Re: Inkjet Transparencies Scratching

From: Tom Ferguson ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 07/10/04-08:30:00 AM Z
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I don't know of a protective spray. I'm wondering exactly what is
happening here. Are you putting small pieces of polymer plates (smaller
than the image) under the digital neg, putting that into a vacuum
easle, and getting scratches at the edge of the small (test) plate? If
I've understood, you may need to decrease the vacuum (as Jan already
suggested) or put some material the same height as the plates around
your plate. I'm wondering if your vacuum isn't pulling so hard on the
dig neg that it is scrapping on the edge of the small (test) plate?
Other than loving to hold fingerprints, I haven't had damaged neg
problems with Pictorico, a 1280 , and dye based inks. I always allow my
negs to dry for at least 1/2 hour before use (perhaps superstition, not

On Friday, July 9, 2004, at 09:37 PM, 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.
> Jon
> 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.
>> Rocky
>> Houston
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Jon Lybrook []
>> Sent: Friday, July 09, 2004 9:04 PM
>> To:;
>> 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?
>> Jon
>> 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
Tom Ferguson
Received on Sat Jul 10 08:31:34 2004

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