Printing on magnetic material with a xc540

eco-saul

New Member
Hey guys, first post here :)

I'm having a bit of trouble getting a decent print on magnetic material with the soljet. Anybody have any suggestions? I'm using versaworks and printing on Magnum Magnetic's 20 mil glossy. I wish I could post a scan of the print, but I've used about 15 different profiles and get very similiar/cr*ppy results. Looks kind of over-spray meets over-saturation. I've ran the usual calibrations and even called Roland, they won't help because they don't recommend printing on magnets :(

Thanks!
 

Tim Aucoin

New Member
I've had no luck printing on magnets on my 540... similar results that you are experiencing. I made life easier for myself now and simply print on vinyl and use the Big Squeegee to mount onto magnetic. Works like a charm. I charge more and go home frustration free at the end of the day!
 

DRamm76

New Member
I have a lot of customers that use GMI's Printable Magnetic and have had some success but it still has a slight "bleeding" look it. The best results still come with printing on vinyl and mounting on to the magnetic. I know a customer who has made a FORTUNE printing onto Oracal from Versaworks on the VP-540, mounts it onto magnet and runs it through his Graphtec Flatbed cutter..Perfection everytime!
 

eco-saul

New Member
That's is what I've done in the past as well. The supplier has a profile for the VP540, but not the XC540. Just wanted to see if any XC's had any luck out there.
 

vectorterrorist

New Member
I'm getting ready to start doing some magnetics sand I have a roland vp 540 will my cutter be able to cut through this with a 60 degree blade one I have mounted my vinyl on top of the material- want to know the most effective process
 
G

gps-hi

Guest
V-terrorist,
The VP will choke trying to cut the 30mil (vehicle weight), but I haven't tried the 20mil.
In fact, when I print mags on the mp540 I've gotten in the habit of remove the blade to prevent unwanted scoring of the print.
 
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