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overlaminate recommendation

Discussion in 'Product and Supplier Referrals' started by Tuanny, Oct 27, 2020.

  1. Tuanny

    Tuanny New Member

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    Hello doing wall murals and got a roll of the avery mpi 2611 what are some recommendations for the laminates that would work well with it? Also if i go with something like fabric like Phototex or GF 234 Graphi-Tex would i still need to spray laminate on it. Printing with an epson 60600 and was doing some scratch test on the avery 2611 and i can see micro scratches when using the squeegee.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    What does the manufacturer suggest ?? Not the distributor, but the manufacturer.
     
  3. WYLDGFI

    WYLDGFI Merchant Member

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    For anything we print going on a wall that a client requests laminated, we go overboard and use cast matte lam. I personally don't trust a calendared lam for a wall for long term. Short term...not so bad then.
     
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  4. eahicks

    eahicks Magna Cum Laude - School of Hard Knocks

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    Personally have never laminated a wall mural. If you're scratching during install then change squeegees, or your installer. And figure out why your ink isn't curing adequately.
     
  5. a77

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    Epson inks scratch really easily.
     
  6. KatePhillips

    KatePhillips Member

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    2611? For a mural, we haven't laminated and found it fine (running a Roland). However, with contour cut letters or images we found it lacking (even after offgassing) and moved to a different cal/lam combo. 2611 is already so thick that it's a breeze to install without lam.

    However, if you're going to laminate it, why not an Avery matte lam to match?
     
  7. WYLDGFI

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