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Printing on colored vinyl?

Discussion in 'Roland' started by Double Diamond, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. Double Diamond

    Double Diamond Member

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    I may need to be directed to an older discussion... seems like a not so unusual topic. I am a newer roland owner and have a small decal to make that would be awesome on silver metallic for the outline. I originally planned on printing the pms color red seperatly then applying over the silver but just thought of this most amazing website for the expert opinions of the seasoned digital printing experts for this question... Are there some simple settings I can make in adobe illistrator or the versaworks to print on colored vinyl, or is it not an option and I need to lay vinyl over vinyl?
    Thank you very much for your time and advice.
    Joe
     
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  2. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    colors will just come out a bit off...not as bad on silver vs say printing on orange but the printer will print on whatever you put in it IMO

    also you may need to play around with the reg marks IE overlay reg marks printed on white or the eye may have a hard time reading them
     
  3. Coloradosigns

    Coloradosigns Major Contributor

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    We print out brushed silver all the time. Comes out stunning
     
  4. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

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    I know you have to turn the heat up on Oracal Metallics.
    Works great.
     
  5. Double Diamond

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    I just tried it and the silver shows through and the red is much too light. This is on oracal cast metallic silver. I am not familiar with changing profiles and if it is too involved I may opt to just print the red and stack it for this small job but would like to know how to make this adjustment without changing the default settings on the queue A. My first thought was to change the red to a darker red in ai then try it till it looks right, but I bet there's a better way.
    Any suggestions?
    Thanks, Joe
     
  6. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

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    851 cast. Try printing on some clear lam and applying that over the silver....
     
  7. gaeabav

    gaeabav New Member

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    We print on Oracal's 651, 751, & Reflective all the time. The prints on silver look great. But before we started, we printed Roland's color charts onto the material first. Now we keep them as reference charts for spec'ing color and to show clients how the colors will look when printed on the metallic. It has saved us a lot of hair pulling when trying to get just the right color.
     
  8. rushworks graphics

    rushworks graphics Very Active Member

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    or you could sub it out to someone with an edge.......
     
  9. Sign Works

    Sign Works Very Active Member

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    I print on various brands of colored vinyls & speciality films all the time on both my VersaCamm and my ColorCamm with very good results.
     
  10. Sticky Signs

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    it's ok to stray away from the default settings in queue A. You have to experiment a little to see what your equipment and software are capable of.
    Yes you can print on coloured vinyl. Adjusting your settings will help.
     
  11. wwpro

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    Got in here right now to look for a thread about printing on metallic media with a Roland, I open the page and this thread is on top :clapping:
     
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