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Gold metallic vinyl that is translucent (for backlighting)?

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by WhatsYourSign?, Feb 3, 2020.

  1. WhatsYourSign?

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    We're making a sign that will be two layers:
    • Bottom Layer - Gold metallic that will be translucent so as to be backlit
    • Top Layer - Navy blue that will not be translucent

    We're trying to find a vinyl we can use for the back layer that will be a nice, bright gold when backlit vs something that turns to a brown with backlit.


    Can anybody make a material recommendation?


    Thank you in advance!
     
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  2. Gino

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    Look at your color charts and hold them up to the light. That's gotta be either your decision or your customers.
     
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    Typically our translucent signs are printed so I don't have a suitable color chart for translucent vinyl.

    What kind of cast vinyl would you typically use in your shop that is translucent?
     
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    Well, that's not how your OP is worded. Anyway, you DO NOT use calendared for translucents. also, why wast the time and money and an inferior product over actual translucent vinyl, itself. The one Andy is referring to is the exact one I was thinking about. Now, is the navy gonna be printed, too ?? If so, why are you gonna use two layers ?? And how opaque can you make a digital print and still look blue when the lights are on. Otherwise, it will look black at best.
     
  6. WhatsYourSign?

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    No, I'm not planning to print either layer.

    The Navy Blue won't be translucent though, we only want the gold layer to show light through it.


    Good catch on the cast vs. calendared part as well, I definitely misspoke there.

    Thanks for your help Gino.
     
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  8. MikePro

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    3M Gold Nugget Translucent 3630-141
     
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  9. unclebun

    unclebun Very Active Member

    Avery 900 Translucent Vivid Gold.
     
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