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Need Help How to determine the right heat setting on Latex 560?

Discussion in 'Hewlett Packard' started by Lindquist, Mar 27, 2020.

  1. Lindquist

    Lindquist Member

    Dec 27, 2011
    My operators and I are still relatively new to working with our HP Latex 560. We have not really worked with custom profiles, and now I am running into a problem that I do not know how to solve. I had some training scheduled, but it was all postponed due to COVID-19, and now I'm in a bind.

    I had to order some different vinyl because I needed a special size - 64" wide roll. The only brand/type of vinyl that Grimco could sell me at this size is Orajet 3612.

    Normally, I print on an intermediate Briteline vinyl using the generic vinyl settings with only a couple of tweaks. Those settings are deforming the Orajet.

    So, I went looking for a media profile from the manufacturer, but I ran into the same problem that I run into almost all the time when I try this - all of the profiles are for an HP Latex 360 - not a 560. I've tried to use those profiles anyway, but they don't upload to the machine properly.

    Then, we tried to make a custom profile. It got the first job done a few weeks ago after a lot of hassle (and many reprints), but now I need it again and it's deforming the vinyl.

    How do I figure out what the correct media settings (especially heat) are for a material? I've followed HP's official step-by-step written guide several times, but it doesn't go into detail about how to know when you have it right.
  2. cstone94

    cstone94 Pro-Graphx

    Feb 22, 2016
    United States
    Do you mean 3621? I've never heard of 3612. I've printed a full roll of 3621 without issue on my 570. Just had to make a custom profile. It's a monomeric film so it does not like heat. I can help you if you'd like.
  3. FrankW

    FrankW Very Active Member

    Oct 19, 2008
    Regularly, the Settings of the generic profiles are a good way to start.

    On the other side, there is the HP Media Solutions Locator were you can find the settings of the media profiles for the 360, and you can start using that settings to build your profiles.

    And then, with that settings, try and error.

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