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Removable Cut Vinyl

Discussion in 'Vinyl' started by Centro Graphics, Nov 13, 2019.

  1. Centro Graphics

    Centro Graphics Member

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    Hi Guys

    We have a job that requires short term (two weeks) cut graphics to PVC heavy duty banner material. Without going into the ins and outs of the story behind this job, any experiences/best material you have used that will come off easiest without, or minimal glue left behind. Letters are over 4ft tall in black.

    We are thinking Avery 500 matte, though any heads up on materials would be great.

    Thank you.
     
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  2. unclebun

    unclebun Very Active Member

    The Avery 500 has permanent adhesive. 3M Series 50 claims to have removable adhesive.
     
  3. fresh

    fresh Very Active Member

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    Oracal 651
     
  4. WhiskeyDreamer

    WhiskeyDreamer Professional Snow Ninja

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    Oracal 631. It's like paint mask when it comes off.
     
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  5. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    We use Gerber Instachange.
     
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  6. bannertime

    bannertime "You guys do banners, right?"

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    We call these "program banners." We've used Oracal 631 and Series 50. Series 50 is hit or miss, but 631 always comes off and it can come off too soon. Wouldn't go longer than a month. Two weeks in cold weather, you could get away with regular vinyl. Depending on how many times you need to change the graphics. Some of our have had the dates changed twice a year for over 7 years now.
     
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  7. Centro Graphics

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    Thanks for the recommendations guys. The 631 sounds like the one for this project.

    Bannertime, you say maybe too soon? what like it may peel off? It will be outside for 2 weeks on a HD PVC banner material it will be affected by wind, and it can get a little cold but not crazy. Will probably be exposed to the sun too, absorbing heat with being black. We will test both the 631 and 3M series 50 for this. Any issues with leaving a ghost image after removal? Background PVC color is white.
     
  8. bannertime

    bannertime "You guys do banners, right?"

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    Like 98% chance it'll be just fine. The times we've used Series 50 we still had adhesive to remove or else you'll get dirt and grime which causes a dirty "ghost" image. Typically with the 631, you'll see edge curl, but I don't think that'll happen in two weeks. Maybe a month or two.
     
  9. Centro Graphics

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    Thanks bannertime. we have ordered the 631, see how it goes on the job. we did a test last week, seems decent coming off.

    We are also adding a big printed logo to same job, usually use 3M IJ35 or IJ40 any other recommendations for easy removal.

    Thanks
     
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