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Versacamm vinyl options

Discussion in 'Roland' started by High Octane, Apr 4, 2005.

  1. High Octane

    High Octane Active Member

    Mar 27, 2005
    Fenton, Michigan
    Just wondering if I can get some infor on acceptable types of vinyl which can be run through the versacamm sp 540 v ..I would like to use like 3m, FDC or something..cast i perfer as i want to use it for vehicle graphics and outdoor signage....I would like to stay away from the Roland materials as they are quite expensive...What types of materials are you guys using?....Also any info on the Daige laminators...I am thinking about getting one as they are more in my price range after just purchasing the versacamm...kinda broke the bank there...any help is much appreciated...thanks
  2. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

    Sep 11, 2003
    Olympia, WA
    The problem is that ecosolvent and solvent inkjets don't really get along that well with cast vinyls. Weakens the adhesive. You might check into 3M Controltac-C for high end work but the bottom line is your imaging is only good for two or three years so thicker calendared films are what you mostly get to select from .... especially to keep costs in line.

    New fims are coming out all the time for inkjets. Oracal has been very active, so if you haven't checked over their lineup, you might give a look.

    Laminating is a nice addition to extend durability but the Daige is a poor solution at best. If you can't go for a good unit like a GBC, Seal or Ledco, look into solutions like Frog Juice or ClearStar until you can afford a good laminator.
  3. Barry

    Barry Active Member

    May 6, 2004
    Ive had good luck with 3M, Orajet, MetaMark and of course Roland brand vinyls.. The key is to get a vinyl that is made to print on with Eco-Sol/Solvent Inks.