FLASH PRINT

How to create data

  • Large-format inkjet printing

Creating data for FLASH PRINT

In FLASH PRINT, the design hidden by the reflected light is visible when the flash is taken. Due to the strong reflected light during flash photography, the normally visible design appears to disappear, but this does not mean that the design for normal use has actually disappeared. This is also affected by the brightness of the installation environment.

A new design comes out of the plain part

This is an expression in which a new design appears when a flash is taken in an area where the normal design is blank, such as solid black.

How it looks under normal conditions How it looks after the change
Normal printing layer(2C)

Normal printing layer(2C)

FLASH PRINT Layer(2CF)

FLASH PRINT Layer(2CF)

When expressing that a new design is added to the original design.

This is an expression in which a new design is added to the normal design when a flash is taken.

How it looks under normal conditions How it looks after the change
Normal printing layer(2C)

Normal printing layer(2C)

FLASH PRINT Layer(2CF)

FLASH PRINT Layer(2CF)

The design changes.

This is an expression that gives the impression of a change from a normal design to a different design when a flash is used. The combination of a darker normal design and a brighter flash design makes it easier to change. This is because the eye is drawn to the design that appears in the reflected light when the flash is taken.

The original design will not disappear, so if the normal design is bright, it will remain, and if the flash design is dark, it will be harder to change.

How it looks under normal conditions How it looks after the change
Normal printing layer(2C)

Normal printing layer(2C)

FLASH PRINT Layer(2CF)

FLASH PRINT Layer(2CF)

How to create basic data (Illustrator AI format)

About creating data in Illustrator AI format

Basic data creation is done in Illustrator AI format.

About data creation

Applications
Please create the file in Adobe Illustrator and create it as an ai file.
Color mode
The color mode should be CMYK color.
Do not use RGB or spot color.
Order of Layers in Illustrator
T Trim marks (blank if not needed)
CL Normal design without striping (blank if not needed)
2CF Design visible when shooting with a flash (parts with transparent backgrounds are black, which means they do not glow)
2C Design visible in normal light (stripes will be added to the final result)
Image
When placing images, please use a high resolution (300dpi recommended) and embed the images. (If the image is embedded in a link, please send the image data as well.
dpi
Within B1 size The standard size is 300dpi.
If the resolution is less than 300dpi, the image may not be printed clearly.
A0 size or larger The standard size is 72 to 150 dpi.
Text and fonts
Please make sure to outline the text. Due to the stripes on the surface, we recommend a font size of 60pt or larger.
Saving
Please use alphanumeric characters for file names. A resolution of 100 dpi or higher is recommended for long documents, and 300 dpi or higher is recommended for documents of A2 or smaller. If the resolution is less than 300dpi, the image may not be printed clearly.
Printable range
There is a limit to the height of the art board. The height of the art board is limited to "h2520mm" including the dragonfly.

Create a layer (Illustrator AI format)

flash print

Create a "2C" layer and place the design visible in normal light.

Layer Position "2C" should be placed below "2CF". If different, it will affect the finish.
Font Font in this layer should be 60pt or larger (line width 1.5mm)
Exception 1 Please contact us if you need production in 60pt or less.
Exception 2 Same data overlapping with "CL" layer

 

flash print

Create a "2CF" layer and place the design visible in flash photography.

How it looks when flash photography is used The design of the flash photography will be the same as the way the light looks.
Black color (100% BK) will not glow black in the flash.
If there is white color, it will glow white.
Areas with no data (transparent areas) The color will change to black. (It will not glow black in the flash.)
Font Font in this layer should be 60pt or larger (line width 1.5mm)
Exception 1 Please contact us if you need production in 60pt or less.

flash print

Create a "CL" layer and place designs or text that you do not want affected by the stripes.

The absence of stripes makes it easier to see small letters and logos.

 

About Data Data in other layers (2C, 2CF) that overlap with this layer will have priority over data in this layer, and cannot be viewed regardless of whether it is normal or flash photography.
About layers Please even if you don't need a "CL" layer, create one and display it.
Font The font in this layer is 7pt or larger.

flash print

Create a "T" layer and place trim marks on it.

Create and display a "T" layer even when you don't need trim marks.

flash print

Always display layers in the order of "T", "CL", "2CF", and "2C" from the top.

Create only four layers (1) to (4) above, and be sure to remove the lock.
All layer names should be in uppercase.
Make sure to outline your fonts.
Image placement should be embedded.

Normal vision How it looks when flash photography is used

How to create a non-striped area (CL layer)

If you do not want to stripe text or other parts of the image visible in normal light, place them on a layer called "CL". The CL layer for the unstriped area will remain unchanged in both normal light and flash photography. The following explains how to create data for non-striped areas.

Normal printing layer(2C)

Normal printing layer(2C)

FLASH PRINT Layer(2CF)

FLASH PRINT Layer(2CF)

Non-striped partial layer (CL)

Non-striped partial layer (CL)

Enlarged image of the area where stripes are applied and where they are not.

Enlarged image of the area where stripes are applied and where they are not.

Other data creation (other than Illustrator AI format)

Creating data in formats other than Illustrator AI

If your data is only images, you can submit your data in formats other than Illustrator AI.

Supported Formats
PSD format, TIFF format, JPEG format
Data
Please prepare two types of data: normal data and flash data.
Please specify the specification (normal or flash) in each data name.
The two types of data must be the exact same size. We cannot accept data of different sizes.
Notes
We will output the data as it is submitted. Please note that the output image may be rough depending on the cause such as the data submitted is small or the resolution is rough.
Black and strong colors (dark brown, dark green, etc.) placed in the design for flash photography will not glow when flash photography is used.

Tips for creating FLASH PRINT data

Please refer to the following tips for creating flash print data.