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  • Need Source for prismatic vinyl please?

    Posted by Adder on December 13, 2002 at 10:55 am

    I’ve just had an enquiry from a customer regarding quoting for work on some race cars. They would like some of the lettering done in prismatic type vinyl. Any suggestions as to who has the best range of this type of vinyl would be greatly appreciated.

    Would like to take this opportunity to say how much this site and all it’s members, have helped in providing inspiration and assistance. Many thanks.


    Adder replied 21 years, 2 months ago 7 Members · 10 Replies
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  • Henry Barker

    December 13, 2002 at 11:07 am

    Prismatic vinyl is not type……its a technique with 2 layers or more of contrasting colours.

    Check out the post on chiselled fonts and then the links I and others have given to sources of these fonts etc,

    Any more questions feel free to ask or mail me,

    All the best

  • Tim Shaw

    December 13, 2002 at 3:27 pm

    Spandex do a range of prismatics £6.26 is the 1-4 m price.
    Only in 380mm width.

    Hexis also do a decent selection, so do Autac/Fineline.

  • Robert Lambie Robert Lambie

    December 13, 2002 at 4:04 pm

    well i have bought lots of fancy vinyls in my time… the most recent was colour foils from coburn in the states… now that company does one hell of alot of fancy vinyls, polyester films, foils… call them what you like.. the prices where also very low. not sure if that was because the amount i bought though…

    e-mail them and ask for the number of there uk office. ithe uk one is not a stockist but can get the stuff fairly quickly from some place in europe. again another coburn outlet.

    hope this helps… i think! 😕 😀

  • Henry Barker

    December 13, 2002 at 4:24 pm

    I sent you a mail Keith, thanks for the picture, we know that type of vinyl here as “holographic”, maybe you call is prismatic in the UK?? (?) 🙂

  • Fat Bob

    December 13, 2002 at 8:37 pm

    Hi Guys…. May be this will help

    Coburn Europe Gmbh
    Schaferstrasse 5
    D-99837 Berka/Werra

    Thier English agent use to be Carolyn Hall

    018540 8567 /0181 404 2271

    and she used to keep a limited stock here


  • Martin Pearson

    December 13, 2002 at 11:52 pm

    I know it as holographic to Henry so it probably has more than one name, its only suppose to be suitable for internal use but I had a customer wanted it on his car, told him it wouldnt last but he didnt care. 18 months latter it looks as good as the day we fitted it. So much for it not lasting. Metamark also sell the stuff but if I remember rightly theirs is quite expensive.

  • Lee Attewell

    December 14, 2002 at 12:02 am

    I’ve used a bit of this outside, and I just covered the job with anti graffiti vinyl which has a great UV inhibitor. Job still looks good.

  • Adder

    December 14, 2002 at 5:25 pm

    Many thanks for all the info chaps, greatly appreciated! 😀



  • Fat Bob

    December 14, 2002 at 7:06 pm

    Just another Quickie
    if you get your hands on the American stuff with Kodak on the Backing sheet
    Its probably 10 year kit.


  • Adder

    December 15, 2002 at 11:10 am

    Thanks Bob, I’ll look out for it.


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