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Latex 115 substrate curling

Discussion in 'Hewlett Packard' started by mameighan, Oct 3, 2018.

  1. mameighan

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    Got my new printer yesterday. Heavy beast compared to my 1324

    Have setup and first few errors i successfully printed some test runs.

    Quality was good if a little slow with the curing etc.

    However when I removed the substrate the vinly started to roll itself up from the edges (not the wound edge)

    I am assuming this is due to the heat. Will the edge protectors avoid this? Reducing the curing (how low can I go?)?

    The curling was so bad that trying to hand laminate, mask or even put into a cutter would be pretty bad. I also do a lot of quick vinly posters that go out straight off the printer.

    Any advice would be appreciated

    Thanks
    Mark
     
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  2. Christian @ 2CT Media

    Christian @ 2CT Media Major Contributor

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    We need to know what you are printing on and your profile settings
     
  3. mameighan

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    Using the basic generic vinly setting and a bubble free 2 mil generic grey backed vinyl

    Not sure if this keeps.

    Seems more labor intensive than my 1324
     
  4. Christian @ 2CT Media

    Christian @ 2CT Media Major Contributor

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    What brand vinyl, and the generic printer profile is way off, you should really build a better profile.
     
  5. ikarasu

    ikarasu Very Active Member

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    Cheap vinyl tends to curl. You can slow down the print and turn the heat down to reduce it... but I've found all the cheap $100 a roll medias curl pretty bad. Move up to a brand name polymeric calandered for your cheap stuff... bout $200 a roll instead of $100, but it fixes 99% of the curling issues.
     
  6. Christian @ 2CT Media

    Christian @ 2CT Media Major Contributor

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    I don't agree with that, I print 10+ rolls a month of Arlon DPF510MT with zero curl issues and its only $100/roll
     
  7. mameighan

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    Could you tell me your settings used to make this work?
    Thanks
     
  8. Christian @ 2CT Media

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    We build all of our own profiles and settings... We run 6 pass 600dpi, 205degrees with 50% airflow.

    I don't know if our 365 or 570 profiles work in the 115 but I can always send you the oml when I get to office.
     
  9. ikarasu

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    My example was using CAD - I always forget most people on here are from USA. I've never used Arlon... Only our small supplier has it. Checking on price of the dpf510 it's $160 a roll. Equivalent to ij35 price for us.

    My $100 a roll example was meant for cheap housebrands / absolute cheapest stuff you can buy.

    I find the curling is mainly.because of the backing paper - cheap vinyls have really thin paper, most of the name brands tend to use decent thickish liner, even on their promotional rolls.

    I've only put about 10 different media's through my latex though, and only one of the media's constantly curled no matter the temp / passes we used. A cheap $100(cad) no name roll I bought as my garbage media to use for alignment and tests.
     
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