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Alternative to Rtape

Discussion in 'Materials' started by Billct2, Mar 16, 2020.

  1. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    We have used Rtape Conform 4075 RLA forever....but the last few rolls have been curling really bad. Doesn't matter what we are taping with it, it doesn't lay flat like it used to. At first I thought maybe we got a bad roll or two...but now I just want to try something else. Anyone using a high tack transfer tape successfully that isn't Rtape?
    Thanks
     
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  2. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    Thanks Tex
     
  3. JBurton

    JBurton Signtologist

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    Have you reached out to Rtape directly (not your distributor) to let them know you've been having issues?
    I put in an inquiry about one of their discontinued products, and the response I have gotten was stellar. They attempted to source old stock from distributors, and now they are waiting for a run of a similar product, to nab me some excess and convert it into the product I'm after. All of this and they realize I'm a small company who just wants one or two rolls. Pretty great company from what I've experienced.
     
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  4. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    Thanks J...I may give that a try
     
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    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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  6. Pixels Are Bad Mmmkay?

    Pixels Are Bad Mmmkay? Very Active Member

    Oracal HT 55 transfer tape is a great alternative.
     
  7. ProColorGraphics

    ProColorGraphics Very Active Member

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    I don't know who makes Grimco's, but I have had good luck with Briteline premask.
     
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  8. signrios

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    same here i have returned like 3 rolls to fellers for the same issue
    or because it is very hard to unwind and it tears off when pulled.

    i second Briteline, not as good but very close to what R-tape used to be.
     
  9. eahicks

    eahicks Magna Cum Laude - School of Hard Knocks

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    Same here. No issues with it, and much less $$$
     
  10. JBurton

    JBurton Signtologist

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    I'll say all of my Rtape comes from Reece and I haven't had issues lately. Maybe Fellers had some issue?
     
  11. McDonald Signs

    McDonald Signs McDonald Signs & Graphics

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    We've been using Rtape 4075 for years and it still works great. We have noticed that if you weed "air egress" vinyl that the tape doesn't stick very well to the exposed wax liner paper very well and will curl
     
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