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looking 4 a good transfer tape for Gandi's UV SUN inks.....

Discussion in 'Flatbed Printers' started by KR3signguy, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. KR3signguy

    KR3signguy Very Active Member

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    currently our transfer tape does't adhere well to the UV ink & masking tape doesn't want to either untill you burnish it in, resulting in the inkchipping afterwards.

    Any suggestions?
     
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  2. Typestries

    Typestries Very Active Member

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    What are you trying to accomplish by taping? Surface protection?
     
  3. KR3signguy

    KR3signguy Very Active Member

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    to transfer a custon routed graphic.
    On rare occations we'll print a contour cut graphic which needs to have transfer tape for either our installer or the customer.I could easily switch to a solvent print but I'm looking for a tape that can work with the UV
     
  4. WDP

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    Sounds like you need a very low tack tape or your inks not bounding? Simple transfer tape shouldn't do that. Maybe there's an ink problem. Just a suggestion.
     
  5. KR3signguy

    KR3signguy Very Active Member

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    the ink's great, knock on wood but it's properties reject adhesion & I have no idea why.
    low tack or standard is too light.
    Masking tape has the right adhesion but pulls the ink off in spots.
     
  6. WDP

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    Call R Tape Direct
     
  7. benjercorp

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    Try coating before printing and then print, pull off the transfer tape
    should work
     
  8. schurms

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    It comes off cause it does not stick correctly......................you have ink adhesion problems....................
     
  9. schurms

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    Your ink should stick using 600 3M tape. Thats a ink adhesion spec in printing.
     
  10. WDP

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    I agree. This is quite what i hear with UV machines.
     
  11. KR3signguy

    KR3signguy Very Active Member

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    actually the ink adhere's quite well.
    The ink only pulls up in tiny spots if I burnish masking take really hard into it.
    I'll look into the 600 3M.
     
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