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Digital Print Cloud sign

Discussion in 'Tips & Tricks' started by DRPSignsNGrafix, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. DRPSignsNGrafix

    DRPSignsNGrafix Very Active Member

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    Anyone do the double print to avoid washout on a cloud sign? Printing twice to stick to inside as well. Good results? Any pics of it done?
     
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    DRPSignsNGrafix Very Active Member

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    Ok I"m gonna go a little more in Depth on this.

    Doing a digital print for a lighted sign. What I would call a Cloud sign. We have always noticed a wash out look with a full digital printed plex face. I've read somewhere about printing a second copy in reverse and sticking it to the inside of the plex and then the normal print on the outside. That this will make the colors look more defined and not have that washed out look to it. Any one out there familiar or hear of this as well?
     
  3. J Hill Designs

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    yes it works quite well - and due to the plex thickness, registration isn't super important
     
  4. DRPSignsNGrafix

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    Jhill have any pics of one done that way?
     
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    if you are having issues with washout, this could be the bulbs are too close and or too bright.

    also how thick and how opaque is your material

    usually doing multiple ink layers will have a big effect on reducing washout
     
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    5 inch return with LED's in box. Using LG LD 4910
     
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    that sounds about right - I actually used a 3" slimline box for the blue room part and hotspotting isn't an issue
     
  9. DRPSignsNGrafix

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    Thanks jhill I think we will do it on this sign.
     
  10. J Hill Designs

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    do a little test piece - 1 side with back print, 1 side without - you will never do it any other way again trust me. the extra time/cost is more than worth it
     
  11. DRPSignsNGrafix

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    Well we went ahead and just printed it for both sides. Yes one is mirrored. Let them out gas and go thru our process. I'll post pics of the job when it's all done.
     
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