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General Use Print Media? HP VS MetaMark?

Discussion in 'Vinyl' started by TXFB.INS, Jan 22, 2020.

  1. TXFB.INS

    TXFB.INS Very Active Member

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    Looking to change our general use Print Media.
    The currently used Media was discontinued and need a replacement.

    Has anyone used the
    • HP Prime Gloss Air GP
    • HP Optimal Gloss Air GRP
    • Metamark MD3A-B
    • Metamark MD5A-B
    These 2 products are listed as they come with free shipping

    Is there another option that has been tested / liked by others?
    Specifically anyone from the South, as the Sun is killer for us.

    printing on a Roland, using OEM CMYKLmLc

    was hoping to avoid the drawn out testing that we went through previously and getting stuck with a corner full of sample rolls.

    Thanks for the input
     
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  2. Bly

    Bly Very Active Member

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    We tried a few rolls of the HP Prime AF but found the adhesive was a bit weak.
     
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  3. SignMeUpGraphics

    SignMeUpGraphics Moderator

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    Metamark MD3A-B is an excellent all-rounder. We use it as one of our main vinyls.
    White point is great, blockout is good, never had a bad roll since we started stocking it.
    Matching laminate silvers for the first few days (even with heat assist) however it does go away eventually.
     
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  4. TXFB.INS

    TXFB.INS Very Active Member

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    Thanks for the comments / feedback.
     
  5. BigfishDM

    BigfishDM Merchant Member

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    What price range are you at, I have some great vinyls and a location in Texas.
     
  6. TXFB.INS

    TXFB.INS Very Active Member

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    Do you have a website with the specs & prices?
    I'll pass it along for the high ups to review.
     
  7. woolly

    woolly Active Member

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    we love the MD5 a B but we are in the UK as said laminate could be improved a little but as the overhaul performance being excellent we can forgive it that. been through a few others and happy to pay a little extra over others for proven performance.
     
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