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DC4sx Printing on Polycarbonate?

Discussion in 'Digital Printing' started by Chani, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. Chani

    Chani New Member

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    Does anyone know if the Summa DC4 printers will print on polycarbonate?

    And if so, where would I find 24 or 30 inch pc? Preferably 20-30 mils thick.

    I can find media for the Edge, but our printer won't take 15 inch media. :frustrated:
     
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  2. Jim Doggett

    Jim Doggett Very Active Member

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    Hi Chani,

    You might want to check with Summa on that. I seem to recall that the DC1 and DC2 would, but that it burned through heads much faster. But I think the DC3/4 printer-cutter didn't print on it as well.

    Maybe that's changed. But you should check in case you might damage your print head.

    Jim
     
  3. G-Artist

    G-Artist Active Member

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    Your local plastics supply house probably could provide what you need and many will cut for free or very low cost.

    Years ago we screen printed a bunch of logos/legends using that stuff and it went into changeable letter track.
     
  4. Chani

    Chani New Member

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    Thank you, Jim. I'll be talking with Summa today, so I'll double-check with them. :)

    I hadn't thought of that. We bought some 24x48 polycarbonate, but because of where the back sensor on this machine is I'm not sure we could even use it, so I was thinking of getting rolls of pc.

    Thanks to both of you! :)
     
  5. Chani

    Chani New Member

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    Well, Summa told me I could go ahead and try, so once we have a printing issue that we're having taken care of I'll give it a go. :)
     
  6. sjm

    sjm Member

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    How old is that printer? Even the original Edge is getting long in the tooth. Really I think you have nothing to lose.
     
  7. Chani

    Chani New Member

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    It's a week old now. We've had it since last Thursday.

    We're having a slight printing issue, but I'm talking to Summa about it.
     
  8. Steve Werner

    Steve Werner Member

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    Try Adhue in Minneapolis, they should have polycarbonate on the floor. Ask for Daryl
     
  9. Chani

    Chani New Member

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    Thanks! I will. :)
     
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