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Graeme Speirs

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Post Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:17 pm

Printing using backlit vinyl - problem

hi,

I tried printing using my cadet today onto backlit vinyl, I canceled the job after the first 50cm as the print was kind of showing a mottled or bubbled effect, obviously through a lightbox this wont be anywhere near acceptable, with the vinyl costing near on £7 per metre Id rather get it right than waste more material. he profile I used was for gloss vinyl at a very slow speed. Any advice appreciate. cheers graeme
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Cameron Steer

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Post Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:54 pm

Hi there,

Is it Self adhesive vinyl ? do B&P have a profile for a specific grade?

Rob ( lambie) has a Grenadier so i presume uses the same inks etc , he uses a backlit polyester film and gets good results , maybe thats worth a try and check with rob what profile he uses?

Hope this helps
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Martin Pearson

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Post Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:57 pm

Graeme. Probably completely different because of the inks but when I had my encad I had a completely different profile for backlit film to that of normal gloss vinyl.
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Graeme Speirs

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Post Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:14 pm

thanks guys, cameron do you stock a product that would do this job on my cadet, I'm normally 100% using europoint for my supplies but went elsewhere :oops: !! for this. If you could let me know, thing is its only a5m job so no need for a 50m roll.

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graeme
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Ian Higgins

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Post Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:01 pm

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You need to use a profile for backlit vinyl... if you do not have one use one for Matt it will be better than the gloss profile

Cheers

Ian

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