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need some professional advice

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by skyigraphics, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. skyigraphics

    skyigraphics New Member

    Aug 15, 2012
    I have a client that I am quoting 150 signs for. they are concerned with the vinyl peeling over time as they are going to be used in a food processing facility
    my plan was using .40 aluminum with oracal 751 vinyl or possibly 851
    although I have not had any problems in the past but I have never done anything that was going to be put in a food plant either. I have also thought about seal-it but I have never used it on anything. so don't know much about it .
    so what do you guys think?
  2. Mike F

    Mike F Active Member

    May 11, 2011
    Either do it yourself or have them check with the FDA to see what kinds of materials and inks are allowed to be used. It's all going to depend on what type of food is processed in the facility and what exactly they're doing with it. The place I used to be the food safety delegate for only shipped, received, and packaged citrus fruits, but they still had some pretty strict guidelines as to what could even be in the facility. I'm sure there are even more stringent regulations when you're doing processing, especially if it's meat or seafood. You may also want to provide them with MSDS sheets for their annual food safety audits. They may not need them, but if they do, it's one less thing they'll have to worry about when their audit comes, and trust me, those things are NOT fun, especially when you have to look up that crap when you need to be inspecting and cleaning up every inch of the place.
  3. Techman

    Techman Major Contributor

    Jun 24, 2003
    get them screen printed. No more worry about peeling,, and likely to be lower in cost.\
  4. skyigraphics

    skyigraphics New Member

    Aug 15, 2012
    they would be going into a plant that is like a flour mill so there is not a liquid concern their concern is that over time the possibility of vinyl peeling, flaking off and getting into the flour or whatever they make , myself I don't think it is going to peel or flake off but I just wanted some advice form others and if any of you have ever experienced oracal 751 or 951 doing this over time.
    and has anyone have any advice on sealing the edges as a preventative .
    let me know your thoughts please.
    thank you
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2012
  5. ThinkRight

    ThinkRight Active Member

    Nov 13, 2011
    Atlanta Ga
    Laminate the sign after you put the letters and numbers on it.
    Liquid lam may work.

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