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Fabric suggestions

Discussion in 'Hewlett Packard' started by bigben, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. bigben

    bigben Moderator

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    Hi folks, I'm looking for fabric to make tear drop flag and I've never printed on fabric before with my l26500. So what's are your suggestions?

    I you have other fabric possibilities, let me know also.

    Thanks.
     
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  2. EddyCTeckers

    EddyCTeckers New Member

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    Hi,

    I work with a MUTOH RJ-900 using die-sub.
    Not very familiar with your printer but I know the fabric we use is a 40oz direct-to-fabric material and it works wonderfully, the price is also very reasonable.

    You should check it out. Display-wholesale.com

    We can send you a sample media kit free of charge.
     
  3. ProColorGraphics

    ProColorGraphics Very Active Member

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    Do you work at this place? You sure push them a lot. You have 3 posts and they all say to try display-wholesale.com
     
  4. EddyCTeckers

    EddyCTeckers New Member

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    Just being friendly.

    I know printing fabric can be a nightmare.

    cheers! :smile:
     
  5. Sign Eagle

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    I like Neschen's VariTex Deco Frame 250. It does not have any coating required for solvent printing so it is soft and relatively wrinkle resistant, prints well in our HP L25500.
     
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    What did you find is the best way to load this and get it to go straight? I have a 60" roll of this and it's a pain to get it loaded correctly. I keep getting the "skew error".
     
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    What did you find is the best way to load this and get it to go straight? I have a 60" roll of this and it's a pain to get it loaded correctly. I keep getting the "skew error".
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    Tape the lead edge of the cloth to a 24-36" length of adhesive back vinyl or thin plastic that feeds easily into the machine (full width of the machine). Load the machine with vinyl, then advance to the cloth.
     
  8. P Wagner

    P Wagner Very Active Member

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    If you are looking for a single piece of fabric (where the ink is penetrating through to both sides), I would look into the Aberdeen 2812 Flag material. I have successfully printed on this with the HP L26500, and while the fabric is a very open weave (needed to obtain the ink penetration), it holds ink well.

    If you want to put a blocker in the middle, and then sew the three together, you can obtain more opacity, but it will cost more to produce using this method.
     
  9. P Wagner

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    This is precisely what HP has done on the L26500, using thin film and magnets.
     
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