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Need a print vinyl that NO light shines through

Discussion in 'Vinyl' started by eahicks, May 30, 2019.

  1. eahicks

    eahicks Magna Cum Laude - School of Hard Knocks

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    This customer wants some blockout window graphics....and even grey backed vinyl we use allows too much light. He wants none. Any suggestions?
     
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  2. flyplainsdrifta

    flyplainsdrifta Active Member

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    general formulations 218 windomark block out. havent used it personally, but in theory that may be what you need right there.
     
  3. Gino

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    It's gonna create a lotta heat, but most likely any opaque vinyl as a base coat and then go over it with a grey back adhesive vinyl. Hope this doesn't face any sunlight.
     
  4. eahicks

    eahicks Magna Cum Laude - School of Hard Knocks

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    DIRECT FACING WEST. I told them it could be an issue.
     
  5. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    I wouldn't risk it. Maybe it will, maybe it won't, but the insurance company isn't gonna like that kinda answer the day after.
     
  6. bannertime

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    What about a blockout fabric or banner installed interior?
     
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  7. Bly

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    We just needed a vinyl like that with black adhesive - one of our suppliers sells Ritrama - they have a couple of black adhesive varieties.
    We got a momomeric that did the job. It wouldn't print on latex which was weird so had to use the eco sol and lam them.
     
  8. GAC05

    GAC05 Major Contributor

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    Before we got our printer we would get printed graphics from Gregory that was on a 3M material with black glue - we used it over graphics that could not be removed. Can't remember the series number but it did hold up well and seemed to be 100% opaque.
     
  9. BigfishDM

    BigfishDM Merchant Member

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    Black backed vinyl on windows IS NOT WHAT YOU SHOULD DO!!! I personally have done this and had the windows ALL crack. You can get block out vinyl without a black adhesive, you should use that instead.
     
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  10. 2B

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    These windows are in TX, and facing West?.....
    would really be cautious about applying full coverage graphics directly to the window.

    I would suggest block out curtains, like hotel/ motels.
    you can still apply graphics, but do not rely on the applied graphics to block out the sun
     
  11. flyplainsdrifta

    flyplainsdrifta Active Member

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    can potentially use a blockout paper with some optically clear tape. idk if thats too much in terms of heat retention.
     
  12. ikarasu

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    https://www.aslan-schwarz.com/en/products/windowblock-aslan-dfp-25-11901sp.html

    We used this stuff. It's printable, but the customer just wanted a blockout and it worked great.

    It's white vinyl with a black layer Inbetween more white vinyl / white glue. It's super opaque and helps keep their warehouses and offices cool without building up a lot of heat like black would.

    It's been our go to for second surface prints now also - since it's so opaque there's no shadowing or tape see through.
     
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  13. Bruce Mello

    Bruce Mello Many years in the Production Business

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    Use grey backed inside and outside and double there square foot billing!
     
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