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Ghosting from the back of cut decals? Any idea what is causing it?

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by VinylLabSF, Nov 26, 2019.

  1. VinylLabSF

    VinylLabSF New Member

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    Anyone know what causes this?

    Offset ghosting on the back of cut decals.

    3M 1080 Wrap Film cut with Graphtec FC8600. 300ddc4509df887cbd542dd827ba384fc2823417-2.jpeg
     
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  2. 2CT Media

    2CT Media Major Contributor

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    Does it matter? is it effecting the visible surface?
     
  3. unclebun

    unclebun Very Active Member

    Light transmission
     
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  4. 2B

    2B Very Active Member

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    yup, if you were driving the other direction, the "driver" side of the vinyl would do the same thing
     
  5. BlueMoonATL

    BlueMoonATL Member

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    +1 for unclebununclebun comment. Take a close look at the shadows. They indicate the same angle of sunlight. I would imagine if the sunlight was coming in from the left instead that the "ghosting" would be on the other side.
     
  6. JBurton

    JBurton Signtologist

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    Hahaha, this was a joke, right? Did the customer send you this pic or is it your truck?
     
  7. shoresigns

    shoresigns Very Active Member

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    I think the technical term for it is a "shadow".

    It's the same effect as this, but viewed from the other side:
    20140328_120107.jpg
     
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  8. White Haus

    White Haus Formally known as RJPW..........

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    Defective vinyl............................ ;)
     
  9. iPrintStuff

    iPrintStuff Prints stuff

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    If they’re querying this wait till they find out how window perf works. Mind blown.
     
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  10. SignMeUpGraphics

    SignMeUpGraphics Moderator

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    Checks calendar... not April 1st yet. Hmm o_O
     
  11. JBurton

    JBurton Signtologist

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    I think the only way to prevent this is to put a light source inside the vehicle, am I right?
     
  12. AGCharlotte

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    Glass has thickness.. you're seeing the shadow of the sticker applied to the outside glass face on the inside glass face.
     
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