TRANSPARENCY FILM 11X17 STAPLES

In printing for the public the lay public often wants to buy their own transparency materials at some box store; surplus outlet or ebay and have us use the unknown stuff; all it does is cause issues; thus you hand it back the them. Ie you leave the sheets on tables and wait a week or two; with a box fan blowing on them. I had a friend that ran a print shop and they had rolls of transparency films. It is like placing sugar in a cars gas tank; or diesel in a gas car; ie problems If one places a toner based transparency material in an inkjet; some combos never dry; you get a sticky mess. Most folks think there is only one type of material; thus they want you to “try” their 25 cent piece of stuff in a 16 grand printer; they really want to part of the risk; ie new drum or giant mess. All the transparency film I’ve seen there is 8.

A lessor material here gives worse results. After one has screwed up several printers; one just has to say no; it is too damn risky. With toner based transparency materials a better product comes in as sealed bag with a drying agent; if the unused material is left out in a humid room; one gets a blotchy poor image; it shows up bad in areas of one tone. Usually this type of transparency is for school type “overhead projector transparencies” ie pies charts; what animals live in Africa; bar graphs with different colors of sales of widgets per company division; or real estate sales stuff showing a photo of a house and its floor plan. If you place one finshed sheet on top of another; they get glued together and ink transfers ruining both. In printing for the public the lay public often wants to buy their own transparency materials at some box store; surplus outlet or ebay and have us use the unknown stuff; all it does is cause issues; thus you hand it back the them. I have no idea what Kelly Flanigan is trying to communicate. It often voids the warranty of service contact.

With a toner based transparency; different printers run different fuser temperatures; a wrong material can ruin the drum With the wrong inkjet material in an inkjet printer the ink may never like to dry; it just sits there all tacky like flypaper. If you place one finshed sheet on top of another; they get glued together and ink transfers ruining both.

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Would that be better to do on a laser printer? Any of the transparency materials I listed above can be ordered online. This then requires one to have alot of tables and paper weights If the wrong toner based transparency material is placed in a toner based machine one can get blotchy results; or toner that flakes off; or again the drum is ruined.

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Is there a printer and transparency material to print on that anyone would recommend, that I can order online? A lessor material here gives worse results. On a high end printer the drum can be 2 grand; plus labor too.

After one has screwed up several printers; one just has to say no; it is too damn risky. I am trying to print out a grid-like pattern on these transparencies.

These higher end transparencies cost me about 1 dollar each my cost; but they are good in quality. For quality transparency material use Pictorico OHP, Inkpress transparncy material or the transparency material sold by Freestyle photo. It is like if Bubba wants to fly Delta airlines and brings in a can of oil and fuel for the airplane; in his world he his helping; ie there is no risk.

Pigmented inks can require a different transparency material than a water based inkjet; again because of drying and smearing issues. Your name or email address: I have no idea what Kelly Flanigan is trying to communicate.

Transparency materials are made for either type printer. It is like placing sugar in a cars gas tank; or diesel in a gas car; ie problems If one places a toner based transparency material in an inkjet; some combos never dry; you get a sticky mess.

Seems like I did find some 11×17 somewhere, but cant remember where.

A wrong combo is like mixing two types of blood; it might not work. In printing for the public the lay public often wants to buy their own transparency materials at some box store; surplus outlet or ebay and have us use the unknown stuff; all it does is cause issues; thus you hand it back the them. Some inkjet printers require a strip so the printer sees the clear stuff; some require a blank paper to have the printer see it. Transparency materials are a vexed subject dealing with the lay public as a printer.

You might have better luck finding the right printer at a store like Best Buy, but I’m not sure where you’ll find the transparency film you need. What type of printer would work best for my grid-like designs? You must log in or sign up to reply here. Thus what happens is some Goober guy wants me to drop my transparency prices if he brings in some garbage unknown transparency. There are about an order of magnitude more issues that I have seen; in using and selling transparency materials for pen plotters; inkjet and toner based machines.

Unless one knows the actual printer; there is no logical way to choose a transparency material; unless folks like to guess.

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This was common long ago when one had epson; HP and novajet inks. Most folks think there is only one type of material; thus they want you to “try” their 25 cent piece of stuff in a 16 grand printer; they really want staaples part of the risk; ie new drum or giant mess. We lost a drum long ago by doing this. Good luck at Staples. It often voids the warranty of service contact.

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I need to make high quality images that are about dots stapples inch, printing speed and price are not important. In a way it is like if old Goober shoots a rat and then brings it to a 5 star eating place and wants it cooked and wants the meals price dropped. An inkjet printer can make precise prints. I need the transparent film to be totally transparent, there is going to be no light source in the 1×17, also it needs to be as thin as possible. Share This Page Tweet.

Many of these transparency materials have to be fed thru a “side tray” instead of the normal trays were 8. I had a friend that ran a print shop and they had rolls of transparency films.

In backlite signage pigmented inks are often used with transparency materials; to fend off UV damage due to the lights. New old stock and poorly stored stuff can be like this. You ordered transparency material for the printer one used; fllm wrong combo would make a stalles mess an often be tacky 2 weeks later.

All the transparency film I’ve seen there is 8. William KahnApr 29, Ie you leave the sheets on tables and wait a week or two; with a box fan blowing on them. Also, most of the printers are also 8. I need the transparent film to be totally transparent, I am going to be putting it on top of normal paper without a light source in the back, and as thin as possible.

Usually this type of transparency is for school type “overhead projector transparencies” ie pies charts; what animals live in Africa; bar graphs with different colors of sales of widgets per company division; or real estate sales stuff showing a photo of a house and its floor plan. With transparrncy based transparency materials a better product comes in as sealed bag with a drying agent; if the unused material is left out in a humid room; one gets a blotchy poor image; staoles shows up bad in areas of one tone.

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