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Anti-graffiti Laminate - Weird bubbles

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Josh Klassen, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. Josh Klassen

    Josh Klassen New Member

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    We use an anti-graffiti laminate on some signs. Once and a while after mounting it to a substrate bubbles appear. Long streaky bubbles. When we try and pop them and work them out they re appear in a short time. Just wondering if anyone has had a similar problem? We were mounting them on an Ezy taper but when we had to re do them on we decided to mount them using our laminator with a little bit of heat...it seemed to be fine but I am still curious why it would make a difference.
     
  2. craftladies

    craftladies New Member

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    I have had the same problem. I put the lamination on the vinyl with our cold laminator. Then I applied everything to the substrate. I noticed they scratched very easily, and heat would not take out the squeegee marks. IM not sure what's going on with it
     
  3. 2CT Media

    2CT Media Very Active Member

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    What Brand is it?
     
  4. Josh Klassen

    Josh Klassen New Member

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    anti graffiti brand

    It is Avery Dol 6060
     
  5. Josh Klassen

    Josh Klassen New Member

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    So you had similar bubbles appear though?
     
  6. craftladies

    craftladies New Member

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    Yes same bubbles, and squeegee marks that wouldn't come out like regular lam.
     
  7. bigben

    bigben Moderator

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    had same problem with vandal guard product. And even if it's a anti-graffiti laminate, a green color dry erase marker won't erase at all. It always leave a green cloud.
     
  8. 2CT Media

    2CT Media Very Active Member

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    I have had the issue with vandalguard and oracal.

    We eventually used 3M (very expensive) and it did not display this issue at all.
     
  9. JLD984

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    Apparently it's very similar to Dry Erase which I had the same trouble with. Use a manual laminator and loosen the rollers one or two turns from where you'd have them mounting regular vinyl etc.
     
  10. JLD984

    JLD984 Member

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    And make sure you have a stiff substrate beneath it, I use 3mm Dibond.
     
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