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Will Colorprint stand up outdoors ?

Discussion in 'Printwear' started by Drip Dry, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. Drip Dry

    Drip Dry Very Active Member

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    Not sure if this belongs here or somewhere else but...

    I'm looking to use colorprint material or Solutions Opaque for a canvas tent.
    I've tested the colorprint and it goes on very nice on the canvas. I know it's really used for shirts.
    Question is... how do you think it will stand up outdoors. I don't know for sure if it will be outside forever or if they will take it down on occasion.
    I haven't been able to find anything about their outdoor durability.

    I would also like to laminate it, but I don't think the lamination would like
    the heat press much.

    Any comments
     
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  2. Sticky Signs

    Sticky Signs Very Active Member

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    Interesting. I've often thought about trying the same thing. I would probably try a spray lam with a lot of UV protection. I can't see why it wouldn't last outdoors, after all, it's made to go in the washing machine and the dryer. Let us know how it works.
     
  3. BROWNDOG

    BROWNDOG Member

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    i've done it on artists tents and tire covers, it holds up pretty well on the tent, the ink on the tire cover looked good after 6 months but the edges started peeling, i think the cover had to much water proofing in it,
    i use the Siser color print on my shop shirts,they go through the wash alot, some still look good after 2 years
     
  4. Mike_Koval

    Mike_Koval Active Member

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    The materials will hold up nicely outdoors. You do have to watch with some items as browndog says, alot of times there is weather proofing that can effect the adhesion.
     
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