Maximizing the UVgel advantage
This ingenious technology maximizes the UVgel advantage with either a single – or a two-step curing strategy. FLXfinish+ offers you a choice between a gloss or matte finish, and now even both on one print. All this without the need to change inks, media, or an extra varnish channel.
Applications will only truly be seen for what they are if they have the right finish. Premium wallpaper looks more luxurious with a lovely deep matte finish. Photos reveal their true colour depth and emotional impact with smooth, mirror-like gloss. With FLXfinish+ technology, you can give any of your applications a matte, gloss or a mixed matte and gloss finish without the need for special inks, media or extra varnish channel.
Smart use of the Colorado 1650’s UV LED curing lights provides the basis for this flexibility. Full curing happens at the end of the printing process, but the stage is set for the finishing touch just after jetting the UVgel inks. For applications with a matte finish or porous media, a brief flash of UV light pins the UVgel droplets in place immediately after jetting, freezing the shape of every drop of ink. This results in an rough surface at micro level, providing the characteristic velvety-matte finish. For a glossy finish, the droplets are given a little more time to settle into a smooth, even layer.