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Suppliers Who Do Slitting

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Joel golden, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. Joel golden

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    hey, just wondering what suppliers will do slitting for me on rolls of vinyl?
     
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  2. Bubba06

    Bubba06 Just Somebody

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  3. bulldozer

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    i have had this same question, but for fabric and banner rolls. i'm in dallas.
     
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    Trim USA Tobaccoville, NC
     
  5. SignosaurusRex

    SignosaurusRex Major Contributor

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    What type of vinyl media are you talking about? Most manufacturers will slit any media for a fee through your local distributor and even mask it if need be. Local Grimco here says they will slit rolls of digital media to needed width. Of course you are gonna buy the base roll and pay a fee for slitting.
     
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    Wensco sign supply
     
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    Midwest sign and screen.
     
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    Thomco Specialties, Suwanee, GA/Fort Mill, SC
     
  9. jfiscus

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    We aren't a supplier, but we have our own slitter here.
    The only local supplier I know of with a slitter is Schaaf in Cincinnati.
     
  10. Joel golden

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    We have one guy I've found in Louisville... $15 for the first cut, $5 each after that! Last time I needed this done on an ongoing project my supplier charged $1 a cut... so now I've re-engineered a table top pull through slitter and really want to design an inexpensive roll slitter... I've got manufacturing friends who would love for me to launch another product, just not sure on the market for a sub $300 slitter.
     
  11. jfiscus

    jfiscus Adobe Shinobi

    Sounds cheap enough. it has to be worth your while to turn your machines on. The training/space/electrical/HVAC doesn't pay for itself, neither does a $5000 slitter.
    I can't see how you could produce a reliable machine at that price point, the blades alone are $$$.
     
  12. BigfishDM

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    We do slitting here also, we charge $15-$20 for cuts and re-rolls.
     
  13. Joel golden

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    Just had a preliminary estimated cost on a hand cranked machine that would retail for $5-600 and that's US made...it's good to have friends in the engineering and manufacturing fields. Not sure on the market at that price and if it is motor driven I'm assuming it would be at the $1000 mark....and I think there are some out there in that price point.

    I'm a grad student and an installer/wrapper. We've had quite a few jobs that have come through where it would have been nice to not have to hand cut 16' strips in odd sizes.
     
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  14. bannertime

    bannertime "You guys do banners, right?"

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    Reece over in Dallas might do it. They sell stuff by the yard too.
     
  15. TDFcustomSL

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    I would have to see it work, and need details of course but I would be interested for sure.
     
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