In order to differentiate its TV screens within the marketplace, Korea-based LG Electronics is incorporating inkjet-printed graphic designs onto the curved “bezel” or frame of its TV screens.
To accomplish this LG purchased 24 DYSS Apollo RF260, 2.6 meter by 1.8 meter flatbed UV printers from UK-based B&P Graphic Supplies. DYSS designed a flatbed printer with the flatbed split into 4 quarters, with each of the quarters capable of moving independently.
The printer controller gives the operator the ability to load four frames of 37”, 42” or 47” TVs into special jigs, and are thus able to replace a completed unit whilst others are still printing for optimized production efficiency.
All 24 printers are currently installed at LG’s factory in Korea, though eight of the machines will be moved to the production line in Poland.