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  • Printable reflective vinyl

    Posted by Dan on November 19, 2021 at 3:09 pm

    Afternoon everyone

    I deal with reflective graphics for chevrons but that’s a s far as I go. I’ve now been allowed to put up a sign on a main road and thought I would make it reflective as it’s a perfect hight for headlights.

    The signs about 1m x 1m and I intend to flood coat it with a gradient background and my logo. I think Oracal 5400 is printable (I might need someone to confirm that?) but how does it work with a full coverage print?

    Is 5400 a good vinyl to print on? What would you use?


    Dan replied 2 years, 7 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • RobertLambie

    November 19, 2021 at 4:21 pm

    I print on oracal 5400 a lot, using an HP Latex.
    It’s a great vinyl to print to as far as latex goes.
    We also use the grade above it, which does the same job but has a ghost emblem on the face to show that it conforms to certain standards, but that’s irrelevant in this case. I am just mentioning it so you don’t get that one as it costs a fair bit more.

    we don’t treat it any different to printing digital. just print and laminate as normal.

    however, it is 49inches wide, I think. so you will need to account for that when laminating.
    obviously, your ink is transparent so the print will illuminate along with the background colour.

  • Hugh Potter

    November 19, 2021 at 4:47 pm

    Oracal Oralite 5400, as Rob says, I print on lots of this.

    Be cautious with laminates, I don’t know why but, regular mono laminate, that is used on hundreds of generic signs a year, with no complaint, just doesn’t like printed reflective, always use a decent poly or cast laminate.

    Oralite 5600 is no better. I think it’s meant to be more removable but, that’s BS!!

  • Dan

    November 19, 2021 at 8:48 pm

    Thanks guys

    I’ll go with the 5400 then.

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