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Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by S'N'S, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. S'N'S

    S'N'S Active Member

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    First off I know this may sound a bit dumb ...I outsource any printing I need as I don't use printed vinyl all that much so haven't done this before......... Just got a company rang and asked me to install a print 10' x 4' on clear that's not laminated onto outside of a shop window, installing is no big deal, but would a felt squeegee be ok and not scratch the print or should I use a different type of squeegee? Thanks
     
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  2. jfiscus

    jfiscus Adobe Shinobi

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    I cannot see why they would specifically request "unlaminated" vinyl for outdoor use. Did you price them unlaminated/laminated as options? Anything for outdoors should include lamination in its basic price point.

    Yes, a felt squeegee will get you the best results.
     
  3. ThinkRight

    ThinkRight Active Member

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    Use a thermal printer if it is not going to be laminated.

    Anyone with a Summa DC4 should be able to print it for you.

    :peace!:
     
  4. S'N'S

    S'N'S Active Member

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    Thanks guys but I'm just installing the print supplied by another sign company (they are 150 miles away) on a shop window (under a large verandah, so not out in the weather)
    Think they are only wanting it to last about 12 months.
     
  5. signage

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    As far as instaling you may want to premask to help protect for the installation, just you a low tack.
     
  6. TXFB.INS

    TXFB.INS Very Active Member

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    felt will be fine,
    we have done it before no issues


    is this static cling or vinyl?
     
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    I would lam anyway just so it doesn't get scratched during install (even with felt), but in your case this would be a cost. the cost of the lam is small compared to having to pull off, reprint and come back another day.

    I guess it would be okay, especially if it's cling.
     
  8. edgette

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    If it's standard vinyl I don't understand why they would want printed clear. Why not just have a good cut vinyl for the job?
     
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