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durable media

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by projectneon, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. projectneon

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    hey everyone, were starting to get into summer in the downunder on the west side and the past few years haven't been the best in finding a durable vinyl to face are conditions especially in the country, lots of wind and thunderstorms but drastic heat changes from 42 degress at 10am to 4 degrees at 10pm, it needs to be a 5yr with a laminate, preferably greyback, any ideas??
     
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  2. Custom_Grafx

    Custom_Grafx Very Active Member

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    What have you tried so far?
     
  3. projectneon

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    lgld3920g1520 that seems to be the preffered choice but still is only 60 - 70% we have problems with there gloss laminate aswell, leaving what looks like smudge marks in every revolution of the roll, we were using an avery but still had the same issues, its like we get the end of the batch, the left over media when its made.
     
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    Custom_Grafx Very Active Member

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    Which Avery?

    I looked up the 3920, as I don't know LG products well, and it says it's a polymeric.

    For the best durability you're going to want a cast product, with the best UV protection available. 8528 overlam made by 3M is even warranted for horizontal installs. You'll see an ad for this stuff on the banners on this site. I haven't tried it as yet, but use 3M 180 or 380 with the respective laminate for vehicles.

    Your supplier will be the best person to help you out (if they know what they're doing).
     
  5. projectneon

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    thanks mate, i have been going through 3 different suppliers who all say there products are the best but each one has there problems, for the avery im not to sure exactly what it was. ill do some research and get back to you on it. as for the 3m im looking for prices and if there is any stock in australia! thankyou for your help mate.
     
  6. zmatalucci

    zmatalucci Very Active Member

    avery = a recipe for disaster in any climate. Stick to oracal.
     
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    oracal? have never herd of it before in wa, any specifc type?
     
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