Welcome To Signs101.com: Largest Forum for Signmaking Professionals

Signs101.com: Largest Forum for Signmaking Professionals is the LARGEST online community & discussion forum for professional sign-makers and graphic designers.

 


  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Cleaning Substrates

Discussion in 'Flatbed Printers' started by Nate1n22, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. Nate1n22

    Nate1n22 Member

    53
    2
    8
    Jan 27, 2013
    Michigan
    We have the Fuji Acuity flatbed and lately I have been trying to cut down on white ink usage, because we're pretty much forced to print a coat of white to hide flaws in the material. I have done a lot of searching on this site and noticed a lot of people were using 99% IPA alcohol. So I went out and found some and tried using it today on some .040 styrene but still had wipe marks in it.
    I am scrubbing it with some polyester wipes that we have, and did wear some latex gloves.
    Does anyone have any tips or wiping techniques that they can share?
     
    Tags:
  2. FireSprint.com

    FireSprint.com Trade Only Screen & Digital Sign Printing

    We have used Rag-In-The-Box and 40/60 mix of IPA/Acetone in the past.
     
  3. RyanFelty

    RyanFelty Member

    110
    0
    18
    Dec 7, 2011
    Pennsylvania
    Styren does that to me sometimes but only when I didn't use enough alcohol. I spray a lot of alcohol on and use paper towels to clean. For some radon if I used a rag I always get streaks but paper towels work the best in my opinion. Try it once.. Us long strokes not circular motions. If you look at the refection off the styrene and you see streaks it will streak when printing. Also I have gotten styrene from some vendors that is dang near impossible to not get steaks it's junk. We get all of our styrene from Garbor because it prints great. Hope this might help.
     
  4. Nate1n22

    Nate1n22 Member

    53
    2
    8
    Jan 27, 2013
    Michigan
    I'll give the paper towel idea a try. We have real cheap junky paper towel, so I'll try to find some softer stuff.
    Thanks for the suggestions.
     
Loading...

Share This Page

 


Loading...