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optically clear laminate question

Discussion in 'Digital Printing' started by gabagoo, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. gabagoo

    gabagoo Major Contributor

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    I have an opportunity to get a roll of optically clear laminate (cast) for $20 more than the cast regular laminate.
    The question is because I do not use optically clear laminate very much can I use it as a regular laminate on non perf vinyl?

    I ask this as when I do need optically clear lam, I can buy it by the yard but it is pretty expensive $20 plus per yard... Just figured I could buy a whole roll at a good price and use it for either purpose


    your thoughts?
     
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  2. SightLine

    SightLine Very Active Member

    Yes. We do it all the time with Oracal 290GF. Works just as well on full wraps as non-optically clear 290.
     
  3. BigfishDM

    BigfishDM Merchant Member

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  4. crystalcoastgraphics

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    The only difference between the 2, is the backing. The optically clear has the polyester backing paper which keeps the adhesives clear, where the non optically clear has the paper backing and gives it that haze.
     
  5. gabagoo

    gabagoo Major Contributor

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    yes, the stuff I have here has this clear backing and in fact it can be difficult to seperate the 2...hmmm I go for the regular lam

    Thanks
     
  6. 4R Graphics

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    You can use optically clear all day long no problem we used it on many of wraps.
     
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