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Laminating Banners?

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by cardsin2005, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. cardsin2005

    cardsin2005 Member

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    Has anyone ever laminated a banner? I have a client that ordered 2 banners to use as table banners for a trade show. They want to be able to reuse them. My worry is that they will scratch them by placing things on top of them. So my idea is to laminate them with 3M overlam. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks
     
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  2. WrapperX

    WrapperX Active Member

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    I would use a Liquid Lam, Never tried sheet lam on banner before. Yikes! Sounds like a mess waiting to happen.
     
  3. drive

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    If I were to attempt that I'd probably be looking at using a liquid laminate.
    Then again I have never tried it, even with table banners. Maybe print on quality vinyl and apply it the the banner?
     
  4. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

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    not tested, but i've always imagined a paint-roller + 100% silicone caulk would be a great way to laminate fabrics/banners.

    i'll play with it this weekend, since this is the second time i've made the suggestion without actually having experience using it for that purpose.
    ...aside from ruining a really nice underarmour shirt because i sat on a tube of it and have a giant smear of clear silicone permanently stained into the fabric.
     
  5. Jet Fast Printing

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    +1 on liquid lam. I don't even want to see a sheet laminated banner after it's been rolled and unrolled a couple of times.
     
  6. d fleming

    d fleming Very Active Member

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    Laminated printed mounted to table top, banner for side drapes.
     
  7. night eagle

    night eagle Active Member

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    i have a customer that we laminate banners for on a regular basis...they get rolled and unrolled all the time...i run them through the seal and they look and feel great...no problems whatsoever...

    mark galoob
     
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    JERHEMI Very Active Member

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    Seriously? You do learn something everyday! lol I liquid laminate banners all the time, and would think roll laminate would shrivel up the banner as the roll laminate shrank over time.
     
  9. VinylLabs.com

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    my supplier told me I could laminate banners with the material I would use to laminate vinyl. (aqueous printer) I was really considering the liquid spray on laminant... but would it chip or peel? I have a client who will be heavily using his banner.
     
  10. Charlie J

    Charlie J Very Active Member

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    Yes you can laminate banners. We've done it. Just run it like you would vinyl. Makes for a nice finish.
     
  11. TresL

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    Do it all the time.
    They hold up A LOT better
     
  12. thmooch

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    Anyone try a laminated banner in a roll-up banner stand to help with edge curling?
     
  13. mbarden

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    We use product called Clear Shield. Roll on printed banners. Provides excellent scratch resistance. Swaer by it.
    Mike B
     
  14. bigben

    bigben Very Active Member

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    Hmmm. good question and good idea if it work. If it's help, you could use poster paper then laminate it to cut the total price...

    And about the banner used as a table throw, I have a customer who just but a thin acrylic sheet on top of the banner. He even used saran wrap once and it looked great. It's strange to use this too...
     
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