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1-6 Month Truck Advertisement Graphic - Material ????

Discussion in 'Vehicle Graphics' started by BillboardExpress, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. BillboardExpress

    BillboardExpress New Member

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    *Forgive my ignorance on the subject. No previous vehicle wrap knowledge.

    We want to put graphics/advertisement wraps on our trucks for 1-6 months which will be removed/replaced with new ads. My question is what is a good cheap material that would really last the allotted time frame but remain removable.

    I was looking into using 3M IJ36 because my printer can do it fairly cheap, $1.00-$2.50sq/ft. They can also print BUSmark 5800 for the same price.

    Will IJ36 or BUSmark 5800 be able to go around some small simple curves on the cab?
    Most of the truck is flat straight surfaces, but some has rivets towards the edges. Has anyone put IJ36 over rivets?

    We don't need it to look perfect or anything like a car wrap, just functional, stay on the truck, and decent looking at around 30mph-65mph.

    Thanks for your input. I greatly appreciate any feedback and help.
     
  2. ProWraps

    ProWraps Very Active Member

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    busmark
     
  3. Coloradosigns

    Coloradosigns Major Contributor

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    busmark or ij 3500 series.
     
  4. SightLine

    SightLine Very Active Member

    As mentioned .... Busmark or busart if you want slightly more conformable.
     
  5. ironchef

    ironchef Very Active Member

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    Who carries busmark
     
  6. ironchef

    ironchef Very Active Member

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    Why is it better for rivets?
     
  7. Scott Reynolds

    Scott Reynolds Active Member

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    Have you been drinking?
     
  8. ironchef

    ironchef Very Active Member

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    Yea lol how did you know haha.
     
  9. ironchef

    ironchef Very Active Member

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    I need a vinyl that's good for rivets on trucks and trailers. I just got a mimaki cjv30-130 haven't even bought media yet. Was given a free roll of calendar 3mil. Glossy tru stock I been looking at my catalog for days. There is alot of options and different specs. More confusing then running rasterlink and learning how to print and cut
     
  10. SightLine

    SightLine Very Active Member

    No calendered short term vinyl is going to stay down well over rivets. It will tent over them. That being said for short term wraps and whatnot that is essentially expected and standard. The thing about BusMark is it has a low price point, is easy to apply, and is an absolute dream to remove leaving essentially zero adhesive behind and zero issues with the surface you are removing it from. I can send one guy to remove an entire full wrap on a 40' city bus and he is done and on his way back to the shop in under 2 hours by himself. Colorado and Prowraps know what I'm talking about. Unless it's a contract more than about 6 months we do not even laminate it. We go through a lot of BusMark here, I order it through Lexjet. There are a few products we order through them and they do have very good service.

    If you want it conformed on rivets and looking absolutley perfect for the duration it is on then you are going to have to look at a cast film and laminate it.
     
  11. jfiscus

    jfiscus Adobe Shinobi

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    busmark/busart if there are no MAJOR curves, it goes around simple stuff but I would be concerned on a truck cab using it. Otherwise I would go ahead with 180CV3 for ease of installation and the removal in 6 months.
     
  12. ironchef

    ironchef Very Active Member

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    Thanks. Ill buy a roll and try it out. Are there profiles for mimaki?
     
  13. BillboardExpress

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    Thanks guys, you have been very helpful. I will definitely try out BUSmark. I think it should work really well.
     
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