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Post Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:36 am

Non curvy alternative to Metamark M2000 application tape

Hello folks.
I've been using Metamark M2000 application tape for over 10 years.
I use this tape for wet and dry application.
Works well in all situations for me apart from the curving edges.
As soon as I cut the edge curves.
This creates potential problems for clients who gets their vinyl sent by post and for me when on site vinyls to touch each other and stick together.
Please share your preferred non curvy application tape make and model.
Thanks.

P.S. So far I have tried ASLAN and although it stay flat - does not pick up the cut letter and I couldn't work with it.
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Post Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:43 pm

Re: Non curvy alternative to Metamark M2000 application tape

Bump and also another question:
Are you comfortable with 1200mm wide application tape?
I’ve always used 610mm wide
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Post Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:57 pm

Re: Non curvy alternative to Metamark M2000 application tape

Conform application high tac, medium also available.

We buy full logs or get a full log cut down to certain sizes. To suit different sizes of graphics
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Post Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:01 am

Re: Non curvy alternative to Metamark M2000 application tape

We use perfectear from Pyramid display. Same as Denise, sold as 1220 logs and slit to any size. Doesn't seem to curl.

We typically use either 1220 or 610. 1220 either applied through the laminator or use an empty tube to apply it on the bench. There's a thread on here with a few techniques on how to apply.
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Post Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:37 am

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Thanks, I look forward to trying 1200 wide application tape.
When I use 2 x 610mm on a big piece of vinyl, when installing I get a line with air in the middle even by using the felt squeegee.
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Post Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:29 pm

Re: Non curvy alternative to Metamark M2000 application tape

I was using Metamark and R tape app tape till i started using Orafal yesterday. So far so good, easy to use, no stringing, no curling (left over night). I ordered clear and paper in 610mm, 1220 was out of stock but will order when available. I've always used 610mm but can't stand the bubble you get between the joints which is not an issue when using airelease.

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Post Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:24 pm

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Thanks for your input Saun,

What number/ code is the one you use?
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Post Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:45 pm

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MT95 (clear) MT72 (paper) ordered it from MDP, it comes in medium tack.

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Post Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:55 pm

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Seun Aderibigbe wrote:MT95 (clear) MT72 (paper) ordered it from MDP, it comes in medium tack.

Seun


Thanks Seun!
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Post Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:00 pm

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The oracal clear tape is our choice. Threw rolls of another clear tape in the bin, the static was terrible, just didn't get on with it.
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Post Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:18 pm

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I use M200 all the time, I love the non aggressive adhesive. To stop the edges curling up I simply leave strips up each side to hold the tape down, ie cut with a weed border.
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Post Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:19 pm

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Gordon Smithard wrote:I use M200 all the time, I love the non aggressive adhesive. To stop the edges curling up I simply leave strips up each side to hold the tape down, ie cut with a weed border.


Gordon, that is a great idea. Never thought of that! Thanks. Maybe not the best solution as a vinyl saver but will work in most situations.

I also love the non aggressive adhesive. Gives you a chance to move vinyl around.
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Post Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:57 am

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David Hammond wrote:The oracal clear tape is our choice. Threw rolls of another clear tape in the bin, the static was terrible, just didn't get on with it.


Can anyone confirm someone that does the full range of Oracal as I just find firms sell bits of it and id like to look into using this more in the future, really like Oracal products just need to find the right supplier.

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Post Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:43 pm

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Post Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:49 pm

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I use PerfectTear Maintape its the best app tape out there GXP 575 Pyramid Display or I think Amari plastics do it as well
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Post Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:03 pm

Re: Non curvy alternative to Metamark M2000 application tape

Just a little feedback regarding application tape.
Shortly after I started this thread I switched to R.Tape - Conform 4075RLA.
At the beginning I was not very happy simply because I was changing from a non aggressive Metamark M2000 but after a while and few mess ups :wink: , I now use 1200mm, high tack Conform 4075RLA and I'm happy with the change.
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Post Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:59 pm

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Pane Talev wrote:Just a little feedback regarding application tape.
Shortly after I started this thread I switched to R.Tape - Conform 4075RLA.
At the beginning I was not very happy simply because I was changing from a non aggressive Metamark M2000 but after a while and few mess ups :wink: , I now use 1200mm, high tack Conform 4075RLA and I'm happy with the change.


We’ve used r conform for around 5 years now, prefer the 4050rla medium tack to the high tack though, give that a try when you order your next roll.
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Post Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:47 am

Re: Non curvy alternative to Metamark M2000 application tape

Hi Kevin, will 4050RLA “miss” a letter when removing the liner?
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Post Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:30 pm

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Pane Talev wrote:Hi Kevin, will 4050RLA “miss” a letter when removing the liner?


Hi Pane, rarely from time to time... but I just prefer it in general as its easier to cover and fitting whilst removing is also easier

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