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Printing on Vinyl

Posted on Mon, 20 Mar 2006 at 14:36



We are trying to print on vinyl that will be windows in tents used for outdoor parties. We need help in finding an ink that will stand up to weather and being run through an industrial washer & dryer. Any suggestions will be appreciated.

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Anonymous says: UV or solvent based? Nazdar VF series is a solvent based ink that is extremely durable, prints well, dries fast, and has clean flat finish. Prints very opaque through a 230, barely has a smell to it, ...

UV or solvent based?

Nazdar VF series is a solvent based ink that is extremely durable, prints well, dries fast, and has clean flat finish. Prints very opaque through a 230, barely has a smell to it, and won't crack if you fold it. Great stuff.

If you are using UV inks then Coates UMP series adheres to vinyl very well, and is glossy, opaque, and flexible. Just remember that the heat from the UV lamps might shrink the vinyl a little, but this ink does cure fast so not that much.

Hope this helps!

posted on: Wed, 03/22/2006 - 1:38pm
Anonymous says: Thanks for the suggestion. Have you used the VF ink in a similar situation? We don't have a UV system. Thanks again. posted on: Wed, 03/22/2006 - 2:47pm
Anonymous says: When needing specific end use parameters for inks its always best to get the ink manufacturers to advise you. Everything else is heresay and anecdotal (I'm not saying "wrong" per se, it's just that some ...

When needing specific end use parameters for inks its always best to get the ink manufacturers to advise you. Everything else is heresay and anecdotal (I'm not saying "wrong" per se, it's just that some things work for some people and not others depending on many factors). The manufacturer will probably just wiggle out and tell you to test for yourself, but if you can get them to assist in the testing, they take on some of the responsibility for the ink to work in any given situation.

You say the "vinyl" will be subjected to an "industrial washer and dryer". What kind of "vinyl" are you talking about that will be cleaned in this way? Have any information about conditions for use and cleaning available (and be specific) when you contact the various ink manufacturers for advise.

I can't stress enough that any questions about ink suitability should be taken directly to the ink manufacturers.

Major ink suppliers can be found through this website (Naz-Dar, Coates, Sericol, Polymeric.......)

Good Luck
Rocky

posted on: Thu, 03/23/2006 - 1:28pm
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