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  • Cutting vehicle wrap vinyl with a plotter

    Posted by Suzie Davison on January 31, 2022 at 8:06 am

    Hi, I have a client that wants a metallic coloured vinyl not available in normal vehicle vinyls. Has anyone cut text graphics with a plotter in vinyl wrap (possibly avery supreme wrap)? If so is it ok to cuta and also to apply with transporter paper and no water?

    Kind regards

    Suzie

    Suzie Davison replied 3 months, 1 week ago 6 Members · 9 Replies
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  • Martyn Heath

    Member
    January 31, 2022 at 8:14 am

    Hi, yes it cuts on the plotter just fine but can weed a little more difficult on smaller stuff. Application tape is fine to use and yes never use water with wrap films

    • Suzie Davison

      Member
      January 31, 2022 at 8:51 am

      Thanks Martyn! That’s great to knowx

  • Gordon Smithard

    Member
    January 31, 2022 at 1:32 pm

    You might need to do a test cut on a small bit first as it’s thinner material and may need the downforce of the blade changing.

  • Hugh Potter

    Member
    January 31, 2022 at 3:19 pm

    I’ve done it loads, but nothing too small lettering wise.

    Don’t try making lettering from the brushed steel films, not unless they’re big. N Ight Mare!

  • Robert Lambie

    Administrator
    February 1, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    It’s fine to cut wrapping vinyl, with the limits being what has already been said above.

    Below is a van I did using oracal cast metallic grey and Avery Supreme Chrome Red wrap to cut some of the graphics and text.

    • Suzie Davison

      Member
      February 7, 2022 at 10:25 am

      Hi, was it easy to apply? I imagine you didn’t use water? Is it much easier to remove the bubbles? I did a wrap course years ago and remembered using heat, can I apply it without heat? And just with ordinary transporter plastic?

      Sorry for so many questions!

      Suzie

  • Leslie Anderson

    Member
    February 2, 2022 at 10:43 am

    sorry to jump onto this topic. 😬

    I really like the chrome red vinyl on the van. what sort of price does that cost?

    • Hugh Potter

      Member
      February 3, 2022 at 12:25 pm

      Sit down and have a hot sweet cup of tea at the ready…..

      Last time I bought the blue avery chrome (4-5yrs ago) a couple of mtrs was around £105 a mtr. it may or may not be more or less now, but that was mega!

      Hexis superchrome is around £70 a mtr. Be wary of cutting the satin superchrome though, we park wrapped a van and used large lettering in the satin superchrome, constant delamination of corners over a year, to the point where we asked the customer if we could simple replace the superchrome, we had to re-do the part wrap too, it the chrome pulled it from the van!

      Nice film other than that!

  • Suzie Davison

    Member
    February 7, 2022 at 10:15 am

    Thanks all that’s really helpful!

    😀