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Empowering Screen Printers

Paper Strip Film Printing

Having trouble getting your printer to print film? Adding a paper strip to the back of your films may do the trick!

Learn by watching the video, or review the written transcript. If you still have questions submit a tech ticket, or reply back to your technician in an open ticket.

Video Transcript

Certain inkjet printer models have sensors that do not sense film media well.

When a printer has a media loader that adjusts by “centering” the media that means the sensor is located in the center of the media path.

By adding a 1 inch or wider “low tac” paper strip to the non coated shiny polyester side of the film, the printer will now see opaque media and operate properly.

Load your film with the emulsion side facing up and the paper strip facing down.

Need a better film? Use DarkStar™ Film media by Freehand.

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