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L25500 help

Discussion in 'Hewlett Packard' started by the graphics co, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. the graphics co

    the graphics co Active Member

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    Just installed the machine last week, today i am running duratex semigloss though it and i am about to give up on it. Tried every variation possible in the profile setup and the prints look terrible. there is visible patterns with in the print for the first 12" or so, then it clears up, tried adjusting the warmup temps and anything else i could throw at it...help. I have tried higher pass and lower pass setups with high and low temp settings, to no avail.:frustrated:
     
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  2. BigfishDM

    BigfishDM Merchant Member

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    http://hpl25500users.ning.com/

    This is a user group for that machine someone may be able to help. What type of material os duratex semigloss? I have a couple photo papers that print unreal in the latex and they are priced better then anything on the market.
     
  3. the graphics co

    the graphics co Active Member

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    The duratex is a 13oz scrim banner material
     
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    Typestries Very Active Member

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    Form our experience, there is one overseas manufacturer whose coating is incompatible with the 25500. I have the almost full rolls on the shelf if you want to try to disprove it. Arlon and ultraflexx print beautifully. Unless it's Ultraflexx blockout. Then you're up the creek.
     
  5. MachServTech

    MachServTech Very Active Member

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    Sounds like the extra dwell at the first 12" is overheating the media and releasing plasticizers preventing curing. Lowering the overall temp by 10% at a time until you get a good result is a good way to test. Also try increasing the airflow.
     
  6. the graphics co

    the graphics co Active Member

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    Thanks, i will give that a shot.
     
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