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Help Please.. How was this done?

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Jubal t Ragsdale, Aug 18, 2020.

  1. Jubal t Ragsdale

    Jubal t Ragsdale New Member

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    Not sure how these were made.. Used to be done on demand with custom text. I originally thought sublimation, but the close-up pics seem to look a little too 'wet'? Sizes can be up to 36" or more. Wood is even a little rough and not sanded before process. This one is about 24x30". 4 boards about 6" wide, but close up of the seams appear to show it was done as 1 image?
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  2. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

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    Templated based then "aged" in Photoshop. Flatbed printed. I'd bet an action is used to "age" any variable copy.
     
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  3. Jubal t Ragsdale

    Jubal t Ragsdale New Member

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    My understanding is that these were made at home and he had done them for years. But doesn't look like too much material on there to be printed?
     
  4. JBurton

    JBurton Signtologist

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    Flatbed printed. By that he means, insert wood and hit print.
     
  5. Jubal t Ragsdale

    Jubal t Ragsdale New Member

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    Thanks for that. But doesn't it look like too much ink? Looks pretty thick in places.
     
  6. Solventinkjet

    Solventinkjet DIY Printer Fixing Guide

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    They probably lacquered it or used some sort of UV blocker. UV inks only last up to 3 years before major fading without some sort of protection.
     
  7. CanuckSigns

    CanuckSigns Very Active Member

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    Something like this possibly?

     
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  8. Jubal t Ragsdale

    Jubal t Ragsdale New Member

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    Thanks for that.. We were actually looking at something like that, but issue being the limited size of label material. Unless there is a similar material available in rolls or larger sheets?
     
  9. JBurton

    JBurton Signtologist

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    I thought you meant there wasn't enough material to be printed, as in you thought it was printed onto something very thin.
    Could have just had UV clear coat brushed onto it, like others said.
     
  10. Bubba06

    Bubba06 Just Somebody

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    The thickness probably comes from a white base. I'm sure the wood was painted before printed on the flatbed.
     
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  11. jcskikus

    jcskikus Owner, Designer & Installer

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    Screenprinted. Initially everything but the name of the location which was screened and the name & tagline(s) were screened as needed. I'd look into flatbed printing it and applying clear or shellac for weatherproofing.
     
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