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Vanguard Flatbed

Discussion in 'Flatbed Printers' started by Nate1n22, Oct 13, 2020.

  1. Nate1n22

    Nate1n22 Member

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    Was wondering from people that have a Vanguard flatbed how fast you can do a sheet of acrylic backed with white ink? I would imagine you have to run the white on higher passes
     
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  2. johnnysigns

    johnnysigns Very Active Member

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    We only have a single white head with 2 channels and not the dual heads with 4 channels, but it's slow. We do not run the standard inkset so that could potentially help. You can also run the color on a 4 pass and come back and do the white with whatever you need for opacity at the slower speed.
     
  3. Christian @ 2CT Media

    Christian @ 2CT Media Major Contributor

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    We have a VK300D-HS, with 8 layers of white ink and a single 4 Color print is about 11 mins.
     
  4. nate

    nate Active Member

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    Why do you do 8 layers of white?

    Thanks
     
  5. SignMeUpGraphics

    SignMeUpGraphics Moderator

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    We do 5 layers of white when doing back splash prints for kitchens etc. If we could do 8 layters in 11 minutes, we would... but on our machine it'd probably take an hour per panel and not worth the time.
     
  6. Christian @ 2CT Media

    Christian @ 2CT Media Major Contributor

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    For really strong opacity. 4 layers is opaque but if there is light behind it, it can get through. 8 layers is very very opaque.
     
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