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    Aaron Gein's Avatar

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    Default Plastic sign material?

    Does anyone know what the material that those cheap plastic "For Sale" and "Open" signs that you can buy at hardware stores is made of? Any idea where to buy blank sheets? I'm not talking about coroplast by the way. I'm talking about that thin flexible plastic stuff....I'm not sure if its vinyl or poly or what...and I have no idea what to call it when I call a supplier so that they know what I'm talking about. Anybody have a name for the stuff?

    My boss at my day job wants to hire me to screen print some signs to hang on telephone poles and the like for his other business. Needs to be weather resistant and cheap. Coroplast seems like overkill.

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    Check out S & F Supplies
    Look under substrates > Plastic
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    You prolly want thick polystyrene or polcarbonate sheets.
    Call them though as I have their paper catalog and there seems to be a whole lot of colors to choose from that I cannot find online.
    Last edited by squeegeethree; 08-21-2012 at 09:36 AM.

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    For everybody else this is the coolest part of the site though
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    Tap Plastics

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    they are styrene. that's the cheapest. 020 is pretty thin, 030 more like what you might want. the thicker, the harder to bend. it get's brittle in the cold.

    the real glossy stuff is pvc/vinyl. A little stronger than styrene.
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    equipment www.tmiscreenprinting.com

    Todo es empezar.

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    I was starting to think it had to be styrene. Thanks for the information guys! There are a couple sign supply places locally and a Curbell Plastics division right in town. Now that I know what to ask for I should be able to hunt it down. Now....what ink to use? Nazdar 9700?

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    When I do these types of signs, I use sign vinyl that come in sheets 70cms x100 cms. Cost 1 euro per sheet. Ink sericol solvent inks.

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