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Wayne Maxwell

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Post Tue May 15, 2018 6:21 pm

Protecting Aluminium Signage

Hi all.
Just be asked to do a 10ft x 5ft aluminium mural to be installed at street level. Normally just vunyl laminated and wrapped around. The person has ask can we protect the face of the panel with perspex or similar to stop it being scraped etc.

I was thinking of maybe a sheet of 10x5 lexan just placed on top and fixed to the wall. But then i though about moisture and rain getting in between the panel and the lexan.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Kevin Mahoney

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Post Tue May 15, 2018 7:34 pm

Re: Protecting Aluminium Signage

Maybe reverse print on clear laminated white & fit to polycarbonate?
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George Neagu

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Post Wed May 16, 2018 7:17 am

Re: Protecting Aluminium Signage

All I can think of is:

1. Print on white vinyl, mount on aluminium, apply optically clear mounting film on top and put a 1-2mm perspex on top. This method didn’t work for us. Dust, mounting film wrinkles etc.

2. So we did it the other way round.
Print the image reversed on clear vinyl. Mount white vinyl on top. At this point you have a print backed up with white. Mount it on perspex. Now add ordinary mounting film over and bond the aluminium sheet. More hassle but less risk.

If you can print white, you can skip a step but think if the ink won’t be too thick and if the ink won’t come off the media after you bond the rigid sheets.

Lastly, tell customer perspex is not damage-proof.
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Wayne Maxwell

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Post Wed May 16, 2018 8:56 am

Re: Protecting Aluminium Signage

Cheers for the help guys much appreciated :-)

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