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2 0 G R A P H I C S P R O J U L Y 2 0 2 2 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M Resin ink: Unlike solvent ink, resin ink does not require an off- gassing period before lamination. Its ability to instantly dry allows for immediate lamination and quicker project turnaround times. From fabrics and wallpapers to uncoated papers and adhesive vinyl, resin ink can cure on an incredibly wide range of media types. Digitally printed wallpaper, which has become a pop- ular trend among designers recently, tends to work especially well with resin ink due to the ink's long-term durability and low odor. Designed to meet evolving trends, resin printers can help print shops further expand applications and provide customers with high quality and consistent output. UV ink: One of the main advantages of UV ink is the abil- ity to print on a variety of different rigid and flexible substrates. Gamut expanding inks, such as red and gray ink in addition to standard colors, help ensure that brand colors are accurate and vibrant. In addition, white ink is included in many UV printers for use on wood, glass, and metal, and offers unique applications when the white ink is opaque enough to effec- tively block the light. Varnish is an option for added texture, shine, or special effects and is a great way for PSPs to help offer unique and dif- ferentiated signs. Aqueous ink: e biggest draw of aqueous- based printers is the incredible color gamut ideal for professional photography, graphic art, proofing, and fine art, and long-lasting print per- manence with certain aqueous pigment inks. Advanced aqueous pigment ink is consistent and repeatable, which is especially important for commercial proofing environments where there are minimal tolerances and high expectations for consistent color and quality. Because aqueous-based prints are also optimized for indoor signage and short-term signage and aqueous printers are considerably easier to operate, they are easy additions to sign shops for both print job proofing and short-term signage. BEST PRACTICES FOR ACHIEVING QUALITY RESULTS In the industrial print space, routine maintenance is essen- tial to keep a printer operating at its peak performance. Print shops should do a nozzle check every day the printer operates and repeat selective cleanings as required. Advanced printers today Wrapped car printed on the Epson SureColor S-Series solvent printer by SkinzWraps. In the industrial print space, routine maintenance is essential to keep a printer operating at its peak performance.

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