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  • Another label question – Sorry

    Posted by Dan on September 23, 2020 at 8:49 am

    Morning everyone

    I need a white matt material to print labels, the client was to write dates on them hence the matt finish.

    Any suggestions on media?

    I’ve been offered Oracal 3164 and Poli Print 805 which is considerably cheaper but i’ve not used either.

    The labels are for internal use only.

    Colin Crabb replied 1 year, 10 months ago 6 Members · 13 Replies
  • 13 Replies
  • Jamie Wood

    Member
    September 23, 2020 at 8:53 am

    Slight preference towards Orajet, but we use both of these, and either would be OK for cheap labels.

    • Dan

      Member
      September 23, 2020 at 8:57 am

      Why is that Jamie?

      I know the Orajet is thicker but other than that I can’t see any difference and I hate buying on price but it’s £50 a roll cheaper for a 1600 x 50m roll

      • David Hammond

        Member
        September 23, 2020 at 9:17 am

        Oracal/Orajet are a massive manufacturer. I’ve heard of Polytape, never used them. We use a fair bit of 3164 for cheap stickers/labels.

        If you’re being offered Polytape £50 cheaper than orajet, I’d be going back to whoever quoted you on 3164 and ask them to sharpen their pencil Wink

        • Dan

          Member
          September 23, 2020 at 9:20 am

          Thanks David

          I’ll do just that and go with the 3164

      • Jamie Wood

        Member
        September 23, 2020 at 10:00 am

        I just prefer the feel of Orajet, although there’s not a lot in it. We pay around the same price for either. As David says, you may want to negotiate your Orajet price. Mind me asking what you pay?

        • Dan

          Member
          September 23, 2020 at 10:04 am

          Been quoted £86 for Poli-Print and £141 for 3164

          • Jamie Wood

            Member
            September 23, 2020 at 10:20 am

            You definitely need to negotiate on the Orajet. I pay about £40 – £45 less than that on the 1600 roll.

            • Chris Wilson

              Member
              September 23, 2020 at 7:11 pm

              Ditto.

              We use europoint for it.

  • Robert Lambie

    Administrator
    September 23, 2020 at 9:25 am

    Oracal
    Arlon
    Drytac
    Image Perfect

    • Dan

      Member
      September 23, 2020 at 9:32 am

      In that order?

  • Colin Crabb

    Member
    September 23, 2020 at 12:34 pm

    Metamark MDP matt version, 100microns so easier for customer to peel and stick, also available as a High Tack version.

    We go through this heavily for fire stickers etc

    • Dan

      Member
      September 23, 2020 at 3:37 pm

      I did get a price for that but it was too much for what I wanted to pay.

      • Colin Crabb

        Member
        September 24, 2020 at 8:03 am

        Frowning2

        Hope we’re not paying to much then!