Challenges of Replacing Automated Screen Printing of Plastic Parts with UV Curable Singlepass Inkjet

Paul Beliveau, Fujifilm Dimatix

Abstract: Fujifilm Dimatix's Inkjet Technology Integration team worked closely with a team of end-user manufacturing engineers to develop and deploy 5-color (white, cyan, magenta, yellow, and black) UV curable inkjet printing on a 10" by 12" ABS part. The challenges and solutions of ink selection, part pre-treatment, creating a over-printable white base layer, pinning, managing ink spread, and final cure are detailed.