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WrapCut Vinyl Cutting Tape - Show & Tell

Discussion in 'Vendor Shout Out' started by Border, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. Border

    Border Very Active Member

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    Hey Everyone,
    In another thread, I said I would post up a review and some photos of an upcoming project using the WrapCut brand vinyl cutting knifless tape.

    Just finished this Chevy Sonic using Wrapcut and 3M 1080 Gloss Black air egress vinyl and it worked great!

    Customer wanted the design to follow some of the body lines perfectly (particularly around the wheel wells) so this was a great option as opposed to trying to design and plot it out and match everything up. Also used almost the full 60 inch width and I don't have a cutter that big and did not want to tile it anywhere.

    Worked off of a rough sketch over a photo to lay out the tape, then cover it all in the 1080 film and pulled the tape up carefully but quickly to make sure it cuts smoothly.

    For anyone considering trying the WrapCut brand of knifless tape, have no fears, it works great.

    Thanks for a great product & price!

    :toasting:
     

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  2. CanuckSigns

    CanuckSigns Very Active Member

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    :rock-n-roll::thumb:
     
  3. Border

    Border Very Active Member

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    -added another photo of it with the tape laid down before applying the vinyl over it.
     
  4. Coloradosigns

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    Sweet.

    The fact that you're able to make the shapes that precise with the wrap cut is impressive in itself.
     
  5. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    :thumb:
     
  6. aaronJREgraphics

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    that's great work
     
  7. Hog Wild graphics

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    The most impressive thing is how good you laid down wrapcut.

    The product does work great I just have not mastered laying it down straight or with that kind of detail.
     
  8. Border

    Border Very Active Member

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    Thanks, that probably comes from my previous life as a collision repair & custom painting guy.
     

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  9. john1

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    Wow, Looking good!

    I couldn't get it to make a super crisp clean cut on the 3M 1080 carbon fiber normal cast cut vinyl.
     
  10. Border

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    John, you have to pull it up quickly and with confidence, and don't stop or slow down once you start pulling. Also, the angle you pull at makes a difference. Do some more practice cuts!
     
  11. Coloradosigns

    Coloradosigns Major Contributor

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    Have you seen this product from geek wraps? It's so sexy for the knifeless tape

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4wdK6ABTYc&feature=youtu.be
     
  12. Border

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    I used a magnet from Harbor Freight, just the perfect size. Once you cover it with one layer of duct tape, it just wedges right into the middle of the roll and stays put!
     

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  13. cha88

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    haha i have about 30 of those harbor freight magnets! awsome hand laid design kudos!
     
  14. WrapCut

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    Great Job!

    What an excellent use of WrapCut® Fine Filament Edge Cutting Tape! That design turned out fantastic!

    You are exactly right! In order to ensure the smoothest cut possible, it is best to keep going once you have begun pulling the cutting filament through the vinyl.

    One thing I do want to mention is that WrapCut is a completely different product than Knifeless and made by a completely different company. There are many differentiating features between the two products, but the one that probably assisted you most in this project is that with WrapCut the cutting filament is ALWAYS on the edge of the tape, rather than somewhere in the middle. This allows you to know EXACTLY where the vinyl is going to be cut and allows you to follow any template or design with precision.
     
  15. Border

    Border Very Active Member

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    Can't believe nobody noticed or mentioned that I misspelled "knifeless" in the Before-n-After photo... forgot the middle e!

    I caught that a couple hours later but it was too late to edit the post or replace the photo.

    And sorry for any confusion caused (if any) by mentioning the word knifeless. Figured I made the product name very clear by calling it "Wrapcut brand" and showing a photo of a roll of Wrapcut.

    :doh:
     
  16. TDFcustomSL

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    In the printed photo you have some sharp points where two lines meet but on the finished product they are rounded, I have played around with wrapcut a couple times and had a hard time getting it to stick if I made too sharp of a curve with it, any tips or pointers? Great Work btw!!
     
  17. mudmedia

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    That is awesome! I am sure you had to use multiple pieces of the tape to get it to make the sharp points?

    Very nicely done
     
  18. WB

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    How do you guys use the tape for handle?

    Lay the tape, tuck the vinyl then plan your cut in towards the gap of the handle and pull the tape?
     
  19. OlsonSigns601

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    Looks like Mike Tyson's econo car. Cool work but I feel you would have to have a matching face tattoo to get the full effect while driving it.
     
  20. thesignexpert

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    Very nice work and a excellent demonstration of tape control!

    :rock-n-roll:
     
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