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Best Vinyl for FlexCut or PerfCut Decals?

Discussion in 'Vinyl' started by daenterpri, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. daenterpri

    daenterpri Member

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    What is the best vinyl for FlexCut and PerfCut decals? I'm printing on an HP L26500. I'm cutting on a Summa D140R. We print a lot of calendared vinyl decals. My customers seem to prefer matte and we laminate everything. Trying to find the perfect combo.

    So far I've tried:
    Arlon 4560GTX (not bad)
    Arlon 4560MTX (not bad)
    3M IJ35-20 (horrible, the paper backing is too thick)
    Oracal 3651 Matte (not bad)

    What's your opinion?
     
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  2. Tyler Durden

    Tyler Durden Member

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    I am interested in this too, what have you come up with?
     
  3. MikeD

    MikeD Active Member

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    You should be able to flex-cut most vinyls by adjusting the different variables in pressure and length. Of course fabrics and semi-rigid substrates would be difficult, but any vinyl and liner combo can be flex-cut in my experience.
     
  4. tulsagraphics

    tulsagraphics Member

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    New blades. New blades.

    New blades are key. I've tried all the materials you mentioned -- IJ35 being the worse. 4500GTX is okay. 3600 series works fine (and it's cheap). The best material I've used so far (regarding small print/cut/flexcut) is Arlon 6000XRP + 3220 lam. Not sure if that comes in matte (probably does) and it's more expensive than the others you mentioned -- but I like it for small decals.
     
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