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Print on matte black

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by klingsdesigns, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. klingsdesigns

    klingsdesigns Active Member

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    Looking to print black logo on matte black 1080 and then lam with matte lam. Anyone ever do this? Looking to do customers logo hidden in the racing stripes on his camaro. Figured it would look neat if it turned out.
     
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  2. bannertime

    bannertime "You guys do banners, right?"

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    Try it out and post the results!
     
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  3. 2CT Media

    2CT Media Very Active Member

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    We have with our latex and as soon as you laminate it pretty much disappears.
     
  4. klingsdesigns

    klingsdesigns Active Member

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    Thats what i figured. I will try laminating it tomorrow.
     
  5. JBurton

    JBurton Custom Applications Specialist

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    What about printing onto clear and laminating that to the black before laminating the black. Perhaps it will give the ink some perceived 'depth' since it's on clear before the black. Alternately cut black logos, stick to black film, laminate.
    I'd had a similar idea but with white. Print a logo onto white film, voidcut the words "after dark" under the logo, cut and place reflective lettering in the void, laminate everything with black perf. Never tried it but I may now for kicks.
     
  6. klingsdesigns

    klingsdesigns Active Member

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    logo is too detailed to cut that small otherwise that would be cool just to put under striping and have the embossed look.
     
  7. jfiscus

    jfiscus Adobe Shinobi

    What about using black reflective and printing black on that. Flood everything with black except for the logo and then laminate with black.
    We did white reflective this way (white ink) and it turned out really cool.
     

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  8. DerbyCitySignGuy

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    That's all white ink? Oof, I bet that was expensive!
     
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  9. gabagoo

    gabagoo Major Contributor

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    I have done it on my Edge and it looks awesome.... no lam of course
     
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  10. jfiscus

    jfiscus Adobe Shinobi

    Oh yeah, on IJ680CR no less. Not an inexpensive wrap.
     
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  11. DerbyCitySignGuy

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    Good thing those hospitals are flush with cash.
     
  12. klingsdesigns

    klingsdesigns Active Member

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    This is kind of what i am planning but making a pattern. He doesnt want reflective kind of wants it to be just barley showing.
     

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  13. JBurton

    JBurton Custom Applications Specialist

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    What about just printing on some ij180, with two different flavors of black, just to save some $.
     
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  14. Andy D

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    That would be great if you had a UV flatbed, UV ink is raised ( has depth)
     
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  15. CanuckSigns

    CanuckSigns Very Active Member

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    we printed this on our gerber edge, gloss clear coat foil on matte black vinyl, came out well, it's very subdued until the light hits it at the right angle than it jumps out at you, been on my truck 3 years no and it's still looks great!
     

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  16. Pauly

    Pauly Active Member

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    Why ask, when you have the tools to try! The amount of stuff we try is pretty unreal. People come to us with out there ideas, and we will try, not for them but for us. Because if results are good, we not only have pleased out client, we've developed a new product.
     
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  17. bannertime

    bannertime "You guys do banners, right?"

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    What does that look like at night??
     
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  18. jfiscus

    jfiscus Adobe Shinobi

    Not exactly night, but in the install garage with a few lights off.
     

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  19. DerbyCitySignGuy

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    Looks very cool.

    Love the shop dino. Haha!
     
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  20. equippaint

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    What about skipping the laminate? The gloss would eventually fade away but it would still look fine.
    Could cut out the logo in the matte roll and laminate it over gloss black vinyl then cut the stripes out of this.
     
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