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    Default Vynyl ?

    I need some info/Pros-Cons on sticker stock.
    I was going to buy some Flexcon stuff, but they're pretty proud of the stuff they make.
    Any info would be great.


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    Even from Andy.

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    Flexcon is OK, so is Catalina, there are other manufacturers too.

    You need to be aware of adhesive (permanent or removable) and grade - most are rated as promo (cheap 1-2 year), 3-5 year,(medium) or engineer grade (for highway signs, this is ususally reflective or high performance) the price goes up as the quality does.

    Cheap vinyl will ooze glue when cut, it also shrinks and the sheets won't lay flat.

    There is matte and shiney finishes, also colours and special effects

    Clear mylars or poly are optically more clear, but must have a topcoat to accept vinyl inks

    Make sure your ink sticks before you start any run. Cheaper vinyls, cling vinyl, 3M are notorious for inks not sticking...I can tell you personal stories involving flaking ink and pissed off customers. Print it, dry it for 24 hours, take an exacto knife and slice the surface, then put a piece of tape down and rip it away....if the ink comes away, either change your ink or change the stock.
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    Andymac pretty much summed it up.

    Flexcon and Coburn are really only usefull for specialty vinyls.

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