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  • where can I source different thickness grades of Vinyl?

     Aaron Powell updated 11 years, 4 months ago 9 Members · 18 Posts
  • Aaron Powell

    Member
    June 6, 2009 at 10:08 am

    Does anybody know where i can get different grades thickness of vinyl from i’m after something thick non tacky and i can cut (something like card but in vinyl)

  • Robert Lambie

    Member
    June 6, 2009 at 10:37 am

    not heard of any vinyl that thick mate, think the thickest Ive heard of is sand blast vinyl or a cheap paint mask vinyl. trouble with them is they only come in a few colours and i think thats depending on which supplier you buy from. i.e. white, black, or one we used to buy was like mucky rain water. :lol1:

  • Peter Normington

    Member
    June 6, 2009 at 10:41 am

    1mm plastic? or even foamex/pvc?

    Peter

  • Aaron Powell

    Member
    June 6, 2009 at 10:41 am

    I have been asked to cut some stencils out for a airbrush tattoo company i have look at other airbrush companys but one said that 10mm thick (now i know thats to thick)

  • Peter Normington

    Member
    June 6, 2009 at 10:48 am

    Ah now I see,
    spandex do a clear plastic, I thinks its acetate that is used in the edge for switch panels etc.
    The polotter does not actualy cut through but scores it so it snaps easy.

    ask for a sample it may do what you want

    Peter

  • Aaron Powell

    Member
    June 6, 2009 at 11:00 am

    The sample that i have got…


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  • Tim Painter

    Member
    June 6, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    Aaron what is the product called?

    Thanks

    Tim.

  • Jason Davies

    Member
    June 6, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    We have a roll of the plastic from spandex, very expensive, you can use a leatherette product for this type of work I think.

  • Chris Wool

    Member
    June 6, 2009 at 2:46 pm
    quote Aaron Powell:

    I have been asked to cut some stencils out for a airbrush tattoo company i have look at other airbrush companys but one said that 10mm thick (now i know thats to thick)

    i bet that was a usa site and i would think they mean 10 thou .25 mm very confusing when you read some of there specs

    chris

  • Aaron Powell

    Member
    June 6, 2009 at 4:00 pm
    quote Tim Painter:

    Aaron what is the product called?

    Thanks

    Tim.

    Not a Clue

  • Aaron Powell

    Member
    June 6, 2009 at 4:02 pm
    quote Jason Davies:

    We have a roll of the plastic from spandex, very expensive, you can use a leatherette product for this type of work I think.

    Its not a supple as leather it need to be stiffer.. between plastic and vinyl..

  • Kevin Flowers

    Member
    June 6, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    Aaron
    i think what you want is mylar, i have laser cut it to make tattooo stencils for someone who airbrushed them (temporary tattoos) etc. However i cut it by Laser but i believe you can cut it with a cutter as well. got mine from Handover & Sons

    Kev

  • Aaron Powell

    Member
    June 6, 2009 at 6:28 pm
    quote Kevin Flowers:

    Aaron
    i think what you want is mylar, i have laser cut it to make tattooo stencils for someone who airbrushed them (temporary tattoos) etc. However i cut it by Laser but i believe you can cut it with a cutter as well. got mine from Handover & Sons

    Kev

    Great is it the same as the pictures above?

  • Martin Pearson

    Member
    June 6, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Aaron, try giving Edward Mathias a ring. The guy knows pretty much all there is to know about cutting different materials on a plotter.

  • Robert Lambie

    Member
    June 6, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    looks a bit like the "thinner of the two" sign magnetic panel on a roll you can buy.
    you could call anchor magnets or bisbell magnets… think its about £5 a metre x 24inch wide.

    as kev says, i would have thought laser cut would be best. i have cut stencils from my magnetic roll using our cnc router but no use for small intricate stuff like that as the movement motion of the router shifts the panel from the vacuum bed.

  • Aaron Powell

    Member
    June 6, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Thankyou for all your advise i knew it was good to join uksb 😀

    I will give them a ring too Martin Thanks

    Cheers Rob …

  • Chris Windebank

    Member
    June 8, 2009 at 7:13 am

    there are thicker vinyls out there.
    http://www.ctn-uk.com/
    these guys do a really thick vinyl called stratedar
    this vinyl is used for wall coverings and the edge can even be sanded down

    also try b brown in hemel, thay have vinyl wall coverings

  • Aaron Powell

    Member
    June 8, 2009 at 4:24 pm
    quote Kevin Flowers:

    Aaron
    i think what you want is mylar, i have laser cut it to make tattooo stencils for someone who airbrushed them (temporary tattoos) etc. However i cut it by Laser but i believe you can cut it with a cutter as well. got mine from Handover & Sons

    Kev

    Great got some coming Thanks

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