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Creating glass etch look

Discussion in 'Digital Printing' started by Chris Lewis, Mar 28, 2019.

  1. Chris Lewis

    Chris Lewis New Member

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    client is looking for an intricate design to go on office conference room interior glass walls. I would like to print on 3M 8150. What color do I print to make it look like glass etch? It seams to me the right light gray might work. Has anyone else tried to do This? The design is too intricate too cut out of etch look vinyl
     
  2. TimToad

    TimToad Very Active Member

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    It's going to take some experimentation to see what works without getting too opaque. I would just start with a series of printed boxes a couple inches square in increasing levels of CMYK values until you get it the way you want it. Cut them out and throw them up on your office window and see what works.

    I don't know maybe start with C:5 / M:5 / Y:5 / K:5
     
  3. BigfishDM

    BigfishDM Merchant Member

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    We sell out frosted idot to a gigantic movie production company that only uses it for that purpose. Want me to send you a piece to see how it would look?
     
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  4. Chris Lewis

    Chris Lewis New Member

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    Thank You Tim that is what we are doing. Getting some nice results I think this is going to work.
     
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  5. Chris Lewis

    Chris Lewis New Member

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    Thanks for the offer Bigfish; we have the design down. My concern was more trying to get it to match the trendfilm etch look we have used elsewhere for the same client.
     
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  6. burgmurk

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    I can't imagine this working without white ink. I can't actually imagine it 'working' even with white ink, but you'll possibly get close enough to what you're after...
     
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