The solvent printing is a method of printing with solvent inks, which substitute the traditional water-based inks in a plotter.
Solvent may be used on every surface with PVC. It is especially used on surfaces resistant to water-based inks.
The solvent printing is mostly used in case of large-format printouts, and the type of prints which are characterized with durability and resistance to weather conditons for the longer periods of time, usually for several years.
The solvent inks are resistant to multiple factors, including the UV rays exposure, and usually they do not require the lamination. Their disadvantage is the lesser precision in comparison to water-based inks, which in case of the large-format printouts is not a hindrance (for medium-format printouts watched from the close distance the water-based pigment inks are used instead of solvent pigment inks).