Gig Posters

Posters: 156034 | Bands: 135785 | Designers: 11529                 
   
       RSS Feeds

Username:   Password: 
Register      

Social Networking Activity                 



 Bands  Designers  New Arrivals  Top Lists  Forums  Buy Posters  Submit  Merch Store  Advertise  Widgets  Help

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 30
  1. #1

    Default Sticker Printing

    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.

    Thanks in advance!

    www.endlessinkprinting.com

  2. #2
    Premium Member
    wearefriends's Avatar


    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    95
    Comments
    8

    Default

    good luck man... it's a long road ahead.

  3. #3
    loco's Avatar

    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Fresno, Ca
    Posts
    12,873
    Comments
    67

    Default

    I would say start here. Check it out to see if they have a list of distributors

    FLEXcon - WINDOWdeco

    -loco

  4. #4
    loco's Avatar

    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Fresno, Ca
    Posts
    12,873
    Comments
    67

    Default

    Under the search on the Flexcon website I typed in "Vinyl Sheets" and all this popped up

    Website Search

    -loco

  5. #5

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Oakland, CA
    Posts
    10
    Comments
    0

    Default

    what type of ink are you using?

    there are a few types of vinyl that you can get that will take water-based ink perfectly. here is a link to one:
    3988 Self-Adhesive WF 280 - 36" x 65ft - Matte - Sign Supplies and Equipment

    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

    apparently it'll apply/adhere to regular sign vinyl (which i happen to have 3 or 4 dozen rolls of). i will know more when it arrives. if it works, though, it'll make your media MUCH cheaper. for example: ORACAL 651 Intermediate Cal Vinyl 15" x 10 Yard Roll (Punched)

    you can see that the vinyl itself, with this option, is much cheaper than the ink-jet vinyl option. tons of color options as well.

    other than that the best way to do it is to get into solvent based inks, which look and hold up great, but the fumes alone would drive me up the wall.

  7. #7
    paul204's Avatar

    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Montréal
    Posts
    243
    Comments
    0

    Default

    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.

    order a respirator.

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Oakland, CA
    Posts
    10
    Comments
    0

    Default

    oh damn. i didn't realize that it was solvent based. well shit, there goes that idea. my girlfriend will put a stop to that as soon as i open the container.

    i should probably call them back and rip them a new asshole, as the reason i ordered it is because they recommended that because i didn't want to get into all the crazy solvent ink issues.

  9. #9
    paul204's Avatar

    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Montréal
    Posts
    243
    Comments
    0

    Default

    that's brutal. the ink has a very strong, kinda rubbery smell. maybe like a crazy asthma puffer?

    it should have tipped you off that it needs its own cleaner, not water clean-up, but still, they shouldn't have told you to buy it. if only there was a waterbased ink for pvc and vinyl.

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Oakland, CA
    Posts
    10
    Comments
    0

    Default

    well i didn't ask outright, which is my fault. i assumed it was more like plastisol which uses more than just water for cleanup. we'll see what happens when it shows up.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •