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Printers on planes


Engineers from Airbus have developed a specific model inkjet printer, which will allow you to print colored livery of varying difficulty directly on the aircraft.

Thanks to this device will be able to achieve accurate colors and photorealistic images. the experimental model of the printer.

Also new painting technology will reduce the time of application of the safety and prolong the service life of the marked images. The advantage of this method of painting also in the fact that, unlike a standard film with a ready image, are glued to the side of the aircraft, the pictures printed by ink jet printers, do not exfoliate and do not crack under the influence of pressure drops and temperatures.

Printing photo images on planes to be produced by the classical technology that is now the conventional ink-jet printers for paper. After applying the livery will be further covered by a transparent protective film which will preserve the presentable appearance of figure for a long time.

Thanks to the development of the engineering Department of Airbus in the next couple of years the aircraft livery can become true works of art, because this method of printing will allow you to put images of any size and of any complexity.

New technology of application of the livery is currently under testing. It is expected that certification of paints, varnishes and related processes will take place in the first half of 2015.

Category: Airway
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Date of publication: 15.09.2014

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