How to Choose the Right UV-LED Printer

Rachel Tindal is the Senior Graphic Designer at LogoJET and has over 20 years of experience in the printing and graphics industry. Originally from Ontario, Canada, she has worked with small print shops and promotional product businesses ranging to large corporate marketing firms. She relocated to Rochester, NY in 2004 and has specialized in creating artwork for direct-to-substrate printing technology for the last 13 years.

The number one answer given by those in the awards industry when asked what’s most important in choosing a UV printer, is support. Most UV printer brands have comparable pricing and printing capabilities, but there’s no question that you will need to deal with the manufacturer on an ongoing basis for support or repairs during the life of your printer. Make sure you’re comfortable with the people you deal with during the buying process and that you can trust them to stand behind their product and continue to support you in the future. It’s always a good idea to ask others in the industry who have already ventured into UV printing for recommendations and advice while making your decision. 

It also takes trial and error, and lots of practice to learn effective techniques for printing on various types of substrates and different-shaped objects successfully. Be prepared for some downtime or delays in production during the learning curve and plan accordingly.

—Rachel Tindal, LogoJET