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WTB: 3M Gerber HP 220 Eucalyptus 15" Punched vinyl ANY LENGTH

Discussion in 'Product and Supplier Referrals' started by Embosstek, Nov 20, 2019.

  1. Embosstek

    Embosstek New Member

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    I need 15" Punched Gerber HP 220 Eucalyptus for a 20+ year old customer.

    It was discontinued a couple years or so ago.

    I have bought all I can find and hoping someone has some out there??

    NO, I do not want to TRY and print a color to match!!! :)

    Thanks!
    Jim

    Embosstek
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  2. White Haus

    White Haus Formally known as RJPW..........

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    I have 7.5' of 15" punched 220 Eucalyptus Green, not sure if that does you any good?
     
  3. Embosstek

    Embosstek New Member

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    Thanks W.H. for the response. Unfortunately, it is probably not enough to really help. Sorry!

    15ft or more will probably be the minimum I will mess with. I have warned the customer that a storm is coming and that color we have used for around 20 years is going to have to change soon!! I have 30yds coming from Alaska and about 30yds on hand, but then it is probably gone. I have exhausted every Gerber distributor in all 50 states! :)

    Thanks again!
     
  4. WhiskeyDreamer

    WhiskeyDreamer Professional Snow Ninja

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    Just something to keep in mind for the future when there really is none left, you might be able to Spectratone it and get a close match. That would ensure that the color is the same every time it's printed because it wouldn't be a process color. I'd be happy to get you the closest matches if you'd like.
     
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  5. White Haus

    White Haus Formally known as RJPW..........

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    No problem, figured it probably wouldn't help much but was worth a shot!

    WhiskeyDreamer's suggestion is a good one assuming you're using an Edge.

    Just out of curiosity, why don't you want to try to print a color match? I would think this is what will have to be done once the leftovers run dry.
     
  6. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

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    i know you said no printing, BUT if you have some of the vinyl still handy you could use it to match a color & get spray bombs made & paint some similarly-colored vinyl. you can paint onto any colored vinyl, but I prefer a closely-matched vinyl color so that cut edges & chipped paint don't stand out like a sore thumb.

    ...that being said, you can still order custom colors from 3M but in large batches. If your client is hard-set on a discontinued color, then it could be worth suggesting having them purchase the vinyl for you to store and keep producing graphics per usual.
     
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