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  • Versacamm Vinyl

    Posted by Tim Shaw on August 31, 2004 at 3:06 pm

    Can anyone recommend a CLEAR vinyl for using on a Versacamm,
    tried 3m 50 series / Avery 700 / Avery 800 and all three produce
    banding, especially on solid areas of colours.

    And does anyone know what the effects of applying laminate COLD
    when it is supposed to be applied HOT ?

    Cant seem to get the temp right, anyone got a good basic guide for
    working out the temp?

    Chris Wool replied 19 years, 9 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Mark Shipley

    Member
    August 31, 2004 at 3:59 pm

    Hi,

    I use Hexis DSS703 clear vinyl with a versacamm and the results are more than acceptable – I think they call it HD5703 now, they just changed the codes.

    Solid colours are always problematic, it only takes one bit of dust to mess up a large area.

    The versacamm does struggle with some solid colours – some greens in particular. Try printing a file called ‘media.ps’ which you will find on drive c: in a folder called ‘psfiles’. It is a basic media acceptance file and will give you a good idea as to how well or not the vinyl will take the inks/colours.

    Some lower quality vinyls also cause banding down the length(feed) of the vinyl rather than across the width(scan), if this is the case, reduce the ink output by selecting variable dry in the setup or by reducing the total ink output as per the results of the printed media.ps file. (<(

    Versacamms – great aren’t they 😉 ?
    Mark

    As for laminating – I was just about to ask the same question.

  • Chris Wool

    Member
    August 31, 2004 at 4:14 pm

    hi
    i use image perfect 5700 clear best ive found so far real solid blacks etc.

    as i understand it if the laminate should be heat applied then it wont stick cold

    chris

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