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need to know how to get a darker image

Posted on Sat, 31 Jul 2004 at 22:15



i have just started a screen and pad printing business, but i'm having trouble getting my images dark. i have reset all my printer setting and still no luck.
i'm using a hp1100 jaserjet printer. please help
thank you, janet

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Anonymous says: Anybody who uses a laser printer/ink jet printer for seperations or screen burning artwork is an amateur. You need an imagesetter. There are lots of good ones for not much money. I have been in graphics ...

Anybody who uses a laser printer/ink jet printer for seperations or screen burning artwork is an amateur.

You need an imagesetter. There are lots of good ones for not much money.

I have been in graphics and pre-press for over 20 years and a laser printer is not even good for accurate proofing. Too much stretch. Save yourself the grief.

Also, if it is not postscript it is ****.

Larry

posted on: Sun, 08/01/2004 - 4:26pm
Anonymous says: unfortunately, some of us dont have the luxury, or the money to purchase a proper imagesetter. so those of us "amatuers" using a laser jet have options. for around $7 you can buy an aerosol can of toner ...

unfortunately, some of us dont have the luxury, or the money to purchase a proper imagesetter. so those of us "amatuers" using a laser jet have options. for around $7 you can buy an aerosol can of toner enhancer. just spray onto your hard copy,and it will darken your image. also, you can buy vellum for a laser printer which is also a plus, because you can use the toner enhancer directly on it. ask your graphics supplier for LAZER BLACK or similar product. have nice screen printing!

posted on: Tue, 08/03/2004 - 2:32pm
Anonymous says: I have used a laser printer for about 8 years with great results. I now have an HP4MV and it gives great positives on film and vellum. God Bless You Don posted on: Fri, 08/06/2004 - 6:19pm
Anonymous says: Most HP laser printers won't produce a dark enough image. It's the type of toner they use not the printer it's self. Get yourself a very inexpensive Samsung laser printer ( sold at best buy, Compusa and ...

Most HP laser printers won't produce a dark enough image. It's the type of toner they use not the printer it's self. Get yourself a very inexpensive Samsung laser printer ( sold at best buy, Compusa and others for around $199.00 and most of the time there's a $100.00 rebate). Also regular vellum works fine for screen printing, however, you need to use polyester vellum for pad printing. LaserVel works very good and they have both types.

posted on: Thu, 09/30/2004 - 9:28am
Anonymous says: L ...

Larry kind of sounds like an ass dosn't he? I use an Epson 2200 ink jet with great results. Make sure you have Post Script on any printer you might buy.

Peace

posted on: Tue, 11/09/2004 - 6:54pm

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