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UV Ink or Other?

Discussion in 'Flatbed Printers' started by Robert Gruner, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. Robert Gruner

    Robert Gruner Member

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    I am looking for a flatbed printer to print high resolution images on translucent polypropylene – 0.020” thick, and pvc – 0.10” thick. If it was hybrid to handle roll stock that would work too. We have tried printing on these products on a Mimaki UJF 605C but the ink wouldn’t adhere.

    Screen print inks are the only way we can currently print to these substrates.
     
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  2. BigfishDM

    BigfishDM Merchant Member

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    You work for NuSign who sells materials, you guys back dooring more customers and printing for profit like they do in LA now also?
     
  3. Robert Gruner

    Robert Gruner Member

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    BigFish,

    I have a client in North TX that I sold a Mimaki 602C. One of their applications requires them to print on clear polypropylene and pvc.
    We can precoat the product and laminate after, but we have not been able to find any "digital printed ink" that will be steadfast.

    I am looking to see if any users know of a solution?

    It would appear that someone with you wealth of knowledge of the wideformat digital printing industry either can't answer my question; or, prefers not to because of personal problems in the past.

    Whatever it was or is, my sage advice is "get over it".
     
  4. swordguy3222

    swordguy3222 New Member

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    On our Fuji Acuity we have tried to print on acrylic and lexans with no troubles. The KI UV ink that Fuji has even worked on glass. Haven't tried polypropylene or pvc yet.
     
  5. petepaz

    petepaz Major Contributor

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    try roland uvj 640 so far our prints on everything
     
  6. wedosigns

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    :popcorn:
     
  7. BigfishDM

    BigfishDM Merchant Member

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    :omg::corndog:
     
  8. 10sacer

    10sacer Active Member

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    I print on .005 polypropylene for paint roller cover packaging samples with my CET and it works fine. helps having the white ink, too. Have to use only one lamp on low power, though.
     
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