Interlaced like a mountain, in the UV printer market, after more than ten years of market reshuffle, the industry has entered a relatively transparent stage. However, with the popularity of UV digital printing in the industrial field, many new partners from all walks of life who have heard the news are full of curiosity and imagination about UV printers. However, there are too many brands on the market, and the prices are very different. For a while, these partners who are new to UV printers and want to know about UV printers will be in a dilemma of choice.
The core competitiveness of UV printer manufacturers: inkjet control system
According to a well-known saying in the industry, the core competitiveness of UV printer manufacturers lies in the inkjet control system, and the quality of the inkjet control system is subject to the good combination of motion control, printhead, boards, software, and other designs. At present, most domestic UV printer manufacturers have not invested as much in R&D as the old brands in the early days. This is because emerging brands or some small and micro enterprises are basically “bringing it”, and many manufacturers are more like an assembly workshops. It’s all “bringing”, why do some manufacturers’ products do well, while others don’t? At the heart of the problem is the inkjet control system.
In industrial UV printing, the core focus is always on productivity and cost. These two aspects are asked by customers in many industrial applications that we come into contact with. Combining the two customers need one or a batch of printing effects that can satisfy end consumer customers, high productivity, reduced labor costs, easy operation, easy maintenance, stable operation, and can adapt to long-term work. Industrial UV printer.
Selection of printheads
For this property requirement of industrial UV printers, the selection of printheads is crucial. A small civilian printhead of several thousand dollars is no better than industrial printheads worth more than 10,000 or tens of thousands like the Kyocera printhead and Ricoh G5/G6 printhead in terms of life and stability. Although there are some small printheads, the accuracy is not worse than those of Kyocera printhead and printhead Ricoh, but for industrial production, to achieve a certain capacity demand, machines equipped with these small printheads can only be used by stacking printheads, buying multiple units. The so-called “industrial UV printer” recommended by the business makes up for the shortcoming of insufficient capacity of a single device.
From the perspective of production, everyone is willing to use the least amount of equipment(site cost), the least number of operators (labor cost), simple maintenance, short troubleshooting and repair time (the number of printheads should not be too many, reduce maintenance) for the same production capacity demand. and downtime) to complete. But in fact, many new partners still violated this original intention when they finally chose industrial UV printers. When the cost is getting higher and higher, it is difficult to go back. Therefore, for industrial UV printing, when we choose equipment such as UV printers, we must not covet the cheap price of a single machine but should consider factors such as site, labor, and downtime that affect benefits.