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Best Substrate for general decal work

Discussion in 'Digital Printing' started by Vinylman, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. Vinylman

    Vinylman Very Active Member

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    Lately I have been using Mac Tac high-performance white vinyl to do my digital prints.

    Most of what I do is for short-term outdoor use, but I am wondering if anybody would like to recommend another product that they are using that would be equal to or better than the Mac Tac, as well as what kind of price you're paying for these products. I usually order 54 inch wide by 150 to 164 Ft. rolls. but occasionally I will buy a 48 inch roll and have it split into 3 separate rolls.

    I'm getting ready to order new material and would appreciate any input that you could give me thanks.:thankyou:
     
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    Vinylman Very Active Member

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  3. john1

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    General Formulations Concept 201 (matte) or 203 (gloss) works great. Also, Oracal 3164. Both are priced super super cheap and hold up great. You can use Oracal 200 laminate on both.
     
  4. Vinylman

    Vinylman Very Active Member

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    Thanks John1
    I will check that out.
     
  5. TresL

    TresL Very Active Member

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    Oracal 651 for best performance. Yes, the 651 cut vinyl. prints GREAT on my Roland.
     
  6. CanuckSigns

    CanuckSigns Very Active Member

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    For short term use stuff, we use Proveer's house brand Tru-Stock vinyl, it's dirt cheap, prints great and is nice and thick so it's easy to apply, not sure if you get it in the USA since proveer got bought out.

    Have you tried contacting BigFish? he seems to have really good prices for down and dirty vinyl.
     
  7. tsgstl

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    I use oracal 3164g for the reasons John1 explained, and its thick as well

    Proveer only exists in Canada so it might be a issue ordering trustock

    they get 50" rolls for me because of my printer limitations for $120 ish a roll (not 100% sure of my price) from N.Glantz
     
  8. Edna

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    I print all my stickers violet with Orajet 3164.
     
  9. gabagoo

    gabagoo Major Contributor

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    I have been using this product as of late and the matte prints excellent. Application is great especially with the grey adhesive. the vinly feels very stiff and releases off the backing liner great. I am pretty sure it is an Avery product as I had a roll of Avery that seemed identical.
     
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