boost readability.
- Sharp contrast of UV ink is another tremendous aid to readability.
- A pleasant high gloss is both aesthetically beneficial and easy to maintain with UV ink.
- Printing quality is better and various media can be printed like absorbent .
- UV ink maintains consistency of print, the print job of the whole run will look the same without fading.
- UV ink does not require any solvent to be added, the speed of ink curing is fast. The ink dries the moment it comes off the press.
- UV printing is also more resistant to scratches, wear and tear, and sun exposure. Resistance to smearing is another advantage of this ink.
- The total volume of ink is used, and this can greatly reduce the overall cost of printing.
- It saves a great deal of time, money, and environmental waste by reducing need for constant cleaning. Environmental friendliness is another perk of UV inks.
- Most importantly, the printer can broaden its product line to include:
- Direct Mail Printing on both coated and uncoated papers
- Multi-Color Process Printing
- Contest Coupons and Stamps
- Coated Labels
- Flexible Packaging
- Lottery Tickets and Admission Tickets
- Cut Sheets for Laser Printing
Print-Cut Devices are the ultimate time and effort-saving machines, giving users the ability to print and cut in one step with one device.The Print-Cut-device is probably one of the most powerful devices. We can make boxes, labels, scrap booking elements, and vinyl and fabric cutouts, iron-on printable. The possibilities are literally endless.
The print-cut-device work mainly in two steps:
- Setting up design and adding registration marks
- Printing and cutting the file
SETTING UP DESIGN AND ADDING REGISTRATION MARKS
Whatever paper type you are using, you must always ensure that the actual paper size you will be using matches the page size on screen so your cut lines will line up perfectly with the printed portion of your Print and Cut Device. Don’t forget to check “Show Print Border” so you can see where your printer will actually print and printers cannot print past this print border.
To have all your registration marks printed, be mindful of where they are when setting them up. You want them contained in the print border for them to all be printed! Partial or incomplete registration marks will not be detected. Again, if they are outside the print border, you may adjust them by increasing or decreasing the position of the insets on the Position option on the Registration Marks panel.
PRINTING AND CUTTING THE FILE
Make sure all your registration marks have been fully printed and your paper lines up with the marks. Line up the printed media on the printer to read the crop marks. Now, the printer will start cutting/plotting the media.
If your registration marks aren’t being detected, you can easily fix that by manually adjusting your carrier to read the marks.
Integrated machine where the printing & cutting function is in one device; The unit is configured with Flexisign PRO RIP which is powerful and easy to use.
The earliest printing onto textiles is assumed to be in the 4th Century B.C. The simple yet effective wood block printing method (most likely originated in China) was used throughout East Asia and long before the technique was ever used to print on parchment or paper.
From about the 12th century, textile printing was known in Europe via the Islamic world and widely used. However, the European dyes tended to melt away when washed, which restricted the use of printed patterns. Therefore as decorative items didn’t need to be laundered, the technique was used to produce interior furnishings such as wall hangings and lantern covers. Superior cloth was also imported from Islamic countries, but this was much more expensive.
The Incas of Peru, Chile and the Aztecs of Mexico also practiced woodblock printing previous to the Spanish invasion in 1519, but unfortunately there’s no documented evidence to confirm whether these ancient people discovered the art form for themselves or somehow imported the technique from East Asia.
In the early 1600s, the infamous East India Company began importing prints into the United Kingdom. Made from a plain cotton fabric and using only a single printed colour, the designs were specifically created for the reserved British tastes of the time. Designs were also sent to India for their craftspeople to copy for export back to England. As a result the market in printed textiles rapidly expanded, and also UK based dye-houses began to open and printing techniques began to evolve.
ENGRAVED COPPER PLATE PRINTING
In 1783, engraved copperplates were used to press inked patterns onto the cloth. This was a much quicker process than traditional wood block printing, but it was very difficult to match the pattern up due to the size of the copperplates. So as the result, the process was confined to textiles with a small print area, such as handkerchiefs.
FIRST PRINTING MACHINE
The first roller or machine printing patented by Thomas Bell in 1783, used in the Lancashire fabric mills began to produce printed cotton fabrics in the early 1790s. The machine that could print one consistent colour onto the fabric using a revolving engraved metal cylinder was not only capable of mass production compared to traditional wood block printing but was also very cost effective.
Later by 1860 with a number of key enhancements, roller printing machines could not only process expensive fabrics with delicate designs, but could also print up to eight colours simultaneously. However even with these developments in textile print technology, specialist woodblock printing, was still needed to finish large scale soft furnishings, and wasn’t completely replaced by the commercial printing industry until the early stages of the 20th Century.
INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL TEXTILE PRINTING
In the late 1980s, the industry made another leap in technology with the introduction of digital printing. This new type of machine began to revolutionize the industry. Digital textile printing is the process of printing on textile and garments using specialized or modified inkjet technology. This process was originally used to produce very small orders such as corporate wear and fabric communication items such as flags and marketing banners.
Then in the early 1990s came the development of the sublimation printer which uses high temperatures to turn the appropriate inks into a gas and then combine them with the structure of the fabric to replicate the image. The design won’t crack or fade even when the printed item has been laundered a number of times.
THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY
Throughout the last decade, the digital technology has continued to rise in popularity. Digital printing has not only transformed the market, but created a number of additional revenue streams for print organisations. Furthermore, marketers are now able to commission branded products to amplify their campaigns, conferences or seminars, without having to place a large and costly order, within a short period of time to produce their requirements.
Driven by seasonal trends, retailers can now easily source point of sale signage and promotional materials. With the ability to facilitate large requests, traditional screen printing still has a place within the industry. From corporate branded t-shirts, local sports team clothing, fabric goodie bags and even personalised home furnishings, the ease and cost effective production method has enabled printers to work with their customers to create bright and refreshing designs.