In this post, we are going to learn to apply multiple layers for an image. If you need to review how to cut multi-color images, click here to view Part 1.
After you finish weeding your vinyl, you will need to determine what order the colors will be layered in. For this image the blue will be the primary or base color (because it is the biggest) and yellow will be the secondary color.
After you determine what your primary color is, set it aside. At this point, because we are using the “hinge method” we are going to use a razor (or a hobby knife) to cut out where the registration marks are. Do this on all colors other than the primary color.
After the images are masked and ready to be applied to the substrate you will start with the base color. Place the base color where you want it on the substrate including the registration marks. Once the base color is applied you will then place the second color over the first (backing paper still attached) line up the holes with the registration marks and tape it in place (scotch tape will do fine).
After you have removed the tape you will need to fold the image the other way and remove the remaining backing paper. After the backing paper is removed you can begin to squeegee the other side down, starting in the middle and working your way to the outside.
After the registration marks are removed you have a great looking sign.