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Cureing Times

Posted on Thu, 18 Nov 2004 at 15:37



How long should pad printed pieces be allowed to sit before packing and shiping? In general. Is 6 to 10 hours long enough even after heating? Or is more time recomended?

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Anonymous says: 6 to 10 hours should be long enough, it depends on the substrat. ABS and PVC cure quicker than say a Glass filled nylon, any heat applied to the part would be best. posted on: Fri, 11/19/2004 - 7:20am
Anonymous says: Well We are putting ink from Transtech,Proll,Diversified and we use a hardener and we put this graphic upon the ABS , and send the part inside the oven on 140 F and the part walk on the conveyor for ...

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We are putting ink from Transtech,Proll,Diversified and we use a hardener and we put this graphic upon the ABS , and send the part inside the oven on 140 F and the part walk on the conveyor for 23 sec inside of the oven , when the part out the oven we take it and put in the box , also on sometime we send this part direct to the line of asembled , we produce radios to FORD, (expedition-mustang-Pick ups-navigator) we put the graphic(PUSH ON-CD6).we use the oven to accelerate the cure of the ink , but some INK need only 24 hours to cure, You can ask to the supplier about the cure ink (him need know wich kind of plastic you using)
I use a test to know if the ink are curing or this are added upon the part ,
You need a sharp,tape ,
the process is the next .
when the graphic are upon the Part you need cut with the sharp the graphic (put lines with the sharp upon the graphic )when this step is completed you need put the tape upon the graphic and lift it , if the graphic are on the tape the ink is not cure you need adjust the ink ,hardener(if you use),cicle of oven ,temp, yopu need check what happen . if you need photos to do this test , send me a email,
have a nice day.
Jim wrote:

> How long should pad printed pieces be allowed to sit before
> packing and shiping? In general. Is 6 to 10 hours long enough
> even after heating? Or is more time recomended?

posted on: Fri, 11/19/2004 - 9:06am

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