Pure Theatre, designer and manufacturer of home cinema systems, has used Quality Print Services’ (QPS) expertise, as well as Nazdar inks, to achieve ‘perfect, smooth black’ borders for its projector screens.

The Telford-based company, established in 2003, installed an MT Refretonics 3.2m UV digital inkjet printer two years ago to print the black borders for the projection screen used in consumer and professional AV installations. When getting consistent dense blacks proved problematic, it got in touch with QPS, the main UK distributor of Nazdar digital inkjet ink products.

‘Most AV businesses either spray or weld borders onto their screens, but we decided to go with the high-tech option of printing them,’ explained managing director Chris Pettitt. ‘However, we were struggling to achieve a consistent smooth black finish, so called Chris Bailey and the QPS team to see if they could help.

‘QPS immediately recommended Nazdar UV LED inks. On Chris’ advice, we also added some silicone heat pads to the header tanks which ensured we were able to maintain the temperature at a constant 40 degrees. Following the recommendation, we saw a huge improvement in our printed output and now are able to consistently print perfect smooth black borders on our projector screens.’

Nazdar’s UV LED inks have been designed to be used on a variety of substrates and to be suitable for PoP displays, durable graphics and banners where colour fidelity and adhesion are of primary importance.