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Anyone gone from eco-sol to HP Latex then back?

Discussion in 'Hewlett Packard' started by MIMO, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. MIMO

    MIMO Member

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    Has anyone gone from an eco-solvent machine (any make) to using HP Latex machines then abandoned the HP to go back to an eco-solvent machine? I'm talking about having first hand experience with both and then opting for an eco-sol set up?

    We aren't abandoning our HP L25500s, no machine can do everything, but after two years of experience with two 60" HP L25500s, we are adding capacity and are fairly close to bringing in an eco-sol machine for some of the media the HP Latex printers simply can't handle well (smooth, high quality double sided pvc layflat banner is the biggest one). The L25500 was our first entry into the outdoor market, strictly aqueous before that like many L25500 owners, and it's been a love / hate relationship with these things :). Thought people might find that interesting and wanted to know if anyone had gone down the same path.
     
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  2. Coloradosigns

    Coloradosigns Major Contributor

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    We own both latexand Solvents. Use both of them.I mostly try to use the latex machines, and can run most materials through. for D/S banners, i usually just print on single sided, and hem around the back. Added strength, and just about the same price.

    Use the solvents for everything except wraps.
     
  3. MIMO

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    Yeah, I think you put us onto that formula for d/s pole banners, it's been really good so thanks again...they can take enough wind to take the freakin' pole down :) Our background (being AQ) led us into POP for fashion retail here in Canada where we need a nice low profile, dead flat d/s banner to hang in windows and overhead, and of course for the all mighty banner stand (I've always hated using aq film plus lamination). We are managing, but always looking to improve. Thanks.
     
  4. Coloradosigns

    Coloradosigns Major Contributor

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    For popup, i use polypropylene 9mil. It works and prints awesome on the latex
     
  5. ProColorGraphics

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    What brand? Ive tried some, but it curled like crazy afterwards. It did rib nice though.
     
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    signswi Very Active Member

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    Intellicoat Pos Pro +200 works great.
     
  7. Coloradosigns

    Coloradosigns Major Contributor

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    Grimco sells it. It's either SIHL 3629 or the 3408.

    Also when i'm desperate i order "POPUP" from fellers. It's really nice.
     
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