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  • Mirror Vinyl for Printing?

     Graham Scanlan updated 11 months, 2 weeks ago 6Members · 11 Posts
  • Beej Curtis

    Member
    February 11, 2020 at 5:57 pm

    Hi All 🙂

    Been very busy with new project so will post website link at footer but for now, have question that Im not sure about?

    We are building some large props. The props will be CNC-cut from 8ft Foamex sheets shaped like crystals but have to look mirror-finished and need to have 3D-looking artwork on (which I will do artwork for in Photoshop/illustrator).

    Is there a Mirror-finish vinyl or any type of reflective vinyl, that can be printed onto so where any of my artwork fades from shadow (dark) to white (clear) it will show the mirror finish thru?

    I am creating the 3d-looking art but it needs to look like a 3d prismatic mirror. I can do artwork no probs, but it would be great if the art could be then printed onto mirror finish vinyl and then applied to the pre-cut panels.

    Any help very much appreciated 🙂

    And here is the website: Been updating it recently so quite a few bits n pieces on there now.

    http://www.eventproductionstudios.com

    PS: Please respond on forum to my question above as the website email doesn’t come to me. Thanks :thumbsup:

    Sincerely,

    Beej

  • Lee Reeves

    Member
    February 11, 2020 at 6:42 pm

    Depends on your printer. We have printed with our UV cured inks on mirror vinyl with great results but solvent printers will struggle. If you get stuck I might be able to assist.

  • John Lacey

    Member
    February 11, 2020 at 6:51 pm

    Why not print the fades on clear and then flood coat the mirror vinyl? Might be more cost effective than an expensive print receptive mirror material?

  • Beej Curtis

    Member
    February 11, 2020 at 7:26 pm
    quote Lee Reeves:

    Depends on your printer. We have printed with our UV cured inks on mirror vinyl with great results but solvent printers will struggle. If you get stuck I might be able to assist.

    Hi Lee,

    Thanks for your response bud 🙂
    We don’t have a printer at all! So I’m looking for help on this anyways. Maybe once I have finished the artwork (next day or so) I could send it over and you could do a scaled-down sample for us perhaps?

    Where aboots are thee mate?

    Cheers…
    Beej

  • Beej Curtis

    Member
    February 11, 2020 at 7:29 pm
    quote John Lacey:

    Why not print the fades on clear and then flood coat the mirror vinyl? Might be more cost effective than an expensive print receptive mirror material?

    Thanks John,

    Do you mean cover the Foamex first in mirror vinyl and THEN put a clear vinyl over that with print on??
    Wouldn’t that be more expensive? Plus there would be quite a few areas I guess where the mirror would be covered, so not sure what you mean mate?

    Beej

  • Hugh Potter

    Member
    February 11, 2020 at 8:12 pm
    quote Beej Curtis:

    quote John Lacey:

    Why not print the fades on clear and then flood coat the mirror vinyl? Might be more cost effective than an expensive print receptive mirror material?

    Thanks John,

    Do you mean cover the Foamex first in mirror vinyl and THEN put a clear vinyl over that with print on??
    Wouldn’t that be more expensive? Plus there would be quite a few areas I guess where the mirror would be covered, so not sure what you mean mate?

    Beej

    Bee J, long time!! He means print the artwork on to clear vinyl, then laminate that onto the chrome / mirror finish material, then put it on the board.

    I have some printable mirror finish film here which I think came from perfect Colours, I may be wrong…I can’t find any of the samples I thought I had, may have used them or buried them in the crap room, either way they printed well with a latex printer on generic ‘hp glossy vinyl’ settings!

    edit.. found them but no supplier name or brand on them!!

  • John Lacey

    Member
    February 11, 2020 at 8:17 pm
    quote Beej Curtis:

    quote John Lacey:

    Why not print the fades on clear and then flood coat the mirror vinyl? Might be more cost effective than an expensive print receptive mirror material?

    Thanks John,

    Do you mean cover the Foamex first in mirror vinyl and THEN put a clear vinyl over that with print on??
    Wouldn’t that be more expensive? Plus there would be quite a few areas I guess where the mirror would be covered, so not sure what you mean mate?

    Beej

    Yup, print on clear then apply over the mirror, might be worth a try, just a thought…

  • John Lacey

    Member
    February 11, 2020 at 8:19 pm

    …prob best to print on mirror, I’m no expert….

  • John Hughes

    Member
    February 11, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    metamark supply printable chrome.

    https://www.metamark.co.uk/products/metamark-md-bsbg/

    John

  • John Hughes

    Member
    February 11, 2020 at 8:26 pm

    Or print directly to mirror dibond and then CNC cut instead of using foamex.

    John

  • Graham Scanlan

    Member
    February 12, 2020 at 5:35 am

    Hi everyone,

    Aslan CA 30 range is a printable mirror bubble free adhesive film
    With a 5 year external life.

    https://www.aslanfolien.de/en/products/ … 3117k.html

    You just need to find a Uk distributor

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