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Crappy vinyl

Discussion in 'Vinyl' started by CanuckSigns, May 10, 2011.

  1. CanuckSigns

    CanuckSigns Very Active Member

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    Just thought I would warn anyone about using Avery MPI3100. I bought a roll of this on sale a while ago, it was $50 a roll less than my usual Oracal 3651 that I normally use for my "go to" economy vinyl.

    I had to print and cut some 2" decals, so I laminated them and cut them out. I forgot to turn off the heater on my roland for the cut and when I came back the vinyl had shrunk about 1/8" all around the decal! this has never happened with my 3651!

    Looks like i will use the rest of this roll for strictly coroplast signs!
     

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  2. mark in tx

    mark in tx Very Active Member

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    Avery vinyl shrinking????

    I. AM. SHOCKED.
     
  3. AndreColon

    AndreColon New Member

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    Avery Vinyl does not shrink!, The carrier gets bigger overnight ... LOL
     
  4. Coreysigns

    Coreysigns New Member

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    I have never had problems with this material either. Sorry to hear it...
     
  5. VizualVoice

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    well, at least it'll be easy to see the cut lines when you're weeding them! :ROFLMAO:
     
  6. Pistol72

    Pistol72 New Member

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    Watson, how long did you wait between printing and cutting? This looks like retained solvents in the film have caused the shrinkage after cutting. You should allow 24hrs between printing a profile cutting.
     
  7. Christian @ 2CT Media

    Christian @ 2CT Media Major Contributor

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    So you basically admitted to over heating the vinyl, almost any vinyl will shrink on a liner if you leave the heat on it too long then shut it off. I'm not defending Avery, Not a huge fan of their offerings but I don't their material is to blame.
     
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