Solvent printing

Peculiarities of solvent printing

Solvent printing is a type of ink jet printing, where a composition based on solvent is used as ink. Due to solvent such inks erode the top layer of the material and allow color pigments to take hold in it. This type of printing is sufficiently resistant to external factors (sun, water, temperature and humidity fluctuations) and versatile.

Some 10 years ago, solvent printing was the most popular in the world method of roll materials coverage for large format outdoor advertising.

Today, it is still widely used exclusively for large format products, where it is necessary to cover large areas and high printing resolution is not required.

Generally, such images are viewed at a distance from a few dozen to several hundred meters. This area of using solvent printing is explained by its properties:


– minimum cost of ink (3-4 times cheaper than other types of ink for large format printing);

– resistance to all kinds of external influences;


– solvent in the ink is harmful for the health and the environment;

– the ink has strong smell, which does not disappear for a long time;

– it is difficult to achieve high printing resolution necessary for indoor advertising.

Univest Advertising Production produces solvent print in Kiev at a modern equipment complex (3 industrial printers with 3.2 m width by HP Scitex, a leading brand). Due to the year-round work in a 24/7 mode and the use of original solvent inks all billboards and wall advertising for outdoor advertising are produced in the shortest possible time with the correct color. The specialists of Univest Advertising Production provide solvent printing without “ghost pattern”, ink set-off, jams and other typical artifacts. The product get final appearance in our postpress shop where cutting, lamination, welding, installation of eyelets, and any other postpress operations are performed.

How does the print go?

Action 1

Preparing the layout and sending it to the machine

Action 2

Processing the file with a raster processor

Action 3

Tensioning of roll of material in the printer

Action 5

Fixing of the ink on the material in the heater

Action 4

Applying ink by jet method (using printing heads)

What materials can be used for print?

The most popular media for solvent printing are all kinds of banners and banner mesh, blueback paper, city paper, awning fabric, scrolling paper, film

What can be printed?

Today, solvent is most often used for billboards, city-lights, banners and wall advertising for outdoor advertising, scrolls, awnings.

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