BN-20 printing onto clear vinyl

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winktype
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BN-20 printing onto clear vinyl

Post by winktype » Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:37 pm

Hello, I have recently purchased a BN-20 with cmyk + Metallic ink option. The machine prints beautifully onto white vinyl, but after setting up a job to print metallic silver onto clear vinyl, I have found that the colour density is quite poor and at best is just opaque. Is there a setting that I am missing to obtain full density coverage? Many thanks.

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Re: BN-20 printing onto clear vinyl

Post by woolly » Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:24 pm

cmy will be translucent by there very nature and need a white to bring the colour out, the met silver i have found to be quite opaque and good enough to print on to clear when fitted over a dark substrate.
all ink jets are the same except those that can print a white ink

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Re: BN-20 printing onto clear vinyl

Post by JOHNBOL1 » Mon May 21, 2012 1:40 pm

Old thread I know but I am looking at the same type of thing, can anyone point me to the guide for setting up how to print white under the logo first on clear.

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Re: BN-20 printing onto clear vinyl

Post by Kai Perry » Mon May 21, 2012 1:48 pm

Hi John,

There is a guide aimed at our UV range of printers which explains how to print with White.
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