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Very durable, UV resistant print vinyls and overlaminates

Discussion in 'Vinyl' started by Thor, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. Thor

    Thor New Member

    Jul 11, 2012
    Hell All!

    I am an engraver and just getting ready to plunge into printing. I want to print industrial CMYK decals and labels. I need a vinyl that will readilly accept a thick, very UV, chemical and abrasion resistant overlaminate.
    The print needs to have a minimum 5 years life expectancy. 10 years with little fade is what I really need. Cost of the vinyl, overlam and inks is not an issue. I am after the very highest quality materials with real world, exterior exposure track records. I have done a lot of research and am getting a lot of different opinions regarding printing equipment. Some say go thermal transfer, some ink jet and the latest is that the only way to go is with true solvent based inks and equipment. Any expert advice would be greatly appreciated! Thx.
  2. Thor

    Thor New Member

    Jul 11, 2012

    My previous salutation was intended to be "Hello All" .... fat, Sunday morning fingers....sorry!
  3. ThinkRight

    ThinkRight Active Member

    Nov 13, 2011
    Atlanta Ga
    I have a Summa Thermal DC4sx
    From what I know.....
    Dependable maintenance free printer , can be shut down for weeks and turned on and print like it did before you shut it down.
    If you laminate your prints , 10 years is not out of the question.
    I think you should contact Summa and get a sample kit, and ask questions about you specific need .
    I am a newbie and my learning curve was very tough for me , but if I can learn , anyone can.
    Good luck .
  4. CS-SignSupply-TT

    CS-SignSupply-TT Very Active Member

    May 31, 2011
    Thor, check out this set up "...At the Primera booth (#351) we will feature the fully digital CX1200 Color Label Press and FX1200 Digital Finishing System. See CX1200 and FX1200 product videos at: www.primeralabel.com/cxfx. Watch a case study at: www.primeralabel.com/RCL. Feel free to email me back directly or contact our sales department at 763-475-6676 to schedule an appointment and receive your free badge to the show. Regards, Carla Schoenberg, Director of Sales, Primera Technology, Inc.

    I received this email the other day.
  5. ChicagoGraphics

    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

    Feb 27, 2007
    You probably be better off screen printing them and then laminating, I can see them lasting 10+ years then.

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