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reflective sign

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Signed Out, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. Signed Out

    Signed Out Very Active Member

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    Not looking for a design critique, that is out of our hands. This sign will be installed perpindicular to a busy road. We are going to print it on reflective. Should we overlay the black text with balck cut vinyl? I think it will be hard to read at night if we don't, black seems to reflect back white.

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  2. Jillbeans

    Jillbeans Major Contributor

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    I think I would overlay it.
    And then never admit to making it.
    :)
    Love....jill
     
  3. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    I'm pretty sure opaque black would get washed out and lost in all of the reflective
     
  4. Signed Out

    Signed Out Very Active Member

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    Was hopping for more responses or a clear cut "definitely ..." Guess I'll stick with my gut, and Jill. Thanks for the responses
     
  5. Pat Whatley

    Pat Whatley Major Contributor

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    Print it all and install it. Your print cost is virtually the same whether you print the whole thing or print it with the black left off.

    When it's installed if wash out is a problem you can go back and install black vinyl over the printed black lettering.

    I don't think it's going to be a problem, though, and I wouldn't hesitate to have it all printed.
     
  6. 2B

    2B Very Active Member

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    was out will not be a major issue, if you are worried then rich black those areas
     
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