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Need Help Dry Erease laminate wrinkles over time

Discussion in 'Installation Equipment & Techniques' started by Andrea_neon, Dec 8, 2020.

  1. Andrea_neon

    Andrea_neon New Member

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    Help! We make a lot of personalized whiteboards by printing the graphics in HP latex 335 and then laminating with Dry Erease laminate 111 from General Formulations. The problem is that 1 out of 3 whiteboards get wrinkles over time, we often use steel or pvc as the rigid material underneath. Mostly the whiteboards are in offices or production sites so they get no direct sunlight.

    Someone knows if we are doing something wrong? is it the laminate? Here's a photo upload_2020-12-8_17-47-6.png
     
  2. RaymondLoewy

    RaymondLoewy Pretty fly for a Sign Guy

    If you are using Gator board and non-plastic board, you may be experiencing air being blocked by the polyester dry erase OL not being able to "breath"
     
  3. CanuckSigns

    CanuckSigns Very Active Member

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    I had this happen when prints are rolled up after laminating, I had about 50 feet of prints to laminate with dry erase, when I took them off the take up roll on our laminator they were all garbage. My supplier got a very angry phone call from me that day!

    I switched to a dry erase laminate from drytac and it fixed the issue. I believe the film we had issues with was a general formulations film as well.
     
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  4. Andrea_neon

    Andrea_neon New Member

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    Thanks! I'll try with the Drytac, I'm tired and frustrated of throwing all the work away because of wrinkles :S
     
  5. Andrea_neon

    Andrea_neon New Member

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    I'm using plastic boards and sometimes steel sheet, that's why I don't understand whats going on. Everything seems fine when we deliver and a few weeks later we get the call....
     
  6. Zendavor Signs

    Zendavor Signs Member

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    I'm not familiar with the 111 laminate, but we had that problem a number of years ago using the real thin cheap looking dry erase laminates. Since switching to Avery anti graffiti, we have never had a problem. It is quite a bit more expensive though.
     
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