New 3M CALENDAR VINYL. has anyone tried it yet?
yeh mate ive seen and used it. just some samples though.
my first feeling on the stuff was it felt a little thick. not like blown wallpaper thick but well you know what i mean. when i feel a vinyl like this it makes me think! "how the hell would somthing like this cope with rivettes."
this was only recently & i was discussing the group with the guy from 3M.
again they wanted to supply our group but i felt, im not gonna have a company like 3M supplying our group when all they are willing to offer is there budget range.
the second point ide like to add is say to the rep how long he will gaurantee those prices. i think you will find this is an introductory offer . at least this is what i was told by there rep when i asked what garuantees could they give the group on fixed prices. 5-6 months then back up the prices go. not as high as there normal stuff i may add but higher than what they say.
my thoughts on the vinyl were also this. 3M without a doubt are the biggest vinyl manufacturer. and probably have the very best vinyls on the market. "along with the highest prices" so why when coming up with a calendar vinyl cant they even match the properties of mactac or the oracal 751. this is a calendar vinyl but a true 7 year vinyl.
a 5-7 year calendar range means the colours are upto 5 years & the balck and white are upto 7 years.
with oracal 651 and 751 they are all the life stated. ie. colours and black and white all 7 years + life.
i once had an interesting conversation with one of the guys from hexis.
if its completely true or not im not sure but he made some very valid points. anyway, what he said was lots of vinyls are simply the same make.
he said mactac vinyl comes in from the continent as vinyl only. people like mactac and hexis buy this stuff in and apply the adhesive and carrying paper with there logo on the rear. its the exact same stuff only a differnt carrying paper and adhesive. i know the adhesive plays a big part but the quality of the vinyl is the exact same. i.e the thickness and the UV stabilty proerties.
it got me thinking that maybe. only maybe! this is what has happend here. the vinyl is a moderate quality brand calendar. and has simply been brought out as a 3M vinyl.
this kind of stuff happens all the time. hienz make beans but when packaging them up they switch labels and sell them as safeway beans at a much lower cost. and so on.
well theres my rabble about your question maybe somone will kick me into touch but this is my feelings on the 3M calendar range.
hope its of help mate. 😛 😛
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