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  • what tape do you use, low/high/thick/thin/paper or clear?

    Posted by Andrew Blackett on September 10, 2002 at 2:09 pm

    we have all different widths of both paper and clear, BUT I only really use the 50mm paper, 300mm clear and the 610mm clear.

    These cater for most of the stuff we do

    ANDY

    Martin Pearson replied 19 years, 11 months ago 6 Members · 6 Replies
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  • eddie cotter

    Member
    September 10, 2002 at 2:12 pm

    hi gray,how are you keeping, as i am not to long at the adhesive lettering
    i am only using medium tack, i havent tried the clear stuff yet, but i am going to get some soon, is i am dying to try it out, at the moment i am struggeling to see the registration marks on two colour work
    eddie 🙂

  • Lorraine Buchan

    Member
    September 10, 2002 at 8:42 pm

    I use europoints app tape – i have no idea if its low medium or high tack but it does the job for me.

    I did get some of there clear stuff but haven’t yet used it so i can’t really comment.

  • Andrew Blackett

    Member
    September 10, 2002 at 8:52 pm

    the clear app tape from oracal (europoint) is fantastic lorraine, even copes with wet application. Some “cheaper” ones tend to seperate from the glue if wet

    ANDY

  • Phill Fenton

    Member
    September 10, 2002 at 10:31 pm

    urmm – push/pull and wet/dry I can associate with – but what’s all this clear/paper stuff your all talking about (?)

  • Donnie

    Member
    September 11, 2002 at 2:38 am

    Well, After being on here for a while, I’m trying to do some more work with more detail and color, so I ordered some R-tape Conform clear.
    I tried useing it for the first time over the weekend. I was doing some giant main text on a sign blank, three colors.
    Even though the tape was crystal clear, to get it alligned perfect I had to do it wet, sorry Robert, and guess what?
    All the glue delaminated and stuck to my vinyl’s adhesive. So I had to start all over. Even took a peice and tried putting some plain water on it, same thing happened.
    So today I’m back to using med. tack paper type.

  • Martin Pearson

    Member
    September 11, 2002 at 9:50 pm

    We use europoint medium tack in a range of widths, I can’t afford to stock low tack for large graphics, high tack for small graphics etc, so we just use medium tack for everything. We use clear quite a lot as most of the graphics we do are multy colour, it makes registration so easy its worth a few pence more.
    I don’t know about over there Gray but in the UK 3m tapes tend to be really expensive and I certainly couldn’t justify the price difference.