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  • Re-Board – Where from and any tips?

    Posted by Warren Beard on April 12, 2022 at 1:35 pm

    Hi All

    We have an enquiry to make some retail displays and think Re-Board is the best option but we have never used it before. Can you advise on suppliers and also what we should know about working with it?

    ie: can we glue ends together? Can we direct UV print on it? covering the ends etc?

    Thanks

    Warren

    Robert Lambie replied 3 weeks, 5 days ago 5 Members · 13 Replies
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  • Robert Lambie

    Administrator
    April 12, 2022 at 1:56 pm

    Hi Warren

    I don’t know of the brand “Re-Board”, I only know of this product as DufayLite.
    http://www.dufaylite.com which I think were the originals of this product as I first saw them at sign & digital UK about ten+ years ago and I remember because I was looking at their product as an eco-friendly substrate for our flatbed printer back then. So printing, yes UV will do it no problem.

    I am almost positive Esko was cutting it on one of their tables with the angled blade knife (my technical term🤨) and folding it up, like we do composite, but creating furniture and all sorts. cool product.

    • Warren Beard

      Member
      April 12, 2022 at 2:15 pm

      Awesome thanks Rob, yes perfect for our Konsberg which is why I’m keen to try this so thanks for the link, I’ll give them a shout.

      Cheers

      Warren

  • Robert Lambie

    Administrator
    April 12, 2022 at 5:48 pm

    I imagine they will have a board edge of some sort, Warren. but any I have seen at exhibitions or on shop displays have left the edge exposed as a sort of feature to show it as an eco-product or as a feature of the design/look. if that makes sense…

    You may already be aware of the Stadur board/sheet material which you can get from Vink.
    Very light and strong, printable and easy to fabricate 3D letters and shapes with due to how thick it can be bought in.

    https://youtu.be/M_cR25NEiYs

  • Robert Lambie

    Administrator
    April 12, 2022 at 6:07 pm

    It also has a roll of the material to hide and seal the edges, so you don’t see the core at all.

  • Graham Scanlan

    Member
    April 13, 2022 at 6:58 pm
  • Warren Beard

    Member
    April 14, 2022 at 5:40 pm

    Thanks guys that’s great

  • Mark Johnston

    Member
    April 19, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    clever stuff but i really think they all need edging to finish it off better?

  • Richard Wills

    Member
    April 21, 2022 at 6:02 pm

    We’re getting increased requests for enviromental friendly solutions – I can think of several clients who would definitely like to show off the unfinished edges.

    Has anyone run these through a laminator – I’m thinking flood coating with adhesive, then bonding prints (paper based, aqueous) to them?

  • Robert Lambie

    Administrator
    April 21, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    @richard-wills

    better just to mount recycled self-adhesive printed paper to the face of it?

  • Richard Wills

    Member
    April 22, 2022 at 7:24 am

    How did I miss this. Self adhesive vinyl, and polyprop, I use all the time. Never noticed self adhesive paper.

    I’m not seeing any recycled aqueous versions, but doing away with the intermediate adhesive production would cut down on the carbon impact, and should make the whole package recyclable.

    Are these types of boards smooth enough to run through a laminator? I’m assuming they are, as they are designed to go on flat bed printers…

    Thanks Robert.

  • Robert Lambie

    Administrator
    April 22, 2022 at 9:59 am

    It was some years ago when I was on their stand at S&DUK but from memory, it was a hard card smooth surface, Richard.
    I think you are correct, if you are trying to promote yourself as being eco-friendly then the exposed edges shouts that!

    • Richard Wills

      Member
      April 22, 2022 at 10:22 am

      Good to hear that – I’ll try and grab some samples.

      We try to be eco friendly, except when people want aluminium, DiBond, laminates, and vinyls…

  • Robert Lambie

    Administrator
    April 25, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Richard,
    I think when it comes to dealing with larger companies, it is good practice to offer eco-friendly options alongside any quotes you give.

    Not the same thing but…
    During covid we replaced several hundred traffic signs for a local authority division, about 700mm x 1000mm.
    A month later they came back asking for a similar project but only for about 50 signs.
    This time stating they were on a tight budget for these ones and could we offer alternative materials to lower the price?
    The answer was no, but, I said, “we can recycle your old signs, with a new vinyl and laminate face, saving them ex-amount”
    The fact they were saving money and able to recycle their old signs, they loved it!
    We really were just pressure washing and cleaning up the old signs rear aluminium channel and sign panel, re-facing them and then selling them back! everyone happy in the end! 🙂👍