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how do you hold up your material roll?

Discussion in 'Tips & Tricks' started by bigben, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. bigben

    bigben Very Active Member

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    Hi, I would like to have your idea of how do you hold your material roll in storage? Right now i use masking tape, but sometime it let some glue residue on the material.

    So what do you do?

    Ben
     
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  2. idsignsil

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    If you are talking about material for digital printing, we use velcro straps. All of the various supply houses have their own type. If it is material that is just cut vinyl, we use 1" wide transfer tape. It will still leave some residue if left on to long, but you can just wipe it off.
     
  3. Make your own Straps from Velcro and Banner.
     
  4. phototec

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    I use Velcro strips, made my own, purchased 1/2" wide black two sided (male one side -female other side) Velcro in a roll at Wally World (cheap), cut into 18" and 24" lengths to use on different size rolls. Easy one - easy off, no residue.

    :smile:
     
  5. AutoGraphx

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    Home Depot sells 1/4" wide roll of green velcro for holding up tomatoes. I just cut it into lengths to go around the roll.
     
  6. bigben

    bigben Very Active Member

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    Thanks for all the ideas. I like the green velcro idea and it's cheap.
     
  7. I cut strips of banner with hook and loop on either end, and use less Velcro. Velcro is overpriced!
     
  8. JoeBoomer

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    I use those "Sooper Clips" from Grimco or Fellers. I kind of felt like a tool buying them, but I don't have time to screw around making my own. They actually work well for almost everything (except full rolls of banner).

    Just buy them and move on to your next Signs101 question. :)

    http://www.grimco.com/Products.aspx?cid=0978&pid=13562
     
  9. MrSalumi

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    1" in premask
     
  10. jrsc

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    I also use the sooper clips from grimco. used tape for long time and it always left residue and always fell off. I held off on buying the sooper clips because of the price but now I wish I had a long time ago. one hand on and off and never falls off on its own.
     
  11. ddarlak

    ddarlak Trump Hater

    2" R tape
     
  12. 401Graphics

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  13. Z SIGNS

    Z SIGNS Very Active Member

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    What's wrong with using rubber bands ?
     
  14. Xcesiv

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    i use similar to the sooper clips.. i got them for free from my distributors

    easy to use and cheap ;)
     
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  16. phototec

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    Takes no TIME to make your own, because you don't actually make anything, get the roll of Velcro, and cut off a piece, that's it, nothing to it! Takes about 10 seconds.

    The Velcro tie straps don't coast anywhere near as much as the plastic clips.

    The Velcro tie straps never leave a mark on the vinyl like the clips do when pushing them on and pulling them off.

    The Velcro tie straps never break like the plastic clips can if you try and force them on to a large roll.

    The Velcro tie straps fits virtually any size roll, including large rolls of banner material, you need to order different size like the plastic clips.

    :rock-n-roll:
     
  17. BigfishDM

    BigfishDM Merchant Member

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    Slap bracelets!
     
  18. ironchef

    ironchef Very Active Member

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    Lol i want a giant slap bracelet
     
  19. fozzie

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    Not a fan of super clips. Found out on vinyl and lam the ends will dig into the material and you damage 3-5' of material. Switched to Velcro.
     
  20. gabagoo

    gabagoo Major Contributor

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    I just use a piece of masking tape at the top end where we never print, and if you use a 3m, more than likely you wont get residue unless it has been on for a while
     
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