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Postby ROADSIDE » Wed Jan 16, 2008 1:12 am

Well.... I think i want to start printing my own cardboard boxes.
Anyone have any tips?

I was thinking of screening them or even GIANT RUBBER STAMPing them
.... now where do i get a GIANT RUBBER STAMP???

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Postby d fleming » Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:29 am

Buy a bunch of white boxes. Print them while flat. 9700 from nazdar should do a nice job. Do you have a clamshell or table to print them on or do you intend to use your t-shirt press?
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Postby Jmastro » Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:46 am

A giant rubber stamp? Come on, you gotta be talkin' pad printing. http://www.printexusa.com for that.
I wouldn't go that route for printing boxes, personally. But if you have a clamshell flatbed press, use some solvent based inks and and a few tabs, and you're all set, it couldn't be faster or easier on clamshell-
Let me know how you make out. 8)

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Postby ROADSIDE » Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:22 pm

I was going to use my sportsmen. Similar to the way we would have done coro signs in the past.
Hows the odor on that 9700 ink?

I still like the GIANT RUBBER STAMP idea.
You know... like the ones with the ink pad..... that normally have PAID or OVERDUE.
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Postby d fleming » Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:55 pm

Nothing compared to corogloss! Seriously its not that bad. Nazdar might even have a better idea for it, ...nope just checked their site 9700 is the right app. They have a pdf of their compatibility chart for download. I keep a banner of it on the screen shop wall. Get a small can of reducer to thin a little from the can.
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Postby ROADSIDE » Thu Jan 17, 2008 3:40 pm

Thanks d

I will do that.
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Postby yaleteamsandtees » Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:41 pm

Aunt Roadie,

Get some retarder along with that 9700
and use that to cut it. The thinner is almost unneeded

I tends to dry a tad fast on the press as you work with it.

We used to print the tire displays for the old Price Club
on Komatex PVC with the 9700.

Worked like a charm.

For clean up we use AutoType CPS type A7 screen wash.

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Postby d fleming » Thu Jan 17, 2008 5:19 pm

Thought about retarder but I pretty much don't use it in the winter here in Florida. Nice catch yale. Definitley have to have it in the summer months or risk ink starting to dry in the screen. I think they even have a retarder/thinner all in one.
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Postby Mod-Zel » Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:39 pm

9700 will work just fine but if you are talking about raw uncoated corrugated boxes you will have some bleeding involved.
Either add some flattening paste or use a poster ink instead. 9700 is an "all purpose" ink but it's mainly directed towards
plastics and vinyl products.
Just out of curiosity, what market are you trying to reach. Most box manufacturers are also flexo printing their products
already, which is kinda like the big rubber stamp your talking about. Unless your doing short to medium runs for a
particular customer I'm not sure there is a market.
We screen print a couple hundred of shoebox size clay-coated boxes yearly for a contest from a local radio station. We print
their logo on them and they have a punched slot on top that you can put your bus card in for a drawing. I'm sure if they
needed thousands that they could get them pre printed from the box mfg though.
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Postby yaleteamsandtees » Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:46 pm

We print our own boxes for out going orders.
(When we can't use the ones they came in)
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Postby ROADSIDE » Sat Mar 08, 2008 3:35 pm

Yeah... I just wanted my shirts in a box with my logo on it.

I do alot of my own designs on Anvils 779 with a tear out tag and sell them in local shops.

Now they come delivered in a customized box.
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Postby andymac » Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:29 pm

Use any waterbased acrylic ink - speedball, TW 5000, etc. Works great on card, no solvent cleanup. use a good dualcure emulsion or something rated for WB inks.

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Re: Printing on Cardboard boxes

Postby shipyard skates » Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:49 am

I have printed boxes with Nazdar 2700. however, it was just black on a brown cardboard box. Nazdar says it will print on coated paper and card stock. I will have to dig up a pick of the boxes I did for my online store.

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