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Superfrog before cutting?

Discussion in 'Gerber' started by J Hill Designs, Sep 24, 2004.

  1. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    Hey all - I have an edge print job for exterior application that has some complicated weeding elements to it - my question is have any of you tried to apply superfrog frog juice before cutting? I suppose I could just try it, but I don't want to waste the hour (spray, clean, dry, cut)

    Thanks,

    Jesse Hill
    j!hill designs
    http://jhilldesigns.uni.cc
    First Impression Sign Company
    http://www.fisigns.com
     
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  2. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    I used to use a similar product and always sprayed after cutting and before weeding. There was a small tendency for it to fuse together which increased the difficulty of weeding it.

    About two years ago I switched to Duracoat UV Abrasion Guard foil ad have never regretted it. Great product. No smell - no special steps - just print it like any other color.
     
  3. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    cut part is not printed part

    The problem is that the printed part is only in the middle of the design, which is only a circle contour cut, but there are small letters going around the whole design (past the printable edge area of 11.5 inches). I am afraid that if I spray after cutting, they will fuse back into the vinyl. I usually weed when the frog juice is still wet, which takes care of that problem, but I think that the weeding is too complex to do wet this time. I guess I will just try spraying and drying the glosscoat before weeding, and see if it works. I will post the results.

    Thanks,

    Jesse Hill
    j!hill designs
    http://jhilldesigns.uni.cc
    First Impression Sign Company
    http://www.fisigns.com
     
  4. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    Perhaps you should mask off the unprinted areas and just spray the printed part.
     
  5. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    Thought about that, but if I use spraymask, Im afraid of lift off, and if I just use a nonstick frisket (circle cut out of matteboard or something, there is inevitable overspray (actually underspray)
     
  6. heyfishguy

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    Dumb question! What is frog juice? As well as, what is it used for? :Canada 2:
     
  7. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    Frog juice by superfrog (farfromnormal.com, superfrog.com) is a UV protectant/gloss clear coat for vinyl/fiberglass/etc.
     
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