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Any profile suggestions for poster paper on a mimaki with ss21?

Discussion in 'Mimaki' started by Notarealsignguy, Mar 9, 2020.

  1. Notarealsignguy

    Notarealsignguy Member

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    Any recommendations for what profile to print onto briteline 9mil semi gloss photo paper? Printer is a mimaki cjv150 with SS21 inks. Will a gpvc work ok?
    I looked at Sihl and grimco for a canned profile but neither had one.
     
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    Pixels Are Bad Mmmkay? Very Active Member

    We use a Mimaki generic PVC profile on our Sihl papers and they print just fine, although we really don't do much that is color critical.
     
  3. Notarealsignguy

    Notarealsignguy Member

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    Thanks. Do you have to up the passes or do any adjustments vs vinyl?
     
  4. Pixels Are Bad Mmmkay?

    Pixels Are Bad Mmmkay? Very Active Member

    That's a little touchy. On one hand, you want nice print quality, but on the other hand, you don't want your paper to warp. I don't know how your paper is, but with the Sihl TriSolv paper that we use, we get some warping if the paper hangs out over the heater too long, so I usually run somewhere around 16 pass and just cut the posters off the printer one by one as they come off. But if I feel that I have to use the take up reel for a large order, I'll usually bump it up closer to 24 passes to prevent ink rubbing off onto the back of the media and what little bit of warping we get usually isn't too bad. I just make sure I run a fan across the media as it goes onto the take up reel to help it cure faster and occasionally I'll roll the media on the take up reel back a little bit to let some air pass through the rolled up layers and then roll it back tight again and start the next set of prints. Poster paper is about my least favorite thing to print on just because I find it a little harder to find that perfect sweet spot.
     
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