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Post Thu May 15, 2008 9:28 pm

Has anyone got experience with using a no-white uv printer?

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Has anyone got experience with using a no-white uv printer, and printing to acrylic sheet/block then needing to print white over it to provide a background..... am I making sense??
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Post Thu May 15, 2008 10:00 pm

ah, i think i answered the question in the other thread.

One of the things we are looking at is white onto acrylic and have looked into ways of after printing or buying a machine that prints it at the same time. It is possible with silk screen to overprint white but we don't do it but I know that a company in scotland has managed to do it.
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Post Thu May 15, 2008 10:16 pm

Cheers Dave, I have applied screen ink to the reverse of acrylic and it works well, but not professional enough. (Granted I used a small foam roller) I am now going to buy a small screen machine and try again.
I think the only solution would be to print over with another UV machine with a white head, but there aren't too many near me.
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Post Thu May 15, 2008 10:44 pm

can you not use white vinyl ?. interested in a uv printer

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Post Thu May 15, 2008 10:47 pm

well i found screen ink to shrink the print... i think sericol suggested another ink but not sure what that is.. i would talk to them about it.

basically it looks like you thinknig the same as what we did.. if you can print the product with white UV ink and then put it back through the same printer and move the head with the UV light all over it, my thoughts is that it should be fine. Reason why is UV light is at the same wavelength and consistancy of light. I am no expert as this is what I am learning from other people.
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Post Thu May 15, 2008 11:04 pm

Dave Rowland wrote:well i found screen ink to shrink the print... i think sericol suggested another ink but not sure what that is.. i would talk to them about it.

basically it looks like you thinknig the same as what we did.. if you can print the product with white UV ink and then put it back through the same printer and move the head with the UV light all over it, my thoughts is that it should be fine. Reason why is UV light is at the same wavelength and consistancy of light. I am no expert as this is what I am learning from other people.

Did you mean paint with UV ink or print...
Problem with painting is that it is not perfectly smooth or even over the substrate. I know it is possible to do cos I have seen one our competitors have done, and it is perfect, but a secret of course..
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Post Thu May 15, 2008 11:06 pm

Chris Wool wrote:can you not use white vinyl ?. interested in a uv printer

chris

Hi, vinyl just does not stick 100% evenly and is not opaque enough for the desired effect.
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Post Thu May 15, 2008 11:08 pm

print
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Post Thu May 15, 2008 11:18 pm

Dave Rowland wrote:print

Cheers chap.
On the blower to sericol in the a.m.. Cant print white tho....
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Post Fri May 16, 2008 9:26 am

Studio Screen trade supplies in Devon have an inca uv printer and it prints white onto perspex have a sample from them and the reverse white flood is really good

www.studioscreen.co.uk
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Post Fri May 16, 2008 4:34 pm

Adrian-H wrote:Studio Screen trade supplies in Devon have an inca uv printer and it prints white onto perspex have a sample from them and the reverse white flood is really good

www.studioscreen.co.uk

Cheers chap, just need to find s'thing a bit more local...
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Post Fri May 16, 2008 4:53 pm

Adrian.. stranger! good to see ya.

many thanks for that... i didn't know they had kit like that and only 40 miles away

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