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Computer to film or plate

Posted on Wed, 24 Mar 2004 at 17:23



I'm trying to find out if there is a system to print directly from computer to film or even to plate. We do pad printing. Our film is emulsion side down.

We currently print to paper and an outside service makes the film for us (very expensive).

Thanks.
Joel

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Anonymous says: Hi Joel You can by a printer epson 3000 and a fastRIp to u.s. screen or on this site, check for this printer and the fastRip, i by one and i verry happy to make my film a home, finish to have this probleme ...

Hi Joel

You can by a printer epson 3000 and a fastRIp to u.s. screen or on this site, check for this printer and the fastRip, i by one and i verry happy to make my film a home, finish to have this probleme to make film outside and wait for the film, or is not print at the good sid.

I make my self.
Good lock

Michel,

posted on: Thu, 03/25/2004 - 3:12pm
Anonymous says: H ...

Hi

We bought an HP 1300 laser printer to print out our designs onto laser film. We bought the printer at Office Max, can't think of the price off hand but it wasn't too expensive.

Hope this helps.
Ellen

posted on: Fri, 03/26/2004 - 9:27am
Anonymous says: I use a YAG laser for etching cliches. When I first acquired the laser, it was fairly expensive ($55k.) However that was four years ago and there are Yag lasers available at less than half of what I ...

I use a YAG laser for etching cliches. When I first acquired the laser, it was fairly expensive ($55k.) However that was four years ago and there are Yag lasers available at less than half of what I had paid for mine. None the less, the time i have saved by directly etching to the plate, has easily paid for my laser many times over. There are a few "tricks" to working with the laser, however, overall the learning curve was not too steep. I'd be happy to go into the details if you wish to persue this avenue. You can reach me via email or at 314-374-7678.

Good Luck

posted on: Wed, 03/31/2004 - 12:45am
Anonymous says: Joel, All you need is a good quality laser printer (600 dpi+, 1200dpi work best). You can print directly to Trasparencies. The trick is to make sure the transparencies are made for your printer. Mixing ...

Joel,

All you need is a good quality laser printer (600 dpi+, 1200dpi work best). You can print directly to Trasparencies. The trick is to make sure the transparencies are made for your printer. Mixing different maker transparencies and Laser printers can result in images not being dark enough or the transparency melting in you printer. However, Lexmark and HP transparencies seem to work the best and for multiple brands of Laser printers. Hope this helps.

posted on: Thu, 04/08/2004 - 12:03pm
Anonymous says: We use a Xante screewriter printer Works great for computer to film posted on: Thu, 04/22/2004 - 4:28pm
Anonymous says: I highly recommend the Xante' Screenwriter. I have a Xante' Platemaker III that is absolutely fabulous for making film positives and film negatives in a desktop environment. Go to www.Xante.com They are ...

I highly recommend the Xante' Screenwriter. I have a Xante' Platemaker III that is absolutely fabulous for making film positives and film negatives in a desktop environment. Go to www.Xante.com They are located in Mobile, Alabama and you can not go wroing with their film or their desktop printers.

posted on: Fri, 04/23/2004 - 12:29am
Anonymous says: To all concerned, I have been working with various vendors and have been successful in producing opaque emulsion side down right reading film positives from a desktop ink jet printer. Please Email me ...

To all concerned,

I have been working with various vendors and have been successful in producing opaque emulsion side down right reading film positives from a desktop ink jet printer. Please Email me for more detailed information.

Jerry

posted on: Wed, 05/05/2004 - 10:48am
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