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Printing on Restaurant guest check covers

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I am new to this forum and would like to start by introducing myself. My name is Bob I have a Sign shop near St Louis MO. We recently purchased a T-Jet2 Refurb from EZ, so far we love it, our customers are amazed and are willing to pay much more for T's! I have a Restaurant owner interested in us printing there logo directly on there Guest check vinyl bi-fold covers....I have looked at discussions on golf balls etc. Has anyone tried doing this? I have several to experiment with. What kind of pre-treat? What would we post treat with? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Hi Bob,

I would highly recommend not doing that. Printing with aqueous inks on vinyl, even with a coating applied to the vinyl, will not be a durable print in that environment. The golf ball thing is just for a gift set and not really meant to last if the balls are played.
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Treat the covers with the "golf ball" emulsion. Print. Dry (sun preferably) then spray with the clear coat, dry again (again, sun preferably). I printed the golf ball samples while at US Screen. This should work for any non-tshirt application.

Use the non-tshirt profiles. I created them for the specific use for anything BUT shirts and calibrated them for "emulsion" applications.

Do a test run on a few, you should be able to pick it up easily.
AND, remember, head height should be as close as possible to the media you are printing on.

The clear coat is just a UV fixative, in a spray can, and you should be able to find it at any art supply store.

Best of luck

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Thank you for the advice, I will try this on a few and report my findings.
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