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Martyn Heath

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Post Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:40 am

Arlon DPF 6100XLP- how is it, views and opinions?

Hi, does anyone have experience with this film?
The supplier mentioned its very low tac so it needs allday to go off

I need to wrap my van. Was hoping to use avery 1104 but im not willing to spend the money on 50m of vinyl and lam.

Another supplier has offered me arlon by the metre which sounds better for my needs.

TIA
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Post Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:04 am

Re: Arlon DPF 6100XLP- how is it

sorry mate, not sure i understand some terms...

GO OFF:-

1, adhesive to cure/bond?
2, out-gas after print?
3, none of above?

Arlon digital is an excellent film but like "ANY" brand, there are process stipulations based on the machines, inks, profiles, laminations you use.
Unless these are followed by the book, you will not get the maximum performance promoted by the manufacturer.
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Post Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:39 am

Re: Arlon DPF 6100XLP- how is it

Robert Lambie wrote:sorry mate, not sure i understand some terms...

GO OFF:-

1, adhesive to cure/bond?
2, out-gas after print?
3, none of above?

Arlon digital is an excellent film but like "ANY" brand, there are process stipulations based on the machines, inks, profiles, laminations you use.
Unless these are followed by the book, you will not get the maximum performance promoted by the manufacturer.


Thanks for the reply rob, yes sorry i was referring to the adhesive bonding to the vehicle. i will dig deeper in profiles etc.
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Post Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:02 am

Re: Arlon DPF 6100XLP- how is it, views and opinions?

If it's like their SLX, I describe the adhesive on that like self cling. Very low tack, dry adhesive. It does build up a bond over time though.

Nice film, prints well. Wish we could use more of it to be fair :thumbsup:
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Post Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:07 am

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Thanks david :thumbsup:
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Post Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:53 pm

Re: Arlon DPF 6100XLP- how is it, views and opinions?

I think the codes may be getting mixed up.
The 6100XLP, although repositionable it is no where near as low tack as their SLX. Post heating of all risk areas still a must. Arlon SLX is the mega low tack, so much so that to start with you’ll be very suspicious of the Flite adhesive. It’s low tack features lead to a much faster install, but it does take a while to get used to it. It’s vital that after install you give all edges and overlaps a good blast of heat.
All vinyl bond is accelerated with heat, pressure and time.
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Post Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:36 pm

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Thanks for the details gill
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Post Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:49 pm

Re: Arlon DPF 6100XLP- how is it, views and opinions?

Hi Martyn, thanks for thinking about Arlon DPF6100XLP, Gill's answer covers all of the bases. 6100XLP is more 'reassuringly grabby' to begin with and is used by some major fleet wrap companies. SLX with Flite technology is the low tack, slideable option and both reach 'drive away' bond in pretty much the same time.
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Post Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:29 pm

Re: Arlon DPF 6100XLP- how is it, views and opinions?

Have a look at Oracals new 3951GRA Proslide. We've used quite a lot of that over the last few months and it preforms brilliant. It's a very reasonable price too. Allow 48 hours to out gas before laminating though or it can be quite tacky. If allowed to dry properly it just slides over the surface :-)
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Post Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:51 am

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[quote="David Stevenson"]Have a look at Oracals new 3951GRA Proslide. We've used quite a lot of that over the last few months and it preforms brilliant. It's a very reasonable price too.

Who supplies that to you David?
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Post Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:17 am

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Kevin Mahoney wrote:
David Stevenson wrote:Have a look at Oracals new 3951GRA Proslide. We've used quite a lot of that over the last few months and it preforms brilliant. It's a very reasonable price too.

Who supplies that to you David?
Hi Kevin, we buy it from SD+ here in Ireland. Their based in Dublin and offer next day delivery if ordered before 5pm. Great service and very knowledgeable although you have to watch the prices and haggle on occasions :-)
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Post Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:12 am

Re: Arlon DPF 6100XLP- how is it, views and opinions?

Thanks mate, dealt with once before. They were able to offer me 3M IJ180 cheaper than any of the usual suppliers which resulted in an interesting call. Will give them a try
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Post Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:46 am

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Kevin Mahoney wrote:Thanks mate, dealt with once before. They were able to offer me 3M IJ180 cheaper than any of the usual suppliers which resulted in an interesting call. Will give them a try


Are you moving away from 1104/1105 because of cost kevin?
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Post Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:07 pm

Re: Arlon DPF 6100XLP- how is it, views and opinions?

No Martyn, not moving at all but I do like to be aware of what’s out there & trial different materials when we can. I’m never closed off to the idea of a new wrap material as the technology moves quite quickly & if somebody discovers an equivalent or better quality vinyl then I’m always interested. Incidentally, I’ve never used 1104, only the 1105 from Avery. Very good, very expensive
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Post Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:39 pm

Re: Arlon DPF 6100XLP- how is it, views and opinions?

Kevin Mahoney wrote:No Martyn, not moving at all but I do like to be aware of what’s out there & trial different materials when we can. I’m never closed off to the idea of a new wrap material as the technology moves quite quickly & if somebody discovers an equivalent or better quality vinyl then I’m always interested. Incidentally, I’ve never used 1104, only the 1105 from Avery. Very good, very expensive


Agree very good and very very expensive, thats why this arlon came into play, nearly half the price and as far as im aware not half the performance.
1104 is worth a look, its cheaper than 1105 just without EA. But still very easy to use, glides on the surface well.
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Post Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:20 pm

Re: Arlon DPF 6100XLP- how is it, views and opinions?

Martyn Heath wrote:
Agree very good and very very expensive, thats why this arlon came into play, nearly half the price and as far as im aware not half the performance.
1104 is worth a look, its cheaper than 1105 just without EA. .


My ears have just pricked up. Got around 1k for 50m bundle of the 1104.
Never used arlon films. Always thought it was more expensive. Will need to go look
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Post Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:55 pm

Re: Arlon DPF 6100XLP- how is it, views and opinions?

Orcal 3951 GRA is our bread & butter cast. We use a full roll a week & never had a problem. Arlon SLX is the best print quality & gloss laminate out there. We started using Orcal 3351 recently is very good small curves, caddy vans & car sides.
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Post Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:09 pm

Re: Arlon DPF 6100XLP- how is it, views and opinions?

David Stevenson wrote:Have a look at Oracals new 3951GRA Proslide. We've used quite a lot of that over the last few months and it preforms brilliant. It's a very reasonable price too. Allow 48 hours to out gas before laminating though or it can be quite tacky. If allowed to dry properly it just slides over the surface :-)


Hi david, where are you purchasing your 3951 from? The quotes I’ve had work out more expensive than arlon slx
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Post Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:31 pm

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Where are you buying your SLX if your getting it cheaper than 3951??
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Post Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:52 pm

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I just order slx from William Smith, Antalis worked out more expensive for 3951 ra pro slide
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Post Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:31 pm

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We buy ours from sd+ (sign & digital) in Dublin

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