Matte or gloss without changing the ink or media

Your applications will only truly be seen for what they are if they have the right finish. Premium wallpaper looks more luxurious with a velvety matte finish. Photographs reveal their true colour depth and emotional impact with smooth, mirror-like gloss.

With FLXfinish technology, you can give any of your applications a gloss or matte finish without the need to use special inks or media. The glossy finish is already known as the statement look made possible with UVgel technology. The matte option offers a brilliant new range of applications: even on porous media such as uncoated plain paper, the gel inks stay on top. As a result, the Colorado 1650 can print matte prints that offer an unusually rich gamut, while maintaining sharp details. 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. For applications with a matte finish or porous media, a brief flash of UV light pins the UVgel droplets in place immediately after the ink lands on the media, pinning the shape of every drop of ink. This results in a textured surface at micro level, producing the matte look and a velvety-like touch. For a glossy finish, the droplets are given a little more time to settle into a smooth, even layer.

FLXfinish – print matte or gloss without changing ink or media. An ingenious curing strategy results in two distinct finishes: shiny gloss or velvety matte!


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