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Vinyl Application and Designing

Discussion in 'Vehicle Graphics' started by BMurphy688, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. BMurphy688

    BMurphy688 Member

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    Hi There,

    When working with a design that has multiple colors overlapping each other, should I install them as stated over one another? Or should I "intersect" or "subtract front minus back" so the pieces fit together like a puzzle?

    Thank you for any feedback as it's all valuable.

    Murph
     
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  2. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

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    Sub it out to a digital printer. That way you install one piece. Unless there are fluorescent colors or something like that you're good to go.
    Also the time you will spend trying to index all the pieces and get them installed correctly will eat profit.
    Check the merchant member directory for subs.
     
  3. 4R Graphics

    4R Graphics Active Member

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    Subing it out would make it easier but to answer your question you can do it either way.

    If you can line them all up perfectlly or real close then subtracting will be a better look and thinner graphic but overlaying is probably alot easier to line up.

    Either way is ok.
     
  4. Pat Whatley

    Pat Whatley Major Contributor

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    Overlay it. The problem with nesting colors is that if you're not 100% accurate with your alignment the seams become eyesores. If you do get your alignment dead on when the vinyl shrinks later the seams become eyesores.
     
  5. 2B

    2B Moderator

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    1st option digitally printed

    2nd option like pat said layer it
     
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