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  • Help sourcing this sign trim, please?

    Posted by Leslie Anderson on October 5, 2023 at 11:37 am

    hi gang, i am looking for some advice yet again.
    my customer wants promotional banners and signs dotted around the town.
    the banners are not a problem. but they want those lightweight fluted plastic boards.
    the sample they gave me was 3mm but it feels very flimsy. i think that double the thickness
    would be best but the price goes up and up. is 3mm fine for this kind of sign?

    thanks in advance


    Leslie Anderson replied 4 months, 1 week ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Hugh Potter

    October 5, 2023 at 1:31 pm

    I think I buy from amari, 50 or 100 sheets at a time in 815 x 610 pre-cut correx. 4mm is my ‘go to’ and will be fine, depending how they mount it. If they’re going pn chainlink etc. you can punch banner eyelets through 😉

  • Colin Crabb

    October 5, 2023 at 4:23 pm

    3.5 or 4mm is fine.

    When talking with client, we try to make sure flutes run the correct way to prevent ‘folding’.

    Unlaminated, as ‘cheap’ short term.

    If volume run, we gang up direct to 8x4ft sheets, and then trim down to save production time.

  • Leslie Anderson

    December 5, 2023 at 12:08 pm

    thanks hugh and colin. i went with 4mm with no lamination and the customer was happy.

    hugh, is that the only size the boards come in? they are too big for the type i do but it would be good if they had A4 and A0 or similar all cut to size. it is horrible stuff to cut.

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