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Profile for Phototex, what are you using?

Discussion in 'Roland' started by Velocity, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. Velocity

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    Getting ready to land a job using the Phototex repositionable material and was curious to know if anyone has a favorite canned profile for this material?

    Thanks for any input.

    J
     
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  2. Replicator

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    I print on a roland inkjet printer.

    Usually use a AB vinyl or Clothe profile.

    I also usually get the best color buy turning off the icc output.

    Best to test with small samples.
     
  3. Velocity

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    Hrm, are you printing through flexi or Versaworks?
     
  4. Replicator

    Replicator Major Contributor

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    Flexi and/or Roland ColourChoice
     
  5. Velocity

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    Thank ya Rep, I will give it a spin

    Using EcosolMax inks, do I need to leave a border around the image?
     
  6. Replicator

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    If your planning on hand cutting it, then it wouldn't be a bad idea !

    My Printer/Plotter will not contour cut through the Photo-Tex .
     
  7. Velocity

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    Hrm... What model are you using? Im running a 540vc and it seems to cut this material pretty good.

    I have only cut smaller sample pieces.

    So hand cutting it have you had any problems with the edges curling?
     
  8. Replicator

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    CJ-500 . . . New blade . . . shreds edges pretty ratty when cutting.
     
  9. Velocity

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    Guess I better do some test runs before final run.

    thanks for the heads up.
     
  10. KR3signguy

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    I've been told that it can be run on a solvent printer by some. A true source told me that it's really best suited for aqueous & dye sub, chroma and shouldn't be run on a solvent printer. Apparently Phototex has a brand new version specificly for solvent. The original issue was the ink really seaped into the fabric leaving an overly washed out appearance. A sample roll is on the way. The repositionable tack on this fabric makes it an installers dream.
     
  11. dlndesign

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    I have a Roland VP-540, any suggestions on a profile?
     
  12. m.hafenbrack

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    We got some of the new solvent material for our Roland XC-540. We were told to use MCVP : Matte Calendered Vinyl profile and it seems to work good on our test prints.
     
  13. dlndesign

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    Thats one of the profiles I was told would work. We got a sample roll and I wanted to make sure that I can print a nice sample. Thanks.
     
  14. P Wagner

    P Wagner Very Active Member

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    We profiled the Phototex solvent material on a Roland machine (SP) running Roland's EcoSolMax inkset. It is an easy media to profile if you have the tools to make custom profiles.

    Bob
     
  15. StreamlineDesign

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    MCVP : Matte Calendered Vinyl profile is what we use with great results every time.
     
  16. dlndesign

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    The results we're on the money with the MCVP profile. Thanks.
     
  17. Spencer McMurtry

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    Thanks! im using this profile on a sp-300v, i turned the cut speed down to 10. cuts and prints GREAT! the edges don't fray at all..
     
  18. ProColorGraphics

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    Where do you guys usually buy this from?
     
  19. escortle

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    My Versa Works does not have that profile

    I am using Versa Works & I do NOT have that profile? Where can I downloaded it? Thanks
     
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