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Printing banner 13 oz banner vinyl with or without heat

Discussion in 'Mimaki' started by Jason1, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. Jason1

    Jason1 New Member

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    I seem to get better prints when I dont add heat to the printer for printing photo banners. The machine is a cjv30-130. What are the reasons to run heat for printing banner vinyl?

    Jason
     
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  2. 4R Graphics

    4R Graphics Active Member

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    Heat is used to kind of open the pores of the vinyl (low heat pre and print) and then to help cure the ink (high heat Post heater).

    If you are getting good prints with no heat and the ink is drying fast enough for you and the ink does not scratch off the banner material easilly then hey go with no heat.
     
  3. P Wagner

    P Wagner Very Active Member

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    I would agree with this. Banner media can sometimes be prone to head strikes due to heat, so if you are able to adhere and dry the ink with lower (or no) heat, then go for it.
     
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