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Specialty Vinyls (Including Holographic, Metallized, Fluorescent, Holographic, and Reflective)

Specialty Vinyl can add a considerable amount of color and interest to your signs and graphics. They are quick to command attention, and will deliver great results everytime. However, they are a bit tricky to apply, and some specialties photograph better than others. Because we've seen the ups and downs of all of the specialties listed here, we've included a notes section with each type of vinyl so that you can make the right choice.

Fresnel Specialty Vinyl Choices

Raspberry

Green

Gold

Orange

Silver

Red

 

Blue

Fresnels are great for catching attention, however they can be tricky to apply and they can be hard to read if used as a main color. Use fresnels as outlines or accents for words, or for main colors of graphics. Outdoor life: one year to 18 months. Indoor Life: 7 years+

Diamond Plate Specialty Vinyl Choices

Yellow

Blue

Copper

Black

Holographic

Fluorescent Green

Silver

Red

Diamond Plate vinyls give a good, clean, industrial look to signs, however they can be tricky to apply and they can be hard to see if lighting is a problem. Use diamond plate vinyls as outlines or accents for words, or for main colors of graphics. If using them for the main color on words, use a highly contrasting standard color vinyl as an outline. Outdoor life: 6 months to one year. Indoor Life: 7 years+
Holographic Specialty Vinyl Choices

Red Hearts

Kaleidoscope

Silver Glitter

Holographics have long been a mainstay in racecar lettering. They photograph well and look fanstastic under the lights. If using them for the main color on words, use a highly contrasting standard color vinyl as an outline. Outdoor life: 6 months to one year. Indoor Life: 7 years+

Rain

Galvanized

Bubbles

Oil Slik

Sequin Effect Specialty Vinyl Choices

Blue

Orange

Green

Black Galaxy

Red

Gold

Purple

Sequin effect vinyl is relatively new. It has the look of thousands of sequins layed down in a random pattern. They photograph well and look fanstastic under the lights. If using them for the main color on words, use a highly contrasting standard color vinyl as an outline. Outdoor life: one year to 18 months. Indoor Life: 7 years+

Chrome Specialty Vinyl Choices

Orange

Purple

Red

Silver

Blue

Gold

Green

Chrome vinyls are exceptionally classy! They are fragile though, and difficult to apply. They can be hard to see if lighting is a problem. Use as outlines or accents for words, or for main colors of graphics. If using them for the main color on words, use a highly contrasting standard color vinyl as an outline. Outdoor life: one year to 18 months. Indoor Life: 7 years+

Gold Specialty Vinyl Choices

Gold Chrome

Gold Diamond Plate

Gold Sequins

Metal Flake

Florentine Gold

Nothing says class like gold-look vinyls! These give a rich, eye-catching look to anything they are applied to. They are fairly delicate and need to be applied patiently. Use as accents, main colors of graphics, or words. All but gold chrome and gold diamond plate photograph very well. Outdoor life: 6 months to one year. Indoor Life: 7 years+

 

 

Mosaic Specialty Vinyl Choices

Green

Silver

Red

Blue

Orange

Purple

Pink

The first type of specialty vinyl used on racecars. They photograph well and look fanstastic under the lights. If using them for the main color on words, use a highly contrasting standard color vinyl as an outline. Outdoor life: 6 months to one year. Indoor Life: 7 years+

Industrial Metals Specialty Vinyl Choices

Maltese Cross Aluminum

Brushed Aluminum

Carbon Fiber

Chrome

Galvanized

Engine Turn

Industrial metals are fairly new. They can be difficult to apply and do not conform well to rivets or irregular surfaces. They photograph well. If using them for the main color on words, use a highly contrasting standard color vinyl as an outline. Outdoor life: one year to 18 months. Indoor Life: 7 years+

 

Fluorescent Specialty Vinyl Choices

Green

Orange

Pink

Yellow

Red

Blue

Fluorescents are very delicate and expensive. They command attention 75% sooner than other colors though, and make a great choice for short-term POP displays and promotional signs. They photograph well. Work well as main colors, graphics, or outlines. Outdoor life: 6 months. Indoor Life: 4 years+

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