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Wally Fay CPF

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This is all news to me. I thought I remember hearing about successfully printing to mat boards not long after I got my 9880. I have never had the opportunity to try it, but I do remember that smooth, sized mats were required. Both Bainbridge and Crescent have boards that are sized to accept water color without bleeding.
 

Mo Elyas

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This is all news to me. I thought I remember hearing about successfully printing to mat boards not long after I got my 9880. I have never had the opportunity to try it, but I do remember that smooth, sized mats were required. Both Bainbridge and Crescent have boards that are sized to accept water color without bleeding.


Wally, do you know which numbers are those? My crescent rep said they didn't have anything printable.
 

Gregory K. Norris CPF

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You need to talk to a technical specialist if your rep doesn't know. And the Epson reps that deal with framers will know.

They probably aren't pushing it because though it looked great on paper, in practice it was difficult. I had a conversation with a Bainbridge rep last fall and I know they still make the board. All it takes is one droplet of ink to ruin an expensive piece of matboard.

I decided it was not worth the effort when there were other ways to get the job done. I have never put a piece of matboard through my printer.

But it is conversations like these that drive innovation.

I would choose screenprinting for multiples.
 

Robin Gentry MCPF

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I remember seeing the printing on matboard as a demo several years ago at a convention. I think it was Epson that was doing this. I remember it because everyone was talking about how they could match a background perfectly with the mat and how they could do difficult faux designs in 1/2 the time. Never did hear of anyone actually doing this in there shop.
 

Mo Elyas

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I remember seeing the printing on matboard as a demo several years ago at a convention. I think it was Epson that was doing this. I remember it because everyone was talking about how they could match a background perfectly with the mat and how they could do difficult faux designs in 1/2 the time. Never did hear of anyone actually doing this in there shop.
I totally missed that. Was this like a year or two ago or does it go way back? If it's was relatively new, maybe I can try to get some information from Epson.
 

Andrew Lenz Jr.

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This was a while ago . . . 10 years?

I do remember people saying that out-of-stock boards could be replicated by simply printing the desired surface color.

Like others have said, this hasn't become commonplace!

Andrew
 

Robin Gentry MCPF

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It was longer then 2-3 years. I think it was during the PMA Hey Day Conventions. Rob Markoff may remember he use to do tours of the show floor.
 

Russ Wood

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You may want to talk to Peterboro.(spelling?] Sonny, [from Peterboro] on another forum was mentioning they have a couple of mats that you can print on.

I have found Peterboro to be very helpful in answering questions. Unfortunately, they don't have a distributor in my area,

website: www.peterboromatboards.com
 

Mo Elyas

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You may want to talk to Peterboro.(spelling?] Sonny, [from Peterboro] on another forum was mentioning they have a couple of mats that you can print on.

I have found Peterboro to be very helpful in answering questions. Unfortunately, they don't have a distributor in my area,

website: www.peterboromatboards.com

they gave me a couple of mat numbers that they suggest to print on. I asked how they know that, they didn't have a good answer besides customers think so. Anyway, I bought the sheets and will try when I don't have to meet a deadline.
 

Darren Smith

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I print what I need onto a thin printable paper, then bond it to mat board and cut as required, it isn't something I do often though.

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Fawn Floyd

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Hello Mo,


A little late to your post from earlier this year, but we thought you may be interested in the BD Matboard product called Eco Choice: http://www.bdmatboard.com/collections/printing-media-cut-to-size (They sell pre-cut sizes and full sheets).

Wizard worked with them to develop this line of printable matboard substrate that comes in a few different surface textures. There is also an e-flute cardboard for printing and creating custom boxes with a CMC Model 9000.

I know Eco Choice is compatible with the P800 and 9000-series Epson printers.


Hope that helps! :)


Fawn Floyd-Baltzer | Marketing Project Manager
Wizard International, Inc. | www.wizardint.com
Phone: 425.609.5371 Email: fawn.floyd@wizardint.com
 
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