Hingst’s Sign Post: Printing with Solvent and Eco-solvent Inks

Sign Builder Illustrated contributor Jim Hingst writes: “Solvent and eco-solvent inks allow you to print onto various types of uncoated films, including RTape's VinylEfx® vinyl print media. As wonderful and easy to use as these print systems are, you must test and evaluate the inks and your printer settings prior to production. Incompatibility between the ink system and the print media could be problematic.

“Typical problems encountered, when printing on many different types of films, involve poor ink adhesion, shrinkage, vinyl curling, color shift and/or dot gain.”

In his latest “Hingst’s Sign Post” blog, Jim explains why you should test and evaluate your media choice with your printer and inks, prior to production. By following some basic rules, you should achieve acceptable print results. Check this information out HERE.



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