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Punched vinyl issues

Discussion in 'Polls' started by Jeff grossman, Dec 13, 2018.

Increased sloppy punching lately

Poll closed Dec 20, 2018.
  1. Yes

    66.7%
  2. No

    33.3%
  1. Jeff grossman

    Jeff grossman New Member

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    Anyone else getting more and more rolls that were sloppy punched ? AAB30B61-B951-4503-9766-4BD227D9C235.jpeg D6FAA29F-B902-44A9-B0F4-18A219B8630F.jpeg D6FAA29F-B902-44A9-B0F4-18A219B8630F.jpeg
     
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  2. Gino

    Gino Major Contributor

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    That's been since the beginning. All the brands do it to some degree. It shouldn't interfere with your tracking.
     
  3. Jeff grossman

    Jeff grossman New Member

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    Tracking ok printing not so good when they break loose . My FX printhead and foil don’t appreciate it
     
  4. Gino

    Gino Major Contributor

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    Why are you printing on such low end vinyl ?? That's sh!t quality, even for an edge.
     
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  5. Jeff grossman

    Jeff grossman New Member

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  6. unclebun

    unclebun Member

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    Hanging chads. Must have come from Florida.
     
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  7. petrosgraphics

    petrosgraphics Member

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    my thoughts exactly.
     
  8. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    Dang it, that's what I was going to say. Must be old vinyl from 2000.


    JB
     
  9. jfiscus

    jfiscus Adobe Shinobi

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    Oh yeah, it seems that I see it more and more lately, but we also use a lot more vinyl than we used to. Even 3M has issues with partially punched holes sometimes, we never use Oracal here. I'd assume that the blades(?) on the punches wear out eventually and need sharpened or replaced and that is when we see this. We've been trying to find a punching machine for sale so we could convert our own vinyl, but haven't found one yet.

    About once or twice a year we will get a bad batch that is punched incorrectly (not even sure how that happens) and it'll not run right on the sprockets and jump off every time. Thankfully Grimco takes care of these issues quickly for us.
     
  10. CanuckSigns

    CanuckSigns Very Active Member

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    I noticed the last 10 - 15 feet of Oracal punched rolls the holes don't line up with the sprockets, to the point where I just account for it and throw the rolls out when they get close to the end
     
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