Large format printer is widely used in the field of advertising and decoration, there are several types of digital printing machines available, all have their own capabilities.
The majority of the brands available for wide format printers are dominated by products from China and Japan, with a difference in selling prices that are much different, but with almost the same capabilities.
Indoor Large Format Printer
This type of indoor printer uses eco solvent ink, usually used for printing on materials such as stickers, albatross, luster, canvas, etc, and with good printing results.
There are several types of printheads used, such as:
- Epson DX5
- Epson DX7
At present the most widely used are Epson and XAAR printheads, while the ink itself uses solvent ink types, then the print area width is usually 1.6 and 1.8 meters.
Products from Japan and China are the most widely used, for Chinese brands alone at this time are preferred, because the selling price is relatively cheaper for this large format printer.
Outdoor Large Format Printer
The outdoor digital printing machine is also the most widely used, for printing banners using flexi material, the size of the printing area is also large, reaching 3.2 meters.
The ink from this printer uses solvent ink, while the printhead has many types, for the Chinese brands that are the most used compared to others.
Printheads available on outdoor printers include:
- Konica 512
- Konica 512i
- Konica 1024
UV Large Format Printer
The UV digital printing machine is much better than other types, especially in terms of print and materials that can be printed, different from other types.
There are 2 types of UV printers, namely flatbed and roll to roll, different physically and material that can be printed, but in terms of selling prices it is also far different.
For this type of roll in terms of physical similar to an indoor printer, but it will look different when doing the print process, because there are UV lamps found on the machine.
This UV roll can be used to print on mica material, canvas, wallpaper, sticker, or other types of material if you want a better print, and there are types that have been equipped with white ink.
Then if for the flatbed type, physically it will look different, because it is flat like a table, its own features are also more complete compared to uV roll to roll.
Thick and flat material like glass can be printed easily, it can also print on acrylic, wood, HPL, ceramic, and many other types of materials.
For this type of mesin digital printing flatbed there are also those who are equipped with varnish, so there is not only white ink, so it is more complete than the type of roll.