Sign & Digital Graphics

2016 WRAPS

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68 • WRAPS • 2 0 1 6 PRODUCTION & INSTALLATION paint compatibility test prior to taking on the project so you can research what vinyl will be best for your project. For step-by-step instructions on how to test an exterior or interior wall for media compatibility visit Surface Preparation Prior to conducting an exterior vinyl to wall compatibility test, ensure that the surface is free of loose dirt and particles—brush off all spider webs and remove aggregate or dirt from the grout lines and wall with a broom. For interior walls, clean off all the loose dirt with a wet low-lint towel and use isopropyl alcohol to wipe the wall down. Taking this step will make for a clean slate to conduct a compatibility test. Out Gassing the Printed Film Prior to Lamination If the film is printed with solvent or eco-solvent based inks, it is recom- mended to allow the film to outgas for 24 hours prior to lamination and instal- lation. Trapped solvent in the film will make the vinyl film soft thus making it more difficult to install. Trapped sol- vent will also impact the adhesive bond strength to the wall. Wrapped by Jirout Images. (Image courtesy of Spandex s.r.o.) Wrapped by Off The Wall Signs and Graphics, Las Vegas, Nevada.

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