printing on vinyl

Discussion in 'Komori Printing Presses' started by denningmp3, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. denningmp3

    denningmp3 Member

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    hello i will be printing a job today on vinyl. I will be using hard dry inks and large micron powder my question is should I run heat or not . Also any suggestions would be helpfull
     
  2. Meny

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    Some 10 points

    1. try to avoide statics
    2. take out low stacks
    3. as little Alcohol as you can (so you can get to density with less ink to dry)
    4. NO IR dryer - as it could give you register problems if you make a 2nd pass in the press
    5. Choos the right inks - fast dry , best rubber based oxidating inks
    6.Get your curve on the plates right as it can not be the same curve as on paper
    7. work to minimal ink on the sheet to give you the density you need
    8. good luck
    9. good to be in San Diego....and not on the east coast right now
    10. regards to the seals at seal beach/rock......:)
     
  3. spike

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    Meny your such a mench!
     
  4. FSA

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    I have always run vinyl without the driers, but if your press has air knifes I would use them on low temps. C 500 powder with piles not more than an inch, and run slow to get maxium powder.

    FSA
     
  5. RichardK

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    Further to earlier tips...Fully oxidising inks and not just hard drying (which rely to a certain extent on penetration) would give a faster dry.
     
  6. rolandman

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    Ive always found, that the more penetration the wetter :) :)
     
  7. Meny

    Meny Senior Member

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    Shame on you , this is a pro:)onal forum
     
  8. timc

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    foil inks work But still need a long time to dry We print static cling Vinyl stuff and thats what we use
     
  9. denningmp3

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    Thanks for your help guys got the job done no problems used a little heat fully oxidizing inks would have dried sooner I will try that next time.
     
  10. timc

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    check that the print wont rub off When dry ??? if its ok your in the clear
     
  11. denningmp3

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    It did rub off a bit but we sent it out and had it UV coated
     

  12. glenn lamarche

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    we print on foil stock all the time and we us oxi inks dryers in the water and dryers in the ink .it dries every time no troubles note > make sure you keep your waters to a min
     
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