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SUBSTRATE PRINTING

HOURS: 9:00 - 12:30, 13:00-16:30

BREAK: 12:30 - 13:00

FILE SUBMISSION;

FILE SUBMISSION:

  1. Have your file ready as either an Illustrator or Photoshop file. You can submit your file here.

  2. The printer can print White and Clear. Please separate white and clear elements of your graphics into separate layers. 

Notice: The substrate printer can print on any material except reflective materials. Consider seeing your face in the material as reflective. Blurry materials are ok. 

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Surface can have up to 3/8" variance from highest to lowest point.  

Surface Variance

SURFACE VARIANCE

4" maximum material thickness. 

Material Thickness

MATERIAL THICKNESS

 12.99" x 30" maximum print area, although larger pieces can be placed in the printer (i.e. print on an 18"x24" piece, just not printing on the full area). 

Print Area

PRINT AREA

Print quality is superb if the surface is very flat (like acrylic sheet). 

 

Print quality degrades with variances in distance. 

PRINT QUALITY

Print Quality

Can print on most materials except mirrored and foam core board.

Reflective and blurry material is OK (if you can see yourself in the material, it is too much of a mirror). 

 

Some metals (like copper) require preparation before being printed on.  Graphics printed on acrylic are safe to laser cut afterwards. 

MATERIAL TYPE

Material Type

EXAMPLES:

EXAMPLES:

Some of the examples were taken straight from the substrate printing lab. It is recommended that you take a visit and see the examples physically to see the textures on each project.​

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Levels of how layers can affect the extrusion of the print from 1 layer to 16 layers.
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White can either be a 'cover' or a 'base'. The first image on the left shows white being used as a 'cover'.
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Layers of the same image can produce interesting levels of depth in the print like shown here of the hallway.
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In this example, the image on the right is printed without a base. The image on the left has a white base, allowing a brighter end result.
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