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heyskull
10-03-2012, 05:16 AM
I don't print many lightboxes but have 3 todo this week.
The panels are 5mm white Acrylic.
Is their a special setting like double passing that I should use?
We are using Wasatch or Signlab 9.1 to RIP on our VJ1604.

Thanks

SC

Sign Eagle
10-03-2012, 08:25 AM
Most 2 & 3 mil vinyls are translucent but many have an opaque adhesive. We have use Avery MPI 2920 and General Formulations 210 which have a clear adhesive and printed on our Falcon II and HP 25500. We have installed these materials on a number of light boxes over the past 3-4 years. We installed one across the street from our shop which has been there for more than 2 years facing west, and still looks good. I am sure if I held a something not exposed to the sun it would show some fading, but without that comparison, it looks good. I would suggest laminating, bird poop is hard on the ink.

J Hill Designs
10-03-2012, 10:27 AM
Most 2 & 3 mil vinyls are translucent

um no, use an ACTUAL translucent vinyl.

best way: print on translucent first surface, reverse print on clear second surface

Gino
10-03-2012, 10:28 AM
Are you direct printing or onto a vinyl for application ??

watsons signs
10-03-2012, 10:32 AM
Depending on the design, I always try to use cut translucent vinyl, I have yet to see a digital print that looks as good as translucent when lit up.

GVP
10-03-2012, 10:40 AM
Depending on the design, I always try to use cut translucent vinyl, I have yet to see a digital print that looks as good as translucent when lit up.

+1

heyskull
10-03-2012, 01:22 PM
We are printing onto vinyl.
The original specification was for laser cut/inlaid acrylic panels, but we have serviced their previously supplied sign and it takes at least 4 hours work to rebuild it as it is so fragile.

SC

signpost-boston
10-03-2012, 02:30 PM
i print digital using translucent white via jv33.(double pass) prints come out just as good as an sign the Reagan Administration would have ordered...

401Graphics
10-03-2012, 03:26 PM
Print on clear vinyl with a double pass with a half second delay between passes. that is how i do it on my mutoh 1204

Gino
10-03-2012, 05:04 PM
I think the OraCal translucents are the best.

sar bossier
10-03-2012, 06:08 PM
We print all of the translucent vinyls we use, they look as good at night, as during the day ... We DO triple pass the ink, though.

And, like Gino - ALL of our prints have always been Oracal Translucent vinyl.

J Hill Designs
10-03-2012, 06:08 PM
We print all of the translucent vinyls we use, they look as good at night, as during the day ... We DO triple pass the ink, though.

And, like Gino - ALL of our prints have always been Oracal Translucent vinyl.

Need. More. Breathing. Room.

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sar bossier
10-03-2012, 06:18 PM
Need. More. Breathing. Room.

:thumb:

Jessie ... I KNOW!! Ya dunna undahstand - theys wants to see dem frum da bottom of da hill ...

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