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Can a Gerber Edge print on Oracal 851 Silver Metallic

Discussion in 'Gerber' started by txsurfer, Nov 3, 2006.

  1. txsurfer

    txsurfer Member

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    I have a job that is going to need about 40 pieces printed on the Oracal 851 Silver Metallic, the print is only black, and it will be dicut the shape of a helmet, I can supply art and materials. I have a SP540V and the inks are just not strong enough to print on the material, they are to transparent.
     
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  2. GB2

    GB2 Very Active Member

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    The Edge is definately capable and the preferred method for such an application.
     
  3. Gene@mpls

    Gene@mpls Very Active Member

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    We printed over 50yards of silver metallic Gerber 220 vinyl and laminated
    it for this trailer:

    http://www.signs101.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9853&highlight=longish

    It was printed on a 300V and I thought the coverage was *very* good. Now that I think of it you are probably using Roland max ink and I use Triangle
    MLD inks- that might be the difference. Gene
     
  4. txsurfer

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    I am using Max Inks, and I have played around with different profiles, black will print good on some of the colors, but when I try to print on the silver metallic, the black ink is transparent.
     
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    All of Oracal films are thermal printable.
     
  6. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    The fact is that the list is very short that lists the films you CANNOT print on with a Gerber Edge. We print on Oracal 751 silver practically everyday. We also wholesale to the trade if you want a quotation.

    BTW, the print image will last 3 to 5 years on either 751 or 851. There is very little reason to spend the extra money for 851 (10 year rated cast) when 751 cast is rated at 7 to 8 years.
     
  7. txsurfer

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    They only had 851 in stock in the color I needed, Fred, I will shhot you the art on Moday along with the specs. I owe you one anyway for opening some files for me a while back.
     
  8. iSign

    iSign Major Contributor

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    just to keep it in mind... if & when it might be the better choice, which it may be sometimes...

    Silver edge foils print real well on black vinyl. I always have silver foil on hand, but I don't always have silver vinyl on hand & also sometimes if a job has a lot of black. including black out to the cut edge, then printing silver on black is often my choice.
     
  9. ChiknNutz

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    Hey Doug...out of curiosity, how much do you use your Edge now that you've had your JV3 for a while? For some reason, I've always wanted an Edge or Summa thermal, but wonder if I'd use it enough. The Edge, especially, seems so stinkin' versatile.
     
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