RE: Inkjet Transparencies Scratching

From: Jon Lybrook ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 07/09/04-10:37:23 PM Z
Message-id: <>

Good advice, however, the scratches are happening through the handling of
the transparencies, not coming off the printer. I'm generally pretty
careful, but simply making test strips (on polymer plates under a vacuum
frame) is resulting in scratches where the ink has been lifted off where
the plate had been in contact with the transparency.


At 09:54 PM 7/9/2004, Rocky Boudreaux wrote:
>I'm not using the roll stuff but on regular Pictorico sheets II do sometimes
>see, however they are on the uncoated side of the film and do not show up in
>the final print.
>To reduce these I put a piece of plain paper along with the Pictorico in the
>loading area and have a blank piece of paper in the out put tray.
>This gives the Pictorico a nice smooth surface to ride on as it goes through
>the printer and has reduced the scratches.
>I didn't think the plastic surface was that rough but having added the plain
>paper reduced the scratching considerably.
> -----Original Message-----
>From: Jon Lybrook []
>Sent: Friday, July 09, 2004 9:04 PM
>Subject: Re: Inkjet Transparencies Scratching
>It's a reasonable assertion.
>I've not had any problem with scratching in the past. I've not had any
>output from a 7600 either.
>I assume you read the Pictorico manager's assertion reposted on this list
>that the stock is the same, with the exception of a very slight decrease in
>coating, which he claimed would make no difference. This could be the
>difference resulting in scratching. The stock looks and feels the same as
>the stuff I was buying with Pictorico on the label though.
>Anyone else using AccuArt2 on a roll having this problem?
>At 08:01 PM 7/9/2004, Sandy King wrote:
> >Hi Jon,
> >
> >I have not had any problem with scratching or abrasion in making inkjet
> >negatives on Pictorio with the Epson 2000P, 2200 and C-84. I simply handle
> >the negatives with reasonable care and have never had a problem.
> >
> >Since the Epson 7600 is supposed to use the same inks as the 2200 I am
> >wondering if perhaps the AccuArt2 material is not Pictorico?
> >
> >Sandy King
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >>Never got a response on this, so I'm trying again.
> >>
> >>Does anybody do any post-printing techniques to their inkjet negs to
> >>increase the durability and prevent scratching? A (non-UV Inhibiting)
> >>spray of some sort maybe?
> >>
> >>Thanks,
> >>Jon
> >>
> >>At 07:50 PM 7/7/2004, Jon Lybrook wrote:
> >>>I've noticed the Pictorico (now AccuArt2) transparencies I've been
> >>>getting from the Epson 7600 my friends have are very fragile and scratch
> >>>way-easily. Are there any protective coatings or post printing
> >>>procedures for making them a little more durable?
> >>>
> >>>TIA,
> >>>Jon
Received on Fri Jul 9 22:43:05 2004

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.8 : 08/13/04-09:01:11 AM Z CST