We think that printing should be flexible and adaptable, which is why we have utilised our years of photographic printing experience offer Direct to Media UV printing for photographers, artists, interior designers and individuals alike.
What is Direct to Media UV Printing?
Direct to Media UV Printing is a large format, full colour plus white, ultra-fine inkjet printing process which allows artwork to be printed directly on to virtually any flat surface up to 3m x 2m and up to 60mm in depth, or larger sizes using roll-to-roll printing, giving artists greater flexibility in the production of larger works.
The nine colour channels are loaded with CMYK plus two light colours alongside white and a varnish and separate primer. With an improved 9 picolitre output for fine art applications, our brand new Swiss Q Nyala offers improved precision printing on an extended range of substrates.
These ultra-fine droplets of ink are deposited directly on to the printing media which is then almost instantly cured, or dried by UV (ultraviolet) light. The specially developed ink droplets are bonded to the surface of your chosen media – giving you a smooth, stable, abrasion resistant and long-lasting image which is weather-resistant for up to five years.
Why Should I Choose Direct to Media UV Printing?
Since 2013, we have worked with artists, photographers and interior designers to produce artwork using using: Wood, Metal, Rubber, Glass, Mirrors, Plastics, Textiles, Ceramics, Stone and a whole range of composite materials including Dibond, Foamboard, Perspex, Acrylic, Styrene, PVC, Vinyl, Canvas, Paper and Card, and many others. With little to no heat emitted from the LED lights, the Swiss Q Nyala LED printer offers new solutions for the challenges of printing heat-sensitive media such as paper or fabrics, offering unparalleled new possibilities for printing on extended substrates.
Added varnish enables a new high gloss, or matte surface and the ability to further intensify pieces with tactile finishes. The scope for such printing is vast: printed selectively or across the whole expanse of the piece.
Direct to Media UV Printing is suitable for both interior and exterior display, creating new possibilities to showcase your work. For outdoor applications, Direct to Media printing is weather resistant for up to five years.
Lower power consumption, zero harmful constituents and ozone and modest maintenance requirements keep the environmental footprint of Direct to Media printing small.
With Direct to Media UV Printing, we aim to push boundaries and explore the possibilities – if we haven’t printed on something before, it certainly doesn’t mean that we wouldn’t want to and we’d be very happy to give it a try…
ChromaLuxe Fine Art Printing
For images printed to aluminium, we also offer ChromaLuxe Fine Art printing; a unique service in London.
Our ChromaLuxe Fine Art Printing service uses a process called ‘dye sublimation’ to produce images on slimline aluminium and offers the flexibility of a matte or gloss finish. The two-step process physically fuses the images with the metal and the resulting prints have an intense depth that is comparable to traditional Cibachrome prints. Alongside this, prints produced in this way are also water, fire, chemical and abrasion resistant and exclusive in London to Genesis Imaging. Find out more…
What Our Clients Say About Our Direct to Media UV Prints:
During the 80’s and 90’s there was a large selection of good labs to work with in London – Genesis is a rare find these days. They deliver an excellent balance of photographic printing and presentation services at very realistic costs, produced by a team that have a full understanding of what quality and detail actually means. The team at Genesis have huge reservoirs of tolerance to make the many fine tweaks and changes required to ensure the final print is exactly as it should be and often complete the job within (uncomfortably) tight deadlines – I’ll give you a call tomorrow Ken, any chance of having it done by 5pm?
Professional Photographic Printing. Lead by Innovation: