Sign & Digital Graphics

October '14

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60 • October 2014 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S Laminate Benefits I've run across local sign shops that don't use an overlaminate on their perforated window film appli- cations, but I think this is a mistake. Big tip: Always use a good optically clear overlaminate on all your vehicle window wraps. To correspond with the ClearFocus ClassicVue material we use CurvaLam. The benefits of adding a protective overlaminate far outweigh the mini- mal cost that a laminate adds. Not only does the laminate protect the graphics against UV-damage and abrasion, but it also keeps dirt and rain from building up in the small holes, which greatly reduces a driver's visibility. Neglecting to lami- nate perforated window film defeats the purpose of using a film that provides the extra visibility for the driver. From a personal standpoint I also find it's easier to install perforated film that has been laminated. You do not have the risk of scratching the ink during instal- lation and the laminate gives the graphic extra body, preventing the areas between holes from ripping. Printing If you feel confident that during the proofing process you've been able to Contour cutting perforated film to shape allows for creativity in advertising across windows. Check out manufacturer options for the right film for use on vehicle wraps and be sure to use a corresponding optically clear laminate. WRAPS DIGITAL GRAPHICS

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