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Inexpensive Air-Release Vinyl Options

Discussion in 'Vinyl' started by feckmo, May 31, 2012.

  1. feckmo

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    Hi All,

    Quick question - we're currently using Kapco's 3 mil air-release vinyl for many of our prints.

    https://www.kapco.com/cms/site/80ae5545317c6d19/index.html

    It's economical and easy to apply, but we've been having *serious* issues lately with quality control. The result has been many, many ruined prints and a ton of wasted time and material.

    Does anyone know of any similarly-priced air-release vinyl options out there? Obviously there are the 3M options, but we're trying to stick as close to the $199 per 54" x 150' roll price point as possible.

    Thanks in advance for any advice!

    --Jim.
     
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  2. Coloradosigns

    Coloradosigns Major Contributor

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    You're not using it for vehicles are you?
     
  3. Scott Reynolds

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  4. Scott Reynolds

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    :Big Laugh

    I used Kapco photo gloss with my first wide format back in 99 (encad 700), but haven't heard the name or used it since about 02 when I went solvent.

    When I read his post, wraps didnt even enter my mind. LOL
     
  5. Flame

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    Run of the mil ole intermediate air release? Try 3165GRA. Stuff is magic when you consider it's just intermediate.

    www.pacificcoastsignsupply.com is where I get mine, ship same day every time and slit to any size.
     
  6. idsignsil

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    3M-IJ35C from Grimco is $217 for a 54" roll. I would not use it on a vehicle, but for general flat applications it works.
     
  7. Coloradosigns

    Coloradosigns Major Contributor

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    it's more like 171.00
     
  8. boxerbay

    boxerbay Active Member

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    you let the cat out of the bag. :)
     
  9. Tim Aucoin

    Tim Aucoin Very Active Member

    You guys have it made down there! More suppliers to choose from, thus more competitive pricing. Up here, I pay $267 (CDN) for a 54" roll of IJ35C :banghead::banghead:
     
  10. jfiscus

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    Here's another vote for IJ35c.
    It is a GREAT product for short-term signage.

    I have used it on customers vehicles (NOT as a wrap) without any issues. Still looks like new a year later. (yes, they understood it is a 2-3 year vinyl)

    Also, I guess I am overpaying at $190/roll.
     
  11. Tim Aucoin

    Tim Aucoin Very Active Member

    I wonder if Grimco ships to Canada? :rolleyes: I see they have a location in Spokane WA, which is just across the border from us. I'd gladly support the US economy if it saves me a lot on supplies! :Big Laugh
     
  12. BIG EASY DOES IT

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    IJ35C we use it for signage and vehicles without issue. I believe were right at about 175 a roll.
     
  13. Coloradosigns

    Coloradosigns Major Contributor

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    I honestly don't know how much i pay. It's just auto sent to us twice a week pretty much.
     
  14. BIG EASY DOES IT

    BIG EASY DOES IT Very Active Member

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    How do you know how much to charge a customer if you don't know how much you pay for a roll.
     
  15. boxerbay

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    I would never do a cost plus pricing.

    If you get a discount for buying 10 rolls are you going to pass it on? no.
     
  16. Scott Reynolds

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    By the type of car the customer drives? :thumb:
     
  17. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

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    AAHH? Cause I like making signs not money! If you are doing something only to make money you need to get a life!!!
     
  18. Coloradosigns

    Coloradosigns Major Contributor

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    we're talking about ij35. I know it's between 170-180. If it ever increased they'd tell me. They haven't. so.
     
  19. CheapVehicleWrap

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    You're all over the board here Bro. $171, then $170-180. Come on.
    Inaccuracies such as this is why you'll never grow soybeans.
     
  20. idsignsil

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    $217 is what we pay, I guess we don't do the same amount of volume as you. There catalog that I have says $230. It is not much a of a discount but we get free shipping and they come every day because they have a warehouse here in town about 15 min up the road.

    Sorry, meant to quote Colorado and his $171
     
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