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Printable (Eco-Sol) Metallic Silver vinyl suggestions

Discussion in 'Digital Printing' started by IsItFasst, Oct 21, 2020.

  1. IsItFasst

    IsItFasst Member

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    Customer sent me this decal and wants me to match. I had some leftover 3M 1080 that is pretty close (not even sure what the color I have is; gloss white aluminum?) but wondering if anyone has some suggestions on a material I can print on that is better suited that would be similar to this. The material on these decals is unlabeled. For scale the silver lettering is about 3/8 tall to give you an idea of the metallic particles. Bonus if it's available in 30".
     

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  2. SignMeUpGraphics

    SignMeUpGraphics Moderator

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    We had a partial roll of something similar to this about 7-8 years ago. I wish I could remember who was selling it though... feels like it used to be a Coburn product, which turned into R-Tape which then turned into Nekoosa, however it's not on their current stock list.
     
  3. Attila Nagy

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    I have printed to transparent adhesive, and cold laminated to metallic film. Or laminated first? can't remember.
     
  4. Marshal

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    3M has IJ180mC-120, but I'm not sure it's quite that flaky.
     
  5. Notarealsignguy

    Notarealsignguy Very Active Member

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    I print on oracal 651 metallic silver
     
  6. Yeahgor

    Yeahgor Born to be The Designer.

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    Is that gold piece in right top corner is also part of provided decal?color of
    In picture I see the Blue color covered all silver flakes however the gold and clear parts are pretty flaky. Looks like it is not flake lamination on top.
    I'm agree with ORACAL 651 Silver, Silver Avery and 3M also works you need to find material with sane size of flakes.
    Just two days ago we finish huge Trailer wrap project with printing on Silver 3M. The only problem on silver is lamination will tint color of silver even it was clear 3M 8518.
     
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  7. Chriswagner92

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    I'm going to say 751, only because the sparkliness of the 651 just isn't on the same level as the 751. I have ran the 751 through my old sp540v occasionally.
     
  8. IsItFasst

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    I think the blue is opaque enough to block out the flakes as it's all one decal printed on top of the material. It's definitely the material and not lamination. Adhesive side looks the same as the front side. May have to check out 751.
     
  9. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

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    if printing onto a particular material is your issue, try printing onto a glossy-clear (for clarity) and laminating that print onto your chosen metallic vinyl.
     
  10. Pixels Are Bad Mmmkay?

    Pixels Are Bad Mmmkay? Very Active Member

    I print on 3M 1080 metallic white aluminum a LOT! It's become the new 'upgrade' over white vinyl and people really love the look of it, myself included. I've tried printing on Oracal 751 and it printed horribly for me. Ink just pooled up on the surface and the resulting prints were just not good, for lack of a better description, unless I printed at like 32 passes maybe.
     
  11. IsItFasst

    IsItFasst Member

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    I see 1080 is being phased out for 2080. Is there a color match on that one? Looking at the colors available I see names changed and didn't see a match in the 2080.
     
  12. Marshal

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    The names of the colors shouldn't have changed. They just might not have the gloss or satin white aluminum updated to 2080 yet.
     
  13. IsItFasst

    IsItFasst Member

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    I was just looking on Fellers site and they don't have it in 2080 but see on 3M's site it is still available under the same name. Trying out some 751 first since that is available in smaller rolls. Thanks for all the help!
     
  14. TSC1985

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    You're looking for 3M 1J180mc-120 Printable satin white aluminum. Its the dedicated print product of the 2080 same material without the cap liner.
     
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  15. ActionGraphics

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    When I run into a situation like that, I simply take the material I want to print on, and overlaminate it with a suitable printable laminate ( I use 3m 8518, It's optically clear, printable with Eco Sol, and works great with just about any material.) then print as usual. Doing this turns any material into a printable material.
     
  16. ActionGraphics

    ActionGraphics Member

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    I've never had that happen with 8518.
     
  17. Sean@CedarHouse

    Sean@CedarHouse Printing Money

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    R-Tape VinylEFX is printable and comes in all sorts of metal styles. Grimco, Fellers etc all sell it.


    Hope this helps
     
  18. IsItFasst

    IsItFasst Member

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    Yes we use some of their vinyl (chrome, brushed, etc) with great results but I didn't see anything they offer that looks like this.
     
  19. Sean@CedarHouse

    Sean@CedarHouse Printing Money

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    TSC1985 may have suggested the best solution for you. The IJ180mC-120 looks appropriate for your application.
     
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  20. Andy D

    Andy D Very Active Member

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    I had a large project where we printed on 3M metalic cut vinyl, not spec'd as print vinyl & it turned out great. For small decals, I wouldn't spend the extra $$$ for "printable" metalic vinyl.
     
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