A Digital Printing Network
I have searched my manual and the net and came up empty but figured it was worth a shot asking other versacamm users.
I have about 60 8ft panels to print and they will be very short term so they don't really need alot of ink saturation. Is there a way to "turn it down" so to speak?
Changing vinyl profiles didn't help.
Always looking to save a little $$$
Which brings up another question.
Recently, in another thread Steven was explaining how to figure ink costs per job.
I briefly looked yesterday but couldn't find where that number is listed. I know you can see the overall Ink Status but where do you find ink consumption on individual jobs?
Is there any easy way to figure based on nested files? I try to nest and combine small jobs to not waste material, just curious if there is anyway to break it down when nested, it seems like it only gives off the total for the nest. Guess could figure the size and do some math but just wondering if it breaks it down any further?
ah, thanks gentlemen. It will be interesting for me to take a peek.
Ya' know this whole ink consumption thing still freaks me out a bit.
Granted, I'm not a high end sign shop but I do use my VC just about everyday for a few small to medium sized jobs.
Yesterday I printed a 6 foot banner, 250 flag decals and a couple of dozen prints for bags.
The day before about 100 full front prints for 2 separate orders.
The day before that a bunch of full size static clings and a handful of large posters.
Stuff like that. No big deal. But the printer does get used.
The freaky thing is ..........................the ink lasts forever!
Definitely not complaining.
I guess it's just that I've become so used to funding Staples with perpetual desktop printer ink cartridges. I go through them like water and spend way, way more for HP ink than I'll ever spend for the VC
Maybe that's why Sam's saving ink question caught my attention.
In the great scheme of things, I can't imagine the difference in ink cost (even with 80 pieces) could be that different when selecting a lower quality print.
....again just saying.
Butch says, " Customer satisfaction is like a whisper, but customer dissatifaction can be heard around the world."
Folks have the desk printer mentality so when I explain that on the VC ink is their friend they have to live it to believe it. That is why I have never used the high speed or draft or billboard mode.
@Mark - it is what it is - and would not be high on anyones list to change - you will have to surffice with an approximation.
I will not let anything out of my shop that I'm not happy with no matter what.
These signs are just text with a very simple colored background so high speed does not affect the quality(to the naked eye anyway).
I average 28 4'x8' panels on one 440 cart at high speed and about 16 on standard. Big difference not to mention the time frame.