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Installing vinyl on a shipping container

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Carol Sundberg, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. Carol Sundberg

    Carol Sundberg New Member

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    Ok, so we have to quote doing vinyl lettering on some shipping containers - our question is, due to the uneven surface of the shipping container, we're thinking we'll need to stretch the graphic so that it looks normal instead of looking pinched.

    here's a photo of the container - so you can see the angled surface.

    http://images.craigslist.org/3E23Kd3N15Lf5Gc5J2d3k6a22bb6582351a5a.jpg

    basically, I'm posting this to see if anyone else has had to do this type of install, and if you might have some suggestions as to stretching the graphics etc.

    thank you in advance!
     
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  2. cajun312

    cajun312 Active Member

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    If want the applied lettering to be a certain length, take a roll of painters tape, apply to the container going down into the corrugations to the length you need. Remove your masking tape and lay in only on the tops of the corrugations and measure, that's how long your lettering should be cut.
     
  3. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    Welcome from PA........................
     
  4. idsignsil

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    Depending on what they are doing with the containers you could just apply your vinyl to a panel substrate and screw that to the container. If that is not an option, Cajun312 has it right. Stretch the graphics horizontally and apply up and down over the channels and it should be ok, as long as there is not a ton of little details.
     
  5. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

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    paint it on....
     
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