What should I always do before starting a UV-LED print job?

One of the most important preliminary steps is to ensure that your printer has been properly maintained for successful daily startup. This includes printing a nozzle check pattern to determine that all inks are flowing properly. The next step is to review the details of the project and confirm that all graphic files are print-ready. Based on the substrate being used and your desired results, predetermine a course of action for a smooth and repeatable process. For example, after evaluating your substrate, determine what kind of ink formulation will work best for the project (rigid or flexible). Is the surface shiny, matte, porous, or uneven? This will affect the print settings required, and whether or not any pretreatment is necessary.


Read more about expanding your business with UV-LED in the July ’19 issue of A&E.

Rachel Tindal LogoJET

Rachel Tindal


Rachel Tindal is the art director at LogoJET and has over 20 years of experience in the printing and graphics industry. Originally from Ontario, Canada, she has worked with small print shops and promotional product businesses ranging to large corporate marketing firms. She has specialized in creating artwork for direct-to-substrate printing technology since 2005.

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