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  • wrapping digital vinyl around a board?

    Posted by Leslie Anderson on July 20, 2022 at 6:27 am

    hi guys
    i use a few different digital print types of vinyl for my work.
    a sales rep gave me some great prices based on a monomeric digital. they said a good tip with this vinyl is to wrap the vinyl around the edges of the board which stops any shrinkage.
    i do not know enough about vinyl. is this something i should consider for the savings or am i better just sticking with what i normally use?
    what i dont understand is that i dont always cover the full sheet with a print. sometimes its cut vinyl and a logo. so how will this affect me if i cant wrap around the edge?

    sorry if this is a silly question. 😬

    David Hammond replied 2 weeks, 5 days ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Paul Stenning

    Member
    July 20, 2022 at 9:50 am

    We frequently wrap the edges of boards using monomeric vinyl. It doesn’t stop the shrinkage, but the shrinkage would be visible on the back of the board not the front, where it’s unlikely to ever be seen.

    As you say, you can only do it if you’re covering the whole board.

    I like the finish it gives, with the colour or graphics bleeding round the edges like a stretched canvas. It is time consuming though and means you need to cut the board to size before applying the vinyl. I keep stock of pre cut boards at all A sizes to help with this.

  • David Hammond

    Member
    July 20, 2022 at 10:30 am

    Paul is correct, the vinyl will still shrink it just won’t be visible.

    We don’t use monomeric vinyl, simply because I don’t want to carry the stock of monomeric vinyl + laminate.

    For what we charge our digital print out at, we don’t really worry about saving a pence per linear meter.