UV printing is one of the digital printing that uses ultraviolet curing technology. The ink use for UV printing have been formulated to dry quickly when exposed to ultraviolet (UV) light. Because the UV lights cure the printed ink immediately, the dots of wet ink do not get a chance to spread out once printed, resulting in much finer detail.
Conventional printing normally uses solvent inks. Conventional inks must be absorbed by the substrate they are printed. It Depend on the papers character and weight, drying time might take longer up to a day. Also, conventional ink absorbed into the paper, colors can become diluted and less bright. UV printing more environment friendly, because no solvents are being released into the air thus reduce its emissions. The major advantage is UV printing can be done on nonporous materials like plastic, acrylic and metals. In short, if you can fit the material into the printer, you can print on it with UV ink.
UV printing make convenience for printing on merchandise. It can perform full color digital printing almost on any surface (normally on flat surface). Below are some of the applications for UV printing: