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Too much heat possible?

Discussion in 'Digital Printing' started by Kemble, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. Kemble

    Kemble Member

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    Just asking a noob question. In my profiles for my ValueJet 1204 there are 3 heaters. Pre, Platen and Post. All 3 can be manually adjusted to 50 degrees Celsius. Most profiles (preloaded from Flexi) all 3 temp settings are different, 40 pre, 48 platen, 46 post, OR 50 pre, 40 platen, 45 post.

    What reasons are there why I would not want to bump them all to 50 ?

    Material could breakdown? Ink would not adhere correctly? etc?

    Just looking for reasons and possibly some real life examples/situations just so I can educate myself on the importance (or non importance) of the 3 different heater settings.
     
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  2. john1

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    I have a Roland but from what i seen, more heat may increase/decrease grain and on banner material, more heat makes it head strike due to it buckling. I always turn the heat down a tad on banner matter rather than digital vinyl.
     
  3. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    yep I leave my vinyl at 40/45/40 but turn it down for banners to 20/30/50
     
  4. Kemble

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    Are these your standard temps for ALL vinyl & Banner material? or do you do any tweaking for certain kinds of material?
     
  5. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    standard for all, tweak if need be (mostly down temp to get rid of tunnelling of material that will cause head strikes)
     
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