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Versastudio bn 20

Discussion in 'Roland' started by Bluedog, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. Bluedog

    Bluedog Member

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    Does anyone know if any supplier carries cast vinyl and cast laminate for the versastudio bn 20? Would I be ok using Roland's cal. Vinyl with cast laminate, can't seem to find that size anywhere ! Any help with this subject would be greatly appreciated ! I wanna do small outdoor signage .
    Thanks Jeff
     
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  2. splizaat

    splizaat Very Active Member

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    eek.
     
  3. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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  4. Cyw

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    Jeff, you could also ask your regular supplier
    Some places will cut the rolls for you for a small fee

    Diane
     
  5. Bluedog

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    Maybe

    Maybe I should just not get this printer!
     
  6. CS-SignSupply-TT

    CS-SignSupply-TT Very Active Member

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    To buy or not to buy?

    Bluedog, this comment leads me to believe you are not confident the BN20 has the capabilities you are seeking. What do you want a printer/cutter to produce?
     
  7. Bluedog

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    Thanks for the answers I recieved so far! I am on a budget but I am looking to be able to do some digital printing, as an add on to vinyl cutting. I mostly do smaller signs 4 by 8 being the largest and vehicle lettering, would like to combine the two ( dp and cut vinyl ) on the same job! My concerns are , for one I only found roland calendered vinyl for this machine and no laminate 20" wide, but from another post I made and u tube videos I think I can get by with a big squeegee and a larger size laminate , trim the excess, and reload in bn 20 and contour cut? Concern # 2 How long would a graphic on calendered vinyl last with lamination?
     
  8. CS-SignSupply-TT

    CS-SignSupply-TT Very Active Member

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    Is the BN20 right for you?

    ***outdoor durability should be 3-5 years with calendared vinyl and matching calendared laminate. But, it depends on where the graphics are installed.
     
  9. splizaat

    splizaat Very Active Member

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    If you're going to use cal film, you might as well save the money and use cal lam....they'll be fine on outdoor signs for 3-5 years -- at least. But I can tell you printing a 4'x8' in three pieces 8ft long on that little 20" printer is going to take all day. You'd be better off buying a used 30" - more media, wider print and cheaper.
     
  10. Bluedog

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    Thanks everyone for the answers, helped a lot!
     
  11. Bluedog

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    I wouldn't try to print 4'x8' with this printer, the whole sign might be that big with smaller stuff dp on it, along with cut vinyl
     

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