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What brand of vinyl do you use?

Discussion in 'Polls' started by kevco, Aug 18, 2005.

What vinyl do you use?

Poll closed Sep 17, 2005.
  1. avery

    23.7%
  2. oracal

    64.0%
  3. arlon

    12.3%
  4. 3m

    31.6%
  5. permagloss

    0.9%
  6. mactac

    7.0%
  7. shine rite

    1.8%
  8. gmi

    6.1%
  9. banner cal

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. other

    15.8%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. kevco

    kevco Guest

    While writing my reply to the avery topic I thougt it might be kinnda neat to see what every body else is using.

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  2. Marlene

    Marlene Major Contributor

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    I use Gerber 220 series which is made by 3M for Gerber. I've never had a problem in 18 years of using it. It's has always done what it is made to do and has never let me down or made our company look bad in anyway. I wanted to try Avery just because the color selection was really good (Gerber's color selection is lacking and hasn't been updated for years). I'm glad I never did try Avery and thanks my lucky stars for this site and all the members who posted issues so I didn't end up with problems.
     
  3. 7oaks

    7oaks Active Member

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    Did a sign last summer with 100% avery A8--next day I

    read about the fiasco. Looked at it the other day-zero shrinkage. Not a glue line anywhere

    Ken
     
  4. xtremegraphics

    xtremegraphics Member

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    Always use Avery , never had any problems yet!
     
  5. slappy

    slappy Very Active Member

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    I use Avery and Kapco. Not problems with either
     
  6. ChiknNutz

    ChiknNutz Major Contributor

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    Oracal 651 & 751 (primary); Arlon 2100 HiPerf; 3M 7025, 7725 & Gerber 220 for cut vinyl.

    For printed stuff, so far I am using Oracal 3165 and 3651. I plan on using some 3951 for wraps along with compatible overlaminates (210, 215 and 290).
     
  7. JT

    JT Member

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    :thumb: I like to use Oracal 751. In the past I have used Neschen 2 mil Pro Cast. Haven't had any problems with either.
     
  8. gtjet

    gtjet Active Member

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    Type of vinyl we use

    We use 3M, Roland media for the versacamm and FDC vinyl mainly.
     
  9. ENTDesign

    ENTDesign Very Active Member

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    I have used Kapco, the only thing I don't care for is the thickness, always seems to be the hardest stuff to weed. I find Oracal 651 less difficult to weed than Kapco, but otherwise ok. Also use FDC and General Formulations (which I think is unbranded FDC) which weed very easy. I am going to be trying some Colburn fluorentine gold on a window job this week.
     
  10. Derf

    Derf Very Active Member

    I just started using Hexis and its good stuff so far, I also use Vector and Oracal
     
  11. Ken Beyer

    Ken Beyer New Member

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    I use mostly Avery 6 and 8 depending on the application. My only failure with this is when ( as a newbie) I applied vinyl to a latex painted surface. I've only been at it 2 years though. I was using metamark MD5 for printed stuff on the versa-camm and have recently been trying the Oracal 3651 print media. I find it is noticably less white than the Metamark MD5. Haven't tried the new MAX inks yet..
    Ken Beyer
    Signs That Work !
    Eagle Bay, BC
     
  12. kevco

    kevco Guest

    Thanks

    As my pole draws to a close I just wanted to thank everybody who partisapated.<sp>

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  13. thesignshop.ws

    thesignshop.ws Member

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    Was using Avery only until a whole city of police vehicle had to be redone and no help from Avery. Don't care what they do in the future I will never return. Use Oracal 651,851,3651, and 3951
     
  14. PMG

    PMG Very Active Member

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    Feb 1, 2005
    Used Neschen in the past,I now use Universal Products and Oracal 851,
     
  15. k.a.s.

    k.a.s. Very Active Member

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    I use Oracal 651 & 751, and I have started buying some Accucut from Trim USA. I have had good success with both.

    Kevin
     
  16. OldPaint

    OldPaint Major Contributor

    Shinerite
     
  17. justgraphics

    justgraphics Member

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    Shinerite from Fellers also!
     
  18. iSign

    iSign Verboten

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    Arlon Kalon
     
  19. kevco

    kevco Guest

    When I did this pole back in Aug. I was using Orcal for hi-per and permagloss for inter. Well OP talked so highly of shine-rite that I tried it shortly there after. I love the stuff! Thanks OP
     
  20. Flame

    Flame Major Contributor

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    Vancouver
    Like a lot of people on here, I try to stick with Oracal. The stuff is dirt cheap and good quality. I use almost their entire range of calendered vinyls and then keep 3 different styles of their digital printing media in stock, plus laminate. Great stuff.
     
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