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Need advice on translucent vinyl

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by ProWraps, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. ProWraps

    ProWraps Very Active Member

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    long story short, we are leasing a 4.5' x 14' sign right on the freeway for a year with option to renew. its a backlit box with acrylic face.

    i saw that translucent vinyl is pricey to the tune of $2.00+ per sq/ft but solvent printable as low as .44 cents per sq/ft for a solvex removable 1 year outdoor translucent.

    we will change the message quite often, at least every month or two.

    can someone with experience tell me if printing the solvex and doing a contour cut would work and not look bad?

    its going to be just text and even though its right on the freeway with no obstructions, its still a good 50' feet away.

    we were going to do two simple lines of text, no logos.

    thanks a bunch in advance.
    -chris
     
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    speedmedia Very Active Member

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    for what it's worth I have done this a couple of times with ok results. You could always pick up a roll of clear and print your message with an overprint. If it is short term you could just use some calendared stuff and swap it out often.

    Thanks,
    Kurt
     
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