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Latex printing on Reflective

Discussion in 'Vinyl' started by blacknbart, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. blacknbart

    blacknbart Member

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    Is this possible? I have a HP L25500 Latex printer and I have a special customer request. :thankyou:
     
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  2. GB2

    GB2 Very Active Member

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    Absolutely, I do it all the time. Usually I print on 3M IJ5100R and laminate.
     
  3. Christian @ 2CT Media

    Christian @ 2CT Media Major Contributor

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    We print on 3M IJ680C for emergency vehicles all the time, it works awesome in our latex.
     
  4. jayhawksigns

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    Oracal here, but yep, it looks great.
     
  5. sinclairgraphics1

    sinclairgraphics1 Sinclair Graphics & Installations

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    What vinyl/heat settings do you use?
     
  6. BigfishDM

    BigfishDM Merchant Member

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    Use the Nikkalite it prints great in latex
     
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  7. blacknbart

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    Radical!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the feedback!!

    Awesome! Thanks for the feedback, I'll check my local suppliers for those reflective products. If there's any other information please post and share.

    Maybe I'll have pictures soon.

    Cheers.
     
  8. blacknbart

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    @ Jay Hawk! What kind of Oracal?

    Oracal : Oralite 5700 or 5600
     
  9. GB2

    GB2 Very Active Member

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    I use Flexi Photo Print RIP and I just use the profile for Brightline 3203, which has the following settings:

    Printer Mode: 2bpp, 10 pass, bidir, low ink, 40 speed
    Drying Temperature: 131
    Curing Temperature: 230
    Heat Airflow: 45
    Input Tension: 15
    Advance Factor: 0
    Vacuum: 25
    Warm Up Curing Temperature Offset: 32
    Cool Down Curing Temperature Offset: 32
    Cool Down Drying Temperature Offset: 32
    Minimum Drying Power: 1.2
    Warm Up Drying Temperature Offset 41
     
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  10. coyote

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    We have a reflective job coming up. How long does the latex ink stand up to weather, washing, and general abuse compared to vinyl or screen ink?
     
  11. GB2

    GB2 Very Active Member

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    The latex ink will stand up just as long as any solvent ink but I always laminate the reflective, therefore the durability is excellent.
     
  12. akuarela

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    Thanks, GB2!, I'm going to try it right now on my 365. Could not find a profile anywhere, even emailed 3M, although they claim that it works in Latex.

    I did the print per GB2s instructions and it went perfectly!
     
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  13. DrunknMonk

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