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  • Cutting vehicle wrap vinyl with a plotter

    Posted by Suzie Davison on January 31, 2022 at 8:06 am

    Hi, I have a client that wants a metallic coloured vinyl not available in normal vehicle vinyls. Has anyone cut text graphics with a plotter in vinyl wrap (possibly avery supreme wrap)? If so is it ok to cuta and also to apply with transporter paper and no water?

    Kind regards


    Suzie Davison replied 2 years, 3 months ago 6 Members · 9 Replies
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  • Martyn Heath

    January 31, 2022 at 8:14 am

    Hi, yes it cuts on the plotter just fine but can weed a little more difficult on smaller stuff. Application tape is fine to use and yes never use water with wrap films

    • Suzie Davison

      January 31, 2022 at 8:51 am

      Thanks Martyn! That’s great to knowx

  • Gordon Smithard

    January 31, 2022 at 1:32 pm

    You might need to do a test cut on a small bit first as it’s thinner material and may need the downforce of the blade changing.

  • Hugh Potter

    January 31, 2022 at 3:19 pm

    I’ve done it loads, but nothing too small lettering wise.

    Don’t try making lettering from the brushed steel films, not unless they’re big. N Ight Mare!

  • RobertLambie

    February 1, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    It’s fine to cut wrapping vinyl, with the limits being what has already been said above.

    Below is a van I did using oracal cast metallic grey and Avery Supreme Chrome Red wrap to cut some of the graphics and text.

    • Suzie Davison

      February 7, 2022 at 10:25 am

      Hi, was it easy to apply? I imagine you didn’t use water? Is it much easier to remove the bubbles? I did a wrap course years ago and remembered using heat, can I apply it without heat? And just with ordinary transporter plastic?

      Sorry for so many questions!


  • Leslie Anderson

    February 2, 2022 at 10:43 am

    sorry to jump onto this topic. 😬

    I really like the chrome red vinyl on the van. what sort of price does that cost?

    • Hugh Potter

      February 3, 2022 at 12:25 pm

      Sit down and have a hot sweet cup of tea at the ready…..

      Last time I bought the blue avery chrome (4-5yrs ago) a couple of mtrs was around £105 a mtr. it may or may not be more or less now, but that was mega!

      Hexis superchrome is around £70 a mtr. Be wary of cutting the satin superchrome though, we park wrapped a van and used large lettering in the satin superchrome, constant delamination of corners over a year, to the point where we asked the customer if we could simple replace the superchrome, we had to re-do the part wrap too, it the chrome pulled it from the van!

      Nice film other than that!

  • Suzie Davison

    February 7, 2022 at 10:15 am

    Thanks all that’s really helpful!


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