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White ink on Epson s80600

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by cmxdigital, May 15, 2019 at 9:13 AM.

  1. cmxdigital

    cmxdigital New Member

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    I need to print pure white stripes on clear vinyl. I'm looking at the Epson 80600. How "solid" is the white. I mean, if you hold it up to light, can you see through it?

    Thanks for any and all thoughts

    Dave O'Dell
     
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  2. unclebun

    unclebun Active Member

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    Not really very opaque. At all.
     
  3. ProColorGraphics

    ProColorGraphics Very Active Member

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    I don't have white on my S80, but do on my S70. It works good for a backfill behind color, but is definitely NOT opaque. It is quite transparent. You will want UV if you need it close to solid.
     
  4. fastmax

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    true, i have an s70 and roland LEJ, u can get the s70 to print white very fast and as opaque as translucent white vinyl. the LEJ UV printer can be opaque but it takes alot of ink , overprinting maybe 5 times id say
     
  5. jfiscus

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    White is as opaque as white ink can be. Which isn't that opaque, more like a translucent white vinyl. Even white print vinyl needs a gray backer/adhesive to be a block-out vinyl. It DOES 100% knock-out reflective though, FWIW.

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  6. Joe House

    Joe House Active Member

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    This is all pretty subjective here. Your best bet would be to ask a dealer for a sample print of what you're looking for. And while they're at it, ask them to time the print so you know how long it takes to get the results you're seeing.

    Good Luck
     
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  7. jfiscus

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    Epson White on IJ680CR-10 Reflective wrap.
     

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  8. jfiscus

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    Depending on your RIP, there are quite a few different ways/speeds to run the white ink at. At first we only ran it on some super slow stock profile, but you can change the passes, etc in the RIP settings and it is about twice as slow as a normal print. One head can print the white and the other can print the color overlay, or vice versa. Setting up the artwork can get kinda confusing as to what all is overprint or not, but it isn't that bad once you get it figured out.
     
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