Large Format Flatbed UV Printer - complete novice- help!

Jul 30, 2021
Hi there,

Complete printing novice here flying blind and utterly confused/bemused.

Hoping one of you wonderful print experts can assist.

I am looking for a machine to print to the below:
  • Material - Memory foam sheets (PVC or Polyurethane)
  • Dimensions of up to 210cm x 140cm and 1.6cm thick
  • Able to print white
I am looking to print separately, piece by piece (not roll to roll).

The end product will be used as floormat so I need the printer and ink to create a finished product that is:

  • Robust - ink will not delaminate from the foam
  • Waterproof
  • Flexible (it will be rolled in transit)
  • Child friendly
  • No residual ink odor

As a novice the wealth of specs and information out there is immense as I’m sure you know. I seem to be receiving so much conflicting advice from the printing companies I have spoken to.

Some say I’ll need pre and post treatments to seal the ink:

  • Pre printing treatment: Auxiliary Spray (degreasing water)
  • Post printing treatment: Polyurethane fixing agent spray

So far I’ve got to the point of knowing I need a Large Format Flatbed UV Printer.

If anyone had any advice on:

  • What printer you recommend
  • Suitable inks for this purpose
  • Tips on pre and post printing processing

I would be forever in your debt!



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