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What's the difference between hard uv ink, neutral uv ink and soft uv ink

What's the difference between hard uv ink, neutral uv ink and soft uv ink

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Author: Ms Kyna Zhou.

Writing time: 2019-2-20An 


An Overview of the Three Ink Characteristics is Provided by a 6-Star Map

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Superinks Soft UV Ink

Advantages: 

Best folding endurance, good adhesion, good freezing toughness.

Disadvantages: 

Ink layer is too soft, and it is easy to leave scratch marks on the hard material.

Applicable media: 

Light cloth, soft film, wall cloth, wallpaper, car stickers, PVC film, PET lamp, canvas, 3P cloth, and other soft materials.


Superinks Ink ColoursK,C,M,Y,LC,LM,White,Gross
Superinks Ink PropertyFlexible UV curable ink
Best Printing Temperature45(printable range 40 - 50)
UV Wavelength395nm
Light Fastness Level(International Standard)Cyan:8 ,  Magenta:7-8 ,  Yellow: 8 ,  Black: 8
Outdoor Side LifeMore than 2 years
Maintenance-free Time2 weeks
Ink Layer Hardness (International Standard)5B
Normal Temperature Ink Stretch Ratio (25)>160%
Low Temperature Ink Stretch Ratio (5-10)>140%
Ink Layer Bending Crack Temperature<5
Water Resistant Level(0 Level without any Color Change)level 2
Acid Resistant Level(0 Level without any Color Change)level 4
Odor Level (0 level odorless)Finished printing: Level 4, 24 hours later: Level 1



Superinks Neutral UV ink


Advantages: 

Adhesion is good on various materials such as sheet and soft, no need to use coating, and has certain scratch resistance.

Disadvantages: 

The hardness is slightly lacking, and it is not suitable for materials with high hardness such as glass.

Applicable media: 

Acrylic, PS board, PVC foam board, KT board, etc.


Superinks Ink ColoursK,C,M,Y,LC,LM,White,Gross
Superinks Ink PropertyNeutral UV curable ink
Best Printing Temperature45(printable range 40 - 50)
UV Wavelength395nm
Light Fastness Level(International Standard)Cyan:8 ,  Magenta:7-8 ,  Yellow: 8 ,  Black: 8
Outdoor Side LifeMore than 2 years
Maintenance-free Time2 weeks
Ink Layer Hardness (International Standard)H
Normal Temperature Ink Stretch Ratio (25)>140%
Low Temperature Ink Stretch Ratio (5-10)>110%
Ink Layer Bending Crack Temperature<15
Water Resistant Level(0 Level without any Color Change)level 1
Acid Resistant Level(0 Level without any Color Change)level 2-4
Odor Level (0 level odorless)Finished printing: Level 3.5, 24 hours later: Level 1



Superinks Hard UV ink


Advantages: 

The ink layer has high hardness,good scratch resistance, good alkali resistance and acid resistance.

Disadvantages: 

Folding endurance is the weakest.

Applicable media: 

high-hard materials such as ceramic tiles, metal, wood, hard plastic, glass, small crafts.


Superinks Ink ColoursK,C,M,Y,LC,LM,White,Gross
Superinks Ink PropertyHard UV curable ink
Best Printing Temperature45(printable range 40 - 50)
UV Wavelength395nm
Light Fastness Level(International Standard)Cyan:8 ,  Magenta:7-8 ,  Yellow: 8 ,  Black: 8
Outdoor Side LifeMore than 2 years
Maintenance-free Time2 weeks
Ink Layer Hardness (International Standard)4H
Normal Temperature Ink Stretch Ratio (25)----
Low Temperature Ink Stretch Ratio (5-10)----
Ink Layer Bending Crack Temperature----
Water Resistant Level(0 Level without any Color Change)level 1
Acid Resistant Level(0 Level without any Color Change)level 1
Odor Level (0 level odorless)Finished printing: Level 3.5, 24 hours later: Level 1


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