With fast curing under UV lights, less energy is expended in screen printing than when using solvent or water-based inks that require large conveyor oven dryers. Emerging new UV led inks and light curing technologies will further improve energy consumption
Although UV inks usually cost more, fine application ensure larger coverage and so supplies go farther because there’s no solvent required and also nill screen drought and blockage unlike water-based inks and solvent inks and therefore less waste.
We require a PDF of the design, we will view the artwork, make sure it fits correctly around the container and suggest any other changes. When everything is correct, our preferred format for graphic files is either Vector EPS or Adobe Illustrator AI files with colour separation. These can be suppled in a press-ready PDF
Yes, You need to register an EAN barcode which is then produced and incorporated into the artwork. Barcodes printed on containers must have sufficient contrast between the container colour and barcode, in some occasions a printed white panel may be required if the contrast is not sufficient.
PCP works mostly with plastic manufactures within East Africa. But we can also supply containers from local manufactures if our clients need. Some of our plastic manufacturing partners who supply many of the containers we print on include:
We believe that everyone has to start small and grow, so we can print runs under 5,000 with our semi-automatic machines. For our normal run size it is from 5,000 units to 200,000+ that will use our state of the art automatic uv screen printing machines.