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Post Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:49 pm

Which Vinyl do you recommend

ok which vinyl do people think is best.

Avery 700
Procal 7000
Mactac 8300

Looking at best option for price and durabiltiy.
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Post Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:04 pm

Matt dont know much about the avery or mactac but i have used the procal its quoted as being a 5-7 yr but from experience the yellows loose colour very fast
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Post Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:09 pm

Is Oracal an option?
I use Oracal, Calon II, and 3M.
I have never had a failure with these and all are nice to work with.
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Post Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:10 pm

Matthew it depends what use you need it for, different vinyls for different jobs.


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Post Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:11 pm

Basically i just want a good all round vinyl, for vans, signs (inernal and external) and a good 5-7 year life. O and got a good selection of colours.
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Post Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:15 pm

I have had very good luck with Oracal, I use it every day.
The red and yellow on 651 can fade after about 4 years, so that's not really too bad. I use the 751 for vehicles and higher-end signs.
I just do cut vinyl not prints.
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Post Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:16 pm

sounds like you need oracle 651 for your flat panel work & 751 for the rest
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Post Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:19 pm

oracle 751 mac 9800 are my preferred but I am sure there are many more equal to the job.

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Post Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:53 pm

oracal 571 or mactac 9800 are both excellent products at the higher end of the scale.

3M 50 series is a good all rounder in the 5-7 mark - and currently my vinyl of choice for most stuff.

Ritrama 400 'O' range is also OK, I used it for many years and not any failures or comebacks - but the 3M is a lot more aggressive and also cuts & weeds very well.

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Post Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:39 am

Well Matthew, with a question like that you're going to get as many recommendations as there are vinyls.

For what it's worth, our weapon of choice is Avery 700 series.
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Post Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:14 am

oracle 751 for everything here
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Post Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:22 am

Another Oracal fan here. Use the 551 predominently with a bit of 751c thrown in.

Never had a single issue with either.

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Post Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:25 am

JAC Serisign here for everything (no printing)
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Post Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:47 am

vinyl

Mactac 9800 for gloss cut vinyl
Mactac 8900 for Matt vinyl

Metamark MD series for print
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Post Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:56 am

I'm with John C

we've been using Avery 700 for about 16 years without one failure (we don't do vans though)
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Post Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:05 am

We use Mactac 9800 and Oracal 751c on all our vehicle and signage work.

I only use the 8900 on exhibition / conference type jobs and the odd stickers for mates.

Both excellent to work with been using 9800 for donkeys years never really had a problem with it until one van recently where it has started to crack on a panel on a customers van, i have to redo this bit next week, that was on the matt black.

The 751c Oracal is great to work with very easy to weed and thin so easy to work with.

Ive only ever really used the matts and chromes in the Avery so dont really know to much about them.
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Post Thu Jun 25, 2009 1:15 pm

Glenn Sharp wrote:(we don't do vans though)

We do. Hundreds of 'em. :D
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Post Thu Jun 25, 2009 2:08 pm

Haven't found a bad film yet, as long as its the right film for the right application, at the right price.
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Post Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:22 pm

Avery 1900 with DOL lam for printed wraps
Avery 600/700 series for flat and some short term solid colour wraps
MD3 for printed flat work

We've tried every material at this stage and every combination and find these the best although I believe that you don't lam that much in the UK as we do here?

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