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Need a MM that can print direct to Aluminum

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by TheSnowman, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. TheSnowman

    TheSnowman Major Contributor

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    I'm assuming that this is possible in today's world.

    I have a local university that is wanting me to quote a 12' X 80' graphic that will be all on the side of a field house.

    They want me to quote 13oz banner, 20oz banner, and Aluminum. I was going to figure up (if I can even get these) (20) 4' X 12' Sheets of ACP or Alumalite product of some kind, and then lay down some 3M on top of them, but decided there had to be a faster way, even if I had to drive on a long trip to go pick them up.

    Does anyone know if we have a merchant here that can do this, and also does anyone know what kind of life expectancy I could get before they were going to start fading?

    Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks!
     
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  2. Gino

    Gino Major Contributor

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    We can flatbed print them for you. They make 5' x 12' in diebond. We use it quite a bit.

    PM me and I'll discuss some things we can do for you.

    We're in southeast PA, so it would be a long haul, but it might be worth your while chatting about it. In fact, according to your costs, you might want to think about common freight.
     
  3. FS-Keith

    FS-Keith Active Member

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    I think your best bet it to put up a banner with some UV protection on it.
     
  4. ChicagoGraphics

    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

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    If you go with aluminum I would have them screen printed. I think there a MM here is victorybackdoor, located in Iowa
     
  5. Gino

    Gino Major Contributor

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    You're gonna make at least 20 separate 4' x 12' screens and screen print only one and hope there are no mistakes ?? Is this whole thing only one color or are there traps or bleeds ?? If there are multiple colors..... do you realize how many screens would be made ??
     
  6. ChicagoGraphics

    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

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    opps I read it wrong, I thought he was looking for 20-4x12s printed with one image.

    I would go with a heavier banner material and depending how you install it maybe you can use one of them rail frame systems.
     
  7. TheSnowman

    TheSnowman Major Contributor

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    Yea, this is one giant image...all panels different. Just getting them pricing on 13oz banner, 20oz banner, and then aluminum faced option too.
     
  8. D&Tgraphics

    D&Tgraphics Very Active Member

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    Can't Merritt graphics make this as 1 banner? I believe they can ship it to you as a one piece giant banner. Maybe I'm wrong. ?
     
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