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Question to installers - Inkjet/rivets
Posted by: Anonymous User (65.169.114.---)
Date: September 11, 2007 08:59AM

I'm printing on an HP 10000s, using 180c w/comply and laminating with 8519 (sound familiar?) We are having complaints from clients about the rivets "poping". That is to say, not staying stuck down. We wrap for mobile tours, and these rigs have people crawling all over them, so small details that would normally be unoticed are getting close scurtiny. My installer tells me screen printed 180c doesn't do this. He also sugests liquid lam might fix the problem. The prints are awesome, the finish supurb. I hate to admit it, but the vinyl images very nicely, and installs well. I would rather not change product. I am not convinced every one printing inkjet (vu-tek, etc) is having the same problem, but I can't find a solution. Any thoughts?

Re: Question to installers - Inkjet/rivets
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Date: December 21, 2007 08:42PM


Re: Question to installers - Inkjet/rivets
Posted by: mark_graphics (
Date: April 22, 2008 08:46PM

Use 3m tape primer 94 around the rivets. The material will stay down just fine.

Re: Question to installers - Inkjet/rivets
Posted by: kolorwerx (
Date: April 25, 2008 11:03AM

primer 94 would add so much labor to the install!!
plus it will leave residue after they remove the vinyl.

the material is not the problem, it's the way the installer is finishing the rivets. use more heat and a rivet brush.

Re: Question to installers - Inkjet/rivets
Posted by: Rolando (
Date: October 22, 2008 07:24PM

Well For sure you it is on the install many installers think they know how to install but this is the results of it. vinyl popping up,installers stretching vinyl,etc. just because vinyl can do so many awesome things wail installing doesn't mean it's the right way. Vinyl has a memory so with heat from sun it will want to go back to original position, so always heat set vinyl to 220 degrees. so it resets it memory. have a certified installer do it and save your customers. check out the PDAA.COM for an certified installer near you.

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