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Transluscent Vinyl to lexan.

Discussion in 'Electric Signs & Channel Letters' started by mudmedia, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. mudmedia

    mudmedia Active Member

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    Any tips on mounting translucent printed vinyl with 290 over laminate 3'x18' to lexan for a back-lit sign?

    If I start it and then mount it using a laminator will it track straight enough for 17 ft?
     
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  2. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    i suppose that depends on how good you are at your laminator?
     
  3. mudmedia

    mudmedia Active Member

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    I am always up for a challenge!
     
  4. synergy_jim

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    yeah.... 17'.... I'm doing that wet just for peace of mind.....
     
  5. mudmedia

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    Wet didnt even come to mind thanks!
     
  6. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

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    do it all the time with my laminator. just make sure your panel doesn't have any jagged edges that will damage the rollers and you're set.
    i've been known to add guiderails to my laminator for my longer runs, for piece of mind and easy loading.

    applicationwise, checkout youtube videos for "rolls roller" for inspiration.
     
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    I want guide rails, please post pics
     
  8. thmooch

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    On that size I would "hinge" 1/3 using a "Big Squeegee", then turn around and do the other 2/3. Dry.
     
  9. mudmedia

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    been hearing a lot of "big squeegee" but have not looked into one is it worth buying for this one project? Can I use it even if I do it wet?
     
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