1. IS IT A STICKER OR A DECAL ?
WHEN PURCHASING A STICKER OR DECAL THERE AREA FEW IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW.
DECALS ARE MAINLY FOR LONG TERM SIGNAGE REQUIREMENTS.
SHORT TERM MATERIALS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE.
We Produce DECALS made from long term Australian rated UV CAST VINYL.
We use AVERY "NEW GENERATION" for the majority & Marine/Auto applications,Signage ,Graphics,Stripes,etc.
as it is trialed ,tested, & rated for exposure in Australian conditions.
The specifications are much more impressive than other cast vinyl.
Higher Resistance Ratings & more flexible .
We source the highest quality materials from leading manufacturers such as AVERY & 3M.
Stickers are designed for short term use .
They are generally printed using UV resistant INKS and WAX,s
A sticker is rated approx 2-5Yrs UV Outdoor lifetime before deteiorating and fading .
Comparitively stickers are more expensive than decals as they do not have the lifetime,thus you are not receiving quality lasting product.
When stickers are printed,they are also printed on a vinyl ,generally there is a clear type background or a white thin edged border around the sticker,newer printers are doing away with edging.
When applying stickers for marine usage it is recommended to use an edge sealer as well.
2. QUALITY OF MATERIAL
IS THE DECAL STICKER RIGHT FOR YOUR APPLICATION ?
A good quality cast vinyl is required for long lasting external signage,it needs to have an impressive UV rating & an appropriate adhesive,plus be flexible for your particular application.
Stickers & Decals have minimum & maximum application temperatures.
Stickers & Decals have different application methods.
Surfaces must be clean for successful application.
Chemical resistance is important.
New material is important.
Decals can also be edge sealed to extend there lifetime & performance.
There is an extreme range of colours and finishes available.
We can supply specialty materials such as ,holograpics,chrome,safety signage,reflective,etched glass,clear bodyguard,magnetics,ultrametallics,pearlescants,safety tread,whiteboard materials,signage substrate backing & signage application acessories.
Materials up to 12Yrs Uv such as Avery Supercast 900 Series "NEW GENERATION" available
4.MATERIAL SPECIFICATIONS & APPLICATION.
Specifications & colour can be viewed at our website reelsigns.com.au .
Once there simply follow the links.
You will also find other info such as Application Guide.
Feel free to ask us for further assistance.
THANKS FOR READING OUR GUIDE,WE HOPE IT HAS BEEN INFORMATIVE.
PLEASE RATE OUR GUIDE BEFORE YOU CONTINUE SHOPPING.
APPLICATION GUIDE CAN BE VIEWED AT reelsigns.com.au
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STICKER OR DECAL WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE ? APPLICATION
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25 May 2010
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