Sorry for the double post wasn't sure were to stick this.. I'm an apparel printer of 8 years and I'm now adding sticker printing to my services. I have the drying the rack, vac press, ink and so forth now all need a supplier for vinyl sticker sheets. If anyone could point me in the right direction that would be rad. Any product recomendations , thickness ect. would help. These will be for bands and stuck all over the place so I'm assuming permenent adheasive backed.
its meant for ink-jet media printing, but it takes both water-based (speedball, etc), and the ol' housepaint like a champ. no washing out, no scratching off, its pretty great. its a little thicker than normal vinyl and matte finish, so its a bit different, but it sticks like any other vinyl sticker.
another option that i've heard and actually have an order for is this ink: Gloss Vinyl Ink
freezemink, be careful: you say that solvent-based fumes will drive you up the wall, but you also say that you have gloss vinyl inks on the way. the gloss vinyl stuff is solvent based and it is waaaaaaaaaaaaay crazier than a multi-purpose solvent ink, harsh stuff. i print in a warehouse, and if i run my gloss vinyl stuff friday night, the other renters compain monday morning about the smell.
it's really great for printing on black stock so long as you add 5%+ flattening powder to it.