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Lettering Pop Up tents

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by juan45215, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. juan45215

    juan45215 Member

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    I have a customer who wants the peak of his pop up canopy lettered with a 2 color logo. I don't think we can heat press the letters on, so I'm thinking of hand painting it.
    Anyone done this before? What kind of paint will stick to this material without cracking?
     
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  2. Jane Diaz

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    We had the same question yesterday! I told her to bring it in so we can take a look at it. The problem is with some of those materials is that they make them so that they are water resistant and dirt resistant but that also sometimes makes it impossible to get ANYTHING to stick to them! We will see what she brings us. I know canvas you can paint but I don't believe vinyl letters would be a good solution on any of these awning materials. They take too much abuse being folded and bent.
    Anyone out there had experience with this?
     
  3. Jillbeans

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    Jane's right, sometimes they are treated with something that paint doesn't want to stick to.
    And then sometimes the paint bleeds through.
    Usually they need double-coated, so the first coat could be that 1 Shot UV clear in the white labeled can or paint the color of the tent.
    Maybe you could use thinned silkscreen ink? That's just a guess.
    Love....Jill
     
  4. Mike_Koval

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    If you do go the heat transfer route, we supply a product that will work for you.

    Solar 210

    It is made for low temp applications for poly pro bags, tents and awnings.
     
  5. humpsigns

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    If you can hand letter or going to mask it off I would use Jillbeans solution, that,s the way I have always done it.If its treated so paint will not stick use one shot vinyl primer,there is no telling how many cans I used of that stuff. Lot of work and need to watch the drips could get messy.I have also lettered with silkscreen ink, it will also work if that's all you have.
     
  6. JP4

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    I'm trying to figure the best way to apply logo to a ez-up canopy. This vinyl paint and primer you are mentioning...what brand and where can I purchase? Do they sell a Thermo flex type material that I could press on? could do it in section.

    Thanks!
     
  7. JP4

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    Read on some other forum that Solar press media works well. Anyone have experience with this method?
     
  8. binki

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    we use heat press vinyl on them. no problems in a couple of years of doing it.
     
  9. JP4

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    Binki....What brand have you used?

    THanks
     
  10. mopar691

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    I have used Thermoflex and Siser PU both with good success.
     
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    Insignia Cloth - This adhesive backed light weight polyester sailcloth is used for insignias and numbers on sails and emergency sail repairs. Sailmakers use it for spreader patches to protect the leach of genoas from chafe by the spreaders. UV coated Insignia Cloth can be used for sacrificial cloth on roller furling sails. Sold by the yard, 54" wide.

    http://www.sailmakerssupply.com/prod_detail_list/39
     
  12. JP4

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    Ok Folks.....I have are report for you.

    I bought a Impact Canopy from HutLive.com. It was a "Commercial Grade "ezUp Style Tent. The Quality was o.k. Considering the price was about $150.00 less that other manufacturers....free shipping.

    I use Thermal Flex White and Red on top of Black UV Treated Polyester. Worked great. I used the Thermal FLex suggested setting for garments. I didn't not change my procedure at all. It heat didn't seem to hurt the fabric at all. Worked great!

    ~JP
     
  13. binki

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    We have used both Siser and Thermoflex.

    You will notice shrinkage when you press so if you layer or do multiple presses take that into consideration.
     
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