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Reflective striping for a fire truck

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by ABPGraphics, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. ABPGraphics

    ABPGraphics Active Member

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    I searched in the forums and didnt really find anything

    See pics - they want me to do two fire trucks - I have done a bunch in the past for the forest service but they have always supplies there own striping

    the vinyl is obviously engineering grade etc.... - my question - the reflective is two layers blue on white ....

    Is there a co out there that supplies double layer striping or should I be cutting it myself with my 24" vinyl from fellers using my plotter - each side of the truck will use approx 17' per side each color give or take???

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  3. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

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    can either cut it and double-up your materials OR is printing the blue stripe on reflective vinyl an option for you? A layer of ink+lamination would cost way less than extra reflective materials/labor.

    ...although prints fade, and stock colored reflective will last much longer.
     
  4. ABPGraphics

    ABPGraphics Active Member

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    I can print but prefer not to and the sample truck they brought me I would like to match and that is two layers
     
  5. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

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    Could just be easier to have your reflective cut-down by your supplier. Having a roll of 6" and 2" (or whatever your dimensions might be) reflective tape could cut your labor in half by avoiding the need to plot/weed/mask/trim before you apply.

    snap a line, hinge your stripe and go.
     
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