METCASE digital printing facility for enclosures
Metal enclosures manufacturer METCASE has invested in the latest technology for cases and front panels printed with photo-quality legends, logos and graphics. Having first introduced digital printing five years ago, increased demand has now prompted the company to double its capacity. The updated equipment is slightly larger and 40% faster than the existing 1800 x 1800 dpi flatbed printer, and the company is using inks which are more scratch resistant.
METCASE digitally prints user-specified legends, logos and graphics on its 19″ rack cases, instrument enclosures and front panels. Digital printing is said to be quicker and easier than traditional silk screen and tampo methods, as there are no tooling costs, set-up is easy and there is low wastage. This helps to make customisation viable for low-volume orders.
The company can print in full-colour CMYK up to 1800 x 1800 dpi; the technology is suitable for painted or anodised metal surfaces (and plastics) with all different kinds of textures. Hard UV ink provides scratch resistance and a clear lacquer is applied on top for added protection. Simultaneous printing of colour and white speeds up production, the company says, while UV LED curing improves consistency and saves energy.
METCASE can print multiple panels or cases at once; the maximum object height is 150 mm. Digital printing enables the company to create different iterations more easily, making it simpler to add barcodes and QR codes to enclosures and front panels. Customers need only provide a high-resolution PDF or EPS file, or a DWG/DXF CAD file including the print details. Other formats are also possible.
Downloadable 3D models for enclosures and front panels are available on the website, allowing clients to modify the specifications and see how their components will look when installed. Other customisation services offered include custom sizes; custom front panels; CNC punching, folding, milling, drilling and tapping; fixings and inserts; painting and finishing.
For more information: https://www.metcase.com.au/en/Modifications-Finishing/Digital-Printing-Service.htm.
Phone: 02 4722 3388
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