Visitors to Colorific's stand (J30) at this year's Sign & Digital event are invited to try out the company's technology for themselves by bringing their own files to print - live - on its Lightbar range of wide-format printers. The printers on stand will include the recently launched UV640-PC, the market's only hybrid UV-curable/solvent print-and-cut engine. Colorific representatives will be on hand to talk customers through the full ink and media range for wide- and superwide-format machines.
"Our research over the past year indicates that sign and display producers are still using technologies they've had for five years or even a decade," explains Shaun Holdom, business development director. "That alone explains the interest in our cost-effective ink range, but also highlights the appetite for Lightbar: printers have been waiting for a platform that gives them not only increases in quality and speed, but also similar longevity to their previous investment."
Intrinsic to the Lightbar range is its hybrid formulation. Output doesn't need outgassing – which is an essential factor for the modern, fast-turnaround display producer. The UV-curable characteristic of durability combines with solvent's vivacity of colour and provides numerous other advantage, including imperceptibly low shrinkage and no VOCs.
The range – which hinges on Colorific's UV Light ink technology – includes the original UV640 platform, the UV640-PC print-and-cut solution, as well as the Revive and Roller range which convert most popular solvent printers into a versatile solvent/UV-curable hybrid, giving them a new lease of life at a surprisingly affordable fee.