Compatible Vinyl List for DC Series Printers

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KBryksa
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Post by KBryksa » Wed Jan 02, 2008 6:56 pm

does anyone know of a good "optically clear" vinyl available/compatible for the DC4?

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Post by KLNDRY » Thu Jan 03, 2008 3:14 pm

I know that Oraful clear doesn't work very well. So don't buy it.
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Post by Jengel » Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:21 pm

I just bought the 3m stuff on Summa's site. Great stuff, but friggin expensive.
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Post by KBryksa » Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:16 pm

One of my suppliers told me today that they had a customer try the optically clear laminate. It printed great but the heat from the print head messes with the adhesive removing the "optically clear" portion. Apparently summa is "working on" a new product.....

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Post by Sabretooth » Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:24 pm

tested with: Oracal 651, Mactac 8900, Hexis 350WG

I just saw this on Summa's website under Intermediate on the vinyl profiles list.
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Re: Compatible Vinyl List for DC Series Printers

Post by Skeezix » Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:06 pm

Anyone print on Gloss Black? I have a client that wants to go from clear to gloss black - Figiuring I'll back with white I could direct print to a gloss black and save $$$$ of black ribbon that seems to pring kinda flat any way........

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Re: Compatible Vinyl List for DC Series Printers

Post by bakerele » Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:55 pm

Oracal 5700 reflective white prints great at 12000
Oracal 651 or 751 silver great for a metallic print
Oracal 751 clear would not print for me at all, but white prints nicely

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Re: Compatible Vinyl List for DC Series Printers

Post by Markus » Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:58 am

Orajet 3551 G-00 clear at 10900 density rocks! :mrgreen:

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Re: Compatible Vinyl List for DC Series Printers

Post by bakerele » Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:58 pm

Orajet 3951 @11500 density

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Re: Compatible Vinyl List for DC Series Printers

Post by mikem427 » Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:10 pm

Hi guys new to the forum old to Summa technology (Summachrome from Westcomp days) I have a Dc3 and I am looking to print on a removeable clear, anyone have any suggestions? I tried FDC 7243 which printed well enough to add to your list but was an install nightmare. It is calandared and (very rigid) slight curves is an understatement. I am still waiting for the blush to come out as well, it was wet installed today. Static cling is a bit to removeable, any help is appreciated.
Mike

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Re: Compatible Vinyl List for DC Series Printers

Post by wxsigns-wa » Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:37 pm

Arlon GTX 4560 X-Scape prints great. Better than 3M 7725 & Oracal 651

In-fact, two rolls of 54" sitting in the lobby of Summa Today when I picked up new ribbons.

Fellers 129.00 they don't seem to stock it all the time.

Northwest Signs for you Seattle locals 136.00 delivered for 30".

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Re: Compatible Vinyl List for DC Series Printers

Post by mjm67 » Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:50 pm

has anyone used window perf. on the dc4

thanks matt
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Re: Compatible Vinyl List for DC Series Printers

Post by wex » Thu Oct 01, 2009 6:59 am

Hello everyone, I have been recovering some information about all of us who try different kinds of media and configurations for them, I hope with this post we can check the whole amount of vinyls we are trying, if I am missing something or something needs to be added please don´t hesitate to give the comment or explanation concerning it.

Compatible Vinyl, DC Series Printers

3M:
7725 - white and clear
7125 - white and clear

Avery:
A8 White
A8 Clear
A6 Clear
A6 White
A4 High Gloss
Avery Graphics Saturn 12-oz banner material (S001-12 White) Just had to slow down the printer as slow as it would go

Oracal:
751 white 11300
751 metallic
751 clear 11900 http://www.digital-graphica.com/phpBB3/ ... ?f=2&t=710" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
651 white 10900
651 metallic
651 clear
341 economy
5700 reflective white prints great at 12000

Mactac:
MacTac MacCal 9800 Pro
Mactac Bubble free series (Mactac JT5929)
Mactac 8900

Orajet:
Orajet 3551 G-00 clear at 10900 density rocks
Orajet 3951 @11500 density

FDC 4200/4270 Intermediate. White and Colors

Hexis 350WG
Hexis SupTac White S5001B 65µ, intermediate Summa´s profile
Hexis V3000WG White 100 µ (*some white spots*), intermediate Summa´s profile

Nikkilite white reflective

FDC Ultracal 4200 intermediate

Arlon GTX 4560 X-Scape prints great

Vector Super Calendered Series High Gloss - Pro V-5 Opaque White

tried FDC 7243 which printed well enough to add to your list but was an install nightmare. It is calandared and (very rigid) slight curves is an understatement. I am still waiting for the blush to come out as well, it was wet installed today. Static cling is a bit to removeable, any help is appreciated. http://www.digital-graphica.com/phpBB3/ ... a&start=30" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I read some materials not good to be used on DC, but I think we could create a different post to add them explaining the inconviniences appeared, and the comments about it from all of us as end users of it, but I don´t know how to create a special post, I think it could be added below the Compatible Vinyl List Post (this one we are posting now).

It is a great information we share here, thank you all of you who have checked and reported your experiences.

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Re: Compatible Vinyl List for DC Series Printers

Post by mpedro » Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:52 pm

I tried a vinyl called Permagloss from sign-mart.com. I really like it. In fact I like it better then the Oracal that I have been using. I have run about 4 rolls of Oracal 651 through my DC4sx and I always had to play with the density/double density settings. I also had to turn up the density settings pretty high. My last roll of Oracal was so bad that I returned it and the guy that runs SignMart told me to try Permagloss. He said a lot of his customers are using it to thermal print. So I gave it a shot last night and really like it. It actually printed really good with the default settings. As a bonus, Permagloss was about $25 cheaper then Oracal.

This is just my opinion and its not a long term test as I just got the roll yesterday. But so far so good.

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Re: Compatible Vinyl List for DC Series Printers

Post by Muts » Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:48 pm

ok, I have updated the list - thanks wex for your time, and I hope you do not mind.

If there are specific issues please send me the details and I will post them....

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