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  • Nu-Coat digital vinyl, views and opinions please?

    Posted by pete baker on July 5, 2022 at 2:53 pm

    Hi

    Has anyone had issues with Nu-Coat digital vinyl?

    Thanks Pete

    Joe Killeen Killeen replied 1 month ago 4 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Robert Lambie

    Administrator
    July 5, 2022 at 11:06 pm

    I have never tried Nu-Coat, so I cannot comment regarding its quality etc.
    I am sure All Print Supplies sell it, not sure of others though.

    https://www.nu-coat.com

    Bizarrely, they are 11 minutes from KPMF vinyl manufacturing in Wales and formed in 2018 which I think was around when Orafol acquired KPMF. I wonder if it is former KPMF staff that formed the new company after Orafol moved in. I am completely guessing, though!

  • Graham Scanlan

    Member
    July 6, 2022 at 5:09 am

    Nu coat is a small coating company owned by Allprint- you would be suprised of how many of these coating companies exist in the uk, some manufacture for our industry and others are more specialised products,

  • Joe Killeen Killeen

    Member
    July 6, 2022 at 9:35 am

    I have used the mono and poly, it prints nice and has a solvent adhesive and lays down good.

    The poly lam is a hybrid which is thicker and printable. Not 100% sure I would buy another roll.

  • Joe Killeen Killeen

    Member
    July 8, 2022 at 3:22 pm

    Funny this came up, from a job done 4-5 weeks ago with the polymeric i seen it parked in the village and the prints are curling and just lifting off I called into the shop and they told me about a week after install they noticed it starting to lift, in all my years I have never seen vinyl to preform so poor, all flat panels, out gassed for over 3 days before lamination, cleaned with IPA, new van, so unless new vehicles are coming with some kind of ceramic coating and the vinyl is not the fault I would be afraid to use it again.

    Was so shocked I just pulled all the prints off and forgot to take photos.