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Film Positives

Posted on Tue, 4 Oct 2005 at 21:22



Right now in the shop that I work in we are using a Gerber Edge to make all the films. They are alright but small line art and hafttones suck. Also it is getting harder and harder to get the rolls of positive in our shop. We also have a Mimaki jv3. We are looking into new things, we print 24x36 coroplast all day long. What would be a good investment laser, inkjet or what ever.
Thanks for all the help
Aaron

www.advancedsignsinc.com
850-439-0700

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Anonymous says: Epson 7600 or larger, or does the Mimaki print 1440 or higher? You have to be able to lay the ink down good. you just have to get some roll clear film that is ink jet receptive, there are a bunch of mfg. if ...

Epson 7600 or larger, or does the Mimaki
print 1440 or higher? You have to be able to lay the ink down good.
you just have to get some roll clear film that is ink jet receptive, there are a bunch of mfg.
if you are printing lower rez halftones (25-65 line) or mostly solids there are quite a lot of inkjet printers that will do the job now.
lasers don't go there, they distort and most aren't that big.

posted on: Thu, 10/06/2005 - 10:38pm
Anonymous says: I have an Epson 7600 that I use for 4/c process. The halftones look more like stars than dots. 55 line is ok, 65 is decent, 75 is pushing it, and 85 looks terrible. 95 line is unachievable. The 7600 ...

I have an Epson 7600 that I use for 4/c process. The halftones look more like stars than dots. 55 line is ok, 65 is decent, 75 is pushing it, and 85 looks terrible. 95 line is unachievable.

The 7600 unit is very inexpensive, and the media is also cheap. Looks great until you bring out the loupe, then you'll see how bad your dots are. If you want the highest quality you have to use photographic film, especially if you do process work.

posted on: Tue, 10/18/2005 - 9:27pm
Anonymous says: But still it is better than Digital printed signs. Isn't it ? posted on: Mon, 10/24/2005 - 9:40am
Anonymous says: we cut black vinyl and cut it with the plotter/cutter and place it on clear acicate film then use that as the film for burning the screen, Works great for any art with no detail. posted on: Wed, 03/08/2006 - 9:55pm

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