UV direct print method has been named by the Ultra Violet lamp that printers use to “freeze” instantaneously the inks into any custom surface.
Extra durable even for outdoor use, UV direct prints can be applied to an endless variety of materials (rigid or not), such as glass, wood, pvc, acrylic, aluminium, non coated papers and more. Photolab provides UV direct prints in a maximum size of 160x300cm and 5cm material thickness. Depending on each project you can choose white ink option or not.
Uv prints have a maximum lifespan of up to 3 years outdoors depending on the exposure to sunlight, as defined by the certifications provided by the manufacturing companies, without these being at the same time a guarantee of lifespan and this because there can be no control as to the conditions to which the prints are exposed at the end.
These certifications tests have been carried out under specific exposure conditions, such as indoor use, no sunlight or uv radiation, 20˚C – 28˚C temperature, 60% humidity and absence of environmental or other air pollution. Any deviation from the above can reduce the lifespan and affect the quality of the prints. Under normal conditions of sun exposure (direct or even reflected), the lifespan can be reduced to less than 5 years. Photolab Athens informs about the certifications of each method by the manufacturing companies, but does not guarantee the lifetime of the prints.
Examples of print surfaces
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Due to a major technical issue of the printer, this method is temporarily unavailable.