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Discussion Printing on Window Perf

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Renato Pinto, Mar 27, 2019.

  1. Renato Pinto

    Renato Pinto Graphics Manager

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    Does anybody else have problems when they print on window perf?
    I'm talking specifically about dimensions. Whenever I print a job on window perf, the width is usually fine but the length is shorter than what the RIP says.

    Anybody running into this?
     
  2. flyplainsdrifta

    flyplainsdrifta Active Member

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    what rip??
     
  3. Renato Pinto

    Renato Pinto Graphics Manager

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    Onyx Thrive 421.
     
  4. flyplainsdrifta

    flyplainsdrifta Active Member

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    ahh poop.i run caldera. in caldera, you can specify media compensation in the rip. in this situation, what i would do is print a 48x48 square. measure. at least in caldera, you enter expected length and measured length and it give you a percentage of compensation the rip will give every print sent over with that media. reprint. remeasure. confirm correct size.

    now this is assuming all your heat/media/tension setting all line up to where they are supposed to be. check those first then move to compensation.
     
  5. bannertime

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    Yup, you probably need to run a media feed calibration. When you do, make sure it doesn't effect your other materials. Not sure how it works in Onyx.

    I haven't actually noticed that issue on Briteline perf, but I also typically add a 1/4" bleed and trim on site.
     
  6. unclebun

    unclebun Very Active Member

    It's the thickness of the material affecting the feed. There should be a compensation for it on your printer if you set the media up in the printer.
     
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