Cast Vs Calendered Vinyl
This article will explain the differences between cast and calendared films as well as give examples of where each type of film would be used.
Lamination & Vinyls
New advances in laminate materials and adhesives are designed to keep up with ever-changing printer and ink technologies. Following are some important criteria to consider when choosing a laminate, plus finishing tips to ensure a successful project.
Monomeric Vs Polymeric
Because technology continually evolves, don't allow your first impressions to be lasting ones. Unfortunately, I haven't always heeded my own advice. Regarding calendared vinyls, some prejudices have prevented me from embracing this film technology's advances.
Applying vinyls to aircraft
Have you ever seen those massive logos on the tails of airplanes, or the lettering along the side, or how about the other décor on smaller jets? Yes, sometimes it's painted on. But oftentimes it's vinyl.
How to choose banner
Banner is made of PVC material and reticulate translucidus fibre. It has the following characters: good flexility; equality translucidus; easy to cut, ship and install outdoor; and so on. It's quite suits for the color printing. For the request of the outdoor printing, banner can attains watertightness, anti- mildewed, inflaming retarding, anti- cold and heat, anti-ultraviolet etc. effect. Banner has a stronger ability to anti- typhoon, so it's very suits to create the large outdoor signboard. At present in chinese market, there are about 95% of large color printing choose banner to be the material.
Machine media relationship
All printers have a specific operating range of temperature and humidity. Both are important to achieving good print quality ambient temperature: The recommended temperature range is 68 - 89°F. If run within this range, the printer works well, the media works well, and all is right with the world.
Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance
Whether you're wrapping or installing vinyl graphics on a new police cruiser, proper surface preparation is a key to customer satisfaction. Any substrate must be clean and dry before applying vinyl graphics. With vehicles, there are unique surface preparation factors that must be taken into account. Some of these factors are dirt, waxes, paint, and polycarbonates.
Vinyl Application Trouble Shooting
Contaminants on the application surface may be from:
Mold release agents
Installation of cables, engines ect.
Protective coatings for shipment
Dirt or fiberglass dust
Detergent residue from wet method application (using too much detergent)