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Looking for quotes on screen printed 3M 680CR

Discussion in 'Screen Printing' started by SellersSign&Design, Oct 3, 2017.

  1. SellersSign&Design

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    I have a customer requesting screen printed 3M 680CR badges for their patrol cars. I do not screen print so I am hoping to find a Signs101 member to outsource to. The other part of this is screen printing vs. thermal printing... the customer says they want screen printed because they last longer. I think that thermally printed and laminated (Gerber Edge) 680CR will last just as long. Thoughts?
     
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  2. studio 440

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    I think cost wise screen would be much more expensive on a short run with set up and all. what kind of quantity are they asking for








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  3. SellersSign&Design

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  4. jfiscus

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    They don't want screen printed decals. They just don't understand what they're ordering. Possibly they know that Solvent printed decals last longer than Thermal printed decals, so I would quote them on that. Quality solvent prints will outlast the life expectancy of IJ680CR-10.
    I would also suggest going with the new 780 material.
     
  5. SellersSign&Design

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    They actually do want screen printed. The shop that does the work now has solvent printers, and they said the solvent printed graphics didn't last (not sure why). So now all of the badges on the car are screen printed. They specified they are to be screen printed with 3M screen printing inks as part of the 3M matched components system (MCS). I don't offer the MCS anyways but I was trying to match their specs as closely as possible. But I feel like thermally printed 680CR laminated with 8518 will outlast their patrol cars. Honestly, 680CR printed on my L25500 and laminated with 8518 should outlast their cars.
     
  6. studio 440

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    I think on 3m reflective scotchlite you have to use series 2900 instead of the solid 1900 series,and a specific clear for peotection
     
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