Direct to substrate printing is just like it sounds. It allows printing directly onto the chosen substrate. This service allows a graphic image or sign to be printed directly on the the flat panel of wood or whatever directly from your digital file. Another name for the direct to substrate printing process is UV flatbed printing. Graphics printed with this method employ UV curable inks. The inks are put down and will cure onto most any flat rigid substrate. The panel should be under 4” thick. The UV light source causes an “instant dry.” This direct to substrate printing process yields a high quality image meaning they have great color saturation and are tack sharp. UV direct prints are durable and stand up to normal traffic. The types of surfaces typically used are glass, plexiglass, metal, wood, plastics, and a variety of papers. UV direct printing opens up creative floodgates for creating rich textural displays and signs. The UV flatbed printer at our location has a bed which is four by eight feet.