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Window Perforated Vinyl

Discussion in 'Polls' started by BALLPARK, Dec 7, 2012.

Which Brand of Window Perf Do You Prefer To Use?

  1. Solvex

    15.6%
  2. Clear Focus

    25.4%
  3. Avery

    9.0%
  4. 3M

    12.3%
  5. Oracal

    24.6%
  6. Flexcon

    0.8%
  7. Other - Please list below

    6.6%
  8. None of the Above

    5.7%
  1. BALLPARK

    BALLPARK Member

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    I'm curious to which brand the majority of sign professional here choose to use for their window perf projects.

    Solvex: 50/50 or 70/30 (6 MIL - 54" x 100')
    I have used Solvex for many automotive truck back glass projects. The results have been very positive and most every project has lasted over 1-year. It cost about $1.10 per square foot w/o lamination.

    Clear Focus: 50/50 or 65/35 (8 MIL - 54" x 100')
    I have used this when the client does not mind spending a little bit more money on the project. The media installed much better than the solvex and lasted a few months longer in most cases. It cost about $1.40 - $1.60 per square foot w/o lamination.

    Avery 3528:
    50/50 (7 MIL - 54" x 75')
    I have never used it b/c I did not like the 75' rolls. Although it does claim to have clean removal up to one year. I have not had issues removing other perf brands on the adhesive end and don't think any brand will not leave the trace behind after a few months of the small holes. They are not visible for the most part until you clean the window, then you can see the small holes.

    3M IJ8171 (Cast): 50/50 (4 MIL - 54" x 150')
    I have never had a client willing to pay the extra money to use this media. This stuff is very expensive and I was not willing to discount my price to accommodate the clients budget on most window perf projects. It cost about $2.15 per square foot w/o lamination.

    Oracal 3675: 50/50 (5.5 MIL - 54" x 150')
    I always figured 3M would be the most expensive as they normally are in media prices. But this stuff is even more expensive. They do claim that it will last up to 3 years outdoor. I don't know of many companies that would want to run the same stale Ad for 3-Years. I have never tried this media. It cost about $2.35 per square foot w/o lamination.

    Flexcon Seethru-Sign STSWBF: 70/30 (6 MIL - 54" x 300')
    I recently tried a roll of their automotive 50/50 and their 70/30. It printed great and was the easiest to install from any window perf media that I have used in the past. The only bad thing I had to say about it was that the base color was more of an off-white cream looking color. I'm leaning right now towards stocking this as our primary brand for perf projects. It cost about $1.25 per square foot w/o lamination.

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    If you know of a great brand that is not listed, please list it below.

    Thanks for participating in the poll!!!
     
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  2. BigfishDM

    BigfishDM Merchant Member

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    My perf is great! 60/40
     
  3. Intense01

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    +1 for BigFish's perf. I use it all the time. Great stuff!
     
  4. "Deposit Please"

    "Deposit Please" Active Member

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    I used solvex for a couple yrs...it's awwright!! switched to Clear Focus because solvex didn't have the particular size I needed. I must say..clear focus feels and installs better for me...and the prints look more vibrant...Clear Focus has a longer outdoor lifespan too. I get the 50/50 pattern for auto. I haven't used any other perf besides these 2...but always willing to try others...if the feedback is positive.
     
  5. BALLPARK

    BALLPARK Member

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    Post some info on it... I would like to know more about it.
     
  6. 401Graphics

    401Graphics Very Active Member

    I have only used this a few times. I have lots left, if anybody wants to buy some at cost. ($3.96 per linier foot)
    http://www.signwarehouse.com/p-BAN-PJOWV-4840-GW.html

    Never received any complaints about it. I have used it on a door, a interior window, and some bus windows.
     

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  7. signworldusinc

    signworldusinc Merchant Member

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  8. BigfishDM

    BigfishDM Merchant Member

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    Well it's a 60/40 pattern and has all the same warranties as the clear focus brand, it's been formulated to work in the latex specifically. 54"x164' is $369 and there is cheaper perf on the market but this quality can't be beat at my price. I have an economy version that is priced like the other solutions but I don't really love the quality but if you want cheap 54"x164' is $250
     
  9. d fleming

    d fleming Very Active Member

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    I do tons of window graphics. Oracal all the way. Solvex is the worst thing you could ever do to your reputation.
     
  10. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    We use Josh's. It's great stuff.
     
  11. 4R Graphics

    4R Graphics Active Member

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    +1 for Josh
    plus he is a merchant member
     
  12. ScottyAdams

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    +1 for Big Fish Josh. Stuff worked and printed great first try. Easy to print easy to install easy to sell
     
  13. 401Graphics

    401Graphics Very Active Member

    Yes its only perf. If you print black or any dark color you can see through it (provided lights are on in the building) just as if you were looking through the other side of the perf. There is a black background in the photo, that is why you can see through it around the girls face.
     
  14. 401Graphics

    401Graphics Very Active Member

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