Ultraviolet lamps are used to cure the low migration inks used to print onto plastics. Printed plastic is used to package a huge number of products from confectionery packaging to shampoo bottles. The UV curing process enables manufacturers to increase their production efficiencies, resulting in greater output and lower costs.
Unlike conventional printing presses, UV printing onto plastics requires special inks and chemicals as well as an ultraviolet drying unit. Some of the products that are produced on UV lithographic presses are:
- POS / POP display items
- Polypropylene folders, binders and wallets
- Plastic card printing
- Stickers, window graphics and vinyl labels
- Lenticular printing
- Plastic packaging