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Reflective Wraps

Discussion in 'Vehicle Wraps' started by Creative Soul, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. Creative Soul

    Creative Soul Member

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    I have a customer asking about reflective wraps. He sent pictures where some of the lettering AND graphics are reflective at night. How is reflective printed like this?

    Thanks for any help.

    Stephen
     
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  2. Gino

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    They make air egress reflective vinyl.
     
  3. Creative Soul

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    Gino, you can print on it? Can you tell me what brand makes this?
     
  4. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    OraCal and 3M. There could be others, but those are the tow I've used. Yes, you can print on it.
     
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    IJ680CR-10 by 3m
     
  6. Creative Soul

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    Perfect.....I will talk to my materials rep. Thanks guys!
     
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    It is pretty expensive but you get what you pay for. I have seen some awesome results if it is used right.
     
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    Recommend using plenty of Primer94 if you go with the 3M, but NOT with the Oracal...
     
  9. Creative Soul

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    Difficult

    Is it much more difficult to install? Is it generally done in just spots or suitable for a full wrap? Any input appreciated.

    In the samples the customer sent (found on web) the vehicles show just part of the wrap in reflective the the rest looks like it might be normal reflective material.

    Stephen
     
  10. Gino

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    Ours were all partial wraps. No problems on our end.... or the media. Like mentioned, it's always about the costs. Almost all of ours were police cruisers and various emergency vehicles.
     
  11. crystalcoastgraphics

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    3M makes the reflective with air egress but it does show the channels like the original IJ180. Oracal to my knowledge does not make an air egress reflective, but does have it in a cast. Both are thicker vinyls, so you have to be careful on compound curves, it will not conform as well as like a normal wrapping vinyl like 3751. Also with wrapping with reflective be careful if you have to pop it loose, sometimes it can cause bruising. Overall it is more difficult that a normal wrap, but if you have the basic understanding of vehicle wraps, and the material limits it is definitely do able, and looks great at night.
     
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