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resin ink from used with a pc-30 a good choice for outdoor stuff?

Discussion in 'Digital Printing' started by Carter13, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. Carter13

    Carter13 New Member

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    I don't know much about the commercial printing business at all, but from what I gathered in one of my previous posts, dye and pigment based ink is not going to last long at all outdoors (even Permachrome from Colorspan?), especially with no lamination.

    How about resin ink from a Roland pc-30, does the outdoor fade resistance compare with newer solvent inks?

    Thanks for any replies
     
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  2. wes70

    wes70 Very Active Member

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    I think you mean a PC-50 or PC-60. BOth are thermal printer and will hold up just as good as solvent inks, but these printers are extremely expensive to run compared to solvent printers. Also, there are many that have had problems with the heads.

    You can sub out prints way cheaper than printing with one these.
     
  3. Carter13

    Carter13 New Member

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    I see that the resin ribbons cost about $55 each, I guess it is that they just don't last very long at all if you do much printing.

    I'm looking at only a month or 2 of outdoor use before fading, when using pigmented ink like Permachrome?
     
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