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Discussion in 'Digital Printing' started by Thomas Fischetti, Oct 1, 2018.

  1. Thomas Fischetti

    Thomas Fischetti Member

    Oct 19, 2017
    salt lake city, Utah

    so I got some 1x1 samples from 3m on some of their car wrap materials, and the print quality is unlike anything I've ever seen. The colors are so complete and clean when you look close up. I am not sure what printer they are using but the dot gain is amazing. I have contacted them to find out and they don't know how to get that information haha. DO any of you happen to know? Or have some suggestions on the highest quality printers? We print small decals and device skins, so up close quality is very important.

    Thanks in advance!

  2. Solventinkjet

    Solventinkjet DIY Printer Fixing Guide

    Aug 2, 2011
    Denver, CO
    They most likely used a Roland, Mimaki, Mutoh or Epson printer. The reason their colors and dot gain look so good is because they make their own profiles.
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  3. Oroscoe

    Oroscoe Member

    Jan 30, 2012
    We use Roland mild solvent printers (have for 10 years) and have GREAT results. I will tell you that what I have been told is that most companies have an unfathomable amount of time put into their product samples so that they will look the absolute best. Hours upon hours of tweaking and manipulating art files to get them as close to perfect as possible. This came from several ( companies like Mimaki, Roland, Oce, HP) at the SGIA shows.
  4. Grizzly

    Grizzly Member

    Sep 1, 2010
    Are you talking about their 1080 wrap film? Wrap film isn't digitally printed.
    Or did they send you a print sample of a file with text and graphics? And as others have said, they will be printed as slow as possible with no urgency in mind.

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