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Printing black over chrome silver

Discussion in 'Gerber' started by Will308decals, Nov 18, 2019.

  1. Will308decals

    Will308decals Member

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    Hi,

    I am printing black over chrome silver to make a decal for some cars and I ran into this issue when I printed them off.

    does anyone know how to fix this, what happened, and what I need to do differently?

    thank you in advance,
    Will
     

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  2. Joe House

    Joe House Active Member

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    Looks like your media isn't compatible with your inkset. What chrome material are you using?
     
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  3. Will308decals

    Will308decals Member

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    I am using a gerber chrome silver II foil with a black gerber foil over top using a gerber edge 2. Printing on oracal 651
     
  4. Joe House

    Joe House Active Member

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    I don't think chrome silver foil can be overprinted. You'll have to turn off the overprint on your black so that it's printing directly on the vinyl. If you have registration issues, the trap the black with the chrome.

    Good luck.

    Joe
     
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  5. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    What Joe said and you may want to print the black on a darker setting. I usually print on chrome vinyl, though even edge printable chrome vinyls can have issues too.
     
  6. chromira

    chromira Member

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    You might want to try a primer if your machine is equipped.
     
  7. SlikGRFX

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    Print the black first then overprint the chrome.
     
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  8. Stefan

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    This. Remake your file, and have the chrome overprint the black instead (use choke and spread in Omega).
     
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