Signage Slip Printing

Discussion in 'Small Format Inkjet Printers' started by Matt50, Sep 12, 2019.

  1. Matt50

    Matt50 New Member

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    Hi all - I am trying to find a printer that can print on thin plastic strips and am 100% unfamiliar with printing technologies, etc. I have attached a picture of the strips - they are .0150 thick, .850 high, and either 6 or 9 inches long. I only need to print about 10 a month, so am not looking for a high output machine. Here's a picture of the strips (9 inch not shown):

    https://imgur.com/a/OlXCLul

    Ideally I am looking for a source for both the plastic stock and a printer that can take plastic sheets and print on them in white and black.

    If anyone knows a manufacturer, model or has any other ideas I'd be grateful. Thanks.
     
  2. Biggs

    Biggs Senior Member

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    As far as desktops go, Im rather certain you won't find an inkjet able to accommodate this. You're going to need to go with a laser printer of sorts. If you reach out to the manufacturers, inquire about the fuser temperatures - Cooler the better. Ask if they can can handle synthetics. I know Canon (on the production side) has developed a toner with an exceptionally low melting point, They call this their CV Toner - you can ask if the smaller devices use the same technology.

    Is the material you're running laser approved? or digital approved? How have you been printing them previously?