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Hi! We're trying to print decals that are going to face inward onto a window (stick on the inside, see on the outside). There is a material in the feller's catalog (pg 103 in 2012) that is called Fixon. Has anyone used it before? It's an adhesive that will attach to your graphic and help it adhere to the inside of a window (it's two sided adhesive) but I cant figure out how to cut it into shapes since these are shaped grahics we're using rather than just boxes or something simple.
Is there any other way (other than cling) to adhere to the inside of a window and have something show thru?
You can print on clear media with the image reversed and registration marks on, then apply white media over the image and send it back to cut - reverse applied image!
The ONLY way you can have a reverse read decal printed is to have the availability of a white cartridge. Ecosol inks are transparent-and do not have the opacity needed to be read from the outside of the glass. Discount Labels, Stouse, etc. all print these decals on adhesive or cling stock-because they can print a 'back color' white to get the contrast needed for the lettering to show up. I suppose you could try by printing the decal first with register marks, then laying on a white vinyl with CLEAR adhesive, then go back and cut as though you laminated with a clear coat. In theory, that should work. But in reality, you are not going to get a bright white because you will be seeing the adhesive.
Roland is correct in the issue of seeing the adhesive, but you will see that in the ones printed from Stouse or any one else including using the white ink as it still needs adhesive on the application side to stick to the surface :)
Great solutions to try and less expensive, too. THanks! I don't mind trying it to see if it looks clear/bright enough. THanks!