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Metallic Vinyl

Discussion in 'Vinyl' started by jays567, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. jays567

    jays567 New Member

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    Hey guys,

    I'm a little new to sign making.

    We're trying to find a solid metallic material good for adhering to different substrates (i.e., plastic, medium curves, etc.).

    We purchased some R-Tape Efx, but unfortunately we found the adhesiveness to be really sub-par on anything with even the slightest curve.

    Our Roland calendared vinyl has great tack - and I was wondering if you all knew of any metallic vinyl out there with a strong / decent tack for irregular surfaces (or even plastic / medium curves).

    Alternative I guess is to purchase metallic sticker paper, but I really want to stick with vinyl if we can.
     
  2. CanuckSigns

    CanuckSigns Very Active Member

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    are you looking for a brushed metallic or a metallic flake? there are many metalic flake vinyls out there, every vinyl manufacturer has some. brushed is more difficult as it is usually a mylar as opposed to vinyl, wwhich is why it doesn't work on curves and such
     
  3. jays567

    jays567 New Member

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    Metal flake is fine; even a gold film is perfect - at this point if it has some shine to it I'd love to use it if it sticks...the Rtape stuff just wasn't sticky enough
     
  4. Marlene

    Marlene Major Contributor

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    Gerber makes some nice metallic colors in a cast vinyl.
     
  5. jays567

    jays567 New Member

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    Interesting...do you know if the adhesive is decent on it?
     
  6. CanuckSigns

    CanuckSigns Very Active Member

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    oracal makes a nice metallic, vinyl, it has the same adhesive as their normal vinyl does, so it should stick to most things

    contact distributors in your area and get some swatch books!
     
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