Golf balls, while unique in shape, are the perfect application for a UV printer. Customization in the golf industry has always been popular. Add a brand, name, or event. The possibilities are endless. UV flatbed printers make for an excellent gold ball printer when paired with custom tooling to ensure that the golf balls are held secure during printing.
This particular application was printed on our X5® UV flatbed printer. The X5® allows the operator to print in full-color graphics and varnish. Customization is easy because it is an all-digital process, allowing the operator to change the artwork on the fly. The X5® gives the flexibility to print a single golf-ball or hundreds. In this particular application, the X5® was able to print 231 golf balls in a single print cycle. Print multiple golf balls at once, or additional sporting goods like golf tees.
A special tooling fixture was created to house the golf balls. This traveling fixture sits on the table of the X5® UV flatbed printer and securely holds the parts as they travel into the machine and back out again. Tooling fixtures are often customized to the specifications of the part.
Personalized golf balls create a great branding opportunity or unique promotional product for those within the industry and UV ink creates a bond that will last countless whacks on the turf. The ink used was our S1 series UV ink. S1 is a durable UV ink that can withstand high abrasion and outdoor usage. S1 ink is vibrant offering stunning CMYK+W prints.