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  • How would you do this van graphic?

  • Daniel Evans

    Member
    November 6, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    Afternoon all

    I tend to struggle with a certain kind of graphic and it just so happens I have one booked in.

    Imagine a 1600mm high circle with only a 30mm stroke and no fill, pretty much the only thing holding this together is the application tape.

    On a flat panel this would be easy to fit but on a van where you need to go in and out of recesses and the recesses are not always at the same angle (for instance one side is on a straight and the other side hits the very top corner where the recess curves around).

    You can’t manually feed it in as you can’t keep the vinyl even, you can’t work it in because of the application tape.

    I’ve been applying as much as I can, I take the app tape off and work in the recessed parts and make sure I use cast, how do you do it?


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  • Luke Culpin

    Member
    November 6, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    With that logo in particular, I would start at the flat panel, then work up. Then back to the bottom section, which should be made easier as you are able to cut the graphic where it passes over the wheel arch.

  • Chris Wilson

    Member
    November 6, 2019 at 9:02 pm
    quote Luke Culpin:

    With that logo in particular, I would start at the flat panel, then work up. Then back to the bottom section, which should be made easier as you are able to cut the graphic where it passes over the wheel arch.

    Ditto.

    Also found when applying on curved panels and using a curved/circle graphic to go on a half moon shape with the squeegee.

    The other way to do it of course would be to run some knifeless tape down the recess and print it in 2 sections with a 10-20mm over lap. Bottom down first and top next. But this would only work on Renault traffic for example on flat section of recess. Takes longer but removes any stress in that recess area also.

  • Daniel Evans

    Member
    November 7, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    Thanks guys

  • David McCarroll

    Member
    November 7, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    I’ve sometimes found it can be easier to leave the centre body in a circle then weed it off the vehicle once it’s been fitted.

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