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  • High Tack Vinyl

    Posted by Robert E Cook on October 3, 2022 at 7:52 pm

    Hi everyone,

    Been asked to change part of a flex faced sign.

    It doesn’t warrant a whole new skin just a printed vinyl to stick to the front.

    Basically a sticker to go on a PVC face.

    Any suggestions on the best vinyl to use that will print on a Latex printer.

    Thanks


    Robert E Cook replied 2 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Robert Lambie

    Administrator
    October 3, 2022 at 11:45 pm

    The thing with flexi-face signs is that they are UV printed onto a banner-type material.
    UV INK has a micro-texture to it and the banner material is not gloss or completely smooth, and also moves continually in the wind.
    To allow for the micro-texture and movement I would definitely want something with a more aggressive tack and minimal shrinkage as possible.

    Do not get me wrong, I think the life expectancy of the sticker/job is what will ultimately decide on what you will go for. The following is just a suggestion, there are similar products under different brand names.

    I would suggest something like Arlon DPF 7200X High Tack.
    Full details and spec can be found here: http://www.Arlon.com
    Suppliers:
    https://www.williamsmith.co.uk
    https://www.spandex.com

  • Graham Scanlan

    Member
    October 4, 2022 at 5:48 am

    Hi guys

    Rob was correct recommending High Tack, but you need to consider the movement in the flex face, the Arlon product if for flat surfaces. You could consider

    https://www.mactacgraphics.eu/en/product/jt-5826-p

    Mactac JT5826 is a High Tack Vinyl for flexible pvc surfaces

  • Robert E Cook

    Member
    October 4, 2022 at 9:40 am

    Thanks for the replies – I will look at both these.

    BOB