The Inkjet Paper Girl
PAPER USE & STORAGE RECOMMENDATIONS
Allow paper at least 48 hours to get to room temperature.
Recommended temperature range for storage would be 70-80F with around 50% humidity.
Prior to loading, products should be fanned to separate the sheets.
Specialist media products – such as Film, PET, PVC, Vinyl, Canvas etc., - are best hand fed into the printer in individual sheets.
Check your printer’s instructions concerning recommended paper weights and correct printing settings to match the printing medium.
Unused sheets should be stored flat in an air-tight package.
Please note – some printers which take paper in from the bottom tray and return it through 180 degrees to a higher tray (as opposed to straight through printers) have difficulty with thicker papers, true canvas (not textured paper), papers that are glossy on both sides and some specialist media papers with smooth backings. We always recommend Sample Sheets for testing.
Normal water based dye inkjet ink is neither waterproof nor UV proof. It becomes waterproof by soaking into the lower layers of inkjet paper products but both these inks and paper products are specifically produced for indoor and short term outdoor use.
Unless otherwise clearly stated, inkjet coated papers, canvases and films are produced for inkjet printers. They are generally not suitable or recommended for sublimation or laser printers because of the high heat. This is particularly important for self adhesive products.
Unless clearly stated otherwise, inkjet canvas products are not suitable for washing machines or ironing. They can be sewn taking care not to damage the inkjet coating. They are designed with an inkjet coating as an indoor display medium.
Most papers and films can be protected with our Cold Lamination Protective Film (no machine required) which gives a degree of UV protection to the inks and protection from moisture. So short outdoor use can be extended, depending on conditions. Ideally suited to making inexpensive, short run, short term signage.