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Any reason not to use this for floor graphics?

Discussion in 'Digital Printing' started by PrintItBig, Jun 12, 2020.

  1. PrintItBig

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    Hi,

    Is there any reason not to use this material (attached) for floor graphics with an appropriate slip rated laminate? Would be used on hard flat internal floors.

    It's a 1-3 year monomeric with permanent water based acrylic adhesive.

    Should we be using a solvent based adhesive? Does it matter?

    Thanks.
     

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  2. iPrintStuff

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    It’s pretty cheap stuff. We use that sometimes for corrugated plastic signs and cheap foam boards. I don’t see why it wouldn’t work but you should probably at least get the VG2 (polymeric) as I think most anti slip laminates are polymeric so you don’t want different amounts of shrinkage.

    Have you tried the FVM they do? Pretty cheap and doesn’t need the laminate. We’ve run a LOT of it recently. Easy for customers to apply and saves loads of time laminating.
     
  3. PrintItBig

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    Thanks for the reply.

    I think the laminate is actually monomeric as well, although solvent adhesive.

    I'm mostly concerned with the vinyl pealing off the floors / not adhering well / lifting prematurely etc.

    Do you think that's going to be an issue? It is permanent, but water based.

    Don't know if I should stick to a high tack or solvent based adhesive?

    I just have some rolls of this which would be helpful to use. Paper Graphics seem to think it's OK but just don't want to cause myself a headache.
     
  4. PrintItBig

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    Oh and not used this but have used similar. Need a laminate for this job though.
     
  5. iPrintStuff

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    You definitely won’t have any issues with peeing. In fact I’d probably suggest a removable adhesive for when they want the graphics back off lol
     
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  6. ikarasu

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    Hey. I can't be the onlyone that sees a circle on the floor and thinks that'd be a great bullseye target...you shouldn't make promises you can't keep! :p
     
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  7. iPrintStuff

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    Just tell the customer that’s vandalism and your reprint will be “x” amount!
     
  8. ikarasu

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    :D I don't think you noticed you missed an l in peeling ;)
     
  9. iPrintStuff

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    That makes more sense! I wonder how the acrylic adhesive holds up to weewee
     
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