When we produce and develop counter displays with acrylic, our customers always ask the following questions：
I want to print some patterns or some text on the display props, how i can make it？
The following are some common methods
It is common, bright colors, multi-colors, and gradients are suitable. This process uses special ink and an ultraviolet light source for printing. This method can produce high-resolution images and text and is very durable. This technique is suitable for signs and images that need to be printed on acrylic surfaces for long-term use.
- It can’t be placed outdoors and exposed to high temperatures（Spotlight illumination）
- If the substrate to be printed is other colors of acrylic, you need to print out white before printing the pattern. But there still have some colors even after playing white would appear color difference.
Use a silkscreen as a plate base, and through the photographic plate-making method, made with graphics screen printing plate
- ut one time only one color, for multi-color printing will be complex tedious color registration, need a very experienced master.
- Color registration is a high technical requirement. Color will be more stable, but not a gradual change, screen printing cost is low, and UV printing comparison: UV printing may appear to hit the mark
- Screen printing at the beginning to make plates, out of the film, if you just need a very small batch, the cost of sharing is high.
- Curvature restrictions, screen printing can only be for relatively flat products, if the surface is slightly concave and convex, there will be broken lines. For example, the surface treatment process of cement paper can not use silk-screen printing logos.
Thermal transfer printing
a color pattern or image printed on special thermal transfer paper, and then transfer the pattern or image to the acrylic surface through heat pressure, printed on a film, and then affixed to the acrylic surface technology. This method is suitable for products that require multiple patterns and images to be printed on the acrylic surface.
Each of these processes has its own advantages, disadvantages, and scope of application, and the choice of which method depends on your actual needs and budget.