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Post Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:44 am

illuminated shop fascia sign print

Hi Guys.
just having a bit of a head scratch, as its been a while since ive done one.
i have an illuminated box fabricated up, with opal perspex.
im running a mimaki cjv-150-160.
would you recommend printing the print on clear or white vinyl?
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Post Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:29 am

Re: illuminated shop fascia sign print

Hi Shane.
Personally, I’d use a translucent white, seems to diffuse the light better. Metamark do a good one.
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Post Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:05 am

Re: illuminated shop fascia sign print

Am I missing something here?
Printing/cutting white vinyl onto
an off-white (opal) panel?
Barry
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Post Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:17 am

Re: illuminated shop fascia sign print

I’m assuming he’s printing the whole panel, so I would use a translucent white rather than standard white vinyl. Works fine for us
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Post Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:30 pm

Re: illuminated shop fascia sign print

agree with Kevin, I use the metalmark translucent and satin laminate then apply to opal acrylic, works fine
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Post Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:39 am

Re: illuminated shop fascia sign print

Or, if you have any, use a digital white with a clear adhesive.
What you need to be careful with is, depending on the printed graphic / image, when illuminated, it may look washed out slightly once illuminated. There are various ways you can strengthen the colours in photoshop by tweaking them.
There can be a trade-off issue though. once the colours are deepend it may look a little heavy/dark during the day.
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Post Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:34 am

Re: illuminated shop fascia sign print

Having tried different methods and taken advice from this board i now print on my clear laminate (polymeric). It does the job just fine.
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Post Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:54 am

Re: illuminated shop fascia sign print

Kevin Mahoney wrote:Hi Shane.
Personally, I’d use a translucent white, seems to diffuse the light better. Metamark do a good one.


Same as Kevin’s advise.

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