Raising the image……… can anything be improved?

February 15th, 2021

UPrint Technologies proudly launches a new screen for tactile printing, 75 Mesh Extra

Screen for Braille printing, a well accepted technology in label printing
When it comes to printed Braille, the usual method is to use rotary screen printing as a narrow web combination process. Screen is ideal for laying down thick layers of ink or a colorless varnish in a single pass to form the raised dots within precise limits.

As well a labor intense process
The reached Braille printing results with rotary screen exacerbates the labor intense process of applying multiple emulsion layers (up to 40 with a typical target total thickness of 220 – 230 micron) and long machine occupation when you engrave the stencil digital.

What if we could achieve the same printing results and reduce time to press?

Innovation by UPrint Technologies
UPrint Technologies is proud to announce the launch of innovation in screen Braille printing with:

75 Mesh Extra

This rotary screen provides equal print quality compared to regular 75 Mesh. Due to higher screen thickness (200 micron instead of 150 micron), you need significant less emulsion to reach the same target thickness of 220 – 230 micron. In fact, you can reach this required thickness with only 10 – 15 emulsion layers*).

Efficiency in pre press and quick time to press
The reduction of emulsion layers will shorten the screen making process. Combined with faster digital imaging of the screen, you furthermore improve time to press.

This is another example of UPrint Technologies’ commitment to the label printing industry.

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*) each emulsion layer assumed to be 2 micron, depending the lacquer viscosity and room temperature

Technical Specifications of 75 Mesh/40% Compared

SpecificationMeshThicknessOpen Area %Hole DiameterInk Deposit ThicknessMaximum Ink Particle Size
75 – 150 – 40%7515040%2146071
75 – 200 – 40%7520040%2148071

UPrint Technologies, LLC starts distributing state of the art RK-S squeegees

January 23rd, 2021

UPrint Technologies, LLC is proud to announce its distributorship of RK-S in North America. The RK-S squeegee program is a logical extension of the product portfolio of UPrint Technologies. RK-S RS Type squeegees work perfectly with UPrint Mesh for label printing. For plate material (such as Screeny), RK-S offers for each Gallus narrow web printing machine a dedicated squeegee.

Better Printing Results
By understanding that a squeegee contributes to a better print result and higher efficiency, RK-S is supporting the printing industry by providing high quality products, made up of polyurethane, carbon fibre or glass fibre reinforced plastics.

RKS Philosophy
It is the philosophy of RK-S to find or develop the right blade solution through working closely with the printer and in true wish to contribute in solving the printing issues. By actively participating in several forums that have the objective to exchange knowledge and improve the competitiveness of printing technology, RKS is demonstrating its commitment to various industries.

Top Priority: Quality and Continuous Innovation
The persuasion that the right squeegee contributes to improved printing result is reflected in the company focus and product portfolio. This has resulted in a comprehensive product program of systems and stabilized squeegee blades, squeegee grinder, peripherals as well as special application solutions. It is clear, that RK-S considers the production of state of the art high quality blades as a science rather than a side activity. That is why RK-S considers high quality and innovation as the top priorities.

UPrint Technologies
UPrint Technologies is a solution provider for the graphics printing industry. The RK-S philosophy fits seamlessly with UPrint Technologies’ product portfolio. The unique material composition of RKS squeegees are adjacent to the high quality Mesh of UPrint Technologies. The combination of high quality squeegee and Mesh will contribute to print quality, print efficiency and reduction of squeegee consumption.

With the addition of the RK-S squeegee program, UPrint Technologies provides the label printer a “one stop shopping” experience, with Mesh, End Rings, Gear Wheels and recently also squeegees.

Discover the unique benefits by yourself
Simply give us a call and request your free sample. We will tailor our samples to your unique printing technology.

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