Fire Retardant Medias

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L_Smith
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Fire Retardant Medias

Post by L_Smith » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:15 am

Hi there, right lets see who can help me with this one.

I have a little side project I would like to work on in my spare time - producing cards which fold out to house a tea light candle, at the moment I am playing around with quite expensive paper from a craft shop which I am cutting by hand. I've reached the point where I would like to make enough of these to sell in small batches to a few local shops, but the required time and cost just isn't effective, ideally I would like to produce printed designs too. Can anybody point me in the direction of a flame retardant media that can be printed with solvent ink?

An example of what I would like to achieve is below.

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Thanking you in advance.

Luke

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Tom King
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Re: Fire Retardant Medias

Post by Tom King » Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:33 am

I think you would probably do this on a clear Lexan polycarbonate media. This can be done on one of our UV range of LEC or LEJ printers. You might want to pair that with a cutting table and use that to finish the sheets.
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Sean Graham
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Re: Fire Retardant Medias

Post by Sean Graham » Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:29 pm

Sadly, I don't have access to a UV printer. Problem is most the papers I am finding all have a waxy finish that our inkjet fails to penetrate.

The search continues...

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