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can you print on gloss silver w/ cut contour?

Discussion in 'Mutoh' started by SummitSignsandmore, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. SummitSignsandmore

    SummitSignsandmore Active Member

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    Anyone know how or if you can print on gloss silver w/ registration marks and successfully cut?
     
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  2. gabagoo

    gabagoo Major Contributor

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    you probably can but your colours will change
     
  3. SummitSignsandmore

    SummitSignsandmore Active Member

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    The color dosent matter its just black on silver.

    BTW mutoh VJ & Q54 Vinyl Express
     
  4. luggnut

    luggnut Very Active Member

    its hard for my setup to find the registration marks ... i had to set it up in flexi with a box around it that left a little room between the box and the design ,box with no fill but a stroke , then i knew the exact size of the box. so i stuck white vinyl down on the silver far enough in that the edges of the box and the marks would print on the white. so my cutter could then find the marks.
     
  5. Finishline Signs

    Finishline Signs Active Member

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    We have printed both blue and black on Oracal 651 silver and coutour cut with no problems. My Graphtec had no problems reading the registration marks.
     
  6. SummitSignsandmore

    SummitSignsandmore Active Member

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    How could you have printed registration marks on black and have the cutter read them?? NO WAY

    My cutter wont even read them on gloss silver....
     
  7. Finishline Signs

    Finishline Signs Active Member

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    We printed blue and black on Silver vinyl. Your question was about printing on silver.
     
  8. Graphics2u

    Graphics2u Very Active Member

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    I have printed black on silver 651. prints fine. Registration is another story! I use a mutoh cutter and it won't read the mutoh registration box either. I've managed a work around but it's kind of a hassle.

    I would say you need to manually align the registration marks if you can do that. I have heard of others putting scotch tape over the registration marks to take the glare off and that seemed to help. Matte laminate might work also.
     
  9. SummitSignsandmore

    SummitSignsandmore Active Member

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    Yes That it my issue... finding the registration marks. I'll try the scotch tape thing Thanks
     
  10. SummitSignsandmore

    SummitSignsandmore Active Member

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    no luck. I guess I'll order some Orcal and see if that works. I was trying to pull this off on LG...
     
  11. synergy_jim

    synergy_jim Very Active Member

    My roland reads them on mirror chrome vinyl no problem.....
     
  12. randya

    randya Very Active Member

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    You may need to pick standard targets instead of the Mutoh box and do a manual find of the targets.
     
  13. SummitSignsandmore

    SummitSignsandmore Active Member

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    I dont use the box I use the 1" marks. But I have neve done a manual alignment.. I'll give that a try
     
  14. Graphics2u

    Graphics2u Very Active Member

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    Manual alignment will work it's just a little more involved setting it up to cut.
     
  15. msenjur

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    i have also printed on oracal silver 651, but prints were so nice! i printed some black logos, but there were lines... color didn't sit down nicely... with cutting there were no problems. But if i get such problem i use paper tape, in decal it around places, where it reads the aligement plotting, so that there is no gloss effect around the lines...
     
  16. omgsideburns

    omgsideburns Very Active Member

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    my graphtec picks them up on reflectives, beige, silver.. the only colors i've had problems with are dark colors like brown.. i just stuck tape down where the crop marks are being printed...

    i've also had success post print by masking around the crop marks with tape.
     
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