Results for 2011-10

Substrates - Part 2

October 28, 2011

THIN PLASTIC

Styrene

Also known as polystrene. This is a light flexible plastic that is suitable for indoor displays. It can be rolled up and stored making it ideal for Tradeshow...

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Substrates

October 28, 2011

PLASTIC

Generally these are the most economical substrates. There are a variety of substrates to use depending on the application. Some are more dursable than others.

COROPLAST

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Types of Vinyl - Part 4

October 27, 2011

REFLECTIVE

This is thick vinyl that has glass beads in the resin when manufactured. When light shines on this film it reflects back. This is ideal for vehicle lettering and highway signs that need to be seen at night without the help of th...

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Types of Vinyl - Part 3

October 27, 2011

TRANSLUCENT

Translucent is a film specifically made for backlit signs. Unlike Intermediate and Premium, which have a gloss coating and are opaque, this film has a matte coating and is translucent so light can show through.

It should...

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Types of Vinyl - Part 2

October 27, 2011

PREMIUM

Also known as High performance or cast Vinyl. It is made by pouring plastic resin onto the liner so it forms a solid sheet. Then it is baked in a 75-foot long oven. No stretching is involved as in manufacture of Calendared vinyl. Th...

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Types of Vinyl

October 26, 2011

There are many types and grades of vinyls out there. What makes one type different from another is the manufacturing process and the thickness. A general rule of thumb is the thinner the vinyl the better the quality. But you may not always need the best. I am going to list four basic types sold b...

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Basic Terminology

October 26, 2011

Backing Paper                    The paper that protects the adhesive side of the vinyl and is removed during installation.

Weeding          &nb...

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Cut Vinyl Signmaking

October 26, 2011

Vinyl signs have replaced painted signs over the last 15 to 20 years. It is no longer cost efficient to paint basic signs.

Vinyl sign making simply put is putting decals on a signboard or substrate. The vinyl comes on rolls with a backing paper. The roll is loaded into the vinyl plotter (...

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