Welcome To Signs101.com: Largest Forum for Signmaking Professionals

Signs101.com: Largest Forum for Signmaking Professionals is the LARGEST online community & discussion forum for professional sign-makers and graphic designers.

 


  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Ideas...Gloss black on flat black

Discussion in 'Vinyl' started by splizaat, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. splizaat

    splizaat Very Active Member

    1,238
    4
    38
    Sep 19, 2007
    Pac NW
    Hey guys!

    Got a request today for Gloss black pattern on flat black. My first thoughts were gloss black die cut vinyl over flat black sheet of vinyl....second thoughts were print solid black on matte finish vinyl on a Roland UV Printer and print the pattern itself in clear UV only.

    Can anyone else think of a way to make this work? Will the UV method even work? And if so, who here has a UV Roland Printer that would be possible to get some(probably 5'x4' sheet) of this material printed and to me by the 19th for an event...fairly small job but just bouncing ideas.

    Matt
     
    Tags:
  2. splizaat

    splizaat Very Active Member

    1,238
    4
    38
    Sep 19, 2007
    Pac NW
    Thinking more into this...what if we took Matte Black 3M 1080 Film and only printed the black pattern to it -- Roland Eco-Sol is pretty glossy even when shot to matte film.
     
  3. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

    5,809
    41
    48
    Oct 19, 2009
    Nerbaska
    I have used matt cut vinyl on gloss painted cars, looks pretty cool. That is what I would try.
     
  4. splizaat

    splizaat Very Active Member

    1,238
    4
    38
    Sep 19, 2007
    Pac NW
    The problem with this job Mosh is that it's a small repeating pattern of a customer's logo (think gucci or louis vuitton for example) to be glossy on the matte film. I'd imagine the logos to be 1" or so...pretty small.

    Maybe print black once, return to origin...if it doesn't look glossy enough, print again?
     
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2013
  5. Jillbeans

    Jillbeans Major Contributor

    14,457
    18
    38
    Dec 24, 2003
    Butler, PA
    I've been doing this (probably too much) with painted signs a lot lately.
    Love the look.
    I haven't the foggiest how to do it with printing though.
    Love....Jill
     
  6. iprint

    iprint Member

    160
    15
    18
    Feb 22, 2012
    Arizona
    How about printing black on gloss black vinyl. Might be enough variation of shiny-ness to look cool. You would have to reverse out the image. Not sure what equipment you have, but when I print on gloss, the print looks more matte than the vinyl.
     
  7. ProWraps

    ProWraps Very Active Member

    3,556
    0
    38
    Sep 30, 2009
    San Francisco, CA
    heres one i just completed that is matte and gloss...

    the matte is 3m 1080 and the gloss is printed and lamed 180c/8518 overlays.
     

    Attached Files:

    • gg.jpg
      gg.jpg
      File size:
      63.8 KB
      Views:
      17
  8. ForgeInc

    ForgeInc Active Member

    718
    0
    16
    Dec 7, 2010
    Portland, Or
    Yes, print black on matte black vinyl, we do it all the time.
     
  9. splizaat

    splizaat Very Active Member

    1,238
    4
    38
    Sep 19, 2007
    Pac NW
    Awesome we will give this a shot. My only other idea was to print solid black and laminate with matte film (so its laminated) and then print the pattern in black onto the matte lam (exposed). But I suppose that's the same as printing to already matte black vinyl.
     
  10. splizaat

    splizaat Very Active Member

    1,238
    4
    38
    Sep 19, 2007
    Pac NW
    Printed black ink to matte black 3M 1080 Wrap film and it turned out AWESOME. Thank you everyone. Although not laminated, this project is a show vehicle so it'll remain indoors most of the time and should last quite a while without
     
  11. HulkSmash

    HulkSmash Major Contributor

    8,159
    140
    63
    Sep 10, 2010
    Denver.
    Matte Black with Gloss Overlays Attached.

    It looks sexy in person.. just an awesome affect.
     

    Attached Files:

Loading...

Share This Page

 


Loading...