Here at RGC we have an Eco-Solvent wide format printer that will allow us to print over a metre in width on Heavy Poster Papers, Wall Paper, Thin Plastics and selected fabrics/PVC & Mesh Banner Material.

To Work, It Has To Stick
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The solvent is really a carrier fluid to keep the ink in liquid form for jetting, and once the ink has been applied, the solvent evaporates. Most printers use forced drying in the form of heat to speed up the process. Non-aqueous liquids are used for the carrier fluid or solvent, as it is easier to produce a waterproof image using resins that are not water-soluble.

This enables us to print Wallpaper, Large Signs, Banners and much more

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