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Gilo
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Post by Gilo » Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:48 am

Does anybody have any experience of UV digitally printing topsheets.

I am planning on using ICP 2117 000 (= transparent ABS- TPU top sheet). Before printing do I have to prime the surface (if so what with) or can I just an it through the printer?

Am getting some confused messages from the manufacturer

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Post by chrismp » Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:39 am

If I remember correctly, we tried it one with isosport 8210 printing directly on the bonding side of the topsheet and then backscreened with epoxy ink. Can't remember the model of the UV printer we used. It delaminated pretty quickly with the delam occuring between the topsheet and the UV ink.

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Post by Gilo » Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:28 am

Hmm - that's exactly what I was going to try Chris-grr. I have seen them do something like that in the J Skis vid so I will keep trying.

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Post by chrismp » Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:34 am

There is a variety of UV printers with different inks and there are also primers for printing on plastics. So, as J skis have proven, there definitely is a way.

If it helps, J skis is using a Fujifilm Acuity printer...so maybe you can find someone with that type of printer.

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Re: digital printing

Post by motoman » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:52 pm

The material you are going to use 2117 is not suitable for UV printing. If you will look at information mentioned on manufacturer web site, there are denoted methods that are suitable for your plastic.
Also the material that Mr. Chrismp use 8210 comes in different variations that could be suitable for UV inks and not. As far as I remember only ICP 8212 only suits for UV printing.
Before applying any kind of printing you better ask manufacturer about material properties and methods of print application.

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