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Wall Panels

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by CreativeCreationGraphics, Oct 22, 2018.

  1. So I'm installing these 10' tall wall graphics that have 1/2" bleed. I'm having the hardest time lining the second panel up now that I've installed the first one. I was careful not to stretch material and the wall is pretty flat. I know that graphics lined up when laid on a table. Has anyone run into this? I'm struggling to make them line up perfectly
     
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  2. Anyone have any suggestions on what could be causing this?
     
  3. bannertime

    bannertime "You guys do banners, right?"

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    What material is it?
     
  4. myront

    myront CorelDRAW is best

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    A good practice would be to alternate your panel prints. i.e. rotate every other print 180°
     
  5. RISEgraphics

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    Could be a number of things. Was it lined up all the way down? Meaning, you can take your ruler or measuring tape and there's a consistent 1/2" bleed overhanging the edge the entire length of 10' panel?
     
  6. jimbug72

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    It's been a long time since I've seamed a graphic and never anything this big but when all we had was a Roland SP-300 I used to tape all of the panels onto the substrate at once and line them up. I would then vertically stagger the hinge tapes so to not interfere with the application of the panels before/behind it. Then I would apply the "top" halves of each panel, then go back and do the bottom halves. It was a huge PITA and I don't know if I could have managed it doing 10' panels. The largest vertical installation I ever did like that was maybe 5 feet, but my seams always matched up quite well.
     
  7. I did alternate my panel prints. I printed on Avery MPI 1105 with Avery DOL 1380z Matte Lam.
     
  8. Bly

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    What printer?
     
  9. HP Latex 365
     
  10. HP Latex 365
     
  11. Bly

    Bly Very Active Member

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    Have you got omas turned off?
     
  12. What is omas?
     
  13. Bly

    Bly Very Active Member

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    In the media advanced options on the printer. Turn it off and see if the lengths are more consistent.
     
  14. Awesome thanks
     
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