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Banner Material Questions

Discussion in 'Materials' started by Holysteel, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. Holysteel

    Holysteel Member

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    Hi All,

    How do one define a banner roll that is considered a "better quality" compared to another roll just by looking, looking at specs & feeling the material. Is it possible? There has been many brands out there. I cant seems to make up my mind on which brand to go with. Is there a tip/trick or technique to define the better quality banner roll just by looking at the small sales samples?

    What does it mean when a banner material is claimed as knife coated, Coated & laminated?

    Lastly what is a mirror banner ? Please kindly advise.

    Thanks everyone !
     
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  2. Salmoneye

    Salmoneye Very Active Member

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    Typically they are defined by weight, ie. 8oz, 10oz, 13oz, 15... Don't know if there is a strength spec. Some people report more contamination etc.. with some brands. I have used some 13oz from BigFish, a merchant member here and it has been awesome and at a fantastic price. UltraFlex seems to be the standard although there is a thread here today about someone having issues.
     
  3. Mosh

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    Kind Sir, I use Key banner material 13 oz think is the correct weight. Never heard of mirror banner material.

    Most pleasant Day, Mosh.
     
  4. Salmoneye

    Salmoneye Very Active Member

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    Didn't see that you were in Thailand, forget what I said. I will wait for someone else to answer that knows more than me. I don't know if banners are also rated in denier of the scrim either. I haven't heard about the coatings you talk about unless it is an unusual translated term for gloss coating. I know that some shops will use liquid lam on a banner but most don't.
     
  5. Salmoneye

    Salmoneye Very Active Member

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    Mosh, are you:
    Drunk?
    Over behaving because you got in trouble?
    Just being a racist jackass with sarcasm (albeit funny)? lol
     
  6. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

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    JetFlex 13oz. Is all we use in house.
     
  7. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

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    ???
    BTW, it is "after lunch" so of course I am drinking, Duh!
     
  8. Salmoneye

    Salmoneye Very Active Member

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    Didn't say you got in trouble, just wondering as that might explain it.
    I just realized that it is after lunch so seriously we have opened the office bar. I have also started getting up at 3am for a light meal so that my 7am light meal is actually lunch. Works in a pinch.
     
  9. Holysteel

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    So i guess, coated banner, knife coated is not very common in the west ? Can someone shine some lights on this.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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