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Discussion in 'Newbie Forum' started by Dubs Chops, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. Dubs Chops

    Dubs Chops Member

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    Lamination, I'm supposing it is putting somekind of clear vinyl over your other vinyl graphics or something along those lines? or am I way off?
     
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    imaSIGNr Very Active Member

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    That is exactly right. Usually used with printed vinyl because of the short life of a print without it. Prints will scratch and can be smeared by solvents etc. So a laminate is usually ( not always ) used.
     
  3. Dubs Chops

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    Thank you, Makes perfect sense now.
     
  4. Gino

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    Check with your local supplier. There are liquid lams as well as vinyl and rigid laminates. Some are applied by hand while some are done with a laminating machine which there are hot and cold types for that also.

    With vinyl, it is considered laminating, while with paint or screen printing it's usually considered clear coat.
     
  5. Dubs Chops

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    what about a color banner? do they usually get laminated? or is the life not expected to be that long anyways?
     
  6. Gino

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    Personally, I wouldn't waste the material or the time. Banners are considered temporary for the most part. With most printers, it will last 2 to 3 years without lamination. Your call.
     
  7. ChiknNutz

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    I never laminate banners
     
  8. bob

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    I always give them a coat of Clear Shield. Printed banners that is, which is pretty much the only kind I do anymore. It takes maybe 5 minutes max, brightens the colors, and it provides a pretty good level of abrasion protection.
     

 


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