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Need Help white on vinyl

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by John_The_Printer, Dec 31, 2020.

  1. John_The_Printer

    John_The_Printer New Member

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    Hi All, We have an EFI-16H printing on Vinyl for an awning. Need an opaque white for lrttering and the machine has 3 levels of qualitly (in other words speeds / # of passes of print head) that will sort of work.

    The lesser of 3 "POP" is awesome for speed but not white enough. Next better "HIGH" is almost good enough and decent speed.... The "ULTRA" ode is awesome whiteness but super slow and cant bet done at a profit. and too slow for shop... Is there a way to trick the file to print withe as a background AND as a color to get a double hit at the "POP or High" mode to get more white at a better speed?
     
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  2. balstestrat

    balstestrat Active Member

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    Print spot white and that's what you get. Just won't be able to have colour on top anymore.
    I don't see how you could make it any faster. For good opaque you need a lot of ink which is slow.
     
  3. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    Is this to be backlit ??
     
  4. John_The_Printer

    John_The_Printer New Member

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    no - not just overhead lights and sunlight.... its is opaque colored vinyl printing on the first/front surface
     
  5. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    Well, then you already answered your own question. If only one outta 3 works, that is the one you hafta use. No need to ask any further. You just need to quote it properly and it takes the time it takes.

    If your dentist said...... I can fix your tooth, but the way it should be done costs $1,000, next way is $800, but hurts and not as good a job in the end or the last way for $600, but it won't last but a year or two and it hurts while we do it....... what are you gonna do ??
     
  6. Johnny Best

    Johnny Best Very Active Member

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    My dentist, Dr. Benbotts would pull it out for $200, and it hurts.
     
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  7. John_The_Printer

    John_The_Printer New Member

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    Yea i was afraid I knew the answer... was hoping that I could trick the machine to print the white the which the machine will put under a color as a foundation but then come back and print it again as if it were a color on top too... wishful thinking
    Thanks for the feedback all
     
  8. balstestrat

    balstestrat Active Member

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    I just hope you are printing spot white and not 2-layer by accident because that's half as slow as spot.
     
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