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Chalkboard vinyl stuff

Discussion in 'Vinyl' started by showcase 66, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. showcase 66

    showcase 66 Very Active Member

    Sep 23, 2010
    I have a meeting with a daycare/pre school and they are wanting to have the chalkboard vinyl in shapes on the wall and things like that.

    I have not messed with it before so I was hoping someone can point me in the right direction on which is best and if there is anything I should know about working with it.

  2. CheapVehicleWrap

    CheapVehicleWrap Very Active Member

    Dec 2, 2008
    The hexis looks decent and is available in smaller quantities. Never seen one advertised that didn't require a wet sponge to clean. Please post your experiences.
  3. iSign

    iSign Major Contributor

    Nov 29, 2003
    Kahului, Maui
    jigsaw some durable shapes in cheap masonite & use chalkboard paint... far nicer product, they can take down & move around... charge more & sell on versitility
  4. Morgeaux

    Morgeaux New Member

    Nov 20, 2010
    We've used both the Hexis vinyl and the stuff from Sign Warehouse (search for chalkboard). They are about the same so just go for price. Make sure you increase the force on your machine to cut through the 8 mil material and be sure you're cutting out shapes that are not too intricate. We've sold chalkboard designs for about 2 years now and haven't had any customer complaints about the product. Make sure the customer knows that it is a permanent installation and may take some paint off the wall when it eventually is removed. I throw that in because our customers are used to wall graphics which we constantly tout as being removable w/o damaging surfaces.
  5. S'N'S

    S'N'S Active Member

    Jun 5, 2008
    I have used a few different brands of chalk board vinyl and it's great, will outlast blackboard paint. Most vinyl suppliers have it, I mainly use one from my Avery dealer(can't remember the brand), Multifix, Image Perfect.....it is a lot thicker than your normal vinyl but still cuts easy.
    I have also used it on lots of menus that change their prices often and use a liquid chalk pen on them for neater writing..
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2011
  6. showcase 66

    showcase 66 Very Active Member

    Sep 23, 2010
    I was originally thinking the same thing. I have a ton of the chalkboard paint from a menu board I did recently. The only reason I was thinking vinyl is because the second conversation I had with them, they said that is what they had in the other location before moving here. Size is an issue as well. I have only seen 24" media with the this type of vinyl and one item they are wanting is about 4' x 6'. Not sure if it will work very well with a seem. First time someone colors all over it the seem will show forever I am thinking.

    Getting ready to meet with them so hopefully I will have a better idea of what they want exactly.
  7. shakey0818

    shakey0818 Active Member

    Aug 12, 2010
  8. rja360

    rja360 New Member

    Nov 7, 2009
    Hexis chalk rolls come 48"... stuff works great...

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