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Clear Shield on UV prints

Discussion in 'Digital Printing' started by akuarela, Jun 30, 2020.

  1. akuarela

    akuarela Member

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    Hi, I'm doing a test of Clear Shield Select (the new version of Clear Shield) on UV prints on aluminum. Question is about application - tried 2 different paint rollers: the foam one produced a lot of pinpoint bubbles and a nap one less but still some (did not shake it but stir it). Would like to know what type of roller / mode of application you may have used with good results.
    Also, anyone used it with UV inks outdoors (of course, I realize that they are not all the same)?
    Thank you!
     
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  2. Capitol Copy

    Capitol Copy New Member

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    We get the best results using a lambskin applicator (available at any home improvement store). We use Clear Shield Classic Matte on UV printed Alumalite and ACM.
     
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  3. DPD

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    I will use either the semi-gloss or matte. I find that rolling the gloss leaves bubbles and stuff.
     
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  4. akuarela

    akuarela Member

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    Thank you, will try that.
    By the way, have you figured how long your prints may last outdoors?
     
  5. akuarela

    akuarela Member

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    Good to know, what we are testing is Semi Gloss, and I like the overall look except for the bubbles, which hope to improve on.
     
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