Announcement Announcement Module
Collapse
No announcement yet.
How to print "transparent" transparencies? Page Title Module
Move Remove Collapse
Search Search Module
Collapse

Advertisement Advertisement Module
Collapse

Latest Topics Latest Topics Module
Collapse

  • mcbennet
    Comment on Feedback for Tea Shop logo?
    mcbennet
    Thanks so much for taking a look! The place is a cozy spot that seats under 25. It's usually quiet between "rush" hours so people like to enjoy a drink and the wi-fi without any disturbance....
    Today, 02:57 AM
  • Elmore
    Reply to Feedback for Tea Shop logo?
    Elmore
    They're all lovely, but I'm concerned that most might be a bit too intricate for a logo. I like the turtle/pot best, but for some reason I want to see his spout on the right side.
    Today, 02:55 AM
  • mcbennet
    Comment on Feedback for Tea Shop logo?
    mcbennet
    I was trying to avoid a literal approach as the shop's logo is basically just a teapot. It's a small, one of a kind tea shop nestled in with a bunch of big corporate chains so I figured providing some...
    Today, 02:38 AM
  • mcbennet
    Comment on Feedback for Tea Shop logo?
    mcbennet
    Thanks for the kind words! I felt obligated to come up with a modern, trendy badge logo so it did come out awfully similar to Starbucks. I think I'd like to keep the circle border around the main image...
    Today, 02:34 AM
  • B
    Reply to stumbled upon this place late one night...
    B
    There are some pretty good and knowledgeable people here as well as lots of students, beginners and people just asking questions. It's a good mix of professionals and newbies.

    As you've found,...
    Today, 12:12 AM

X
Conversation Detail Module
Collapse
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • How to print "transparent" transparencies?

    Hi,

    I was hoping that someone could point me in the direction of some info on how to print "transparent" transparencies.

    For example:
    Suppose I print a red square onto a clear transparency. With a "normal" printer, this will look like an opaque red square - you won't be able to see through it.

    What I am after is some sort of printing process which would result in the red square looking like a piece of red cellophane (i.e.) a way to dye the transparency and yet have it remain transparent.

    Does anyone know of such a printing technique?

    Thanks in advance.

    - Tim

  • #2
    Find a lab with a Durst Lambda or a Lightjet printer.
    You want a Duraclear print. The carrier is absolutely clear and the colors are just like you want.

    However, anything white in your image or your file will be clear. White clouds = clear.
    White t-shirt = clear.

    Comment


    • #3
      Thanks for the response.

      I looked up some info on those printers, and it seems that they are used for very high quality printouts, and are also high cost.

      Is there a low-quality low-cost alternative? I don't need to print out a photo, just some text and simple graphics.

      Thanks again.

      - Tim

      Comment


      • #4
        You can get laser compatible (and inkjet compatible) transparency sheets you can feed thru your printer. Any office supply store will have em. The colors are relatively translucent. Not completely transparent.

        Don't get the two confused. If you feed the inkjet transy thru your laser printer, the fuser will melt it and you'll have one hell of a mess.

        Comment


        • #5
          We use Duraclear for text and simple graphics too. Even though it is a photo process. I just did a big project where we mounted Duraclear to some large, clear acrylic panels.

          Unless you are using this for overhead projectors...
          Text on clear is very hard to read, depending on what's behind it.
          What is your application (use)?

          Comment

          Mediabistro A division of Prometheus Global Media home | site map | advertising/sponsorships | careers | contact us | help courses | browse jobs | freelancers | content | member benefits | reprints & permissions terms of use | privacy policy Copyright © 2015 Mediabistro Inc.
          Working...
          X