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Easy weed white vinyl?

Discussion in 'Vinyl' started by SignPainter, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. SignPainter

    SignPainter Member

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    I use Shinerite vinyl for banners and all the colors seem to weed easy but the white. Does anyone know a brand of white 3 mil vinyl that weeds easy? Thanks for info!
     
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  2. Sticky Signs

    Sticky Signs Very Active Member

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    Avery makes white vinyl with a Blue release liner so it's easier to see what you're working on.
     
  3. bigprinter

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    Ive also found it a million times easier to weed (esp small pieces) if you put cut "boxes" around each letter.
     
  4. Charlie J

    Charlie J Very Active Member

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    oracal 651
     
  5. Sign_Boy

    Sign_Boy Major Contributor

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    +1
     
  6. omgsideburns

    omgsideburns Very Active Member

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    all for 651 and 651 for all.
     
  7. d fleming

    d fleming Very Active Member

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    Avery and Shinerite? There's two seperate recipes for disaster.
     
  8. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

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    Shinerite is some sticky stuff, fun to weed. +++ for the oracal 651
     
  9. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    I used some 651 yesterday for some small stuff and I was surprized how well it weeded.
     
  10. "Deposit Please"

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    oracal 651
     
  11. signcrafters london

    signcrafters london Very Active Member

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    Does anyone know if Oracal has made any changes to 651 since it first became available? At the time I was using the dreaded Avery, which I thought weeded >>>> than Oracal. I made the switch to Oracal several years ago, and now I think it weeds better than any other brand I've tried.
     
  12. Malkin

    Malkin Very Active Member

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    We use Quantum2000 for our calendered white needs. It weeds real easy, prints great with the Edge, and has a nice satin finish.
     
  13. 907customs

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    no seriously...Oracal 651:thumb:
     
  14. Joe Diaz

    Joe Diaz Very Active Member

    Another vote for Oracal.

    I also want to say that "easy to weed" is a great feature of any vinyl out there, but not nearly as important as a the performance of the film. Who cares how easy the film is to weed if later on it fails before it should. Ideally it is nice to use a product that is easy to work with, and goes the distance.
     
  15. ONLINE SIGN GUY

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    AVERY is garbage as far as I'm concerned, Shinerite?

    ORACAL 651 all day long!
     
  16. Sign Works

    Sign Works Very Active Member

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    Forget weedability, after 49 I can't see the cutlines in white, now that's a real problem. :doh:
     
  17. Mainframe

    Mainframe Very Active Member

    651 all day
     
  18. SignPainter

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    I have had no problems with shinerite over the years for temp stuff. Just that the white letters want to stay stuck to the background vinyl when weeding, even tho it's cut all the way thru the vinyl. I have to mash down the letters with fingers while weeding. The other colors I don't have to touch the letters. I'll try 651, seems to be the majority vote for temp signage.
     
  19. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    Temp?
     
  20. Tabaka

    Tabaka New Member

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    I've recently switched to 651 and it works great.
     
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