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Etchmark with a sparkle?

Discussion in 'Materials' started by James Burke, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    We typically do stone and monument engraving and were asked by a funeral home to etch their tinted doors. Since funeral homes eventually change ownership over the years, I suggested that they use a frosted vinyl on the glass instead of etching.

    I've heard of something called Etchmark, but I'm not really sure about an outdoor application, or if it would show up well on tinted glass.

    But...last night I visited Culver's restaurant and noticed that they have a frosted vinyl (with just a little bit of sparkle) on their tinted doors. That stuff will work for my application.

    Does any body know what it is called, and where I can get it? I use a Gerber GS 15 plotter.


    Thank you much,

    JB
     
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  2. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    I think this is it, please verify:

    Avery UC 900-862-W Frosted Sparkle films are designed to create the image
    of sand blasted decorations on glass without the use of physical sand blasting
    techniques and is also suitable for functional and manifestation graphics.
    Avery Frosted Sparkle can be applied to flat surfaces and produces best
    results when applied to transparent substrates such as glass, acrylic sheeting,
    and polycarbonate.


    JB
     
  3. CP Signs

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    A little hard to see on this picture but ya the Avery will work. I also use Oracal. They also have have the frosted sparkle.

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  4. Wiggum PI

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    Yep, that or the 3m Frosted Crystal
     
  5. Jillbeans

    Jillbeans Major Contributor

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    I have used both of Oracal's frosted and etched products with very good results.
    I usually apply them dry unless I'm flooding a big window with something simple.
    Then I use Rapid Tac 2 to float the vinyl.
    Their frosted comes in silver or gold as well as colors.
    Their etched comes in gold or silver, fine or coarse.
    I don't like the Gerber (3M) etched stuff at all, it's just not as pretty and it's harder to work with.
    I wouldn't use Avery if it was free and came with a copy of 50 Shades of Grey.
    Love...Jill
     
  6. knucklehead

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    JSI sells some called DiamondEtch. Don't know who makes it, but it has a little sparkly to it. It's cast, and affordable.
     
  7. Marlene

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    I sure wouldn't trust a job to anything made by Avery. Gerber/3M makes "frosted crystal" 210-324. if you have or can get a Gerber vinyl chart, you can peel off the little sample piece in the chart and stick it to the tinted glas to make sure it shows up OK.
     
  8. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    Thanks to all.


    JB
     
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