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Steve Morgan

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Post Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:53 am

Printing onto silver metallic

Can anyone recommend a silver metallic that can be solvent printed? Is there even such a material?
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Post Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:00 am

pretty sure grafytp do one!

http://www.grafityp.co.uk/sign-making-v ... lised.html

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Post Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:31 am

i can print BLACK onto avery silver or gold i think... no other colours settle well enough.
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Post Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:34 am

Metamark do one Steve. Pretty sure Warren has used it.

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Post Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:00 pm

Thanks for the answers but all these seem to be the 'chrome' type material not just silver metallic.
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Post Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:20 pm

Hey Steve

I regularly print onto Oracal 551 metallic silver with eco-solvent inks. Works really well, blacks are dark and colours get a metallic look to them - looks really good with a gloss laminate too...
Equal success with Metamark M7 silver.

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Post Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:24 pm

Same here Quentin, I use 551 silver all the time with solvent inks. Solid Blacks, and the colours come through as metalic. Looks great in the sun
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Post Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:46 pm

Oh brilliant thanks I use 551 and 751, It's not so much knowing that the ink goes on, it's knowing that it'll last. I will be laminating it anyway.

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Post Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:16 pm

avoid 751 Steve, as it often has a film over the surface. You'll need to clean it with metho first. 551 is straight out of the box though
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Post Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:02 pm

Hi Steve, we print onto Avery 835 silver metallic and have never had any complaint, we then laminate it.

Havent printed on to it and then not laminated so dont know how it would be long term unlaminated!
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Post Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:37 pm

I found the avery only really worked with Black, i had roast the vinyl for colours but black settled well enough for small text

i don't reconmended it for big prints
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Post Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:20 pm

Thanks Dave, this is only going to be black on silver anyway and only 350mm or so in diameter.

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