- J - Year the product was manufactured: J=2015, K=2016, L=2017, M=2018, N=2019, etc.
- 274 - Julian Date (day of the year) that the product was produced (274 represents October 1)
- 01 - Internal Code Only
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ACCU Products FAQ
Check out some of our most frequently asked questions about our line of Accu products, including: AccuArt, AccuJet, AccuBlack and AccuInk.
There are several advantages using ink jet printers.
- Cost. Ink jet printers are inexpensive compared to thermal and laser printers.
- Size ink jet printers can come in sizes that will fit on a desk or are stand alone and handle 60 inch wide material.
- Ink jet printers when using a RIP deliver excellent positives with very dense blacks.
- Professional ink jet printers utilize large ink cartridges which mean less down time when making positives.
- Ink jet printers can be placed anywhere in the shop. However, please keep it away from high humidity areas such as the washout area in the screen making room. Ideal place is in the art room.
- Check to see that digital artwork is of adequate resolution. Line art should be at a resolution of 1200 dpi. Color or grayscale art should be at a minimum of 300 dpi.
- Check to see that you are printing at a proper resolution. Positives should be printed at a minimum of 720 dpi. 1440 dpi is recommended.
- Be sure to choose a film media from your printer properties menu. This tells the printer what type of media is going through the printer.
- Are you using a RIP? The RIP typically will improve print quality, resulting in smoother line edges and clean halftone dots if you’re doing separations. The AccuArt films can handle halftones up to 65 lpi.
- Make sure that you printed on the coated side of the film.
- Did you use the proper print settings? For best results, print at a resolution of 1440 dpi and use a print setting for film media. You may need to experiment to find the best media setting for your printer.
- If you’re doing positives/negatives, print with black ink only versus color. If you’re in color mode, sometimes the printer will mix the colors to make black opposed to getting a pure black ink print.
- Make sure that you’re using dye-based inks. The dye-based inks penetrate into the film, yielding better density. Pigment based inks will remain on the surface which will typically yield less density.