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  • What do you pay for sheet materials

    Posted by David Arch on August 23, 2004 at 7:35 pm

    I am curious as to wether I get a good deal on sheet materials. A couple of prices I pay are as follows

    5mm coloured foam £27 (8′ x4′)
    3mm dibond £60 (8′ x 4′)

    I have also been offered a cheap aluminium dibond type board, it is much thicker about 5mm at a guess and is only £39 for an 8′ x 4′ sheet. Has anyone tried this, I think its called Alupanel. Is it any good??

    Archie

    David Arch replied 19 years, 9 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • John Singh

    Member
    August 23, 2004 at 8:23 pm

    Alu-Panel:

    Can’t say I have – but sounds a good price especially as it 5mm
    Why not get a sheet and try it out

    Then you can tell us

    (Unless of course someone here has already tried the stuff)

    By the way are you including VAT in your prices?

  • Robert Lambie

    Member
    August 23, 2004 at 8:47 pm

    dibond has come down allot in price since the introduction of alucolour & rynabond.

    if i am right i got samples from europoint this morning with new prices based on this (i think it was anyway) am i right in saying it only comes in a handful of shades, silver and brushed alluminium, cream, white and 1 or 2 that wont be stocked?

    again, i may have wrong material but sounds the same one. 🙄

  • David Arch

    Member
    August 24, 2004 at 4:06 pm

    I have included VAT in all prices and rounded to the nearest pound.

    The Alupanel comes in about 8 colours plus white. The only problem is you need to order 10 sheets at a time. I might get some and try it to see if it is any good. I think it comes from Perspex Distribution, the trade wide format printer down the road from me pointed me towards it.

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