Digital UV transfer printing on Notebook

UV transfer printing

Raster Image Processing


Before printing, convert the image data by Mimaki RIP software 'RasterLink'

A raster image processor (RIP) converts the image data to an appropriate data format for digital inkjet printing.
Mimaki RasterLink is software RIP that can rasterize the data without a special hardware.
In addition, RasterLink has a variety of tools for optimizing the data for inkjet printing.
For more information about RasterLink, please visit here.

Prepare the foil

Cut the foil into a larger size than the print image and then place it on the print table with the reverse side up.




Print thick clear and primer ink layers


Create duotone image and specify black color to areas which will be transferred.
Setting up of RasterLink
720×1200dpi 16pass
Mono Color Replacement: Source color / Black → Ink / Clear (Ink density: 100%)
UV mode:
Emboss Print / Illuminance: 100% / Print: 2 / Additional UV irradiation: 1
*Emboss print effect is enhanced by increasing the number of clear ink print.

Apply a primer ink after clear ink application.
Setting up of RasterLink
720×1200dpi  8pass
Mono Color Replacement: Source color / Black → Ink / Primer
UV mode:
Print and Irradiation / Illuminance: 23% / Print: 1
The tackiness of primer is increased by adjusting the Illuminance level of UV light. This tackiness is used for transfer printing.
* Please make sure to print the mirror image data on the foil for transfer printing.


Transfer print image to the notebook


Clean the surface of notebook and place the foil with the foil face up. Transfer the image by using a roller.
Check if a whole image is neatly transferred and remove the foil and base paper gently. After removing the foil, apply pressures to transferred image by a roller.
Please handle the foil carefully when you remove it from the print table, otherwise it may be torn or wrinkled.





UV irradiation for curing the primer


In RasterLink’s UV Mode for clear ink, select 'Irradiation Only' and enter 'Irradiation' level from 100 to 120%.
Then mount the notebook on the printer table to secure foil adhesion by curing primer with UV irradiation.
*Multiple goods can be mounted on the print table for curing, because UV irradiation area is same as a printable area.



Finish!


Digital UV transfer printing enables easy foil transfer printing.

Various colors and textures are presented by using silver, gold and holographic foils.



Advanced technique
Digital color UV transfer printing


What is Digital color UV transfer printing?

Transfer printing by using the silicon sheet instead of the foil sheet.
Printed image on the silicon sheet is transferred to various surfaces.
The most important feature of this technique is that it is capable of printing the image to places which could not be printed by the inkjet printer.




Prepare silicon sheet


Silicon sheet is used for this technique.




Print color image and apply a primer ink on the sheet


Print the mirror image with color inks on the sheet, and then print same mirror image of duotone color (black/white) with primer on the printed image.
Print conditions of the sample:
Color printing
720×1200dpi 16pass
Primer application
720×1200dpi 8pass

Setting of RasterLink for primer applications
Mono Color Replacement: Source color / Black → Ink / Primer
UV mode:
Print and Irradiation / Illuminance: 23% / Print: 1



Apply the silicon sheet to the surface of the prodcut


In order to transfer the image to the desired area, position the sheet carefully and then apply pressure the sheet with a roller.
Remove the sheet while checking if the image is properly transferred to the product surface. After sheet removal, apply pressure on the image directly again by a roller.





UV irradiation for curing the primer


Cure the primer for ensuring the adhesion of transferred image

In UV Mode, select 'Irradiation Only'.
Then mount the plate on the printer table and start UV radiation.




Conclusion


Digital UV transfer printing enables printing on the surface which could not be printed by the inkjet printer.
Unique printings are obtained by the UV transfer printing.
Please try this print technique to expand the range of print representation.




Note


  • The appearance of the finished product may vary depending on conditions and environment such as room temperature. Please test before starting production.
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