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Do any of you use HP branded vinyl?

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by RaymondLoewy, Aug 20, 2020.

  1. RaymondLoewy

    RaymondLoewy Pretty fly for a Sign Guy

    I got a call from vendor I didn't want to take, but have been offered calendared air release vinyl "made" by HP at about $75 less per roll, do any of you have any comments about experiences using HP branded material.

    I used buy to Briteline years ago and that is the only house brand I would take for printed media, but it is not longer made by Avery and sucks,

    It is not my money, so please tell me of any compromises if I were to switch. I use the HP vinly that came with my 365 last year as $hit material the techs can waste.

    TIA!
     
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  2. Bly

    Bly Very Active Member

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    We tried some of the HP Prime calendared. It prints well but I thought the adhesive was a bit weak. Maybe it sets up stronger after a little time but we didn't re order.
    All the HP media was on crazy mark down prices recently so I imagine it hasn't been a great hit.
     
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  3. RaymondLoewy

    RaymondLoewy Pretty fly for a Sign Guy

    I have been thinking their (HP's) desperation pricing may have came from the dumb shops going out business that bought their media. I tried Midwest *I believe provided" 3m house house vinyl and think the makers are making house brands crap no on purpose. Briteline was great when it was Avery.I won't even bother with cut vinyl with them anymore.
     
  4. BigfishDM

    BigfishDM Merchant Member

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    Its not actually HP media, its Lexjet/BMG who own the rights to the HP logo now so all the media is, is a house brand vinyl from Lexjet with an HP logo on it. Lots of other options in better price points also, In my opinion.
     
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  5. BlueMoonATL

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    What's even worse is when you are a supplier and trying to compete against Lexjet against their own "HP" branded vinyl. LOL its such a racket. As Bigfish said... much better options at better prices.
     
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  6. RaymondLoewy

    RaymondLoewy Pretty fly for a Sign Guy

    I would like to hear more from you, I have the impression you don't deal in CO though?
     
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  7. cstone94

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    I use HP media daily. I've been using it for years and have no issues with the quality at all. I've probably printed 250 rolls of the HP Prime Matte Air GP in 2020. This is my GO TO. Best bang for the buck in my opinion.
     
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  8. BigfishDM

    BigfishDM Merchant Member

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    I deal all over the country, CO is just a few days away. Feel free to reach out anytime, 714-878-7989 I am Josh and here is a little more about what I do.
    www.thebigfishdigital.com
     
  9. BigfishDM

    BigfishDM Merchant Member

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    You should give mine a shot.
     
  10. dypinc

    dypinc Very Active Member

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    I have had real good success with the HP branding media. Good to the have competition in the intermediate Polymeric vinyls especially since General Formulations vinyls have gone to hell. I have been really impressed with the HP Grip and how easily it weeds.
     
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    What would you consider a better option to the HP Optimal/Polymetric kit at $355?
     
  12. BigfishDM

    BigfishDM Merchant Member

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  13. cstone94

    cstone94 Pro-Graphx

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    Is yours manufactured in the USA? If not, then I will have to pass.
     
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  14. BigfishDM

    BigfishDM Merchant Member

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    Are you implying that the HP Prime is a USA made material? Its NOT, but MINE is!
     
  15. RaymondLoewy

    RaymondLoewy Pretty fly for a Sign Guy

    LexJet claims that the HP media is US made.
     
  16. Christian @ 2CT Media

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  17. BigfishDM

    BigfishDM Merchant Member

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    Yes sir, the Neschen material was copied when they left the US market, they are coming back and I think they are going to put out lots of killer stuff with new adhesives.
     
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  18. BigfishDM

    BigfishDM Merchant Member

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    Lol, they also claim it is HP media.
     
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  19. Christian @ 2CT Media

    Christian @ 2CT Media Major Contributor

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    Awesome and great to hear!
     
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