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November '12

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Tips for Printing Direct to Magnetic Material BY MI KE GE R T Z , MA R K E T ING MANAGER OF MA S T ER MAGNE T I C S Sign & Digital Graphics MARKETPLACE magnet, or printing on un-magnetized material and then magnetizing it, is too time consuming and not an efficient process. Printing direct to magnet avoids these extra steps. With good quality magnetic S sheeting, excellent high-resolution printing results can be achieved with solvent, eco- solvent, UV and latex ink systems. For aqueous inks, products that are laminated with a paper topcoat for one-step direct to magnet printing are available. A common reason cited by printers for resistance to printing on magnet is the concern for running magnetic material through their printer. A common problem may be if the platen is metal, the smooth and even flow of the magnet being fed into the printer would be restricted. This is easily overcome by covering the platen with styrene, chip board, vinyl or duct tape, or anything to create an air gap between the metal platen and magnet. Other issues, such as printhead height adjustment, ink saturation, or other metal parts of the printer that the magnet will come in contact with, could be answered by your printer manufacturer and referring to the printer's profiles. Magnetic Media Resources Company Products Adams Magnetic Products To advertise in the Sign & Digital Graphics Marketplace, contact Diane Gilbert at (800) 669-0424, ext. 297 dgilbert@nbm.com Fax: (303) 469-5730 AllMagnetics Flexmag Magnum Magnetics MagX America Master Magnetics New Force Magnetics Visual Magnetics www.SDGmag.com 46 • November 2012 • SIGN & DIGITAL GRAPHICS Flexible magnetics including labels, P.O.P. devices, printable magnets and sheeting. Printable magnets for digital, flexo/ offset and screen print. DigiMag line of flexible vinyl magnets for flexo, offset, digital and screen. PrintMagnet line of flexible vinyl magnets for indoor and outdoor ap- plications in widths up to 42". Flexible sheeting in widths up to 40". May be printed with UV-cure, screen, eco solvent or solvent inkjet. A unique signage system using magnetic-receptive media. Website Flexible magnetic products including labels, sheeting and inkjet receptive. www.adamsmagnetic.com http://allmagnetics.com www.arnoldmagnetics.com/ Flexmag.aspx www.magnummagnetics.com Printable flexible magnets for solvent, aqueous, desktop inkjet; and screen. www.magxamerica.com www.magnetsource.com www.newforcemagnetics.com www.visualmagnetics.com SDG ome printers are reluctant to work with magnetic material because they feel that the traditional two-step process of printing on a substrate and laminating to the MARKETPLACE September 2012 ADA SIGNS (800) 669-0424 ARCHITECTURAL SIGNS BANNER STANDS T THE WORD OUT or email dgilbert@nbm.com To Learn How Contact Diane Gilbert 1-800-669-0424 x297 BANNER STANDS UR PRODUCTS & SERVICES WITH A MARKETPLACE AD Use INFO # 353 ONE STOP SHOP TRADE ONLY SUPPLIER Use INFO# 385 Use INFO# 352 AWNINGS SHOP ORBUS 24/7, 365 866.708.8316 info@orbuscompany.com Use INFO # 346 BANNERS Use INFO# 392 Use INFO# 409 Use INFO# 331 ADVERTISING FLAGS BANNER FRAMES Use INFO# 345 Use INFO# 328 Grand Format Printing Full Color Banners Use INFO # 302 Use INFO # 383 Use INFO # 407 SIGN & DIGITAL GRAPHICS • September 2012 • 105 13 oz Scrim Vinyl $1.49 includes hems & grommets starting at per sq ft SDG SEP Marketplace.indd 105 8/14/12 12:02 PM

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