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Does an actual vinyl exist with magnetic capabilities?

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by gabagoo, Aug 22, 2018.

  1. gabagoo

    gabagoo Major Contributor

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    I can't remember if I had read something about a product like this. Customer wants a 4'x 8' magnetic write erase board, but they are so expensive as I can't get a discounted price on them so out side of decorating it, I can't really mark it up. Is there a vinyl that has some form of metal in it?

    I have heard of magnetic paint but I don't think I want to go that route.
     
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  2. unclebun

    unclebun Very Active Member

    No magnetic vinyl. If you're trying to make a custom dry erase board, have a sheetmetal shop make you a 4x8 of galvanized steel, print on white vinyl and laminate with a dry erase laminate, stick it on the steel. It will be expensive by the time you get done. especially if you have to figure out some kind of edge trim to prevent cut fingers.
     
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  3. shoresigns

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    Wrap the vinyl around the edges.
     
  4. CanuckSigns

    CanuckSigns Very Active Member

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    Even if it did exist, it wouldn't be very strong

    Least expensive way to do this, get a sheet of white sheet steel, either from grimco or a roofing supply company, then use contact cement to apply it to a substrate like MDO or alupanel, and laminate the whole thing with dry erase laminate, use plastic edge cap on the edges. all in cost is under $200 and about 2 hours of your time.

    Or call architectural school products and pay $800 for the same thing
     
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    Or... Multipanel makes an ACM-like product with white steel skins instead of aluminum. Not sure if this would help or not.I'm not sure who would sell it up there.

    Good luck.
     
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  6. gabagoo

    gabagoo Major Contributor

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    Thanks guys, I have done the galvanized steel route before on smaller sizes and it works well. With a 4 x 8 I really don't want to go that route. Will just buy the board and suck it up.
     
  7. visual800

    visual800 Very Active Member

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    oops
     
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  8. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    Actually there are rolls of material that is both magnetic and dry erase. It has to be installed with contact cement though.
     
  9. Chasez

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    There is a new product from aslan that has a magnetic property to it and you can just laminate with dry erase. Check out your local ND and ask them about the new aslan products. We haven't tried it yet but it looks like it will work well.

    Chaz
     
  10. clarizeyale

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    This sounds like a job we just did for a tech company. We had ours custom built by a company that builds tradeshow builds and just applied vinyl with dry erase lam over it.
     
  11. Nickprints

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    Poly Satin Visual Magnetic is what your looking for
     
  12. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    Nick, is that dry erase also? and adhesive backed?
     
  13. Nickprints

    Nickprints Member

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    my apologies it does not, it is simply a vinyl thick magnet in 54 inch rolls. It is cpable of being laminated in dry erase. I was a lil mistaken in my understanding of the use of the product (should have read more carefully)
     
  14. InstantOneMedia

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    You could use a peel & stick magnetic receptive material. Then use a dry-erase magnet. With this combo, magnets could be applied onto the dry-erase magnet.
     
  15. Billct2

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    For my project I haven't found any in 48" or larger
     
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