.010" sheet and your printer? can you print with it?

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.010" sheet and your printer? can you print with it?

Post by OdysseySlipways » Sun Nov 02, 2014 1:48 am

i think i have asked a few people in the past so i thought this time i'd ask on the boards....

can you take a sheet of .010" plastic and run it through your pc's printer without any damage or issues?

i was just wondering as it would help for getting some things cut out vs trying to draw small detail parts onto the sheet by hand, then cut them out and hope they come out right.

my printer is a rear fed, straight through printer vs one of them over and under deals where the paper tray is under the shute tray where your printed papers come out. so i am not worried about that being an issue but don't know if the .010" would be an issue of any kind. i am sure i could run a sheet of .005" through as long as the printer didn't eat it by mistake (don't think it would, but who knows - i don't)

so..... has anyone ever done this? maybe on a regular basis? if so, how does your printer handle it?

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Re: .010" sheet and your printer? can you print with it?

Post by zookman » Sun Nov 02, 2014 2:11 am

well some printers and maybe all of then ya can run card stock through to make greeting cards .. not sure how thick that is but probly close to .010 .. ive got a pack of 110lb card stock and it looks to be .005 and maybe .010 at a quick glance. not any thicker tho

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Re: .010" sheet and your printer? can you print with it?

Post by MEATLOAFr » Sun Nov 02, 2014 3:24 am

I might have to try and find out....



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Re: .010" sheet and your printer? can you print with it?

Post by Silverloc » Tue Nov 04, 2014 2:47 am

The only thing I worry about with this is that a lot of printers use a heat strip/element to fuse the ink to the paper..don't know if it would be hot enough to melt the plastic

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Re: .010" sheet and your printer? can you print with it?

Post by Tesral » Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:20 am

Other than a not straight paper path I don't think I will try. Pages come out pretty warm from the fuser.
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