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Storing Vinyl

Discussion in 'Newbie Forum' started by Hip Pocket, Oct 15, 2018.

  1. Hip Pocket

    Hip Pocket New Member

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    Curious how others store their vinyl on their racks. Do you secure the roll with Tape? Clips? Nothing? Other? Thanks!
     
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  2. bannertime

    bannertime "You guys do banners, right?"

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    Clips for most vinyls. Masking tape if it's short term and no clips available. Poly tubing tucked into the tubes if it's going to sit for a bit.
     
  3. Pixels Are Bad Mmmkay?

    Pixels Are Bad Mmmkay? Very Active Member

    We buy 1.25" rolls of transfer tape and tape the roll at each end. I also write the type of vinyl on at least one end so I know what kind of vinyl/media it is.
     
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  4. ExecuPrintGS

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    this is exactly what we do also.
     
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  5. White Haus

    White Haus Formally known as RJPW..........

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    We use 2" premask with a printed label that indicates whether it's vinyl or laminate, cal or cast, manufacturer/series, where it was purchased from and when it was opened.

    We also write the remaining length on media.

    Might seem like overkill but it saves a lot of searching and moving rolls around - you can quickly tell what it is and how much is left.
     
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  6. Hip Pocket

    Hip Pocket New Member

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    I appreciate all the ideas. We bought some Sooper clips but noticed they can scratch the vinyl. So, we've been using application tape to secure the rolls. We also have a color coded label inside the tube (Green=high performance, Yellow=intermediate, Pink=Misc.) with info like manufacturer, reorder number and color...
     
  7. bannertime

    bannertime "You guys do banners, right?"

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    Yeah, they can leave marks. I typically push past it. I got tired of the tape because it would leave residue as well. Especially if it sat for awhile. We also write measurements right on the edge of the vinyl.
     
  8. Pixels Are Bad Mmmkay?

    Pixels Are Bad Mmmkay? Very Active Member

    I just put it all the way at the outermost edges where residue isn't going to cause an issue.
     
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    TXFB.INS Very Active Member

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    we create our own media tags from scrap PVC substrate, to save time they are shaped like a triangle instead of the T shape like you buy.
    once done either throw it away and get another scrap or cover up the information and reuse

    we use either a low tac application tape, wrap around the media so the tape is sticking to itself. or we use rubber bands.
     
  10. bob

    bob Major Contributor

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    Plain hair scrunchies. No marks, no residue, no nothing. Mount the roll on the input shaft then roll the scrunchie off to the side and leave it on the shaft. When done roll the scrunchie back on the vinyl and dismount the roll.
     
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  11. ewded

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    +1 for the transfer tape. Tried clips but they leave an indent if stays on for more than a couple of days. And always store in plastic bag to keep the adhesive moist.
     
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  12. ddarlak

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  13. unclebun

    unclebun Very Active Member

    1" application tape. Always keep it by every machine that runs vinyl. Most of the vinyl we buy has a label inside the core, so have never found a need for labeling.
     
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  14. jfiscus

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    We use double-sided velcro strips cut to about 18" long, they fit any size roll and even hold Phototex rolled up tight so it doesn't tunnel.
     
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  15. SoCalN8V

    SoCalN8V Premium Subscriber

    .We also do this. Never an issue with scratches.
     
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