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Printing Subsurface (Second Surface Printing)

A quick and easy way to add visual dimension to printed projects is to utilize second surface printing.

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A quick and easy way to add visual dimension to printed projects is to separate your design and print the background image on the second surface (back side) of a clear piece of substrate and then print the “foreground” graphic on the first surface (top surface). To print the background image on the second surface, flip the background graphic image to appear “backwards.” When printing the background image, reverse the ink layering order to have color inks (CMYK) print first, then the white inks print second. This can be done all in one printing pass. Once the back surface is printed, flip the substrate over and print the “foreground” graphic on the first surface. This technique will create an impressive 3D look, making the first surface graphic appear as if it is almost “floating” over top of the second surface background image.

-GoVivid Applications Specialists

GoVivid Application Specialists

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