Sign & Digital Graphics

November '12

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These striped graphics are a tricky install, especially with all the obstacles, but using the right material for the job makes this an install that will last. (Photos courtesy of The KMP Group) Oracal recommend Oraguard Series 293 laminating film. The Oraguard 293 is an ultra-flexible, 1 mil, cast overlaminate. Also according to Culverhouse, the Series 5600 is a reflective film that is easy to remove. While most reflective films are extremely challenging to remove, the Series 5600 film peels easily with a little heat, leaving behind minimal adhesive residue. Culverhouse recommends design- ing in an "opaque outline around text or other key elements in the design. Using opaque outlines helps to define these ele- ments and make them more legible when illuminated at night. Without this, text may appear washed out and less legible." He also cautions against layering black and white reflective films as black reflec- tive tends to reflect back white when illu- minated at night. Avery Dennison's MPI 6200 Premium reflective film is another product to con- sider. This film can be digitally printed with Solvent and UV-curable and Latex inks. The film has a long exterior life; up to 7 years when unprinted. Avery Dennison recommends using DOL 1000 series or DOL 1560 optically clear laminates. This premium grade film is conformable and its permanent adhesive allow for applica- tions over rivets and simple curves. Financing Equipment? Contact Panoply Finance. Funding options specifically for the wide and grand format market. 303.339.9832 Our Brands • Everything You Need for Wide and Grand Format Success Use INFO # 88 SIGN & DIGITAL GRAPHICS • November 2012 • 55

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