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Maximize the Capabilities of a Larger UV Printer

Michael Perrelli, Marketing Manager, joined the Direct Color Systems team toward the end of 2013. In addition to managing the development and implementation of lead generation programs, Michael is responsible for managing all of DCS’s marketing activities, communications, and strategies. Michael earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the University of Rhode Island. Michael can be reached at michael.perrelli@directcolorsystems.com.

You might be reading this and thinking to yourself that you’ve heard this before, and bigger doesn’t always mean better. That is incorrect in the case of UV printers. These newer, larger models build on a history of success with the smaller printers and not only provide higher production capability, but better quality and speeds.

The older, smaller models were amazing machines as they allowed owners to decorate a wider range of products with color. However, combine those smaller print areas with slower print speeds and the early small-format UV-LED flatbeds could have been pigeonholed as short-run equipment. 

Remember, full bed utilization is the key to maximizing print times. The larger print areas, new lamps, and advanced software have now pushed UV printers closer to meeting the production speeds seen by other decoration methods like pad or screen printing. Plus, UV enjoys all the benefits associated with being a digital process.

—Michael Perrelli, Direct Color Systems