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What are you guys paying for Max Metal?

Discussion in 'Materials' started by trakers, Aug 5, 2016.

  1. trakers

    trakers Very Active Member

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    I feel like we get screwed every time we order Max Metal?

    What are you guys paying for single & double sided, white, 4x8 sheets?
    How much you buy at a time?
     
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  2. Pixels Are Bad Mmmkay?

    Pixels Are Bad Mmmkay? Very Active Member

    $60.95 for 2 sided, $52.95 for 1 sided, but we typically stock up when it's on sale and get them for around $40-45. I know if we buy more than ten sheets at any given time, they will give us a bulk order discount as well.
     
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    rossmosh Active Member

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    The price of this type of material is directly linked with the aluminum face thickness.

    MaxMetal seems to have .006, .008, and .012" faces.
    Alumet Economy ACM has .005" faces.
    Alumet Premium ACM has .008" faces.
    DiBond has .012" Faces.
    Nglantz is .004, .008, and .006.

    So make sure you're comparing apples to apples when looking into this.
     
  5. FatCat

    FatCat Very Active Member

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    That's about what we pay for MaxMetal from Grimco. Unfortunately, you have to make sure they have your pricing set up with a discount - told them I can order it cheaper through 2 other sources and they matched pricing...
     
  6. GaSouthpaw

    GaSouthpaw Active Member

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    This. Most of our suppliers (Reece, Grimco, Glantz, etc) were always happy to price match.
     
  7. trakers

    trakers Very Active Member

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    We try to buy a larger amount when it is "on sale". Looks like they are gigging us for about $5 a sheet.
    Just seems like it depends on the salesperson, the day of the week, the time of day and the phase of the moon on what prices we are offered.

    Thanks for the feedback.
     
  8. The Yanki & The Brit

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    I use Compbond from Reese. $38.00 a 4x8 sheet. White on both sides.
     
  9. Christian @ 2CT Media

    Christian @ 2CT Media Major Contributor

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    Find a plastics supplier like Laird or Piedmont. We pay $46/sheet for .012" faced ACP and it prints and cuts way better than MaxMetal. Grimco on any product from China is gouging due to "tarrifs" while every other supplier is holding strong or inching up compared to their leaps.
     
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