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Vinyl adhesion to screen print ink?

Discussion in 'Screen Printing' started by skyhigh, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. skyhigh

    skyhigh Major Contributor

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    Can anyone tell me how well adhesive vinyl (engineer grade reflective to be specific) sticks to a full cover coat of screen print ink?

    These are metal realtor signs that were skinned with reflective vinyl, then screened printed . When they were screen printed, instead of leaving a blank area to put the agents phone number, they put a black box where they would like white reflective vinyl phone numbers put into that area.

    Any input would be appreciated.
     
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  2. skyhigh

    skyhigh Major Contributor

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    ps. We have only seen a picture of these. They are yet to arrive from the manufacturer.

    How many of the 51 views to this thread thought to themselves......why doesn't he throw a piece of vinyl on there and test it himself?


    ya'all have a super day.
     
  3. bannertime

    bannertime "You guys do banners, right?"

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  4. Marie

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    We have applied calendered cut vinyl to screen printed coro without any issues. Reflective vinyl usually sticks aggressively so that is in your favor. I would be more concerned about the transfer tape pulling up some of the printed black.
     
  5. skyhigh

    skyhigh Major Contributor

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    Transfer tape would never lift the ink. If it did, then you have bigger problems.

    As for your calendered vinyl to coro...... how long did they last?

    thanks Marie.
     
  6. Marie

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    I think they used those signs for about a year, then their logo changed and they ordered new ones.
     
  7. d fleming

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    If it is printed correctly vinyl will stick fine. If ink lifts with tape the sign has not been printed properly.
     
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  8. petepaz

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    as already mentioned above...
    as long as the ink is cured properly should not be a problem and reflective for some reason has a more aggressive adhesive than standard vinyls (at least the reflective we use anyway)
     
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