UV printing products processes

Finding the Right Process for Your UV-LED Applications

Steve Weist is the CEO at PDS Equipment. Steve started as a service technician installing Heidelberg and Komori offset presses. He has brought that level of precision into the UV inkjet world. Steve now focuses his efforts in the flatbed UV market because he feels it is unlimited and is the future of print and decoration. He can be reached at 615-812-3001 or steve@pdsequipment.com.

Once you select the proper ink set, you still are not ready to go into production until you decide if primer, adhesion promoter, adjusted print settings, or special treatment is needed for your products. Best case scenario, you clean your products, hit print, and it sticks like glue. If you do not get great adhesion, you need to try the jettable primer or a wipe-on adhesion promoter. Some products are great for UV printing, some products are not. We want you to enjoy your workday, so try to specialize in products that are a great fit for your machine and have a blast. Test, test, test.

—Steve Weist, PDS Equipment