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Oracal 751 or 951? Opinions please

Discussion in 'Vinyl' started by Justin Hamelton, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. Justin Hamelton

    Justin Hamelton New Member

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    I'm doing some outdoor signs for our school that will have me lettering some .063 gauge reflective sign blanks. My question is, should I use 751 or 951 vinyl? I've only worked with 651 so I am unsure. These will be signs for the shelter house and the pick up/drop off area at school, so they are in for the long haul and will always be outside. In Iowa. is there good or bad things of either one I should be aware of? Just want to make sure and get what will last the longest. Thanks all
     
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  2. geb

    geb Very Active Member

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    Last longest would be 951. They are both cast, many would be happy with 751, 951 here.
     
  3. henryz

    henryz Member

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    751 can't go wrong.
     
  4. blufftonsignguy

    blufftonsignguy Member

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    951 is what I use. I like the 751 but it just doesn't seems as flexible as 951. It almost seems like it as a calendared feel to it.
     
  5. jsmoritz2000

    jsmoritz2000 Very Active Member

    We use751 for 95% percent of our cut vinyl jobs and then we use 951 for more demanding applications like horizontal surfaces. Either way you go will be fine, but technically 951 is going to be superior as far as durability.
     
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  6. BobM

    BobM Very Active Member

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    951 is my standard. When I started I used everything. Various problems with various products. Usually when I tried to save money on vinyl. No problems since I standardized on Oracal 951.
     
  7. decalman

    decalman Active Member

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    I vote for .....651..
    I'm a bird. Cheap cheap.
    I've seen 651 on aluminum go 5 years in the Phoenix sun. Looked like the day I put it on.

    I can't afford to buy rolls of that expensive shoot. Am I relating to anyone?
     
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  8. Pippin Decals

    Pippin Decals Active Member

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    751 for me if needed but i have used 651 if its not getting direct sun and it works just fine .
     
  9. I-try

    I-try A Fellow Sign Guy!

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    751 in my opinion is the way to go... only way I would use 951 for something like this is if they deviate from a color not available in the 751 line. However, parking lot signage should be your standard colors... I would use 751.
     
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