Inks for flatbed printing

swissQprint standard inks work fine for printing both rigid and flexible media. They also offer a large colour gamut and take postpress processing in their stride without damage. Of course, there are applications that demand greater adhesion or durability. UV inks for direct printing are also available to cover those.

Universal inks

swissQprint standard inks are made for our flatbed range. They can be used universally. After all, 70 percent of our customers equip their flatbed printers with a roll to roll option. So they have total freedom for processing both rigid media and roll to roll material, from start to finish – because the inks also withstand postpress processes such as routing, cutting, bending, eyelet insertion and punching.

Standard inks

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KX1
Hybrid-flexible UV ink
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SX1
Hybrid-rigid UV ink
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Special inks

T-Ink
UV ink for thermo-forming
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G-Ink
UV ink for glass & metal
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Materials and applications

Maybe it would be easier to list what you cannot print with swissQprint inks! But let's stay with what is possible. The following media are standard repertoire when you work with swissQprint. And this is definitely not an exhaustive list: 

Substrates

Application examples

Acrylic glass

Signage, wall pictures, advertising signs

Aluminium composite panels

Wall pictures, POS displays

Backlit textile

Backlit boxes

Stainless steel

Shop fittings, signage

Anodised aluminium

Signage, Shop fittings

Glass

Partition walls, doors, kitchen back walls

Rigid foam board

Advertising technology, signage

Wood (solid wood, MDF, chipboards)

Shop fittings, high-quality POP displays

Polypropylene panels

Advertising signs

Metal

Equipment/machine housing, saw blades, type plates

Cardboard

Packaging prototypes and small runs

Synthetic and natural leather

Leather bags, accessories, furniture upholstery

Plastic moulded parts

License plate frames, vehicle interior fittings

Paper

Posters, billboards

PET films

Packaging

Polycarbonate

Perimeter boards in ice hockey stadiums

Polystyrol

Advertising panels

PVC banner

Banners

Wallpaper

Interior design, shop decoration, museums

Thermoformable plastics

Three-dimensional signage

Vinyl self-adhesive film

Show window lettering

Corrugated board

POS displays, personalised packaging


Note that certain (non-porous) surfaces require pretreatment.

Configuration options

Inks are available in the process colours, including light colours. Orange, white, effect varnish and primer (bonding agent) complement the range.

You configure the nine available colour channels according to the applications you have in mind for your swissQprint machine. Although what is right today need not be forever: should something change later on, the configuration is adaptable to altered needs. So you can add extra channels or switch to different colours.

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Light colours
Light cyan, light magenta and light black reproduce natural skin tones, subtle gradients and shading. For fine art productions that live up to their name.

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Orange
The colour orange can be used in combination with the process colours – thus considerably extending the colour gamut in orange and red. Or you can print it specifically as a spot colour. Other spot colours are available on request.

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White
White puts media in the scene. For transparent films where white serves as the base, intermediate or top layer. For coloured and dark substrates where white is used as spot colour.

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Varnish
Effect varnish, applied partially or across the whole substrate, produces visual and tactile experiences. And in different grades of gloss. droptix productions are particular eye-catchers. Learn more.

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Primer
A printable bonding agent ensures precise adhesion of the ink layer to critical media such as glass and metal. 

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