Welcome To Signs101.com: Largest Forum for Signmaking Professionals

Signs101.com: Largest Forum for Signmaking Professionals is the LARGEST online community & discussion forum for professional sign-makers and graphic designers.

 


  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Mounting Long Skinnny Printed Vinyl

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Josh Klassen, Dec 20, 2013.

  1. Josh Klassen

    Josh Klassen New Member

    24
    0
    0
    Sep 18, 2012
    Wondering if anyone has tips on mounting long skinny vinyl to a substrate? How do you keep the vinyl from skewing?
     
  2. Stanton

    Stanton Member

    374
    0
    0
    Dec 7, 2013
    Flat on a bench or up on a wall?
     
  3. Josh Klassen

    Josh Klassen New Member

    24
    0
    0
    Sep 18, 2012
    on a bench
     
  4. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

    5,164
    521
    113
    Jun 4, 2007
    Home Office
    Treat it as multiple segments instead of one long piece. Get it taped in place then make smaller center hinged segments.
     
  5. Stanton

    Stanton Member

    374
    0
    0
    Dec 7, 2013

    Gonna assume it's a 1/2" stripe at least 8 feet long.

    If it was letters, well, obviously.

    Now, the long skinny...

    Anchor extra at one end, pull gently and drop-set the other end in place.

    If it isn't right, snap it back up immediately and lay it down again.
    You get about three tries before the strip is toast.

    If you like it, WALK AWAY for five minutes.
    Do the other stripes.
    Let static and gravity make it happen.

    Time will make it 'tack' there.
    Then rub it down with a felt block.

    Trim off the excess at the ends with an Xacto.

    Squeegee too soon and you get waves.

    Overlap to form a border. Cut 45º's and pull off the extra.



    Or, lay down a 2" wide stripe and cut down to size.
     
  6. TammieH

    TammieH Very Active Member

    1,110
    74
    48
    Nov 28, 2011
    Pacific NW
    If you mean like long stripes, I will use wider transfer tape, lay transfer tape on edge of stripe, say like a .125" or .25" wide stripe ...use 2 or 3" wide transfer tape. I know its a bit wasteful, but for me, it works.
     
  7. Josh Klassen

    Josh Klassen New Member

    24
    0
    0
    Sep 18, 2012
    interesting!

    this sounds like an interesting method. i would love to see a video tutorial of it!
     
  8. deegrafix

    deegrafix Member

    188
    1
    18
    Jul 9, 2006
    Montrose, MI
    Tape it up where you want it. Make marks along the top edge of the transfer tape with a china marker every 6-8" and use them to keep the graphic straight.
     
  9. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

    7,488
    651
    113
    Mar 12, 2005
    New England
    We use either Tammie or Dees method depending on situation
     
Loading...

Share This Page

 


Loading...