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Is it ok to put application tape over non laminated designs?

Discussion in 'Digital Printing' started by timstudio, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. timstudio

    timstudio Member

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    Basicly the title says it all. Is it ok to applicate cullcolour printed designs without laminating them? Roland ecosol max inkt, R-tape medium tac paper application.

    gr. Tim
     
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  2. guato

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    Yes, but must be dry!
     
  3. player

    player Major Contributor

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    Never done it but it would make sense to me to use some soapy water or Rapid Tac to make it less aggressive when removing it.
     
  4. visual800

    visual800 Very Active Member

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    we do it and it causes no issues but yeah make damn sure its dry and pull it off slow. It will be fine no need for wet application if you take your time

    we order non laminated so we can clearcoat on substrate (clearcoat doesnt stick to well to laminate)
     
  5. timstudio

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    Thanks,

    drying time is no problem. But it is for just one-day usage, so laminating would be overdone.
     
  6. James Chrimes

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    I would imagine that it is for a temp sign. It will work, but in my opinion I would just slap a cheap laminate on it and apply without tape. I don't see much price difference between tape and a cheap laminate and it will save you time. Good luck.
     
  7. timstudio

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    Design is a footprint made up out of 2 parts. Just for promotion use, and won't even be in the walking path. So I will have to applicate to get the parts lined up. Besides that, I don't have cheap laminate in stock.
     
  8. Chriswagner92

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    you could use a spray lam. I know even when we let prints dry a couple days and use our tape it picks a little off here and there, but even that is so tiny you can barely notice.

    If I had the choice i would laminate everything, but I don't make those decisions.
     
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