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What do you print on when a client requests posters

Discussion in 'Digital Printing' started by gabagoo, Aug 18, 2020.

  1. JetPress

    JetPress Member

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    SIHL 3686 TriSolve Poster Paper. I don't think we've ever tried any other kind but we like it and never had any problems printing on it.
     
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  2. Dayandnightsigns

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    We have an EPSON SURECOLOR S40600, for any chance do you know if is this material compatible with our eco solvent printer?
     
  3. unclebun

    unclebun Very Active Member

    We use an Epson Surecolor S70670. Before that a Mimaki JV3. I am sure the paper works with solvent inks. It's made for it. The product is Magic Gloss Photo. Magic used to be called Intellicoat, but somewhere along the line changed names. You can get it from Grimco or Fellers or innumerable other dealers.
     
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  4. iPrintStuff

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    For our usual runs on “standard” poster paper we buy in a 190gsm semi-gloss and it’s about $0.08/sqft (based on exchange rates). Still very cheap, runs like a dream and the margins are considerable.
     
  5. P Wagner

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    You run this media on the Colorado UV or the solvent?
     
  6. iPrintStuff

    iPrintStuff Prints stuff

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    Runs on both. Though we run about 95% of our jobs through the Colorado. The mimaki is mostly a backup and/or printing HTV.

    Watching that mimaki do a full roll in ~7 hours is tedious now lol
     
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  7. tollerdad

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    Have had good luck with Neenah Photo on HP 560.
     
  8. wes70

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    All Graphic Supplies sells GB 7mil 54" roll for $100.
     
  9. PortlandPrint

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    I have been using the Roland paparazzi photo matte. It is 38 cents a square foot in a single roll. I have some other gloss paper that is much much cheaper but I have not been able to get it to print all that nice.

    Issue for me is how slow my printer is.
     
  10. CanuckSigns

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    Have you noticed inconsistencies in the finish after printing? I've brought some in a few years ago and the final product looked mottled.
     
  11. 10sacer

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    I have a dedicated flatbed and print a lot of thin .010 or .020 styrene. I keep any drops over 48 x 48 and print one off posters on them for folks. Cheap and easy and waterproof and if they want it to adhere to a wall or window, I use a removable microperf adhesive from Drytac and make it into a "decal" of sorts. Can be put on face of print or back.
     
  12. Geneva Olson

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    I print on cheap sticker material. and give it to them with the back on it.
     
  13. gabagoo

    gabagoo Major Contributor

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    I have done that in the past but the shrinkage issue will be seen sooner or later
     
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  14. gabagoo

    gabagoo Major Contributor

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    thank you will check it out
     
  15. Board Printing Company

    Board Printing Company New Member

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    There are several different materials like paper and vinyl that you can use to print a poster. You can also try using Eco-Solvent Poster Paper. It’s a soft textured matter paper with a white surface that can be used for different types of artwork. It is also lighter in weight compared to most other fine art papers. It is known for its durability which is provided by the tough surface that’s crated by printing with UV, latex, and eco-solvent inks.

    It has an archival quality which is ideal for artists that are looking to expand into different businesses providing posters. The durability offers a long life to the posters. It also reduces the risk of ready to frame prints being damaged easily by anyone handling them. There are also different types of Eco Solvent material that are used for several different purposes like Eco-Solvent Polyester Canvas, Eco-Solvent Poly-Cotton Canvas, Eco-Solvent Paste Up Wallpaper, Eco-Solvent Velvet Art Paper. These materials might be suitable for some other purposes which might not be of interest to you. But if you want to print posters, I’d suggest you get in touch with Board Printing Company and get your prints delivered to you. We will also be able to guide you properly knowing your exact requirements and will suggest the best paper to print posters on.
     
  16. WYLDGFI

    WYLDGFI Merchant Member

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    Depending on the qty we run Roll to roll thru the UV (short runs or satin prints) & larger runs thru the Latex (glossy). Either way they come out awesome for us on our 9 or 17 pt poster paper.
     
  17. eahicks

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    Paper poster material usually, but for longer lasting water proof posters, we print on the same material for our roll up banners, a polypropylene with the grey back.
     
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