General Printer Settings
InnoTOOLS Oy - Turka, Finland (EU)
Recommended settings: works well with HP Indigo, Canon, Fuji, Minolta and Ricoh printers, as the temperature control is most important.
• Type - matt print side (glossy backing)
• Coating - coated
• Thickness - 0,25
• Weight - paper backed 210 gsm | carton backed 235 gsm
• Max. air blowing at the start
• Driving end to the stacker
• Inks: Standard HP inks are safe to print our sheets in large-format, digital printers and even office laser-printers. Only thing is that the static charge of the sheets may not be optimal, if the settings are incorrect.
The most common elimination of static electricity in printing are:
Heat to high -Best settings at 138 - 140 degrees celsius (provides full surface static cling with less curling at lower temp.)
Printer’s anti-static settings are on (called Ionizer bar in Canon), Ionizer kit (in Mimaki), or can also be called anti-static bar. Some printers have these anti-static settings on by default to stack paper better so, these setting should be found and turned off.
The use of water-based or water-soluble ink. As water conducts electricity, it is always bad for static charge. So, water-based inks will not work.
Personal Office Laser Printing
General Instructions for Electrostatic Poly-Film Sheets
Laser-printable Electrostatic InnoFIXdigital Static Print Sheets are a new generation print product that allows you to print any desired image or text on 8.5"x12" plus 12"18" sized sheets! Please remember that InnoFIXdigital Static sheets work well with a laser printerr and the print settings vary depending of the printer brand. Still, with these general guidelines, we are sure after some testing you are able to use the product. In future, we are hoping to provide more detailed instructions for each printer brand.
1) If possible, use the Printer’s Bypass Tray option as it is designed for printing special materials and the electrostatic material works the best when printed there. However, the material works on all printer trays, but may not generate as much static electricity on standard trays.
2) Set the printer settings for as thick and heavy paper as possible (Coated paper, Thicker paper, etc.)! A single electrostatic sheet weighs 210gsm paper backed and 235gsm with carton backing.
3) Print the desired image or text on the matt side (non-glossy side) of the electrostatic sheet. This usually means putting the matt side up in the printer, but it varies between different printer manufacturers. Thus, we recommend that you first test this on plain paper (even if you mark it on the paper or write "top" on it) on either side of your printer.
4) After printing, wait 5 minutes. If the static paper is curled, you can roll it in the opposite direction. However, the possible curl does not affect the static electricity itself and the image becomes even again when you attach the product to a flat surface. Lower the printer's heat settings helps reduce the curling.
5) Remove the printed side from the backing material and attach it to the desired surface. The static image usually comes off best by removing it slightly below the angle.
6) You can make the electrostatic material stay smoother (more even) on the wall by wiping it with a dry cloth. For example, a microfiber cloth is good for this purpose.
If you have a specific printer model in mind for printing the sheets, please contact us to see whether we have more specific instructions for that model on file.
The information provided is the best currently available on the subject matter and should be regarded only as a general guide to material properties and not as a guarantee.