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  • wrapping digital vinyl around a board?

    Posted by Leslie Anderson on July 20, 2022 at 6:27 am

    hi guys
    i use a few different digital print types of vinyl for my work.
    a sales rep gave me some great prices based on a monomeric digital. they said a good tip with this vinyl is to wrap the vinyl around the edges of the board which stops any shrinkage.
    i do not know enough about vinyl. is this something i should consider for the savings or am i better just sticking with what i normally use?
    what i dont understand is that i dont always cover the full sheet with a print. sometimes its cut vinyl and a logo. so how will this affect me if i cant wrap around the edge?

    sorry if this is a silly question. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

    Leslie Anderson replied 3 months, 1 week ago 7 Members · 10 Replies
  • 10 Replies
  • Paul Stenning

    Member
    July 20, 2022 at 9:50 am

    We frequently wrap the edges of boards using monomeric vinyl. It doesn’t stop the shrinkage, but the shrinkage would be visible on the back of the board not the front, where it’s unlikely to ever be seen.

    As you say, you can only do it if you’re covering the whole board.

    I like the finish it gives, with the colour or graphics bleeding round the edges like a stretched canvas. It is time consuming though and means you need to cut the board to size before applying the vinyl. I keep stock of pre cut boards at all A sizes to help with this.

  • David Hammond

    Member
    July 20, 2022 at 10:30 am

    Paul is correct, the vinyl will still shrink it just won’t be visible.

    We don’t use monomeric vinyl, simply because I don’t want to carry the stock of monomeric vinyl + laminate.

    For what we charge our digital print out at, we don’t really worry about saving a pence per linear meter.

  • Mark Johnston

    Member
    October 11, 2022 at 9:27 am

    we tried this in the past. like the others have said, it doesn’t stop it from shrinking it just hides it.
    it is a bit time consuming doing it properly so there isn’t a sag left down the edge. it is fine for one or two boards but when you have lots it is a tedious task to save a few quid. ๐Ÿค”

  • Robert Lambie

    Administrator
    October 11, 2022 at 7:06 pm

    Just my view on this, but I would not ever use monomeric vinyl on anything other than correx PVC Fluted board. And this is solely for short-term advertising boards with no lamination.

    Primarily, I am a signmaker and my objective is always to give a quality long-life product. Unless you have a specific use for this budget product, I just see it is a false economy purchase.

  • Simon Worrall

    Member
    October 12, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    The time taken to wrap the cheap vinyl round the board more than makes up for the extra price of decent vinyl.

  • Simon Worrall

    Member
    October 12, 2022 at 9:34 pm

    Im just going to use this thread to mention something about the forum that Ive noticed…

    When I want to reply to a thread, I press the big reply button, and I get a window pop up that says “reply to” and its never the person who started the thread in the first place…its always somebody (seemingly randomly) else in the thread.

    For example, this one. Leslie started it, so presumably I will be answering Leslies question. But at the top of this window it says “Reply to Paul Stenning”

    Not a big deal but…

  • Robert Lambie

    Administrator
    October 13, 2022 at 12:28 am

    Well spotted Simon, I didn’t notice that!! ๐Ÿคจ

    I think I know what it is, but I will have to look into it.
    Basically, about 3 months ago the version of the software was upgraded to V.2022, from the V.2020 version.
    The way the software providers see the person that makes the initial forum posts as more of a “Discussion Topic Creator” rather than “the person starting a discussion”. ๐Ÿค”
    This is why they also removed the “discussion subject creator’s picture from the first post. (i wasn’t pleased when it happened, most annoying)

    So, the person then kicking off the chat, is the first person to reply to the subject.
    everyone then replying is responding to the person that made the first response. confused yet? ๐Ÿค“
    but, you have the “reply directly” button to people within the thread, so the topics can break off into sidebar discussions if that makes sense?

    I am told that this is the current format “social networking websites” run in, rather than what you and I are used to, which is “discussion forums”

    It has its pros and cons, like most things I guess. Thanks for pointing that one out though! ๐Ÿ‘

    • Hugh Potter

      Member
      October 13, 2022 at 6:57 am

      I’ve noticed this quite a bit lately, thought it was just my pc being glitchy ๐Ÿคฃ

      • Robert Lambie

        Administrator
        October 13, 2022 at 10:12 am

        hugh, if it’s actual glitches just recently mate, it will probably the work that’s being done in the background. one of the web guys decided to do some major work on the site during peak traffic times creating glitch after glitch for several hours, whilst working away in the background blissfully ignorant to the whole thing. ๐Ÿคจ

  • Leslie Anderson

    Member
    October 19, 2022 at 11:09 am

    thank you so much to everyone that has replied.
    sorry for not replying sooner but i had a very busy spell there and have not had much time on my hands.
    due to your kind advice, i decided not to use monomeric. i really don’t want any problems occurring further down the line and the extra work wrapping around the edges would just add to the time i need to spend on the signs. working alone, this isn’t an option for me.

    thanks again for your help guys. ๐Ÿ‘โค