For Sale

What printers do you use for artwork positives?

Specific computer related questions/suggestions for Mac and Pc users.

Moderator: Moderator Team

What printers do you use for artwork positives?

Postby CMS » Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:48 pm

In 2002 I bought an HP designjet800 24". I just bought an HP designjet t1120 24". Not impressed with the new one, doesn't seem to lay enough black down on the transparency. The old one was starting to put scratch lines in everything. I use screen printing for a segment of the market that is largely unknown. I do military spec painting and screening (on stainless steel, steel, aluminum, anodized, iridited, etc) I know of no other shop around me that does this. We get work for gov't subcontractors and do things like computers, flight simulators, etc. I need a really detailed printer that can give me excellent quality, very black, positives. I'm also unimpressed with HP's clear film. It has a bumpy texture to it and I don't like it. Any suggestions?
Thanks! :D
CMS, LLC
Virginia
Screenprinting
CMS
Just Browsing
Just Browsing
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:22 pm

Re: What printers do you use for artwork positives?

Postby d fleming » Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:27 pm

I use film from sihl and an epson 9500, it's an older model but reliable and does awesome photoprinting as well. Most shop s I know of use something from epson.
User avatar
d fleming
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 538
Joined: Mon Apr 03, 2006 3:33 pm

Re: What printers do you use for artwork positives?

Postby tompaine » Sat Jan 16, 2010 1:48 pm

Epsons are best, they have a good lay down of ink and, crucially, good registration.
7450 is the Epson printer that would work best.
User avatar
tompaine
Folder
Folder
 
Posts: 271
Joined: Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:38 pm

Re: What printers do you use for artwork positives?

Postby CMS » Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:57 pm

Thanks for the replies! I am in the process of returning this new one to HP and hopefully will try out an Epson. Thank you! :D
CMS, LLC
Virginia
Screenprinting
CMS
Just Browsing
Just Browsing
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:22 pm

Re: What printers do you use for artwork positives?

Postby tompaine » Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:28 am

rhino1 wrote:HP Designjet wall art is best for printing of Art work.

But not best for positives!
User avatar
tompaine
Folder
Folder
 
Posts: 271
Joined: Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:38 pm

Re: What printers do you use for artwork positives?

Postby taglessthreads.com » Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:40 pm

We use the Epson 7880.
Screen Printing - Tagless Threads
User avatar
taglessthreads.com
Intern
Intern
 
Posts: 77
Joined: Thu Apr 02, 2009 4:08 am

Re: What printers do you use for artwork positives?

Postby tz231 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 2:49 am

If you are very particular about producing the highest quality photo prints, you should use inkjet printers like the one from brother.
tz231
Just Browsing
Just Browsing
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Mar 23, 2011 2:42 am

Re: What printers do you use for artwork positives?

Postby sudomark3 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:23 am

At this point in time my PRO 9500 does everything I need from a photo printer. I've been doing this photography thing as a pro and for pleasure for around 45 years mostly working in the darkroom for all my printing.
sudomark3
Just Browsing
Just Browsing
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:01 am

Re: What printers do you use for artwork positives?

Postby kevin34 » Tue May 03, 2016 2:16 am

korryaldrin wrote:There are many good inkjet printers that will do the job just fine but Epson has the advantage of being able to work with many brands of RIP software. Many Epson inkjet printers can be converted to all black inks specifically made for creating film positives with RIP software for screen printing. And it seems that RIP software creators make their programs work with many different models of Epson printers. Most tee shirt printers use a system like this in house.


Yes it's true, now i use inkjet printers from Epson. But all certainly it has plus and minus side. so I think this is just a problem that is tailored to the needs.
kevin34
Just Browsing
Just Browsing
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue May 03, 2016 1:48 am


Return to Computers & Internet

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users



info to advertise here