BN-20 print/cutting HIPS/PVC?

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Nikonthenet
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BN-20 print/cutting HIPS/PVC?

Post by Nikonthenet » Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:00 pm

Hello there,

I'm new to printing with this technology, so please bare with me...

I'm hoping to print/cut 0.25mm and possibly 0.5mm 'High Impact Polystyrene' and/or PVC.

I'm confident the eco-sol ink will be fine on this material...unless I missed something?

I'm mainly wondering if I'll be able to cut the material. Looking at the BN-20 Spec, I note:
http://www.rolanddg.co.uk/products/prin ... n-20?tab=2

Thickness

Maximum 1.0 mm (39 mil) with liner, for printing
Maximum 0.4 mm (16mil) with liner and 0.22 mm (9mil) without liner, for cutting
That reads to me I'll be fine cutting up to 0.4mm, but I'm not sure exactly what the liner is, and if I'll need it on HIPS/PVC?

What exactly is a liner, and have I understood this correctly?

Thanks for any advice you can share :)

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Re: BN-20 print/cutting HIPS/PVC?

Post by woolly » Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:14 pm

A liner is the carrier backing for self adhesive materials
I don't knowthe cut power of the bn20 but I
don't think the large Roland cutters will do it. If I understand the material correctly.
They are designed to cut self adhesive vinyl and some of them it could struggle with
Flat bed cutters are designed for difficult substrates
just thought you will be probably disappointed with the printing unless you have found a digital print product

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Re: BN-20 print/cutting HIPS/PVC?

Post by mrtn » Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:27 am

Die or laser. Drag cutting does not work on some media, regardless the force.
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Re: BN-20 print/cutting HIPS/PVC?

Post by Nikonthenet » Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:39 pm

Thanks very much for the responses :)

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