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Need Help Printing Reflective Aluminum Signs

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Nane, Sep 30, 2020.

  1. Nane

    Nane New Member

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    Hello,
    I need Reflective Aluminum Signs with various designs that have many colors in them. As I talked with some sign-making companies, they told me that the reflective vinyl has some standard colors. Is there a way to print other colored reflective vinyl?
    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. Christian @ 2CT Media

    Christian @ 2CT Media Major Contributor

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    Yes, you can print on reflective to make full color or other solid color images
     
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  3. White Haus

    White Haus Formally known as RJPW..........

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    Definitely. We print on 3M reflective all the time, laminate w/ 3M 8518 and mount to aluminum/ACM.

    Depending on whether you're printing solvent/uv the inks will affect the reflectivity differently.
     
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  4. WYLDGFI

    WYLDGFI Merchant Member

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    We print on reflective all the time as well with great results...mostly latex but some UV.
     
  5. JBurton

    JBurton Signtologist

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    We have a HP570, and rather than waster an extra 1.5-2' per print, I'll run a print on clear, then apply to the reflective after it's been mounted to a panel. Depending on how much is in the job, I'll either use 3m 8518 or arlon 4500G clear.
     
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  6. Commando

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    Well, of course. 3M 3290. I dont have much luck with Nipon Carbide with my solvent printer. Latex does fine.
     
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