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What is your preferred banner tape?

Discussion in 'Materials' started by trakers, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. trakers

    trakers Very Active Member

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    Getting low and need to order some. Have the Oracal stuff now, seems to work OK but I see they don't recommend it for material over 10oz.

    What do you use and like?
     
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  2. Pat Whatley

    Pat Whatley Major Contributor

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    The 1" Technical Laminations tape from Fellers. Let that stuff bond for 10 minutes and you'll tear the banner trying to separate the two panels.
     
  3. 907customs

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    I've been using Avery 1", and it works good, much better than the oracal stuff. It does tend to wrinkle a little when rolling the banners up. I might have to try the above mentioned stuff next time.
     
  4. B Snyder

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    TUFF TAPE III from Fellers.
     
  5. Charlie J

    Charlie J Very Active Member

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    Interested in this as well. Currently using oracal tape.
     
  6. stickygraphics12

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    Great thread! I was questioning this the other day because I am running out! Might have to try some new stuff!
     
  7. Malkin

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    PowerTape

    no fold over...
     
  8. trakers

    trakers Very Active Member

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    I requested a sample of the Power Tape recently. Hoping it works well.
     
  9. Drip Dry

    Drip Dry Very Active Member

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    +1 for the technical laminators tape.
    Works great
     
  10. PressPrintGraphics

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    I use the stuff that Grimco sells, not sure of the brand name.

    I started out using Oracal, but I had banners go out the door (and some samples in the shop) that the hems broke loose after a week or so..not acceptable for me and left me no piece of mind.
     
  11. trakers

    trakers Very Active Member

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    I may be blind but I sure can't find that stuff at Fellers.


     
  12. B Snyder

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    Catalog page 144. Top right.
     
  13. gnatt66

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    i ordered a roll of this shortly after i read this...did my first couple banners with it tonight. VERY nice, looks nicer than a banner tape fold-over, imo.

    thanks!
     
  14. trakers

    trakers Very Active Member

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    I requested samples of the Power Tape twice now with no response. I guess they aren't too proud of it.

    I do like the Banner Ups, but they are too high for what they are.


     
  15. Biker Scout

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    I buy a case of the stuff that's between $7 - $10 a roll... it's not a specific brand that I can remember, but when I've gotten the Oracal stuff for like $20 per roll, it's failed on me on several occasions. The Cheaper roll is also 72 yards, where the brand name stuff is only 36.

    I can't remember where I get it, but I've purchased it from two vendors. One of which is my local vendor, the other online.
     
  16. Biker Scout

    Biker Scout Very Active Member

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    Ah... here it is...

    e-bay

    I don't buy it from ebay, but this is the brand I get... I see it's made by U.S. Banner. (216' = 72 yards) and I've never paid more than $9 per roll when I get a case of it.
     
  17. Ken

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    Fuk..u gotta by a case of it?
    Uggh..
    Ken
     
  18. iSign

    iSign Major Contributor

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    +1
     
  19. Biker Scout

    Biker Scout Very Active Member

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    No, you don't have to buy a case of it... it's just that I found for our operations that having plenty in stock was better than having an "Oh ****" moment when you realize that you have to have 10 banners done by Saturday morning, and it's already Friday at 11 p.m., and you've already called your supplier and they don't have any more of the $9 roll stuff in stock and don't know when it's going to be in... but they do have plenty of the 36 yard stuff that's not as good, and $20 per roll. :banghead:
     
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