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DIY Anti-Static

Discussion in 'Digital Printing' started by rjssigns, Mar 25, 2020.

  1. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

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    I searched and read posts pertaining to anti-static wire/cord for printers. Didn't find too much other than buying a kit. Since I'm stuck here I'd like to put my own together unless it's cheaper to buy premade.
     
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    what is your application. I like using Jemmcord and similar things to run across in and out areas of machines.
     
  3. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

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    Mutoh 1624x
     
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    If you're working in a smaller office/shop you might think about picking up a cheap hygrometer (humidity sensor) from Amazon too. Between that, the tinsel, and a cheap humidifier you should be able to tackle static pretty well. Keeping the relative humidity at or above 30-35% really helps knock the dust out of the air too. 40-45% is my sweet spot, but in the winter I'll take 32-34.
     
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  7. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

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    Yup. Currently running between 46 to 50 percent humidity. Ran a humidifier during the coldest part of winter. Bought 8 cases of distilled water for it. Two left.
     
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    I agree with all the suggestions- BUT be careful ordering on Amazon right now - check delivery dates that they arent pushed to mid April.
    Check eBay or other sources for now.
     
  9. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

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    I just did. April 24th is the soonest. My tech told me Monday that next day is now six day.:confused:. My how quickly things change.
     
  10. DrunknMonk

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    thats my version for the laminator, not sure if it works well, I still get shocks.
     

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  11. zspace

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    The picture shows cable connected to a painted surface. Bare metal contact would give it a better shot.
     
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  12. Jester

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    I've read that the anti-static treatment must be applied to the web of your vinyl where it isn't touching the printer's platen or rollers:

    "The Coupling Effect or how a static charge can be masked.
    It is important to appreciate that a charged material must be located in "free space" in order for a static neutraliser to do its job. If the non-conductive, charged material is placed against any surface, the electrostatic field is collapsed and, hence, the material appears neutral. For example, as a web of charged material passes over a grounded roller, the electrostatic field will look as follows:

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    The electrostatic charge has not been removed or neutralised and is merely being masked by the roller." https://www.fraser-antistatic.com/en/static-control-for-the-converting-industry
     
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    The machines are already grounded. Use an existing unpainted screw or drill a small hole and just tie the string to the machine. Static string is all you need.
     
  15. RICHARD SIMMONS

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    Thanks BIG !! Excuse me if I still dont understand. I'll fix one end to the machine, and where the other end??
     
  16. DrunknMonk

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  18. RICHARD SIMMONS

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  19. BIG EASY DOES IT

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    The way we do it both ends are tied to the machine. The static grounds through the body of the machine and out the plug.
     
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