Mounting Long Skinnny Printed Vinyl

rjssigns

Active Member
Treat it as multiple segments instead of one long piece. Get it taped in place then make smaller center hinged segments.
 

Stanton

New Member
Wondering if anyone has tips on mounting long skinny vinyl to a substrate? How do you keep the vinyl from skewing?


Gonna assume it's a 1/2" stripe at least 8 feet long.

If it was letters, well, obviously.

Now, the long skinny...

Anchor extra at one end, pull gently and drop-set the other end in place.

If it isn't right, snap it back up immediately and lay it down again.
You get about three tries before the strip is toast.

If you like it, WALK AWAY for five minutes.
Do the other stripes.
Let static and gravity make it happen.

Time will make it 'tack' there.
Then rub it down with a felt block.

Trim off the excess at the ends with an Xacto.

Squeegee too soon and you get waves.

Overlap to form a border. Cut 45º's and pull off the extra.



Or, lay down a 2" wide stripe and cut down to size.
 

TammieH

Member
If you mean like long stripes, I will use wider transfer tape, lay transfer tape on edge of stripe, say like a .125" or .25" wide stripe ...use 2 or 3" wide transfer tape. I know its a bit wasteful, but for me, it works.
 

Josh Klassen

New Member
interesting!

Gonna assume it's a 1/2" stripe at least 8 feet long.

If it was letters, well, obviously.

Now, the long skinny...

Anchor extra at one end, pull gently and drop-set the other end in place.

If it isn't right, snap it back up immediately and lay it down again.
You get about three tries before the strip is toast.

If you like it, WALK AWAY for five minutes.
Do the other stripes.
Let static and gravity make it happen.

Time will make it 'tack' there.
Then rub it down with a felt block.

Trim off the excess at the ends with an Xacto.

Squeegee too soon and you get waves.

Overlap to form a border. Cut 45º's and pull off the extra.



Or, lay down a 2" wide stripe and cut down to size.

this sounds like an interesting method. i would love to see a video tutorial of it!
 

deegrafix

New Member
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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