RE: Inkjet Transparencies Scratching

From: Jon Lybrook ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 07/09/04-10:41:32 PM Z
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I should say 'taken off', not lifted off. The transparency was plenty dry.

At 10:37 PM 7/9/2004, Jon Lybrook wrote:
>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 22:47:05 2004

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