MemberAugust 17, 2020 at 2:40 pm
I recently bought a mimaki ujf 6042 mkii and am printing on golf balls. The print is good but am searching for a method so that the print lasts a bit longer than one round. Do you guys spray the balls with another clear coat? I thought about dipping the balls in a clear coat and leaving them to dry. Any other ideas?
AdministratorAugust 17, 2020 at 2:57 pm
I am not a golf guy by any means, but does the print on balls normally withstand the hits and chips from a club?
even with a liquid coating, I can’t see them being a whole lot better.
MemberAugust 17, 2020 at 3:11 pm
I’m a golfer, i’m almost certain that ‘dipping’ a golf ball in any sort of lacquer or resin is entirely detrimental to the ball quality and also, I think, against the rules.
Printed logos usually with stand a decent knock and in my experience the logo usually lasts longer than I can manage to keep the ball itself.
MemberAugust 17, 2020 at 3:14 pm
I should point out that its the ‘dipping’ bit I think is the problem, not an extra layer of overprint.
MemberAugust 17, 2020 at 4:13 pm
I bought some golf balls in december, printed directly in Srixon with my logo … factory printed and the logo was great. they print and then do another layer of clear so thats what i am trying to do. when i play, the balls usually last a few holes and the print comes off. I will do some testing so I dont get customers coming back to the shop with “faulty” balls. What do you tell your customers about the durability?
AdministratorAugust 18, 2020 at 12:59 am
could it be that you need to prime the surface of the ball “before” printing?
This may help prevent the ink chipping or flaking when it’s being hit?
MemberAugust 18, 2020 at 6:47 am
Sounds plausible Rob. I have to say I’ve never had any issues with personalised balls fading or the logo chipping in the past so there must be a way around this.
MemberFebruary 8, 2021 at 10:51 am
Hi there, I´m using the ujf 6042 mkii too. The Mimaki-primer is universal, but in my opinion not good and not suitable for every material. Try a different primer liquid (by hand) for better durability.
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