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    I have tried 2 diff techniques on #130 un coated cover
    1... I used a brayer to roll on a PMS matching ink
    2... I used an acrylic spray paint

    I've had a little bleeding problem, fixed that

    My Main concerns are scuffing & drying time ...
    both inks seem dry to the touch but the edge of card will mark the face of card when rubbed

    Am I missing a process here???
    Could use some help here
    Thanks!

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    I have tried 2 diff techniques on #130 un coated cover
    1... I used a brayer to roll on a PMS matching ink
    2... I used an acrylic spray paint

    I've had a little bleeding problem, fixed that

    My Main concerns are scuffing & drying time ...
    both inks seem dry to the touch but the edge of card will mark the face of card when rubbed

    Am I missing a process here???
    Could use some help here
    Thanks!

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    • #3
      We tried the brayer - ink went on too thick glued edges together
      Spraypaint - too much penetration

      ended up using a typical air brush from hobby lobby or harbor freight and the paints from hobby lobby good color shoice, water based, and when clamped together much more control on the edge bleeding . . .
      "If you think you are too small to be effective
      you have never been in the dark with a mosquito."

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      • #4
        Thank you!
        Using an air brush, I have to match a PMS#, can the paints be mixed to come close??

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        • #5
          Originally posted by QP2101 View Post
          Thank you!
          Using an air brush, I have to match a PMS#, can the paints be mixed to come close??
          How wide is the edge of a business card? Is is realistic to expect a match to a pms color on such a thin surface?

          BTW, yes you can mix the paints to represent the target pms color.

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          • #6
            I must be wayyy out of touch. While edge painted business cards probably looks pretty cool in a stack, I don't give my cards out in stacks. I've also never turned a business card (mine, or anyone else's) sideways, flat at eye level to see if the edge is painted, have any of you?. And, even if I did, and, it was, not sure that would persuade me to use the card owner's services or products over his/her competitor, or, even if it would make that business stick out in my mind. I must be losing it!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by MailGuru View Post
              I must be wayyy out of touch. While edge painted business cards probably looks pretty cool in a stack, I don't give my cards out in stacks. I've also never turned a business card (mine, or anyone else's) sideways, flat at eye level to see if the edge is painted, have any of you?. And, even if I did, and, it was, not sure that would persuade me to use the card owner's services or products over his/her competitor, or, even if it would make that business stick out in my mind. I must be losing it!
              I'll just leave this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZVkW9p-cCU
              One thing I've learned in my years in printing is that people take their business cards more seriously than anything else.
              It's very important to have the best business card to drop in the "win a free lunch" box at the local restaurant.


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              • #8
                Originally posted by PrintIT View Post

                I'll just leave this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZVkW9p-cCU
                One thing I've learned in my years in printing is that people take their business cards more seriously than anything else.
                It's very important to have the best business card to drop in the "win a free lunch" box at the local restaurant.



                Yes, I've already seen the video from another older thread on this forum.

                I still don't get it, but then, maybe I'm not supposed to............

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by MailGuru View Post


                  Yes, I've already seen the video from another older thread on this forum.

                  I still don't get it, but then, maybe I'm not supposed to............
                  In this case the client just wants an edgy design. So that's where the focus is put.

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                  • #10
                    dabob...
                    I'll be using an airbrush BUT I'm a little confused...
                    I've read you can use AND NOT to use water based Acrylic paints for edge painting, which worked for you???

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                    • #11
                      Water based worked fine for us . . at least no complaints so far . .. but just one customer
                      "If you think you are too small to be effective
                      you have never been in the dark with a mosquito."

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                      • #12
                        Keep in mind that acrylics dry into plastic - so you've got to be vigilent about thoroughly cleaning the airbrush.

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