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Hey hey, another material question.
I'm about to start doing a myriad of things with adhesive vinyls as we get back into the busy season.
Here is a list of what I'm doing:
Floor graphic (~1000 ppl/week foot trafic )
And here are my questions:
What do you guys like/dislike for said applications?
I'd like to get away from having to laminate anything, are there materials that magic my ink so it doesn't rub off with a violent clash of feet / car wash.
Like always, many thanks for the information. (Also I've been seeing a lot of awesomeness on here about seramark, personal stories/information is always welcome)
Floor graphics - my current favorite is Permovable. I have some pictures I will have to post but it is a floor graphic material that can hold up outside for months on end with lots of traffic. I have some in front of our store (sidewalk, outside, not covered, not laminated) for the last 6 months and it looks awesome. Do your research though and make sure it is what you are looking for.
As for wall graphics, favorite so far is Seramark. Looks great, lasts long. My back up material is the Imprintables 6 mil wall graphic material (I forget the name of it but good stuff for alternative applications - we use it on coroplast and remove it to apply new graphics; we also use it as stencils for anyone painting graphics).
Bumper stickers, printed, we use Oracal with air release (no idea the #) (Fellers) and the duracal from Imprintables. We always laminate though.
I hope this gives you a start....
We use Seramark for wallgraphics. The only problem I have with the material is that it's a little thin, so if you're applying it to a heavily textured wall, some of texture may show through.
For decals and bumper stickers, we use Oracal 3165RA. I believe this is the vinyl Jen talks about in her post. We let the customer decide whether they want to pay extra for lamination. Sometimes decals and bumper stickers are only be used for a short period of time, in which case it wouldn't make sense to pay to have it laminated.