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Printing on Lam

Discussion in 'Digital Printing' started by CP Signs, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. CP Signs

    CP Signs Member

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    Sorry if this is a repeat,,,I searched and couldn't find anything specific to my printer. I am just wondering if the Mutoh ValueJet 1204 is able to print on matte laminate?

    Thanks
     
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  2. boxerbay

    boxerbay Active Member

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    instead use 3M clear IJ10-114
     
  3. rjssigns

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  4. CP Signs

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    Thanks,,,just tried it,,,came out nice,,,,it's just weird to laminate the laminate,,,lol.
    Thanks again
     
  5. petesign

    petesign Very Active Member

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    Double strike your prints. You can also laminate your laminate with clear adhesive white vinyl to make graphics that go on the inside of windows.
     
  6. Gino

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    If I might.............

    Why do you want to print to laminate ?? Aren't there many clear digital medias out there specifically for this reason from which to choose for the proper substrate and application, instead of cutting corners ??
     
  7. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

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    Good question. The lam we print is for temporary i.d. on a fishing lure. Maybe a couple dozen a year. Client doesn't need longevity. Upshot is we don't have to stock a material we rarely use.
     
  8. CP Signs

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    Ran out of clear, it was just for a one time thing. Customer wanted on the spot. It worked, he's happy, I'm happy, everybody is happy,,,lol.
    Thanks again
     
  9. Edna

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    what if you only have a small sticker to print and you never get a call for thoes types, then I can see not having to purchase a $400 roll of cleer to make just one sticker
     
  10. Gino

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    Good answer, I just wondered why. We've done the same ourselves on a variety of things and made things work, that shouldn't work.
     
  11. Gino

    Gino Major Contributor

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    Good Grief..... who rattled your chain, Edna ?? Besides, I thought you were dead.
     
  12. Edna

    Edna Member

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    As Big Jake said "not hardly"......
     
  13. Gino

    Gino Major Contributor

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    Dammit.... foiled again. :doh:
     
  14. CP Signs

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    EDNA!!!!!!! She's ALIVE!!!!! Not sure if I should be happy my post brought her back or if I should apologize to this community?!?!?!?!?!?
     
  15. JTBoh

    JTBoh I sell signage and signage accessories.

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    Also - for a cool *** effect, try printing single strike on lam, and then applying to brushed or patterned aluminum - metallic ink analog with a nice texture. Can also be used to create (kinda) color matched brushed aluminum logos/text.
     
  16. ChicagoGraphics

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    I think Gino had Edna locked up in his basement, he wanted her for a sex slave....:toasting:
     
  17. idsignsil

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    What kind of profile are you guys using to print onto the lam? I have never done it before, but I am getting ready to and I think I am going to start with Versaworks Clear Calendered Vinyl......any thoughts?
     
  18. MikePro

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    just printed on some clear Oracal calendared matte, and laminated with Arlon calendared suede. both overlams.
    cost of materials: the time it took for me to NOT throw them away a few weeks back, when cut off other short runs. my friends love my freebies, and I love free beer.
     
  19. signworldusinc

    signworldusinc Merchant Member

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  20. CP Signs

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    I used the same profile as my Oracal 3651RA super calandered media.
     
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