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Epson Pro 4800 question

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Printers' started by Jim Hill, May 31, 2007.

  1. Jim Hill

    Jim Hill Active Member

    My question is with the Epson Pro 4800 and laminating vinyl will the colors hold up outside for say 3 to 5 years.

    I understand that the lamination might break down first depending on what part of the country you are located in.

    If any of you are using the 4800 for outside work with lamination please let me know any comments you might have.

    Thanks Jim Hill
     
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  2. wes70

    wes70 Very Active Member

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    I have some Epson 7800 ultrachrome ink prints that are laminated and have been outside for over 2 years with no signs of fade. I'm actually testing these prints along side some Roland PC-50 thermal prints. The thermal prints are starting to fade a little. Both prints were done at the same time and are predominately red (Canadian Flags). The Roland prints are not laminated. All prints are applied to a window facing southeast.

    The Epson print was printed on Rexam coated 4mil adhesive vinyl and laminated with SMF calendered vinyl. No de-lamination so far.

    Wes
     
  3. Urban Image

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    In Florida, no. You can expect to get about a year with lamination. Thank the South's nice, warm, beautiful weather.
     
  4. Pro Signs & Graphix

    Pro Signs & Graphix Very Active Member

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    The easy answer is "No".

    This is not to say that it is impossible to make the process work - we have done it. It is not always possible either. The problem is that there are literally many variables that need to be taken into account. By the time you are finished with the process of attempting to make the product last , you will find that it is easier, cheaper, and faster to sub your prints.
     
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