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Green UV Invisible ink

Posted on Tue, 14 Dec 2004 at 17:38



Hey-

I'm new to all these different. I workin on a project at my university, and we need some amount of transperent ink that will flouresce green under UV light. We will be using it on either a vinyl or some other type of plastic. Can anyone point me to a (hopefully cheap :) ) product that would work for this?

Thanks-
Tyson.

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Anonymous says: Funny you should ask, but I am also looking for some kind of ink that is invisible to the naked eye but shows up under some kind of light. Did you find such a thing if so could you share the info with ...

Funny you should ask, but I am also looking for some kind of ink that is invisible to the naked eye but shows up under some kind of light. Did you find such a thing if so could you share the info with me.

posted on: Wed, 12/22/2004 - 6:23pm
Anonymous says: It's funny you should ask.............. No really, we printed some t-shirts for Coke once for the Ghostbusters movie (gosh, how long ago was that). I think Coke owned the movie company back then that ...

It's funny you should ask..............

No really, we printed some t-shirts for Coke once for the Ghostbusters movie (gosh, how long ago was that). I think Coke owned the movie company back then that produced the movie, and for their premier of the show to the companies executives we printed the regular Ghostbusters logo on the t-shirt and them printed a based down, standard phosphorescent (glow in the dark) ink with the phrase "Coke Is It" around the perimeter. It was based out enough that you couldn't see the print until the wearer walked into the dark movie theater. I understand it was a big hit.

Of course the glow in the dark effect was rather muted, but the standard chartreuse glow in the dark color did base out (maybe 60-70% with base) and was "invisible" enough.

You can also google "glow in the dark" and get quite a few hits for manufacturers.

I think there have even been a few postings here on this Ink & Coatings thread from a few manufacturers too.

Good Luck
Rocky

posted on: Mon, 12/27/2004 - 7:05pm
Anonymous says: Hi Tyson, Check out Solaractive International out of Tarzana CA 818-996-8172 web address: www.solaractiveintl.com they make plastisol ink, caviar beads, embroidery threads and textured yarns and fabrics. We ...

Hi Tyson,
Check out Solaractive International out of Tarzana CA 818-996-8172
web address: www.solaractiveintl.com
they make plastisol ink, caviar beads, embroidery threads and textured yarns and fabrics.

We got in some of there caviar beads and magenta ink and used it in our Special Effect workshop. Pretty cool. They appear clear until you take it outside. Changes over pretty quick. Quite impressive.

Hope this helps.
Pam

posted on: Thu, 01/27/2005 - 10:57am
Anonymous says: We manufacture a security type varnish for screen printing here in Australia. It is a UV cured overvarnish, at present comes in blue and yellow so can more than likely get green. Although it is not really ...

We manufacture a security type varnish for screen printing here in Australia. It is a UV cured overvarnish, at present comes in blue and yellow so can more than likely get green. Although it is not really cheap.

John
padinks@optusnet.com.au

posted on: Sun, 02/13/2005 - 7:48pm
Anonymous says: I use color fx phosphorant ink, solvent based ink that dries quick. works very well. basically, it glows in the dark. posted on: Fri, 04/08/2005 - 2:08pm

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