|Mar 22, 2013, 08:38 PM|
Souderton Pa. USA
Joined Mar 2002
Printing on mylar
Anybody done it with a bubble/ink jet? Any ideas? I can corona discharge treat the mylar but the ink doesn't dry. Corona discharge causes the mylar to accept the ink without it beading up. It "wets out" but with nothing to soak up the ink it never dries.
|Mar 23, 2013, 09:42 AM|
Dont think so?
Nope it cannot be done on that type of film, your inkjet is either dye or pigment based aqueous ink. This ink can only be applied to treated material and such materials do not hold up to handling. Also depending upon the thickness of your material it may jam up your printer. I use .002’’ and .004 clear films for prototype models and it is a pain to run through our large format printer. Also keep in mind your ink is a dye and not a paint, so if it is applied to a transparent all of the colors appear washed out as there is no white background to enhance the colors. Here are a couple photos of a YAK 55 skin set that we printed on this special film.
|Mar 23, 2013, 11:09 AM|
Joined Nov 2000
Just got some duculam .
Have No idea if it would take Inkjet.. although Acrylic paints seem to stick reasonably well...
once the stuff is rubbed down with Isopropyl
Did discover though that It works well as a heat shrink covering on Depron.
All that is required is a Monokote type iron and a bit of experimentation with it's temp setting.
No more ugly/messy packaging tape.
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