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Best vinyl to stick to Gatorboard?

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by speedmedia, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. speedmedia

    speedmedia Very Active Member

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    Hey all,
    I have been contracted to do some work for a movie filming locally and have a request from them to do some mock artwork printed and then mounted to gatorboard. I would typically use 3651 or something of the like as that is what I really like to use and we always have. Funny thing is only needs to last a couple of days.

    Any other suggestions?

    Thanks,
    Kurt
     
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  2. Bigdawg

    Bigdawg Just Me

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    You could go with the cheaper 3640 if it's only going to be a few days... but I've seen it shrink up pretty fast under hot lights... I think 3651 is appropriate
     
  3. jiarby

    jiarby Major Contributor

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    3651 is fine... I usually run around the perimeter with a roller (Speedpress brand) to put a little extra seal on the edges but not too much or it can crush the gator.
     
  4. d fleming

    d fleming Very Active Member

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    CHeck to make sure they don't need a matte finish.
     
  5. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    Wanna play it safe ?? Paint about a two inch band around the entire perimeter of the gator. When dry, apply your vinyl. It will stick to the paint far better then the unpainted gator.
     
  6. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

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    3651 is the perfect choice.
     
  7. WinGraphics

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    I like Ultra board better

    I switched to Ultra Board. It has a styrene face instead of the paper that Gator has. It also cuts super easy and clean with a razor knife. Glantz and Grimco carry it.
     
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