(Topic ID: 99479)

Print Cabinet decals


By fly

6 years ago



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  • Latest reply 5 years ago by wiredoug
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    #1 6 years ago

    Hi

    What film would you recommend to print cabinet decals ??

    Thanks

    #2 6 years ago

    Depends on how much you are willing to spend. What many people don't realise when they shop around for decals trying to find the best price is that the medium can vary widely.
    By far the best to use is CAST film.. it wont shrink and it sticks down like a dream.. you shouldn't get any peeling away of edges with CAST.
    Next down the line is Polymeric.. not as good as CAST but still a good performer
    Last is Monomeric... often shrinks over time.
    So if printing your own, then I suggest using a CAST if you can.. will get great results.
    If printing for a commercial venture then most if not all suppliers will be using monomeric.. why?? Because people always buy cheaper.

    No matter what you use, once printed, you MUST have it laminated.. can be Gloss, Satin or Matte.. it will protect from UV and scratches. It also make the finished product that bit thicker which means its easier to apply and tends not to stretch... many commercial decals are NOT laminated and believe it or not.. often they are not the cheapest!

    #3 6 years ago
    Quoted from Retropin:

    No matter what you use, once printed, you MUST have it laminated.. can be Gloss, Satin or Matte.. it will protect from UV and scratches

    Retropin, I could have really used this info a few weeks ago.
    Is there anything that can be done to the decals to protect them if they are already installed on the cabinet?

    #4 6 years ago
    Quoted from chipleader:

    Retropin, I could have really used this info a few weeks ago.
    Is there anything that can be done to the decals to protect them if they are already installed on the cabinet?

    Quoted from Retropin:

    Depends on how much you are willing to spend. What many people don't realise when they shop around for decals trying to find the best price is that the medium can vary widely.
    By far the best to use is CAST film.. it wont shrink and it sticks down like a dream.. you shouldn't get any peeling away of edges with CAST.
    Next down the line is Polymeric.. not as good as CAST but still a good performer
    Last is Monomeric... often shrinks over time.
    So if printing your own, then I suggest using a CAST if you can.. will get great results.
    If printing for a commercial venture then most if not all suppliers will be using monomeric.. why?? Because people always buy cheaper.
    No matter what you use, once printed, you MUST have it laminated.. can be Gloss, Satin or Matte.. it will protect from UV and scratches. It also make the finished product that bit thicker which means its easier to apply and tends not to stretch... many commercial decals are NOT laminated and believe it or not.. often they are not the cheapest!

    Thanks,
    I made an alternative decals to LOTR, I printed on foil Orajet monomeric ( Liquid laminate) and one colleague said that the poor quality of the film :/
    And I want to have it done to perfection

    3 months later
    #5 5 years ago

    The only problem with this thread is none of it applies to Next Gen

    No need to Laminate, It has a Permanent Adhesive

    #6 5 years ago

    next generation print, what is this method ??

    #7 5 years ago

    id like to know too? the technical gore not the buzzwords please..?

    can you tell the class what the story of 'nextgen' is wayne? now you mined the thread you gotta school us on the details

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