Graphics One, LLC is launching a new hybrid UV ink and curing system which upgrades any new or used eco-solvent printer into a hybrid UV printing system.
Based on a new ink technology, GO’s e-UV ink is a combination UV ink and eco carrier solution that combines the best of both technologies for either existing or new eco-solvent printers using EPSON print heads. Offering superior color quality, high gloss, adhesion up to 100 times better than traditional eco ink and outstanding scratch resistance, GO’s e-UV ink is instantly dry and can be used immediately after the image is printed and cured. Further, the e-UV system has a small carbon footprint and does not use nickel in its yellow ink, making it an environmentally friendly product.
Curing the UV ink is simple with GO’s roll-up UV curing lamp. The UV LampBar includes an e-UV lamp which consumes very little energy--about the same as an incandescent bulb--and lasts up to 10,000 hours, or the life of most eco printers. The installation of the system is easy as the industrial curing lamp is housed in a roll-up unit which sits in front of the printer.
According to Kerby Bonilla, GO Tech Support and Product Development. ”GO’s e-UV system provides amazing benefits with a cost savings on ink alone of up to 30%. The outstanding quality of the images is further enhanced with its ability to work with virtually all eco-solvent substrates even being able to be used for car wraps without lamination. With virtually no hardware modifications, a user can be up and running quickly and not have to spend tens of thousands of dollars on a new roll-to-roll UV printer. We have been stunned with the overall gloss and vibrancy and we are sure our customers will love this new UV hybrid technology.”
The GO e-UV LampBar system starts at $4,995, and GO’s e-UV ink is priced at $120 for a 440 ml cartridge. The GO e-UV LampBar and ink is available for shipping immediately and will be available through GO’s distribution channel in both North and South America.