What are the costs associated with UV-LED printing?
With the potential to customize any product on the spot with unlimited colors in a single step, a UV printer can save you a huge amount of time, man-power, and, ultimately, money. But, as the saying goes, sometimes, “You have to spend money to make money.” For the small- to medium-sized business owner, a quality UV printer is a major investment. Some of the smaller models are available for just under $20K, ranging all the way up to $100K for larger format flatbed UV printers.
It’s important to first determine which substrates you need to decorate, the size capacity and print capabilities you require, and then find the right fit for your needs. You also want to factor in the cost of consumables including annual parts replacement and ink, which could add up to a few thousand dollars per year. Many UV manufacturers offer the option to lease equipment instead of purchasing, which can be beneficial if you don’t have a lot of cash up front.