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Hello From Wisconsin

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by digimon81, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. digimon81

    digimon81 New Member

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    Hi All,

    Kyle here. Just Wanted to introduce myself. Been involved in screen printing since I was a little boy and my father ran a small screen printing shop out of our basement... then out of our garage... and now 25 years later we are doing it big. Just bought two digital printers about 7 or 8 months ago, Roland Versa Camm 540i and a Gerber Solar Ion X. Started checking out this site to see if anybody has any ideas on how to get Gerber UV ink to stick to acrylic. I've read one post yesterday which suggested using a spray on primer. Anybody else want to weigh in on my dilemma? :thankyou:
     
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  2. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    welcome from cali :thumb:
     
  3. threeputt

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    Welcome to the forum from the Great Pacific Northwest!

    Not totally sure this would work, but if practicable, I think I'd experiment with something called Dura-Coat Enamel Receptive. It's a milky, waterbase
    liquid which dries clear and very fast.

    Roll it on with a fine nap roller like a foam roller.
     
  4. The Big Squeegee

    The Big Squeegee Major Contributor

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    Welcome from OK
     
  5. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    Welcome from PA.......................................
     
  6. digimon81

    digimon81 New Member

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    Thank You Bogie Man (three putt), I will give it a try. But between me and you... I'd rather be golfing ;)
     
  7. tomence

    tomence Very Active Member

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    :Welcome: from IL..........
     
  8. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

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    Greetings from Racine, WI!

    no experiences with UV inks, but if you can't get anything else to work... cant you just laminate with a clear UVink receptive material?
     
  9. digimon81

    digimon81 New Member

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    will do, thanx guys
     
  10. saktrnch

    saktrnch Member

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    Welcome from just down the street-Burnett (near Beaver Dam)
     
  11. Craig Sjoquist

    Craig Sjoquist Major Contributor

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    Welcome to a outstanding forum and people.
     
  12. jscarl

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    From mid Michigan.
     
  13. RMXGRAPHIX

    RMXGRAPHIX Member

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    Greetings from Oshkosh, WI
     
  14. tgrinds

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    Greetings from New Zealand...where everything prints backwards and upside down.
     
  15. seaserpent

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    My understanding from Gerber is the ion ink will stick well to extruded acrylic, but not cast acrylic. Haven't tried it ourselves.

    For what it's worth . . . If you need to print to something like .020 matte polycarbonate (reverse print) don't waste your time . . . unless . . . you buy this product:

    Kromaplex reverse print polycarbonate from Regal Graphics. It's made for solvent printing but prints great on the Gerber. One thing: Do not wipe with alcohol before printing. Cuts into the coating and is a mess. The coating is fairly sensitive. Must be very careful if back spraying with white. We gave up on that. What works one day, will not work tomorrow. Very strange. Laminating with white backing is perfect.

    www.regalgraphics.com
     
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    Welcome from Texas
     
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    Welcome from Skokie, IL :thumb:
     
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