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laminating question

Discussion in 'Digital Printing' started by signwizz, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. signwizz

    signwizz Active Member

    i printed some die cut stickers then laminated then put in then die cut but it was off.but when i do a print and cut with no lam they r perfect is that normal
    shane
     
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  2. WrapperX

    WrapperX Active Member

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    Do you have "profile" or type setting on your plotter? If so you should set one up for unlaminated vinyl and one for laminated vinyl. The cut depth and pressure is gonna be different for the two types and you might be getting a little resistance from the laminated vinyls which could - over the course of the cut - could pull the vinyl out of "alignment.
     
  3. Mike F

    Mike F Active Member

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    It might help if we knew what machine(s) you were using as well.
     
  4. signwizz

    signwizz Active Member

    sorry roland sp300 v
     
  5. ProWraps

    ProWraps Very Active Member

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    is it off horizontally or vertically? possible that maybe your laminator is stretching your media? not sure how that would happen but could be the case.
     
  6. Designer Wraps

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    How thick is the laminate you're using?
     
  7. signs+banners

    signs+banners New Member

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    did you run an environmental match before you cut?
     
  8. Double Diamond

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    We have a roland and compensate by creating a bleed if possible, smaller area by doing more groups instead of one big one, and we do a enviro match before print and before cut. The y axis usually is ok, but he x is off 1/8" avery 4' or so. J
     
  9. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    Some laminates create a little too much sloppiness from the glossiness and cause the media to move ever-so-slightly if your pinch rollers aren't tight enough.
     
  10. Mike Paul

    Mike Paul Major Contributor

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    Do a print/cut adjustment, do an environmental match, make sure your heaters are off and cooled down before cutting.
     
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