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Oracal ORAGUARD 210 vs 290

Discussion in 'Vinyl' started by loganBeckwithiv, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. loganBeckwithiv

    loganBeckwithiv New Member

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    I have bought 290 in the past. But I need a cheaper Laminate. The 210 specs are OK for what I need but I just need to know if the 210 will be as glossy as the 290? Anyone have both of these to compare for me?
     
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  2. CheapVehicleWrap

    CheapVehicleWrap Very Active Member

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    210 is 2.5m calendared and 290 is 2m cast. apples and oranges. Ahh yes, the talk of cheap. It's been in the air of late.
     
  3. insignia

    insignia Very Active Member

    210 is as glossy as 290. Just be aware it's a calendered intermediate-grade laminate, not a high-performance cast like the 290.
     
  4. mikey-Oh

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    210's pretty glossy, cheap too! thick as can be, but works great for flat apps. do NOT recommend for wraps
     
  5. Salmoneye

    Salmoneye Very Active Member

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    Big fish sells a really inexpensive gloss lam. Quite hard, takes a bit more pressure to cut than 210.
     
  6. loganBeckwithiv

    loganBeckwithiv New Member

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    Just looking for something cheap that still has the same level of shine. These graphics only have to last 8months tops. I tired some other cheap laminate and its "gloss" is more like a semi-gloss.
     
  7. Sign Works

    Sign Works Very Active Member

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  8. john1

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    210 is very gloss, I love it
     
  9. Graphics2u

    Graphics2u Very Active Member

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    I use 210 for alot of things. It is Glossy as others have said. Should work fine for short term needs. I have used it on lots of flat outdoor applications with good success. Now I will tell you that after a few years it will shrink outdoors. I did some graphics on my own truck that were printed and contour cut. The colors held up great for the four years they were on the truck however the inside corners of the contour cut would begin to crack because of the shrinkage. That was with 3651 calendared vinyl also, so that was part of the problem too. So depending on the use it's great stuff.
     
  10. rja360

    rja360 New Member

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    The 210 works great.... not for any type of wrap work, but it will work fine on curved surfaces.... we use on all our flat applications, exterior/interior displays etc....not had any issues yet......8 month life easy...
     
  11. JAMESGANGRACING

    JAMESGANGRACING Member

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    I use 210 on everything calendered. works great
     
  12. njshorts

    njshorts Active Member

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    We use both, 210 for flat surfaces and 290 for wraps/curves.
     
  13. MontereySigns

    MontereySigns Member

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    The Oraguard 210 is a nice product with a solvent-based adhesive. We have used it for several years very reliably. Recently we started using LG's LP3812 laminate. It has the same adhesive, is just as glossy and sells for $50 less per roll ($210 vs $160). Plus, the matte finish is superior- really flat for an upscale look.

    Just make sure you use either product on flat surfaces only.
     
  14. SamFeatherston

    SamFeatherston New Member

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    Really knowlegeable post

    Do you work for LG?

     
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