Welcome To Signs101.com: Largest Forum for Signmaking Professionals

Signs101.com: Largest Forum for Signmaking Professionals is the LARGEST online community & discussion forum for professional sign-makers and graphic designers.

 


  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Printing on Paper!! And I need help

Discussion in 'Mimaki' started by CHARLIE 2009, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. CHARLIE 2009

    CHARLIE 2009 New Member

    5
    0
    0
    May 7, 2012
    Ok so I'm printing on a modified JV5 320 ( designed to print on fabric direct). But I've been givin a job that is to be done on paper. Which I don't do often but have profiles for it. I'm using Beaver TexPrint XP paper and I'm getting ripples in the paper and so the heads are hitting the paper. There is NO vacuum on this machine to hold the paper down. I've raised the heads Already. Can anyone help me!?

    Thanks in advance
     
    Tags:
  2. ColoPrinthead

    ColoPrinthead Swollen Member

    733
    67
    28
    Dec 17, 2009
    Donkeytown, Colorado
    If you do profiling I would suggest working on your ink limits. If you don't I'd look into pulling saturation from the image at the rip.

    I hope this helps. I know your frustration from experiencing the same issue when doing Dye Sub on JV3s years ago. I'd have to hold the paper as it came of the platen and use pens etc to fatten it out. I'd baby sit the printers for 30 minutes of a print only to have a strike happen in the last few feet of the image. Eventually we switched to a different media (sorry I don't remember what it was).

    So, does the ink set you have work for both direct to fabric and dye sub? I would find that interesting.
     
  3. Salmoneye

    Salmoneye Very Active Member

    1,243
    0
    0
    Oct 22, 2009
    I don't know your machine but you are going to have to really watch it feed and figure out what is causing it. Is it the saturated paper swelling from heat after the ink is on? Heat too high? Is the machine absolutely, perfectly leveled out? My xc-540 fed terribly until I shimmed it perfectly. Do you have a bad feed roller, worn, dirty or tensioned incorrectly? Get a flashlight and crouch down in front and in back to watch it feeding, is it buckling before the grip rollers, after... Sorry, wish I could be of more help, it's all physics, just watch.
     
  4. Salmoneye

    Salmoneye Very Active Member

    1,243
    0
    0
    Oct 22, 2009
    Also, is the roll heavier or harder to roll out? On banner I have to pre-feed material out so that there is no pull on it. Are you using a take-up?
     
  5. CHARLIE 2009

    CHARLIE 2009 New Member

    5
    0
    0
    May 7, 2012
    Thanks for the responding. I have no heat on. And yes the paper is a heavier weight and yes I'm using a modified take up system. It's meant to hold 100 meter fabric rolls. So it's pretty heavy dutie. The paper is just getting a little to wet and my ink limit is already set to 220.
     
  6. CHARLIE 2009

    CHARLIE 2009 New Member

    5
    0
    0
    May 7, 2012
    Yes the ink we use is for both fabric and paper...and unfortunately I need to get these samples out today...so I wish I had time to change to a different paper.
     
Loading...

Share This Page

 


Loading...