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OCE Arizona 365 GT recommended material cleaners?

Discussion in 'Flatbed Printers' started by Jeff Carr, Jul 22, 2020.

  1. Jeff Carr

    Jeff Carr New Member

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    Is there a recommended cleaner for material prep?

    I'm extremely not new to the sign industry, and have worked on flatbeds.
    I am new to this particular printer & production guy says he constantly has fingerprint & streak problems.
    Streaks due to peeling the Dibond protective film.

    Got any cleaning ideas?

    thanks
     
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  2. Bly

    Bly Very Active Member

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    Peel the liner off with a cardboard media core - do not stop while you're rolling it off.
    Print on the matte side if you have that option.
     
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  3. SignMeUpGraphics

    SignMeUpGraphics Moderator

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    100% agree with peeling off in one continuous motion. Any stops and you will get a faint line there during print (lighter colours mainly).
    The rolling idea works well as Bly mentions.

    Other than that, 99.9% isopropyl alcohol is what we buy by the drum for cleaning absolutely everything. Sometimes water down with distilled water to 70% mix if we need it to be a bit less volatile or soak into adhesives for removal.
     
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  4. Pauly

    Pauly Colour Guru

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    oh damn i like this idea. i usually just pull it off smoothly, well try to.

    100% with isopropyl. finding it hard to get now thouugh
     
  5. Nate1n22

    Nate1n22 Member

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    What ink set are you using? When I ran one of those printers we had KI and had the same issues. No matter what I did you would always see streaks/fingerprints. We changed over to KA ink and the adhesion was a lot better and it covered all fingerprints and streaking
     
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