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How is this done?

Discussion in 'Vehicle Graphics' started by Kelsey Adams, Feb 10, 2019.

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  1. Kelsey Adams

    Kelsey Adams New Member

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    I do kart graphics, but wondering how the prism vinyl is added to the designs. Is it cut out and layed ontop of the printer vinyl or is the design printed on the prism vinyl? The prism vinyl would primarily be used to outline numbers and maybe a couple accent designs. Also for flourescent in design is that done the same way? Attached photo or not mine, but an example of the vinyl I am inquiring about.
     

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  2. klingsdesigns

    klingsdesigns Active Member

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    I would say printed to look like it or layed on top after printed.
     
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  3. phototec

    phototec Very Active Member

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    I agree it's a printed prism pattern, that way you can laminate the whole pint and install it as one piece.

    As for what you are calling fluorescent colors in the design, if you look close you can see it is a gradient color, so again it would have to be print to achieve the gradient effect. Fluorescent vinyl is one SOLID color.
     
  4. I assume it was printed directly on the blue flurescent color using U.V ink with White underlayer.
     
  5. Bubba06

    Bubba06 Just Somebody

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    I have to disagree.
    The blue prism is layered, the orange is layered, and there is a silver prism outline around the number, and the JM Motorsports that's layered.
    Just my 2 cents.
     
  6. backwoodsgirl

    backwoodsgirl Member

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    I agree. I’ve done these very similar.
     
  7. brycesteiner

    brycesteiner Member

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    It looks like there is more than one way to skin a cat. Without being able to see it up close I'm not sure how you would know for sure, but it certainly can be done multiple ways and get a similar effect.
     
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  8. Mascitti Bro

    Mascitti Bro Member

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    My thoughts exactly-been studying this for some upcoming lettering for dirt racecars. It's cut prism vinyl on top of cut fluorescent vinyl, on top of the print job. (for sure)
     
  9. George S

    George S New Member

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    Layered for sure. We have done some similar although not quite to this degree. Pretty cool design!
     
  10. Gino

    Gino Major Contributor

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    I would think the same way, but that is some unreal registration for outlines covering such an area. Kudos to whomever preformed that one in the photo.
     
  11. ColorCrest

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    I *think* it's one piece reminiscent of designs circa 2005 & before. Fill patterns from outfits such as Bergen Designs, etc. Example files used to ship with Roland SolJet printers. Lots of casino gaming graphics used the illusion 10 years before that on photo film back-lits.
     
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  12. Johnny Best

    Johnny Best Very Active Member

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    I say one piece also, up near the top where the m black dropshade blends in with the black background. No different blacks or seam from overlay. It all blends in the same. But would not know for sure unless seeing it up close or better pic.
     
  13. Gene@mpls

    Gene@mpls Very Active Member

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    The Roland color chart in the background may be a clue?
     
  14. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

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    layering takes a LOT of effort. if a printer has white capabilities, I'd imagine they just had prism vinyl as base vinyl, possibly pre-laminated to a high-tack material to stick to low energy plastic, and graphics printed on top of it.

    if I were to do any layering, it would be to add florescent vinyl as the "final touch", since CMYKprinters don't really do florescent colors, buuuuut I think that may just be a printed color in the photo.
     
  15. JBurton

    JBurton Signtologist

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    If we are done with the guessing...

    It's a print. See how the prismatic effects are identical in the reflection?
     
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