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Daniel Evans

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Post Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:49 am

How would you prepare and fit these grpahics

Morning all

How would you prepare and fit the graphics for this design?

It will be printed as I can't match the colours using coloured vinyl and I intend on using Arlon SLX.

Just wondering whether you would print it all together, contour cut it and then apply app tape and fit.
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Would you print it it all app taping just the text then apply that before fitting the blue and black bits separately?

Just trying to work out the best and quickest way of doing it. I've done a few larger vans of the same design but I always think there is a quicker and more productive way of fitting and preparing the vinyl.

So far, I've been applying the logos/text, applying the blue then applying the black.
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Post Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:57 am

Re: How would you prepare and fit these grpahics

Daniel Evans wrote:Morning all

How would you prepare and fit the graphics for this design?

It will be printed as I can't match the colours using coloured vinyl and I intend on using Arlon SLX.

Just wondering whether you would print it all together, contour cut it and then apply app tape and fit.
Or
Would you print it it all app taping just the text then apply that before fitting the blue and black bits separately?

Just trying to work out the best and quickest way of doing it. I've done a few larger vans of the same design but I always think there is a quicker and more productive way of fitting and preparing the vinyl.

So far, I've been applying the logos/text, applying the blue then applying the black.
Swoooosh on first then text as seperate layer so that you can adjust the position independently
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Post Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:34 pm

Re: How would you prepare and fit these grpahics

As Martin says, swoosh then the text.

I sometimes print drops, depending on design, so the door is one piece, the back separate, it reduces material.

SLX may be overkill, as there's no deep recesses, SLX is a doddle to fit, but I don't think you'd struggle using something like MD5A.

Perhaps use SLX for the boot lid, with the recess where the plate is.
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Post Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:50 pm

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No go with the SLX pain in the bottom this bit
[img]https://www.uksignboards.com/mobile-gallery/e90e180e79e5eff64fe1e5c97aaba9b8.jpg[/img]
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Post Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:51 pm

Re: How would you prepare and fit these grpahics

If that car has as flat panels as the VW sharan - I will print and cut this with MD5 air release.

I don't see a reason why Arlon SLX is a "no go". If the budget allows, this job will go very smooth with Arlon SLX.

(no cut line between the blue, white and black) All items on 1 printed / cut piece.
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Post Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:28 pm

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I think Robert was saying no to MD5 and stick with SLX due the bit in the photo, that I've no clue where it is on the car :lol:

Remember to give the SLX time for the adhesive to bond to the vehicle properly.
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Post Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:58 pm

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Sorry it is a go with the SLX. The photo is the panel where the window should be above the rear quarters. I’m presuming it’s a Corsa Van
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Post Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:59 pm

Re: How would you prepare and fit these grpahics

Yeah, that bit looks a bugger and I doubt MD5a will stay put in there, I think even MDX would struggle.

I'll start with the swoosh then like you say.

Thanks everyone.
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Post Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:30 am

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If you print it leave a cm of white all round.
It wont be seen, and it wont curl at the edges.

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