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  • Please Advise What Machine Does This?

    Posted by Darrell Wootton on September 5, 2004 at 10:48 am

    Hi,

    I am looking for a machine that can do the following:

    Print multi-colour images graphics etc onto ABS plastic sheet, upto 3mm
    in thickness.

    Can this be done or do you have to print onto something like vinyl first then apply the vinyl to the ABS sheet?

    We already use a summa to cut vinyl lettering for our scoreboards, but we now are looking at also adding sponsor boards with logo’s etc onto the scoreboards.

    We have just delivered a scoreboard that had a sponsors logo printed onto what seemed like foamex board, we just attached the board on to the bottom of the scoreboard ready for delivery.

    Thanks in advance

    Darrell….

    Jim Clough replied 19 years, 8 months ago 4 Members · 6 Replies
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  • Adrian Hewson

    Member
    September 5, 2004 at 8:13 pm

    Zund make a machine that can print onto anything up to about 40mm thick and can print over contours. We ahve had some work done on a Zund onto acrlyic but it scratches off quite easily (and you need to be a millionaire to buy one)

    Regards Adria

  • Rodney Gold

    Member
    September 6, 2004 at 4:31 am

    We just got a lovely printer , can print on anything up to 1m long , 35cm wide and 10 cm high. Can also do slight curves , rough surfaces etc. You can either print directly if the material is ink receptive or on ANYTHING if you coat it (very durable coatings etc)
    Prints a LOT better than a Zund (I have comparative output) as it can go to 2880 dpi. Output on tiles , wood plaques , foamex , correx etc is stunning. Limitations are size and its a fairly pricey machine , at about 12.5k Euros.
    Cost to print is fairly low. We have printed directly on many promo items (like lighters , pens etc) , tiles , wood , fabric , metals , glass etc.
    Very similar to dye sub but you have your own coatings and dont need to heat press.
    So far , our customers are clamouring to have stuff done , we worked out that the most profitable application would be cheap promo item branding , for example one can print around 300 lighters an hour in full colour , with no setup charges and great resolution at around 15 pence each. Total cost to print each one is not more than 1 pence. This machine very much takes the place of screen and pad printing with better looking results.

  • Adrian Hewson

    Member
    September 6, 2004 at 7:21 am

    Hi Rodney I knew I would get a good answer from you, what is this super machine called

    Regards Adrian

  • Rodney Gold

    Member
    September 6, 2004 at 8:02 am

    Called a Busjet Pro 603
    You can see some info at
    http://www.gcsweb.be/pdf/busjetnl.pdf
    http://www.imaging-resource.com/NEWS/1077061595.html
    http://www.bellcoinc.com/BusJet.htm
    Its a little limited (the info that is) , its a VERY new machine.
    Works real esy too.

  • teepee

    Member
    September 7, 2004 at 8:20 am

    there is a flat bed zund that can do this using uv inks but it costs £100k+

  • Jim Clough

    Member
    September 18, 2004 at 9:25 am

    Hi Rodney
    How durable is the print from the Busjet, does it scratch/rub off easily? Any chance of a picture of items you have printed?
    Cheers
    Jim

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