The problem is that scanners get mixed up by the metal flake "sparkle" and surrounding opaque colors. The result is that the scanner tries to "average" them and the output is not very appealing.
This is one of several reasons why I do not use inkjet printers to remake gold flake decals - the true colors can't be reproduced... however, I do purchase pre-made cast vinyl (e.g. Avery Metallic vinyl roll) where I can make an overlay that is carefully cut with my sign plotter and matches the original.
The vinyl cutout is superior in color match to the original - for example Reynolds 5-3-1 stickers that I have made
BTW, Dale are you looking for custom banners to be made for the Cirque?
Regards, Steve Neago
> In a message dated 12/14/2004 10:54:47 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> JohnThompson@new.rr.com writes:
> << I didn't do any of the foil-backed ones, like Ishiwata or the later
> Tange, nor the old-style Reynolds and StrongLight ones with the paper cover.
> Tough to scan reflective silvery or gold foil decals// Comes out weird!
> Anyone know how to do this?
> Dale Brown
> Greensboro, NC