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Printing on magnetic material with a xc540

Discussion in 'Roland' started by eco-saul, May 12, 2009.

  1. eco-saul

    eco-saul New Member

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    Hey guys, first post here :)

    I'm having a bit of trouble getting a decent print on magnetic material with the soljet. Anybody have any suggestions? I'm using versaworks and printing on Magnum Magnetic's 20 mil glossy. I wish I could post a scan of the print, but I've used about 15 different profiles and get very similiar/cr*ppy results. Looks kind of over-spray meets over-saturation. I've ran the usual calibrations and even called Roland, they won't help because they don't recommend printing on magnets :(

    Thanks!
     
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  2. Tim Aucoin

    Tim Aucoin Very Active Member

    I've had no luck printing on magnets on my 540... similar results that you are experiencing. I made life easier for myself now and simply print on vinyl and use the Big Squeegee to mount onto magnetic. Works like a charm. I charge more and go home frustration free at the end of the day!
     
  3. DRamm76

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    I have a lot of customers that use GMI's Printable Magnetic and have had some success but it still has a slight "bleeding" look it. The best results still come with printing on vinyl and mounting on to the magnetic. I know a customer who has made a FORTUNE printing onto Oracal from Versaworks on the VP-540, mounts it onto magnet and runs it through his Graphtec Flatbed cutter..Perfection everytime!
     
  4. eco-saul

    eco-saul New Member

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    That's is what I've done in the past as well. The supplier has a profile for the VP540, but not the XC540. Just wanted to see if any XC's had any luck out there.
     
  5. DRamm76

    DRamm76 Member

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    MCVP will work just fine
     
  6. Gino

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    Welcome from PA......................
     
  7. vectorterrorist

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    I'm getting ready to start doing some magnetics sand I have a roland vp 540 will my cutter be able to cut through this with a 60 degree blade one I have mounted my vinyl on top of the material- want to know the most effective process
     
  8. eco-saul

    eco-saul New Member

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    Mcvp ?
     
  9. Pacific Coast Sign

    Pacific Coast Sign Active Member

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    Hi Eco-saul - Give me a call if you have questions, I service Seattle.
     
  10. gps-hi

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    V-terrorist,
    The VP will choke trying to cut the 30mil (vehicle weight), but I haven't tried the 20mil.
    In fact, when I print mags on the mp540 I've gotten in the habit of remove the blade to prevent unwanted scoring of the print.
     
  11. The Big Squeegee

    The Big Squeegee Major Contributor

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    Welcome from OK.
     
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