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Best Vinyl for foamboard

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by morty87, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. morty87

    morty87 Member

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    Hello, I have been working on trying to attach 24x36 photographs to foamboard and the glue method hasn't been working for me, edges peeling, A lot of air bubbles, etc. . I was wondering what the best vinyl would be to print and facemount on the foamboard. Or if anyone has other suggestions on what to use/methods it would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you for any help.
     
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  2. Gino

    Gino Major Contributor

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    Honestly............... ?? Flatbed.
     
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  3. jsmoritz2000

    jsmoritz2000 Very Active Member

    We use Orajet 3651 w/ 210 matte laminate.
     
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  4. myront

    myront CorelDRAW is best

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    We've found it best to print to paper, apply an overlaminate (matte), then apply to either pre-adhesive foamcore or apply the adhesive to the foamcore our self. All the vinyls we've used end up trying to shrink up whereby causing the edges to curl up over a period of time.

    p.s. our flatbed has been broke for nearly 3 years or more. Gino wouldn't lie. That's the best way.
     
  5. letterman7

    letterman7 Very Active Member

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    Depends on how long you expect them to last. Any vinyl will work. Literally any vinyl that you can print on. Something with air release will be easier to apply, of course... I've used Ritrama 1955-503 RA for a number of projects and have had very good results with it.
     
  6. clarizeyale

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    There's also paper with an adhesive back/lining. I think it's an HP brand
     
  7. clarizeyale

    clarizeyale Member

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    nope nope. it's 3670 Imola Photo Paper with Pressure Sensitive Adhesive. SIHL brand
     
  8. signbrad

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    What is the "pre-adhesive foamcore" that you use? Is this Gatorfoam that already has an adhesive layer? Or is it actually Fome-Cor brand sheets with an adhesive? Or some other brand?
     
  9. morty87

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    Thank you all for your replies. I did find EcoSatin PSA by magic that has adhesive backing so ordered that and also some vinyl. So hopefully one or the other will work as i don't have a flatbed :( It's such a small couple jobs I didn't want to have to pay 14 dollars for a 24x36 foamboard with adhesive. spending 400 made much more sense lol smh
     
  10. myront

    myront CorelDRAW is best

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    Yes, I was generalizing the term "foamcore". We use several different manufacturers that use different terms. We generally apply our own adhesive as needed.
     
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