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Post Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:52 am

can some tell me of a supplier for coloured etch vinyl?

anyone know a supplier for coloured etch film, i'm aware of the 'tint' colours (rose, mint, gold etc) from 3M and oracal but I have a sample card here with some very deep colours, specifically the one I am after is like an ultramarine blue there is a reference of mid blue 52bb 15/410 printed on it, it is also sparkly like the 3M dusted crystal.

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Post Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:54 am

Try Hexis, they have a large range

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Post Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:13 am

i only know of the subtle colouring of etch from companies like oracal and 3m but i do know MACtac do it also... someone else too but i cant think of the name. could it possibly have been printed onto?
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Post Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:36 am

Ri-Mark do some with sparkly bits
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Post Tue Jul 10, 2007 11:26 am

Robert Lambie wrote:i only know of the subtle colouring of etch from companies like oracal and 3m but i do know MACtac do it also... someone else too but i cant think of the name. could it possibly have been printed onto?


I thought it may have been, if it has it is very very good quality, I cant attack it with some solvent to see because its my customers sample.
I think its going to be a question of ringing round all the different manufacuturers.

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Post Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:22 pm

Did anyone ever manage to source mid blue 52bb 15/410 frosted vinyl?

I've now had a request for it and don't see it listed as a product sold from the suppliers I use, any help greatly appreciated.
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Post Thu Jun 19, 2008 3:07 pm

52BB15/410 is actually a code from the Dulux Colour Dimensions System

The first two numbers indicate a value between 00 and 99 that defines its position within a colour family, the 2 letters stand for the colour family BB = Blue-Blue , RG = Red-Green , YY = Yellow-Yellow etc. The next 2 numbers represent the Light reflectance value and the last 3 numbers represent the Chroma of the colour. As if this makes any sense to any of us

They have a colour swatch similar to a Pantone swatch that shows a lot of common mixes ..... unfortunately my swatch does not have this mix. Nearest I can see is 56BB15/410 but don't think that would help you.

I am convinced that this will have been printed (digitally or screenprinted)
matched up to a swatch or paint sample.

To be totally honest the Dulux system can be a nightmare as the colour combinations possible are almost infinite and therefore not possible to show all on swatches.

I would suggest asking for an actual paint swatch or cross matched Pantone reference and then look to digitally print/screenprint the square metreage required or buy in the service.
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Post Thu Jun 19, 2008 3:18 pm

Hi Stuart thanks for the reply; I’d already gone down the Dulux route…but then was show this swatch and told that it was an off the shelf item.

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So now I’m trying to source the film, if it actually is an off the shelf item

Regards - Craig
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Post Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:22 pm

Hi There,

You can print the colour of choice with your digital printer onto a matt clear vinyl, it really does look good a lovely translucent coloured etch effect.

Hope this helps
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Post Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:40 pm

We have printed on to 3M frosted with ecosol inks and had very good results :lol1: Another one to try is laying frosted over, for example white vinyl and you can match a white 'pearl' automotive finish :lol1:
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Post Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:25 pm

Cheers Guys - looks like printing onto etched is the way we need to go on this one (just a pity I can't find out who produced the original swatch for Office Principles)

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