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Laminate peeling?

Discussion in 'Digital Printing' started by landdesigns, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. landdesigns

    landdesigns Member

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    What would make laminate peel from vinyl on vehicle? Truck was lettered last year? I think I used Oracle vinyl 3951 with 290 laminate? I thought that would happen with calerened vinyl not cast? stumped?
     
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  2. Mike Paul

    Mike Paul Major Contributor

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    Got a pic?
     
  3. CL Graphics

    CL Graphics Active Member

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    did you let it dry 24 hours before laminating
     
  4. phototec

    phototec Very Active Member

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    Out Gas?

    I know a guy at another shop who is always running at the last minute, and he laminates right out of the printer, doesn't even wait an hour.

    Guess what, about a year after this big wrap job, the laminate is peeling at the edges. I believe it's because he did not let the digital print OUT GAS (dry) long enough, trapping the solvent part of the Eco-Solvent under the laminate, and after time it migrates to the edges causing the laminate to peel. I think it best to always let the digital print dry (out gas) at least 24 hours before laminating.
     
  5. Techman

    Techman Major Contributor

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    trimmed edges of laminated stuff almost always peels
    Trimmed edges of unlaminated stuff almost always peels.

    Vinyl trimmed up to the edge of the substrate using the substrate as a a guide will peel, curl back or however you wish to term it..
     
  6. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

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    i let my graphic dry at least 24, if not 48 hours before lamination... why? because I can.

    Procrastination on projects ALWAYS leads to headaches. Leave yourself plenty of time, in case you gotta reprint something and not want to force yourself into laminating straight off the printer.
     
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