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Which air egress vinyl? (Not wrap materials)

Discussion in 'Product and Supplier Referrals' started by Accelerated Graphics, Oct 27, 2017.

  1. Accelerated Graphics

    Accelerated Graphics Active Member

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    I currently use oracal 3165RA for everything I print. The problem I run into is if you cut smal letters they easily come off the backing. Does anyone have a better air egress vinyl that weeds easier with small text?
     
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  2. Rydaddy

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    We print/cut 1105ezrs with 1460 and 1060 lam on a regular basis. The air-egress vinyls to not weed great compared to standard vinyls. This combo may weed better than the 3165 ra given the thickness. You may have to test with your plotter. Different plotters can make a difference as well. More factors than just the media itself in this case. If you don't have any other medias in shop, you might be able to get some small sample rolls to test.
     
  3. ikarasu

    ikarasu Very Active Member

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    I don't think you'll find one. We use 180, and it's a pita to cut small letters.

    For diecut you shouldn't need air egress though.. usually our diecutsnall letters we use 3m 7725 vinyl, never any bubbles.

    Not much help, sorry!
     
  4. kanini

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    Sometimes you can mix so the larger graphics can be made with air egress and small letters with cut vinyl or regular glue print media, but that's not always the case. Have not found one yet that works well with small letters.
     
  5. Accelerated Graphics

    Accelerated Graphics Active Member

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    Thanks, the letters aren't real small, 3/4".
     
  6. particleman

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    I do lettering almost exclusively on my machines. I think IJ35C/8508 is easier to weed than 3165RA. I've used that for years as well. That being said though I still don't like to do under an inch on print media with laminate in any sort of quantity. Usually use the edge for that or colored film if possible.
     
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