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Substance Laminate

Discussion in 'Materials' started by Notarealsignguy, Dec 23, 2020.

  1. Notarealsignguy

    Notarealsignguy Very Active Member

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    We have been having issues getting our go to calendared laminate so have tried some different ones and not been real crazy about any of them. How well does Substance 2.75mil hold up in general signage and decals? They seem to have some nice stuff and this seems to be the best one so far. After some samples we ordered a roll but I don't want to get in too far and have it bite me.
     
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  2. Christian @ 2CT Media

    Christian @ 2CT Media Major Contributor

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    What is your go to?
     
  3. Notarealsignguy

    Notarealsignguy Very Active Member

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    Oracal 215g. It holds up real well. We tried gf231 and it seemed to shrink a lot. Then 8508 which was decent but it's a little thin for customer applied decals.
    Cast hasn't been a problem to get
     
  4. Christian @ 2CT Media

    Christian @ 2CT Media Major Contributor

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    I would recommend 3M 8048 over 8508 but still thin.
     
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  5. Johnny Best

    Johnny Best Very Active Member

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    I have used the Icon PL-3150 high performance calendered laminate along with their 3.2 mil intermediate vinyl for exterior 4x6 real estate signs and it has held up very well printed with eco solvent printer. It is rated 5 years. I would recommend it and the pricing is good.
     
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  6. ProColorGraphics

    ProColorGraphics Very Active Member

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    I have had AWESOME luck with all of the Substance line!! Theirs is the only calendared laminate that I use, otherwise I use cast.
     
  7. Sindex Printing

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    Our main vinyl and laminate is substance.
     
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  8. Saturn

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    Using lots of their 2.75 matte and gloss laminate. Seems to shrink a tiny bit less than Orafol's 210, which is what I'd compare it to. Gloss isn't quite as glossy as Oraguard though. Substance sales folks are great, and they will cut rolls at the factory.
     
  9. TomK

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    Same here, 3750 vinyl and 3150 lam, love this stuff!
     
  10. BigfishDM

    BigfishDM Merchant Member

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    I have a killer 5 year calendared lam that is a 3 Mil and is only $220 for 54"x150' and comes in matte and gloss.
     
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