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Ink jet Positives?

Posted on Fri, 11 Feb 2005 at 5:39



Currently we are using films from a film printing company. But these are expensive and all negative effects with outsourching... Standing around waiting for the film and so on.

Laser printed films on vellum isnt an option, to bad result.

So I see that screen printers are using epson printers and a special film. My question is now, how good does these films work for pad printing and polymeer plates?

And please, dont respond with "Yes, have the technic, contact me". That type of response doesnt help me....

/Anders

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Anonymous says: I have good results with an Epson 3000 Ghostscript rip, and film from US Screenprinters. posted on: Fri, 02/11/2005 - 8:19am
Anonymous says: I was thining of going with US screenprinters film and rip software, and also their ink, and using in an Epson 1520, the Epson 3000 is out of my budget for now. posted on: Sat, 02/12/2005 - 5:10am
Anonymous says: the 1520 prints the same ink and resolution as the 3000.I think the 1520 would be a good choice. The 1520 was not available when i went to ink jet film.I had to bite the bullet, but i do not regret it. Fast ...

the 1520 prints the same ink and resolution as the 3000.I think the 1520 would be a good choice.
The 1520 was not available when i went to ink jet film.I had to bite the bullet, but i do not regret it.
Fast rip is a great program if you are going to do color seps. I started with ghost script and it does everthing i need so i saw no need to go with fast rip.

You can ask screenprinters to send you a sample printed film so you can test it on your plates.

What kind of plates are you using?

posted on: Sun, 02/13/2005 - 8:17am
Anonymous says: BASF ST 52 plates. Have never done a color sep. Was of understanding that the fast rip was nessecary to use to get enough opacity. But having to choise of doing rips isnt a downside... I will have them ...

BASF ST 52 plates.

Have never done a color sep. Was of understanding that the fast rip was nessecary to use to get enough opacity.

But having to choise of doing rips isnt a downside...

I will have them send me some test samples.

Thanks
/Anders

posted on: Sun, 02/13/2005 - 1:43pm
Anonymous says: You absolutely need a RIP to get enough opacity to block the light posted on: Tue, 02/15/2005 - 1:08pm
Anonymous says: What do you mean when you Say you need a rip. Please over look my stupidity, and thanks. James posted on: Tue, 03/01/2005 - 6:35pm
Anonymous says: Hi I use a fast rip and a epson 1520 printer and they work great. fast rip is a logicial in for printer (like us screen sale) this is put the image verry opaque on film and you can make 4 color process ...

Hi

I use a fast rip and a epson 1520 printer and they work great.

fast rip is a logicial in for printer (like us screen sale) this is put the image verry opaque on film and you can make 4 color process to whit the fast rip.

For more info go see this site:
www.usscreen.com

Hope is help you !

Michel,

posted on: Wed, 03/02/2005 - 2:46pm
Anonymous says: PostScript interpreter called a Raster Image Processor or RIP. Without PostScript it is impossible to print hight-quality halftone dots on a "non-PostScript" inkjet printer such as an Epson 2200 or 4000. ...

PostScript interpreter called a Raster Image Processor or RIP. Without PostScript it is impossible to print hight-quality halftone dots on a "non-PostScript" inkjet printer such as an Epson 2200 or 4000. Even if your printer has PostScript, it may not be able to print halftone dots because PostScript is often just used to calibrate and balance colors on an inkjet. The Epson "RIP" does not print halftone dots!

posted on: Sun, 04/03/2005 - 8:29am

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