Will scrim vinyl printed on epson 7890 work for banners?

Discussion in 'Digital Darkroom' started by john_e|2, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. I'm planning on printing banners on scrim vinyl on my epson 7890 for local sports teams. the banners are displayed indoors either in the gym or in the halls. I know banner shops print on vinyl with solvent inks and printers, however, the scrim vinyl is suppose to work with aqueous and pigmented inks. does anyone have experience with this? will I need to spray the banner to keep it from fading?
    Thanks for the help.
  2. I use an Epson 11880 with the same ink and I don't have a problem with fading. I have a piece under fluorescent lighting for a couple of years and it still looks vibrant. You could look into a different vinyl. I use Magiclee PPM7 all the time. It's flat, no tooth like scrim. I set the paper to Double Weight Matte. Works like a charm. I also use Phototex which is an adhesive low tacked back. Stick 2 from Magiclee is pretty good adhesive back too.
  3. I printed some (under frame glass) outdoor booth signage for a friend on my old R1800 years ago and it's still in use. Yeah, Ultrachrome is pretty durable.

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