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Clear vinyl over steel

Discussion in 'Digital Printing' started by laserfred, Nov 18, 2016.

  1. laserfred

    laserfred Member

    Hello there,
    in an old warehouse building converted into loft offices, they want to put graphics over the columns which are covered with metal plates. It is basically old steel with a clearcoat over it. They want to have a lot of small text in white, so they ask us to test with different clear vinyl finishes (glossy, matte, satin) printed with white ink, and see the results. I have a vague feeling this is not going to be obvious. Anyone has done this before ?
  2. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

    Feb 3, 2010
    Racine, WI
    if it's painted/clear-coated, then there should not be an issue. at that point, your vinyl is sticking to paint/poly
  3. boxerbay

    boxerbay Active Member

    Nov 25, 2010
    Darkside of the Moon
    Your question is not clear.

    If it's clear quoted it will adhere fine.

    We use oracal 290gf printed white and then laminate with the same 290gf.

    It is optically clear and cast with good adhesion and it almost invisible.

    Whether you can see white text on the columns is a design issue and you should be going through a proof process where you print one and install to check visibility.

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