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    VENT - Things that annoy you in the print industry.

    It seems like every truck lettering job these days is called a wrap. "I want to wrap my truck.", when all they really want is logos on the doors and a little something on the back.
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    3M Certification written exam ; what to expect?

    I heard from 2 people that the written part was mostly about knowing the 3M Products.
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    Vinyl Application To Coroplast

    Also, check the edge of the squeejee. If there is a nick in it there will be a line of bubbles to match.
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    Having problems printing on Oralite 5600 Reflective

    A few degrees of heat make a big difference on my printer when doing reflective.
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    First Signs

    What Gino said! :rock-n-roll:
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    what would you do? wrap in clear or print/laminate wrap tow truck

    Buy the red wrapping cast closest to the color, already laminated, and put vinyl letters on top of it.
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    Roland Metallic? If you have it, do you use it??

    Metallic Inks Has anyone successfully printed perforated window material with the metallic inks?
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    Free Stuff For Y'all

    Thank you! Very Generous!
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    Printing RED ?

    I have one customer that I have this problem with and I have ended up doing his particular decals in photoshop, using Pantone 185, maxing the saturation then lightening it 10% and printing 2 pass. The red is fabulous but you will have to really play with any other colors, making them very light...
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    Wrap shrinking or pulling back from seams

    I just went through this with a 25 yd roll. I noticed right away the glue wasn't right and was sticky on the edges and everything I did with it shrank almost a quarter of an inch in less than 48 hours. I took pictures of everything and will be contacting my 3M rep. I may still have to do the...
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    Pearl/Metallic Printing

    I told the client I wasn't even sure if it can be done, and if it could it would very likely be costly. He's still interested. I get the feeling that the result is more important than the cost, within reason. Let's try a sample! I'll get you some artwork.
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    Mounting Long Skinnny Printed Vinyl

    Tape it up where you want it. Make marks along the top edge of the transfer tape with a china marker every 6-8" and use them to keep the graphic straight.
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    Largest piece of vinyl installed?

    44"x19' horizontal.
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    Pearl/Metallic Printing

    Yes, thank you. It looks really sharp.
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    Pearl/Metallic Printing

    Thanks to 2CT Media for the responses! Does anyone have the metallic printer or can recommend someone who has one? The client would like to see a sample of metallic printed on pearl, a shadow graphic effect. The wrap will be framed in flashing green LED lighting, lol.
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    Pearl/Metallic Printing

    I'm not stuck on 3M. As long as it's fabulous! lol.
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    Pearl/Metallic Printing

    That would be great! So far I only have a couple phone conversations and a sample of some white pearl vinyl that is not 3M. As soon as I can get some colors from him I'll be in touch. Thank you!
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    Pearl/Metallic Printing

    Have you tried wrapping anything really curvy with the double laminate? I'll have to do the freightliner cab as well and it's a curvy beast, like this one.
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    Pearl/Metallic Printing

    I thought the 1080 was already laminated?
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