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Dasher Boards...........................

Discussion in 'Materials' started by Gino, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. Gino

    Gino Major Contributor

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    Got a call from someone today and they were asking about 'Dasher Boards' for their rink.

    I've lettered a few of them over the years, but the substrate was always supplied.

    Does anyone know where to get these or is it just as good to get your own poly-carb and cut it to size ??

    Also, those of you doing this, do you reverse print on the back and if so, what do you back it up with to give it some punch or do you just print on the front of white and laminate ??


    :thankyou: Gino
     
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  2. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

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    What about direct print to foam core then top with clear polycarb? A local rink is done like that.
     
  3. Billct2

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    We reverse apply to our own clear polycarbonate. Anything on the front gets too beat up and can peel during a game.
     
  4. sfr table hockey

    sfr table hockey Very Active Member

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    Just did one a couple weeks ago for the Arena here.

    What they wanted the graphic on was a .030 styrene sheet (size of 33 1/2" x 96") cheap, light and easy to cut with a blade. From there that sheet was attached to the boards and the existing lexan clear sheet was put back in front.

    Make sure first, that they don't already have the clear to go in front.
     
  5. Baz

    Baz Very Active Member

    That's how we do it up here as well.
     
  6. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    The rinks we do don't have lexan.
     
  7. Gino

    Gino Major Contributor

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    Just got back from a meeting with these people.

    The stuff is called dashermax dasher. The signs come from someone or some shop in New England. AEI or something similar.

    Trying to figure out what material is being used. Nothing on the Google search has posed any help so far. Any help would be appreciated. It's thicker than normal vinyl and it's very shiney. The shininess isn't a concern. I've seen anywhere from 6 mil stock being advertised up to 15 mil.

    Their main reason for looking for someone new is freight is killing them and so many packages are coming in damaged and broken and because of the company's slow turnaround, some advertisers are waiting as much as 4 to 6 weeks, with one having to wait almost three months.
     
  8. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    This is the place
    http://www.ami-graphics.com/2dasher.php
    The sample I have isn't shiny, it's matte and has a clear liner on the back.
    We replaced some of their graphics with reverse lexan. Our customers don't
    change the graphics very often, the lexan lasts years.
     
  9. Gino

    Gino Major Contributor

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    Dat's da one................... thanks !!
     
  10. ALTEREDIMAGEDESIGNS

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    I know this is a super old thread but did anyone ever figure out what AMI was using for laminate for these dasher ads. The gloss on them is like nothing I have seen before!..... I am stumped. And some of the customers that were using AMI want that gloss back..
     
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