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  • Jamie Wood

    February 14, 2023 at 11:15 am

    Any photos? Also, what media. Mottling usually suggests that the prints aren’t quite dry when they go on the take-up, although you can rule this out if not using the take-up.

  • Paul Hughes

    February 14, 2023 at 3:16 pm

    Drytac Polar White Vinyl. HP330 Latex Printer. Inks in date. Thanks. Call/text me 07912 161180, cheers Paul

    • Jamie Wood

      February 15, 2023 at 8:27 am

      Sorry, just noticed it’s a latex printer, which we don’t use. Hopefully someone can give you advice. Have you previously printed successfully to this material? Do you have another brand you could try?

  • RobertLambie

    February 14, 2023 at 3:28 pm

    Are you sure you are using the correct Drytac Profile?

    I have used that material on our latex and never had any problems.

  • Graham Scanlan

    February 14, 2023 at 7:10 pm

    Hi Paul,

    This is just a consideration, this could be plasticiser migration in the face face film. Latex is especially sensitive to this.

  • David Wilde

    February 14, 2023 at 9:13 pm

    Hi Paul is this a new issue? Have you previously printed to this media before without issue?

  • Colin Crabb

    February 16, 2023 at 10:27 am

    Run a plot test and check optimiser head

  • Paul Hughes

    February 22, 2023 at 5:04 pm

    Update. Thanks for all your advice and suggestions. Having heard your thoughts I thought I’d give the vinyl a wipe with solvent/panel wipe prior to printing to do a before and after test. Sure enough the solvent wiped area printed perfectly. I changed the roll and voila……………problem gone. I’ve since communicated with my supplier and we’ll see where this now goes. Needless to say, the part used roll is now gathering dust awaiting a response. Thank you all

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