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  • Flexi Face signs. looking for advice.

    Posted by Jeff on September 19, 2022 at 5:54 pm

    I was shopping with my good lady on Saturday and i was in a retail park with big flexi face signs similar to the ones i have attached.
    my question. why do they not fade like a normal banner does? after all, these are just tensioned banners. are they printed different, does anybody know?
    i do not give more than 6-12 months life for my banners but these flexi face signs are up for years.

    Robert Lambie replied 3 days, 4 hours ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Chris Wilson

    Member
    September 19, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    They get a clear UV protecting coat over the top. That’s all I know. We order them in, nothing to scale of that and it is mentioned in the quote.

    We don’t oversell them though. Tell the customers it’s what we would class as a short lifespan compared to a powdered coated tray with cast vinyl.

  • Robert Lambie

    Administrator
    September 24, 2022 at 5:09 pm

    I think Chris is correct Jeff, it will be liquid laminated/coated to protect against UV damage.
    I do not know if the printers for this type of thing have a last pass with a UV protection liquid or if they are run through the likes of a liquid laminator/coater, but I imagine it will be one or the other.

    I tried to get hold of a Liquid laminator a few years back for a project I was taking on, but they are like Hens Teeth and are hard to come by or in bad condition.

    I think the old Spandex Gerber Edge thermal printers had a ribbon that allowed you to do a last pass over the print for added protection too.