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epson gs6000 printing on polyethylene = watercolor prints

Discussion in 'Digital Printing' started by CalamityJay, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. CalamityJay

    CalamityJay Member

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    well i am not having luck printing on this material. I did a wiki search on it and it says that the polyethylene is highly resistant to acids and solvents. well that's just great when you are trying to print on it!

    I think the ink that is used on this material is mainly UV hence the watercolor look.

    Just seeing if anyone knows anything about using solvents on polyethylene!

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  2. Eric H

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    Pretty much like the wiki says not much sticks to polyethylene. For painting, gluing and applying vinyl you can heat treat the material with a torch, just a few quick passes is supposed to help adhesion. Not sure if that would help with what you are doing or not.
     
  3. CalamityJay

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    im actually trying a heat gun right now. it seems to help a little bit.

    Maybe a torch would work better!
     
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