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ij35c Grainy on Mimaki

Discussion in 'Mimaki' started by JLevesque, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. JLevesque

    JLevesque New Member

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    Hey guys, I just got a roll of ij35C and I cant get a good print. everything is grainy. Ive tried several profiles and nothing seems to print nicely. I was using a cheap drytac material with the Avery3000 profile and every colour was always solid and ink like. Does anyone know of a good profile or setup for this vinyl with the mimaki cjv130-150? id be grateful! ive tested about 10 different ones so far.

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  2. BIG EASY DOES IT

    BIG EASY DOES IT Very Active Member

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    I can't imagine just a media change like that would affect the prints that much. Have you tried running other materials since this issue? Usually grainy to me, means print heads aren't lined up properly or there is an advance feed issue. But if it was an advance issue it would show up more as banding through the prints.
     
  3. JLevesque

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    yes, I switched back to the drytac and it prints perfectly.
     
  4. Active Sign

    Active Sign The Boss

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    I have seen some strange things with IJ35C matte recently. Weird flows on the print surface like the coating drips as it’s being manufactured. I switched to Oracal and love it.

    Try using Avery MPI 1105 profile. We run this profile for most materials with great results on our CJV.
     
  5. JLevesque

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    I’ll give that one a try today. Thanks for the suggestion! I do notice some strange blotches on the ij35c everyonce and a while also. I’ll try and get some pics up later also.
     
  6. tooler82

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    Mine was the same way. If you can wait, I’ll let you know Monday what profile I got to work perfectly. What program are you using though? Mimaki or Flexi?
     
  7. JLevesque

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    Im using Rasterlink. Id really appreciate you sharing with me what you've got to work.
     
  8. Jb1983

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    3m ij180cv3-10, 8 pass profile worked the best on pretty much every media I ever ran thru my Mimaki….
     
  9. tooler82

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    It didn’t for me. It was fuzzy around all the print for my IJ35C
     
  10. tooler82

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    Ok I use FDC 7262 gloss white but mine is for Flexi and cjv30-130 so mine won’t help.
     
  11. tooler82

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    Sorry. Was hoping I could find it for you
     

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  12. JLevesque

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    Thanks anyways! The search continues.
     
  13. tooler82

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    Looks like they only work with Mimaki on Flexi or onyx
     
  14. JLevesque

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    Thats weird. It doesnt make sense to me that the vinyl wont work with Rasterlink. What really doesnt make sense, is the fact that they actually released a profile for this vinyl specifically, yet its so terrible haha
     
  15. tooler82

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    That is weird. 3M didn’t have the one for me but just tried a bunch until one was close to the color on the screen and printed perfect.
     
  16. JLevesque

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    Grimco switched out the roll, It was faulty. The new one prints perfectly
     
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