Direct Color Systems (DCS) has expanded its line of InkMark pre-coated substrates with options that are compatible with the company’s compact UV LED printers and inks.
While InkMark UV metal and plastic substrates can be used on any UV flatbed printer, they are optimized to accept DCS’s UV LED inks without the use of any chemical wipe or adhesion promoter, allowing users to more easily and economically create durable images with a greater resistance to scratches and many perfumes and solvents, including 100% isopropyl alcohol. They also resist chipping and delamination when sheared, sawn or engraved. Applications include safety signs, name badges, business cards, recognition awards, signage, desk and door plates, machine labeling, bag tags and much more.
InkMark UV Metals are coated aluminum substrates that are available in white, brushed platinum, silver and gold finishes. Plastic InkMark UV substrates are available in two base plastic resins and a variety of color combinations. DR Acrylic is suitable for exterior applications and can be laser cut, cut with rotating carbide, sawed, drilled or bent with heat. ABS Plastic can be profiled with rotating carbide, scored, cut with shears or bent with heat, with no predrilling required. InkMark UV substrates are available in standard sizes from 1” x 3” (25.4mm x 76.4mm) up to 24” x 48” (609mm x 1219mm), with custom sizes and shapes also available.
When these InkMark UV substrates are paired with a Direct Jet UV printer running RIP 9 – including the new high-speed 1024UVHS with TEXTUR3D™ On Board – users can print multiple groups of print head channels inline, in a single pass, and create breakthrough raised-texture prints.