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Process Pro Black VS Black on gerber edge?

Discussion in 'Gerber' started by Jburns, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. Jburns

    Jburns Active Member

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    Just curious - Anyone use Process Pro Black Instead of Black? Wondering if its just as durable, opaque etc,.
     
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  2. Hielorojo

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    theorically is less durable.....but is a good question for the Gerber Gurus.........
     
  3. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    I have used process black as a substitute for regular black in a pinch. If you're concerned about longevity do a double hit. We frogjuice everything that goes outside.
     
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  4. jfiscus

    jfiscus Map Wraster

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    I don't even stock a "process" black or yellow anymore, just regular black and yellow. Never had a real issue with fading on Gerber prints as long as they are laminated.
     
  5. WhiskeyDreamer

    WhiskeyDreamer Professional Snow Ninja

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    I haven't had a process black in stock in ages either. I do use either FrogSkin or Gerber's UV Abrasion Guard on anything that is expected to last long term outdoors.

    Process Black is slightly less opaque than Spot Black, but for F/C prints, subbing Spot Black doesn't change the print much, so it's easier just to have the one foil in stock.

    The only time I wouldn't sub Spot Black for Process is if I'm using SpectraTone colors because then the shade may turn slightly different.
     
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  6. Marlene

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    I use a spot black and never really consider an Edge print as long lasting. We use ours for interior use type work, decals for products and labels. For exterior prints I have another source that does last and we use that instead. The end color on the 4 cp may be a little off but haven't had issues yet.
     
  7. Jburns

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    Thank you everyone for your input. - appreciated.
     
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