Printing on Mesh or Fabric | HP Latex | HP

Printing on Mesh or Fabric | HP Latex | HP


This is flag banner. This is a fissure flag banner. Lots of flag banners. What distinguishes it, if you hold it up to
the light, there’s lot of little holes. This is a mesh. Even more holes. That’s actually a flag, too. This one’s the mesh. This is a mesh. This is the Top Value Fabrics mesh. Prints nicely. Now, one of the big advantages of a 360 and
370 is they have an ink collector. And the purpose of the ink collector is, when
you run mesh, or flag banner, or georgettes, anything fabric where it has pin holing. If you hold it up to the light, light shines
through, ink will go through. You collect it on the ink collectors. These are your ink collectors. That’s the advantage of the 360 and 370’s
ink collector system. So, my recommendation for mesh or flag, is
you don’t want to order stuff that has a liner. You don’t need a liner. Now, you can use a liner. And there’s some materials like some sheers that have a liner. But keep in mind that when you’re printing
to material that’s been attached to a liner, that the liner is usually paper, and the liner
has its own characteristics. Fabric has very different characteristics. So, you, now you have two things that are
very unlike one another, merge together with adhesive. And depending on how old the adhesive is,
or how long the roll’s been around, or a lot of other factors, what can happen is, the
mesh and the liner work at cross-purposes. Because if you’re printing, for example, on
fabric, on a liner, really what you’re trying to do is print on heavy paper with fabric on top of it. So, you’re kind of going to almost choose
a paper workflow, because the fabric is going to perform very differently when it’s on top of a paper. Same with mesh. I recommend printing with mesh. We have a nice mesh from Ultraflex which is certified on the Media Locator for the 360 and 370. There are also meshes out there that have liners. Well, the liner and the mesh can be difficult. It’s something that doesn’t always work as
bulletproof as you’d like. It definitely is much easier to print directly,
just on the mesh, and use the ink collectors, which is my recommendation. Now, with a 330 and a 310, you don’t have an ink collector. In those cases, if you’re going to print on
mesh, you have to use a liner. But just be aware that there can be difficulties with using a liner. You may have to try a couple companies to find one that works well. It’s not the most ideal thing to print on. Fabric tends to work a little better when it’s put onto a liner, but it’s still, it’s tough. I’d much rather, if you were printing on a
fabric on a 330, that you would find a fabric that’s airtight or tightly woven, so you don’t have to use a liner. But definitely for mesh, particularly like
banner mesh, I would recommend choosing one on the locator, picking one that’s certified,
and use the ink collectors. Don’t put it on a paper liner. Just a personal recommendation, based on what
I know the printers can do.

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