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Post Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:18 pm

Hi from Gloucestershire

Hi,
my second post as I forgot to say hi here first!

Just a quick hello into the forum, I've been lurking for a while and read the forum for hours while recommissioning my printer.

I've got a Tiara Opal II, essentially a Mutoh Rockhopper II. I got it over the summer and have recommissioned it and for 6-8 weeks its been running really well, just got an issue with a new media I've got (but I started that in my other thread so I won't go into it here). I'm using a budgetish vinyl to run through the printer when I'm not printing on my main media

I acquired the printer because everyone I spoke to wouldn't touch the media I wanted to print onto, it's a specialist PET & PU clear for making wakeboard and snowboard top graphics and most baulked at it when I explained what it was. So, given this I'm a complete newbie with this stuff and not come from a signwriting or digital printing background but been thrust into the work at warp speed! So please excuse any incorrect terminology and possibly naive questions.

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Post Mon Dec 07, 2015 1:36 pm

Re: Hi from Gloucestershire

Hi Chris, welcome to the boards!

Please also consider uploading a picture of yourself :D
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Post Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:24 am

Re: Hi from Gloucestershire

welcome to the boards chris, great to have you here.

Not sure the material that you're after as i don't know what the boards are made of or the surface finish you are applying to as such. Do you know what other manufacturers are using for same?
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Post Tue Dec 08, 2015 5:27 pm

Re: Hi from Gloucestershire

The material I have is a modified 0.5mm thk clear TPU/ABS with corona treatment, I've done a couple of test prints on it so far. I've got 4 different types to play with to begin with before I have to buy a roll and at £8+vat a metre I'm trying to get the most out of the samples I have!!

The datasheets are useless and the manufacturer has basically said "do your own tests, I don't know" !!

@Chris Montgomery, how do you upload a photo? I can't seem to find a user info mod button? (I'm probably being stupid though!)
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Post Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:49 pm

Re: Hi from Gloucestershire

Surely a direct to board process possibly a uv ink is the best option for what your explaining?? And have you not tried a printable wrap material with quality high impact laminate ?
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Post Sun Dec 13, 2015 12:47 pm

Re: Hi from Gloucestershire

Welcome to the forum Chris, can't help with your printing issue personally but sure someone with print experience will.
Best of luck with it.
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Post Mon Dec 14, 2015 1:09 am

Re: Hi from Gloucestershire

Welcome Chris. All the best.
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Post Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:54 pm

Re: Hi from Gloucestershire

Hi Chris


Welcome to the boards :wink:
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Post Sun Jan 24, 2016 1:52 pm

Re: Hi from Gloucestershire

Michael Kalisperas wrote:Surely a direct to board process possibly a uv ink is the best option for what your explaining?? And have you not tried a printable wrap material with quality high impact laminate ?


The boards are contoured and are not flat on any axis sand of variable thickness o wouldn't be able to feed through anything that I could afford to use!

The wrap is an option I'm looking into, there's a local printer just up the road who will varnish a high impact coating onto it too, so many things to look at!

Still having a few issues with banding on mainly the cyan (or it's more noticeable on the cyan)
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Post Tue Jan 26, 2016 2:52 am

Re: Hi from Gloucestershire

Welcome to the boards, Wishing you all the best!.
Tas

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