Inkjet Printing Tips
General Recommendations for All Inkjet Materials
Offered by Rippedsheets.com
Always start with the Plain Paper and Normal setting and 300x300 or 600x600 DPI on your printer. Higher image quality can lead to over saturation of ink on the material. On photo gloss materials 100702, 102700, 102800 and 106000, and on 103500 Silver Foil and 103600 Gold Foil use only "Best" quality printing and "Photo Paper" settings. Also, see Waterproof section below.
Store inkjet material in its original plastic wrapper and in a cool, dry place to avoid humidity.
Put a weight on the material to keep it flat in and out of the box, but do not crush edges.
Handle material on the edges so as not to get oil from your fingers (which interferes with printing) on the surface.
Allow ink to dry before stacking or handling.
Smear Resistance Rippedsheets.com 100400 Protective Spray can be applied for short-term smear, moisture and scuff resistance on most non-waterproof inkjet materials (exceptions for smear resistance may be matte uncoated paper face stock materials).
When using our materials to compete with professional sign companies and vinyl sign shops, it's Important to evaluate the surface to see if the inkjet media will stick well, or if it must be pre-mounted on another metal or plastic surface to which it will adhere.
Pre-test the material for adhesive compatibility, or you may have warranty issues with your customer.
Waterproof Inkjet Materials
Rippedsheets.com waterproof inkjet materials are made with a special porous top coating that encapsulates the ink. If you use a high printing resolution, you will put too much ink on the material and the ink may over saturate the micro-pores. Then when the labels get wet, the ink that couldn't be absorbed will run on the sheet. To resolve this, you can use a lower printing resolution which reduces the dots per inch, or you can hold the sheets under running water and use your fingertips to wash away the excess ink.
If Rippedsheets.com inkjet materials jam in your printer, please make sure the sheets are flat and you are not attempting to feed too many sheets at once. Lower cost inkjet printers have simple feed systems that may require feeding one sheet at a time. Top feeding inkjet printers may require a helping hand to make sheets feed straight down. If sheets jam in bottom-feeding inkjets, you may have to adjust the paper guides or again give a hand for straight feeding. If the rollers will not take the material, then you can try to force the material into the rollers.
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Good Luck and Good Printing from Rippedsheets.com.