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printing a reflective decal

Discussion in 'Gerber' started by tintgirl2000, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. tintgirl2000

    tintgirl2000 Member

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    OK guys...ya'll always have the answer. I have to print some decals for fire dept., reflective of course. I know I need to use reflective white and I will be using my Edge. It is 4 spot colors. What foils do I use? Does it require me to buy special foils for this?
    Give me an idea of my best bet on the refective vinyl as well.
    Thanks
     
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  2. Shovelhead

    Shovelhead Major Contributor

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    Any foil and any vinyl recommended for thermal printing.
     
  3. Malkin

    Malkin Very Active Member

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    CMYK inks (& foils) are naturally translucent. You could print the art as cmyk (a setting in the print dialog) or or change the color fills manually beforehand.

    Other than that, you may need to buy trans foils, but there not that many to choose from.

    Tip: The Sunflower Yellow foil from ZeroNine's NexGen series is very translucent, even though it is not labeled as such.
     
  4. iSign

    iSign Major Contributor

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    most non translucent colors allow some reflectivity to show through, as mentioned above, and this is true with Gerber foils as well
     
  5. Mike Paul

    Mike Paul Major Contributor

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    Gerber 280i reflective prints nice. You need to print with your CMYK or transparent foils for the printed color to be reflective.
     
  6. iSign

    iSign Major Contributor

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    except when you don't
     
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