This report presents the results of Digital Dots’ research into the technologies and markets for UV-curable inkjet printers. The technology is used to produce a fast growing range of graphic products and is capturing a rising share of the large format graphics printing business. This includes sign making, posters, displays and exhibition graphics, plus an explosion of short and single copy runs of work such as art prints printed on flexible and rigid materials.
Digital Dots has conducted independent tests to measure the maximum achievable colour gamut and resolutions of several leading devices and compared the results with high quality solvent ink-based machines printing on flexible materials. Our tests are designed to provide reliable benchmarks, giving prospective buyers a reference for objective comparisons for resolution and colour gamut. We present test results alongside comprehensive explanations of the technology and the criteria for purchase decisions. We explain why resolution and colour gamut are important, and we also explain their relevance for different applications and budgets.