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Arlon vinyls

Discussion in 'Vinyl' started by jim_papa, Apr 16, 2019.

  1. jim_papa

    jim_papa New Member

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    Hello everyone

    Yesterday came a resseler to my shop and he tried to sell me Arlon vinyls. He said that it has very good quality, better than Orakal.
    I'm interesting for monomeric and polymeric printing vinyls.
    Has anyone used them and what is your opinion about them?

    Thank's
     
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  2. CanuckSigns

    CanuckSigns Very Active Member

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    We use the 510mt as our basic vinyl and are very happy with it.
     
  3. jfiscus

    jfiscus Map Wraster

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    We use the DPF8000 a lot for aggressive decals and it performs well. I have used it for wraps in the past, but not for years now.
     
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  4. ddarlak

    ddarlak Trump Hater

    I almost always use Arlon. really never disappoints
     
  5. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

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    Arlon 6000XRP/3220 laminate has wrap kits have been our choice for vehicle and exterior graphics for years. I also sell to another shop and their installer really likes it.

    Personally the extra $300 3M charges for a comparable wrap kit didn't make my prints or installs $300 better or easier. YMMV
     
  6. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

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    love arlon. love 3M.
    but don't love 3M more than Arlon to justify a 20%+ markup.... which grows every year, as 3M regularly jacks their pricing.
     
  7. Johnny Best

    Johnny Best Very Active Member

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    Love Arlon's cast laminates, matt, lustre, gloss.
     
  8. 2B

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    we have been happy with the SLX wrap kits
     
  9. bannertime

    bannertime "You guys do banners, right?"

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    4600lx is my go to vinyl with 3420 and 3220 laminates. Replaced my stock of IJ35c and 40c.
     
  10. equippaint

    equippaint Very Active Member

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    Being a bit lazy here, what are the equivalents to oracal 3551, 3165, 3651 and 215 lam?
     
  11. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

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    Arlon Fusion/3170, 510&4500/3420

    edited to add: "high performance calendared" is still just calendared, but I do love the performance of these intermediate vinyls for my "economy-line". i can't speak for the wrap-ability/longevity of anything but the DPF6000xrp, which is awesome.
     
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  12. AF

    AF Active Member

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    The 3551 lasts a long time, does Arlon have a similar high performance calandered with extra fluorescing agents?
     
  13. Goatshaver

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    I started using Arlon 510 for stickers/decals but the print quality wasn't as good as the 4500. The 4500 didn't do great with perf cutting for me either. I wasted a quarter of a roll on reprinting jobs. I've gone to GF 302 for my stickers/decals and have been happy with it.
     
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  14. TomK

    TomK Member

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    Can't find a GF 302? Got a link?
     
  15. unclebun

    unclebun Very Active Member

    General Formulations 203. AKA Briteline 3203
     
  16. Goatshaver

    Goatshaver Member

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    Sorry I transposed that... should be GF 203.
     
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