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Can I use inkjet transfer material on an eco-solvent printer? I have heard good things about JPSS, but it looks looks like it is inkjet material and some suppliers have a distinction between eco-solvent material and inkjet material. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Yes there is a distinction. Desktop inkjets use dye-based pigment inks where as eco-solvent inkjet printers use solvent and eco-solvent inks.

Eco-Solvent inks are a lot cheaper than dye-based inks. Normally you will rarely find a desktop printer with Eco-Solvent inks. The inkjet dye-based ink printers cannot print on the eco-solvent material.
 

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Yes there is a distinction. Desktop inkjets use dye-based pigment inks where as eco-solvent inkjet printers use solvent and eco-solvent inks.

Eco-Solvent inks are a lot cheaper than dye-based inks. Normally you will rarely find a desktop printer with Eco-Solvent inks. The inkjet dye-based ink printers cannot print on the eco-solvent material.
OK, sounds good. My question is if an eco-solvent printer can use inkjet material. I guess whether an inkjet material (like JPSS) can handle eco-solvent ink. It sounds like from above that the opposite process cannot be used. Please let me know...
 

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It'll depend on the inkjet transfer paper you are using.

Better off to buy eco-solvent materials the wide format eco-solvent printers. They will eat up a lot of paper just for the margins of a Letter or tabloid size sheet. Also set up time will be higher for loading each individual sheet of paper, unless you can find roll versions of inkjet paper.
 

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It'll depend on the inkjet transfer paper you are using.

Better off to buy eco-solvent materials the wide format eco-solvent printers. They will eat up a lot of paper just for the margins of a Letter or tabloid size sheet. Also set up time will be higher for loading each individual sheet of paper, unless you can find roll versions of inkjet paper.
Pardon me but the OP wants to know if JPSS will work with eco solvent printer. He is not getting the answer to the question. The OP is not looking for other inkjet transfer paper. The subject matter is JPSS. If I may suggest pick one of the answers is it YES or NO?
 

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Why don't you just test it on an eco-solvent printer? Even if it doesn't work, it's not likely it's going to break the printer or anything. The worst is you waste a sheet of paper.

No point of asking a vendor who doesn't carry JPSS.
 

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Why don't you just test it on an eco-solvent printer? Even if it doesn't work, it's not likely it's going to break the printer or anything. The worst is you waste a sheet of paper.

No point of asking a vendor who doesn't carry JPSS.
wow.

Not trying to start a whole thing, just thought that with the vast amount of experience on these forums, maybe there would be a couple of people that have tried JPSS or inkjet material on an eco-sol printer.

I thought the point of these forums was to learn from each other (be it good or bad experiences), instead of blowing money and time on approaches that people have already determined don't work. I don't have a problem with ordering the material and "being the guinea pig", I just thought I would throw the question out there, just in case someone had already tried it.
 

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I just remembered reading a post that is somewhat similar to your question but it is about different inkjet transfer product. Somebody said who owns a eco-solvent printer who tried printing on non eco-solvent transfer to turn off the heater of the printer so that it will not soften the polymer coating and cause jamming problem with the printer.
 

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I just remembered reading a post that is somewhat similar to your question but it is about different inkjet transfer product. Somebody said who owns a eco-solvent printer who tried printing on non eco-solvent transfer to turn off the heater of the printer so that it will not soften the polymer coating and cause jamming problem with the printer.
Now that is good information. I have some ColorPrint stuff that I am trying out that seems to be a HUGE pain to cut - even with a brand new blade. I thought about turning off the heater and trying the designs again, thinking that maybe the heat caused the cutting problem. This statement gives me more confidence in my testing theory. Thanks for the heads-up.

Still looking for anyone that might have tried to print on JPSS or inkjet material using an eco-sol printer and what the results were. Thanks for your time...
 
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