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Bleach, Latex and Eco Solvent inks...........

Discussion in 'Vinyl' started by Reelimpatient, Oct 21, 2018.

  1. Reelimpatient

    Reelimpatient New Member

    Oct 17, 2018
    Ocala, FL
    So I'm wondering about the following:
    I am printing vinyl stickers and some may not be laminated. The question is: If while cleaning a boat with bleach, it gets splashed on the sticker not laminated, will the printing come off?
    Does the ink matter whether it's Latex or Eco-solvent ? Is one better than the other for this situation ?

    I know it would be better to laminate all the outside stickers, especially those hat would go on a boat or car etc, but just wondered if one ink type is more resistant than another against bleach and other harsh chemicals people clean with.

    thanks !
  2. AF

    AF Active Member

    Dec 8, 2013
    Ventura, CA
    You do understand what bleach does?

    Laminate everything. You will want a roll to roll laminator if doing long runs like wraps.
  3. ikarasu

    ikarasu Very Active Member

    Jun 10, 2016
    Port Coquitlam, bc
    I can wash away ecosolvent and latex with rubbing alcohol.... Never tried bleach though.

    You can buy a cheap roll of laminate for $100... There really is no reason to never laminate. Even on the most budget friendly stuff we put laminate on. A non laminated decal is going to rip to shreds on a boat... Not to mention it'll be a pain in the *** to remove later on.

    I think bleach would eat away any ink. You'll fade your walls if you use non diluted bleach on it even.

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