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Does all reflective vinyl cost an arm & a leg?

Discussion in 'Materials' started by Angela, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. Angela

    Angela Member

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    Is reflective vinyl really that expensive?
     
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  2. signguy 55

    signguy 55 Member

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    Short answer, yeah.

    Charge accordingly. For the record I've had good success with Oracal reflective. Won't cost you an arm and a leg, maybe just the leg, but still works good.
     
  3. Billct2

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    Yes. Some just requires bigger biceps and usually they're worth it.
     
  4. gabagoo

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    Engineering grade is cheap, but not for vehicles and generally for flat applications.
     
  5. jfiscus

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    Yes it is expensive, be sure to charge accordingly. I'd estimate at any time we have around 50 rolls of reflective in stock....
    We primarily only use 3M reflective, but also have some oddball colors that are only available from other manufacturers to match certain fleets.

    Wait until you price IJ680CR!!! fuggin expensive.
     
  6. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    We have been using 3M & Arlon engineer grade on vehicles for as long as I remember, never a problem.
     
  7. Angela

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    So what do you guys think? The arm or the leg? I am gonna go with leg, seeing as though I am a graphic designer. Thanks for all of the input. I will let you know if I find this stuff for the cost of a pinky finger instead.
     
  8. gabagoo

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    I suppose on flat applications it will work, but it is not meant for that application
     
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    we use nikkalite engineering grade that's the cheapest i have found and the quality is pretty good. you can digital print on it also.
     
  10. Pat Whatley

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    Nikkalite is the easiest to apply reflective I've ever used and you can buy full rolls directly from the manufacturer for about 1/2 of what suppliers charge.
     
  11. Gino

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    Not knocking it, but it worked in the beginning for us, but for some reason.... all we started getting was so dang brittle, we gave up on it. That's a few years ago. Maybe they changed something.

    OP...... if ya need it, ya gotta get it and then ya charge accordingly for it.
     
  12. SightLine

    SightLine Very Active Member

    Yup..... I just ordered 2 48"x50yd rolls this morning. We go through at least a roll a month of their M88512. Prints great, installs as well as any (other than 680CR), and costs far far less.

     
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