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Need Help Please suggest a white vinyl to cover text

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by RyanT, Sep 24, 2018.

  1. RyanT

    RyanT Director of Entropy

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    I need to cover some phone numbers and names on a real estate sign - what white vinyl will block out the text from showing through with one layer? Text is dark blue on white, so it's a pain.

    Inexpensive would be best as I doubt I'll use it for anything else.

    I've found it takes three layers of white 651 to completely block out the text, which is very time consuming and uses a ton of material.

    Suggestions?
     
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  2. Sign Works

    Sign Works Very Active Member

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    Digital print film has a grey adhesive which blocks out anything it covers.
     
  3. Jburns

    Jburns Active Member

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    You say inexpensive is important. Is paint and some masking tape an option?
     
  4. ChicagoGraphics

    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

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    Most digital vinyl has either a gray or black adhisive, use one of those types of films.
     
  5. RyanT

    RyanT Director of Entropy

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    Thanks for the input, would Orafol 3641 work OK?

    I'm not into printing yet so print film varieties are new to me
     
  6. SkyHighSigns

    SkyHighSigns Member

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    3M Control Tac has a dark contact part
     
  7. The Sign Goddess

    The Sign Goddess New Member

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    If you don't have print material. Lay black first as your block out layer and then white over top of that.
     
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  8. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    Use a vinyl with grey adhesive layer or lay down a grey piece then white
     
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  9. Sign Works

    Sign Works Very Active Member

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    3641 is an economy calendered film and shrinks a great deal. 3651 or 3165 is a standard calandered film equivalent to 651.
     
  10. IDB Signs

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    It may shrink, but if its all you have on hand, the 3641 would have the masking properties you're looking for.
     
  11. Asuma01

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    Just use blockout vinyl. The adhesive side is black and the top surface is white. Should work like a charm.
     
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