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Vinyl letters on top of mirrored tint - what color?

Discussion in 'Vinyl' started by JoySigns, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. JoySigns

    JoySigns Member

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    My client has a door that they want their logo on, however they're tinting it first with a mirrored tint. Which color shows up better: white or black?
     
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  2. megacab

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    White
     
  3. bayshorecreations

    bayshorecreations Very Active Member

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    Black with a white outline
     
  4. Sticker Dude

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    baby blue stands out nice
     
  5. cajun312

    cajun312 Active Member

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    Dark outline,orange lettering. Just white doesn't work very well.
     
  6. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

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    white with black outline

    or better yet... plot an outline around their logo on the tint prior to install, white graphics applied to center afterwards
     
  7. Mike Paul

    Mike Paul Major Contributor

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    Use two colors. Outline the text for contrast; many colors will work.
     
  8. Pat Whatley

    Pat Whatley Major Contributor

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    white
     
  9. Fitch

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    Dont forget... depending on the thickness of the glass, if the tint is applied to the inside and graphics to the outside, it ( the graphics ) may very well cast its own natural shadow.

    Cheers - G
     
  10. JoySigns

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    Thanks for all of the suggestions guys. I like the idea of cutting an oversize outline of the image in the tint, but I didn't apply the tint. The (cheapie) customer only wanted black or white. They went with white and they are happy with it. With the mirror tint applied to the inside and the graphics on the outside of the door there was a slight but nice shadow on the graphics. Incidentally when I got there to apply this my squeegee was missing, so I used my debit card. In my mind each swipe of the card actually was crediting the account (albeit by a very small amount)!
     
  11. J Hill Designs

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    :thumb: used my DL on many an occasion :thumb:
     
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