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Printing on Clear

Discussion in 'Vinyl' started by Vinh1219, Nov 1, 2019.

  1. Vinh1219

    Vinh1219 Member

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    Hello, i have some windows that needs done and looking to print on clear. What brand material you guys recommend. Still new to printing on clear so any advice is appreciated. Also running a Mutoh 1624. Thanks
     
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  2. Andy D

    Andy D Very Active Member

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    Unless you can print white, anything printed on clear and applied to a window will barely be visible.
     
  3. SignMeUpGraphics

    SignMeUpGraphics Moderator

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    ...or just back it up with white vinyl.

    That being said, 3M 8518 has worked well for us in the past.
     
  4. astro8

    astro8 Active Member

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    If you are inexperienced and especially if it's large areas, try and use clear print vinyl with solvent adhesive, rather than aqueous adhesive, if possible. Both are fine, but if you wet apply, the aqueous adhesive print vinyls can develop 'milky' areas until it finally dries out. The solvent based adhesives won't be affected by the 'water/detergent/whatever' mix.
    The more experienced you become at applying large area window graphics, the less 'milky' areas you'll have.
    Last I checked, the solvent based adhesive printing clears were getting harder to come by.
    We more or less just use the aqueous stuff nowadays.
     
  5. chromira

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    Print on Glass Apeel with a white layer.
     
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