Small Format Flatbed UV LED Printers

Direct Jet 1024UVHS
Direct Jet 1024UV – See it in action!
Direct Jet 1014UV

UV printing doesn't have to be hard. Direct Color Systems® has mastered the art and science of UV LED ink and UV LED printing with this family of class-leading small-format UV LED inkjet printers. And with refillable UV LED ink cartridges, it's proof positive that UV LED printing need not break the bank.

The Direct Jet UV LED inkjet printers are unique offerings within the small-format UV LED flatbed market. These UV LED printers are extremely versatile, offering large table sizes and height allowances at an economical price point. They produce incredibly crisp text and vibrant, full-color images with outstanding solvent and abrasion durability on a variety of substrates, from wood and metals to ceramic tiles, plastics and glass.

Our new high-speed 1024UVHS model utilizes inline printing and produces breakthrough 3D textured prints.

  • Inline printing – print any combination of two or three of RIP 9's groups of white, color and clear print head channels simultaneously, inline in a single pass
  • Advanced RIP 9 software seamlessly integrates with industry-standard design programs (Photoshop, Illustrator, CorelDRAW, Color Byte)
  • TEXTUR3D™ 3-dimensional prints for a unique look and feel, plus standard flat prints
  • The 1024UVHS offers enhanced X-axis motion for up to 50% increase in throughput over the 1024UV and 1014UV*
Direct Jet UV LED Inkjet Printer Slideshow

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UV Printing Applications Include:
Signage | Cell Phone Covers | Plaques & Awards
Custom Promotional Items & Giveaways
Industrial Part Marking | OCR Text | Microchips
Dial Faces | Prints on Dark Substrates
And Much More!

  • White UV ink creates a very opaque image, allowing you to print vibrant colors onto virtually any colored or transparent substrate
    • Extremely user friendly; cartridges stationed on top of the print head remain in constant motion to correctly maintain the white ink in suspension
  • UV LED inks offer outstanding solvent and abrasion durability
    • Inks are very flexible and won't crack or flake off
    • 6-color ink set, including clear and white
    • Easy access via hinged cover (1024UVHS only)
    • Refillable cartridges
  • LED sensors automatically adjust head height to reduce print head strikes
  • Made in the USA – distributed globally

* Increased throughputs are file and resolution dependent. Determine optimal resolution prior to determining throughput.


Contact DCS or your nearest Authorized Representative today for additional information, to receive custom samples or to schedule a demonstration of these tabletop/desktop UV printers.

Note: Direct Jet 1024UV printer shown in video.


Direct Jet UV LED Printer Models

Direct Jet 1024UVHS - High-Speed Flatbed UV Printer Direct Jet 1024UV - Flatbed UV Printer Direct Jet 1014UV - Flatbed UV Printer
Direct Jet 1024UVHS Direct Jet 1024UV Direct Jet 1014UV
High-Speed UV Printer UV Printer UV Printer
Printable area: 10" x 24"
(254mm x 610mm)
Substrates up to 6" thick (152mm)
Printable area: 10" x 24"
(254mm x 610mm)
Substrates up to 6" thick (152mm)
Printable area: 10" x 14"
(254mm x 356mm)
Substrates up to 4" (102mm)
1024UVHS full specifications 1024UV full specifications 1014UV full specifications
PDF Spec Sheet PDF Spec Sheet PDF Spec Sheet

Direct Jet UV LED Printer Features

  • Optimized resolution of up to 5760 dpi
  • Maximum printable size 10" x 24" (254mm x 610mm) or 10" x 14" (254mm x 356mm)*
  • Accepts substrate thickness up to 6" (152mm) or 4" (102mm)*
  • Lead screw Y-axis motion control; Enhanced Y-axis Direct Drive Stepper Motor control on 1024UVHS
    • Optional Y-axis Module allows for pinpoint drive accuracy and repeatability for loads up to 20 lbs. (9.1 kg)
  • LED automatic head height adjustment
  • Economical head replacement cost
  • Adjustable power output for UV LED lamp (1024UVHS only)
  • Wide variety of commercial and industrial applications

* Model dependent

Direct Jet UV LED Printer Specifications


Colory Byte RIP 9

Printing Cycle Times – Direct Jet 1024UVHS

Full bed printing.

DPI Direction Print Size Print Time
1440 x 720Bi-directional10" x 24" (254mm x 610mm)3 minutes 6 seconds
1440 x 1440Bi-directional10" x 24" (254mm x 610mm)5 minutes 55 seconds
1440 x 720Uni-directional10" x 24" (254mm x 610mm)7 minutes 4 seconds
1440 x 1440Uni-directional10" x 24" (254mm x 610mm)12 minutes 4 seconds

Cycle times represented above have been printed and timed using various print modes but are good faith estimates only. The data represents printing times only and does not include any RIP processing time. Actual times may vary based on computer speed, memory, etc.



Printing Cycle Times – Direct Jet 1024UV/1014UV

Full bed printing.

DPI Direction Print Size Print Time
1440 x 1440 Bi-directional 10" x 8" (254mm x 203mm) 2 minutes 9 seconds
1440 x 1440 Bi-directional 10" x 24" (254mm x 610mm) 5 minutes 55 seconds

Cycle times represented above have been printed and timed using bi-directional print modes but are good faith estimates only. The data represents printing times only and does not include any RIP processing time. Actual times may vary based on computer speed, memory, etc.



Note about white ink: White ink contains Titanium Dioxide, which will settle out of the ink over a period of time. If the printer has been resting for 6 hours or more, DCS recommends that the white ink cartridge be removed, shaken and reinstalled to ensure that the white pigment is properly mixed back into the ink before use.

UV Warning

UV LED Light Caution: You are dealing with an LED UV light source that may harm your health. Do not look directly into the UV light source or expose your hand or any part of your body/skin directly to the UV LED light source.

UV Ink Caution: LED UV inks contain mild skin irritants in their liquid form. Always wear safety goggles and gloves when handling the liquid LED UV ink. There may be some VOCs emitted from the uncured inks during and after the printing process that could slightly irritate the nose, eyes and throat. If the printer is running in a small confined area, the VOCs could build up and increase the irritation. DCS strongly recommends that the printer be operated in a well ventilated area to keep the VOCs to a minimum.