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Suggest 3M Vinyl and Laminate for Ultra smooth decals

Discussion in 'Vinyl' started by whatsinaname, Sep 15, 2020.

  1. whatsinaname

    whatsinaname Member

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    We are looking to make some ultra smooth Matte finish stickers/decals in solid colors (pastel/neon etc) using 3M materials.

    Which 3M Vinyl and laminate would be the best suitable for this job if smooth matte finish and solid color output are very important requirements.
     
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  2. Christian @ 2CT Media

    Christian @ 2CT Media Major Contributor

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    What is an ultra-smooth finish? Are you talking about the feel or the appearance?
     
  3. whatsinaname

    whatsinaname Member

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    Ultra smooth Matte finish, both in feel and appearance. Sorry, should have specified in the OP. :)
     
  4. ikarasu

    ikarasu Very Active Member

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    Ij40 8510. Or ij180/8520 if you want cast.
     
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  5. whatsinaname

    whatsinaname Member

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    Thanks. I was also looking at the 3M 8915 Ultra Matte. Will that be even smoother? Any experience with this overlaminate?
     
  6. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

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    Ultra Matte overlaminate is awesome, and smooth, BUT it makes your images look like they were drawn with crayon.
     
  7. jfiscus

    jfiscus Map Wraster

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    We had lamination issues with the UltraMatte 3M Laminate. It left bubbles that didn't ever go away in dark areas.
    We laminate all day every day and do not have this issue with any other laminates. 3M refunded the rolls and we never tried it again.
    Regular 3M 8520 is a good matte laminate.
     
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  8. WYLDGFI

    WYLDGFI Merchant Member

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    8520 is not quite dead flat. We like it more than the UltraMatte because it has some sheen...just enough to accent the prints and make them stand off a dead flat wall for example.
     
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