Recent Breakthrough Allows Completely Invisible Photorealistic Images For The First Time EverFebruary 28, 2014 4:35 am
Just imagine standing in front of a nondescript white banner, when suddenly it happens… the lights go out and from nowhere appears a crisp photo glowing like a movie screen projection. Except it’s not a projection—it’s a fluorescent image!
Introducing ClearMeleon™ UV Invisible Printing
Up until recently this kind of invisible photo-realistic effect was impossible. Sure, invisible and dual images are one of the signature “Wildfire Effects.” But photo-realism is a new thing. You see, in the past, only certain invisible colors were available. That meant artists had to carefully choose and mix what colors they wanted based on limited choices.
But now, due to recent developments in the printing industry, true invisible cyan, magenta and yellow (the 4-color “CYMK” process that your inkjet printer uses) now exists. That means ANY photograph or piece of digital artwork with ANY color configuration can now be printed as an invisible image that glows under black light.
Pretty cool, huh?
We call it ClearMeleon™ printing. The inks dry clear… and it can be any image or color imaginable. Kind of like a chameleon. ClearMeleon™. Get it?
As Versatile As Your Imagination
Any signature “Wildfire Effect” can be created: invisible images, dual images, day-night transitions, or 3-D effects. Another bonus is its durability: the fluorescent effect lasts up to 10 years, depending on the lighting conditions. Outdoors, it can last up to 2 years!
Don’t run out looking for these inks to plug into your home printer just yet though. You won’t find them. This is a very specialized process.
Also, ordinary white paper wouldn’t work anyway. It glows like the full moon under black light and ruins the effect. So materials have to be carefully chosen that have no UV reactivity whatsoever. For the moment, there are a limited number of materials available to print on, but we expect more materials to become available over time. Currently we can print on…
- Evolon – a microfiber textile using a unique microfilament manufacturing process.
- Polyester Textile (Flame Resistant)
- Polyester Metallic Foil
Widths up to 44 inches can be accommodated, and several panels can be placed side-by-side (or one above the other) to create a composite image as large as you like.
Advertising and promotional displays are only the start of the possible applications. Imagine what a designer could do in a commercial or home environment. Or imagine Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” as a glowing fluorescent image! The possibilities and applications are only as limited as the imagination.
How would YOU use this effect? Feel free to comment below.
If you have an idea for something cool and would like to know our ClearMeleon™ Printing pricing, give us a call at 800-937-8065.
Finally, remember our “Big 25 Sale” happening all year long…
- Any item in the Wildfire Store whose price ends in .25 will be 25% off when you type in the coupon code “25th”. (We won’t tell you what the products are. You have to find them! Think of it as a treasure hunt!)
- Each month the items will change, allowing you more possibilities to find great deals throughout the year.
- These special offers are active right now, so get to searching! (And remember, they won’t last long. Come April 1, the prices revert back to normal and there will be a different set of items to search for.)