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  • Advice needed with Roller Banner Film, please?

    Posted by Susan Rowe on October 5, 2019 at 10:38 pm

    Trying to print my first roller banner using back-lit pvc film and a Roland sp540v. The print is coming off really wet and also has kind of spider webby sections (highly technical term there) in the ink. Looks horrible. Tried the default settings for backlit film. Also tried unidirectional with 2 pass print. None are coming out nicely. The banner has a gradient orange background. Any suggestions as to what I am doing wrong?

    David Hammond replied 2 years, 7 months ago 10 Members · 13 Replies
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  • Denise Goodfellow

    Member
    October 6, 2019 at 7:34 am

    Have you tried different profiles

  • David Stevenson

    Member
    October 6, 2019 at 9:31 am

    Hi Susan, download metamarks "md5" and try running this using the "sign & display" option under "quality", "colour management" in versaworks. Md5 profile is all we run for 99% of jobs, works great everytime

  • Chris Wool

    Member
    October 6, 2019 at 11:12 am

    sounds more like wrong material what is it make and type as said if correct material standard profiles are very close to correct

  • Susan Rowe susan rowe

    Member
    October 6, 2019 at 12:03 pm
    quote David Stevenson:

    Hi Susan, download metamarks “md5” and try running this using the “sign & display” option under “quality”, “colour management” in versaworks. Md5 profile is all we run for 99% of jobs, works great everytime

    Thanks David. Will try this

  • Susan Rowe susan rowe

    Member
    October 6, 2019 at 12:05 pm
    quote Chris Wool:

    sounds more like wrong material what is it make and type as said if correct material standard profiles are very close to correct

    Thanks Chris. I do have some other rolls so will try a different one. Fingers crossed [emoji1696]

  • Susan Rowe susan rowe

    Member
    October 6, 2019 at 12:05 pm
    quote Denise Goodfellow:

    Have you tried different profiles

    Will try this as well Denise, thanks

  • Robert Lambie Robert Lambie

    Member
    October 6, 2019 at 4:34 pm
    quote Susan Rowe:

    Trying to print my first roller banner using back-lit PVC film and a Roland sp540v. The print is coming off really wet and also has kind of spider webby sections (highly technical term there) in the ink. Looks horrible. Tried the default settings for the backlit film. Also tried unidirectional with 2 pass print. None are coming out nicely. The banner has a gradient orange background. Any suggestions as to what I am doing wrong?

    Based on what you have said, i would say the issue appears to be the Profile.

    If you know the brand and code of the material you have purchased, I would go to the manufacturers website and download the Profile for your machine. If that is not available, I would try on the Roland website and look for the profile for that type of film.

  • Colin Crabb

    Member
    October 6, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    Yup, sounds like a profile issue, but can I just check

    quote :

    back-lit PVC film

    for a roller banner? Normally you’d use a light-stop front lit media (eg Grey backed 300micron lay flat film).

  • Neil Danley Neil Danley

    Member
    October 7, 2019 at 5:59 am

    Backlit PVC banner is for lightboxes. You don’t want it being lit from the back. You want frontlit pvc or a dedicated roller banner media with grey back.

    Most of the time roller banner film will dry by the time it’s on the take up.

    I think you may be using the wrong media.

    Neil D.

  • David Rogers

    Member
    October 7, 2019 at 11:48 am

    Get a roll of ‘lay flat’ grey backed roller banner media. (I like the one from Soyang). You won’t regret it.

  • Phill Fenton

    Member
    October 7, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    Agree with others that you may have the wrong material for a pop up banner.

    Also suggest that when printing on the backlit film you may be printing on the wrong side causing the problems with the ink not drying

  • Susan Rowe susan rowe

    Member
    October 7, 2019 at 8:01 pm
    quote Phill Fenton:

    Agree with others that you may have the wrong material for a pop up banner.

    Also suggest that when printing on the backlit film you may be printing on the wrong side causing the problems with the ink not drying

    I’m not sure of the brand but it’s pvc, grey shiny on the back, and the site I am printing on is white. But I am definitely going to try some other media as Im sure you’re all correct that it’s not the right type. Thx everyone x

  • David Hammond

    Member
    October 8, 2019 at 8:02 am

    Sounds like the correct material.

    Profile, and or temperature settings. The ink won’t absorb into the material, so try turning the heaters up on the machine.

    MD5 profile for most of our work too :thumbsup: