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David.Smith

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Post Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:58 am

Printable chrome

Morning all, I've got a customer who has seen someones van that has had a coloured chrome effect vinyl that has been printed on. We've got some of the silver chrome from metamark that we've used before but i can't find any printable coloured chrome from our usual suppliers, anyone any suggestions to who does it? Having not seen it myself i guess it could be a printed clear onto of a coloured chrome??

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Post Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:15 pm

Hi David, we have printed onto a few 'non print' vinyls inc... reflectives, metallics,chromes etc and had no problems yet. As long as you laminate them afterwards, should be fine.
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Post Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:18 pm

....also, you can print onto clear then laminate with clear and apply to any vinyl.
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Post Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:29 pm

Thanks Vic I'll give it a go, always a bit nervous of printing on non printable's incase the just beads up and ends up everywhere again. :o
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Post Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:14 pm

Metamark do a printable chrome ink doesn't pool,prints very well and a lovely effect. Think it was about £15 per metre.
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Post Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:21 pm

a latex printer will print direct to chrome cast.

also check that the chrome isnt a cheap polyester foil type chrome.
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Post Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:24 pm

Yeah we've used the mirror chrome from metamark in the past but I think this is a coloured chrome.I think I'll have to keep an eye out for the van and have a proper look at it, taking a customers word for it is never the best idea....lol

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