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NOVEMBER 2012




Global Dealer Summit Presentations



Permanent vs Removable Vinyl


by David King


For years before the digital age, most vinyls were made with a permanent adhesive on them so they NEVER CAME OFF! With the introduction of digital vinyl back 20 years ago, it was determined that the ink would not last the term of the vinyl so why make it permanent? Today very few digital vinyls have a permanent adhesive on them. So when do you want this, why, and what are the best applications?

Most of the time I found that the permanent vinyl is either used for backlit signs, billboards (old paper boards) and dirt bikes. This is not to say you cannnot use it for many more applications, but keep in mind the word Permanent means that you will leave behind the glue or take the surface off trying to remove that piece of vinyl. Here are some of the jobs I use a permanent vinyl on - barricade wraps in malls, dirt bike graphics, long term backlit graphics, coin and bank ATM machines, Street signs, and signs in areas where vandalism is a problem.

When I am doing jobs like dirt bikes, and ATM machines, I know that the graphics will take a lot of abuse, so I want to make sure I clean the surface very well, apply in the right conditions, and make sure I do not touch the adhesive on the vinyl with my fingers, as this will hinder the success of your graphics. Other ways to make graphics more permanent is to wrap the vinyl around the back side then adhere the graphic panel to the wall. This way little fingers will be able to pick away at the graphics.

Both Cast and Calendared vinyl comes in removable and permanent adhesive. You MUST ASK for the permanent as many distributors do not stock this type of vinyl.

If you are my distributor I want you to stock just two types for me, a cast, calendar opaque. But have available, within 3 days, a clear and translucent permanent for when I need to do these types of jobs.

Thank you in advance for hearing my concerns and helping me!

Thank you for helping me make money!

Good luck, be smart with your money, and I will see you on the show floor! DC

Dave King is "Commander of Results" at MarketKing, the master of printing and graphics that offers the Print Shop Make-over. This program is designed to teach business owners how to be successful with large format digital graphics. For more information, go to: www.TheMarketKing.com
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