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can anyone print to the edge on aluminum

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Wraps ink, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. Wraps ink

    Wraps ink Member

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    I have some aluminum signs I need to get to a customer and Im duplicating some that they had made by another company but were very unhappy with customer service. they are 18"x24" 0.40 aluminum screen printed everyone I have spoken to says they cant print to the edge on aluminum. I need some help here
     
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  2. CS-SignSupply

    CS-SignSupply Very Active Member

    PM Sent
     
  3. synergy_jim

    synergy_jim Very Active Member

    just go UV flatbed and then it's not an issue....
     
  4. ChicagoGraphics

    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

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    They can be hand screen printed but not many compaines do it that way anymore.
     
  5. Edna

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    print it on bigger sheets then cut it to size. priddy easy to do.
    Or print it on media and apply it to the aluminum and the trim the media two the edge.
     
  6. Gino

    Gino Major Contributor

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    Called grippers if you're talking screen printing. On a flatbed, it's a piece of cake, except you don't have the durability time frame on your side.
     
  7. BobCap

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    I've dye sublimated signs that size many times. Bleeds are no issue.

    Let me know if I can help.

    Bob Cap
    AAI
    Gilbert, MN
     
  8. Wraps ink

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    anyone know a good supplier who can print with a flat bed on these and how durable is the ink?
     
  9. FireSprint

    FireSprint Very Active Member

    We can print on a larger sheet and cut off the excess.
     
  10. Wraps ink

    Wraps ink Member

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    they are willing to down size the signs in order to prin to the edge
     
  11. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

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    Not seeing the problem...we do this all the time. 1) print film 24.2"x18.2" 2) Laminate 3) Apply to 18"x24" blank 4)trim film from edge.
    Mosh's $ step process....DOAH!!!
     
  12. Wraps ink

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    900 signs, thats alot of printing and sticking trying to go the fast easy cheaper route
     
  13. Coloradosigns

    Coloradosigns Major Contributor

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    can you screen print? What's the image like?
     
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