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Hi, I am interested in making these signs and I was wondering if you could share with me where you buy your coloplast signs? I looked at signmart and ordway, but didn't see any?

Also, I was wondering, what kind of vinyl you buy to put on them and where you buy it?

Is there anything else that goes into making these signs besides the sign and vinyl, like a clear coat or something like that, or are these the only supplies that are needed?

Thank you so very much. :)
 

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Call Ordway. They stock them. I used to buy them all the time.
Intermediate vinyl will be fine.

Coroplast tip: If you are using wire sign holders that stick in the ground,
(like real estate or political signs), make sure the flutes on the coroplast are going the right direction.
If you don't know what a flute is, ask Ordway, they will help you.
If you order them wrong, the wire sign holders won't work.
Good Luck
 

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Is there anything else that goes into making these signs besides the sign and vinyl, like a clear coat or something like that, or are these the only supplies that are needed?
Hi Kelly, you also need masking tape.
I have a Signwharehouse catalog, seems they might have what you need too. Never ordered from them thou.
What are you up to? :)
 

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Hi Kelly, you also need masking tape.
I have a Signwharehouse catalog, seems they might have what you need too. Never ordered from them thou.
What are you up to? :)
Learning! :D I think I have too many irons in the fire! :eek:

But I gotta get started. :)

Thanks so much for helping me, Marcelo and Elijah. :)
 

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I have found www.Fellers.com to be economical and very customer oriented. They realize their success depends on you doing well. They have always answered my questions and took time to make sure that, I had a good understanding of the information. .... JB
 

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I have found www.Fellers.com to be economical and very customer oriented. They realize their success depends on you doing well. They have always answered my questions and took time to make sure that, I had a good understanding of the information. .... JB

Hi JB, is that supplier for the signs as well as the vinyl? What vinyl do you use on your signs? Thanks. :)


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I get my corplastic blanks from Beacon, they have alot in colors. I use FDC-4200 vinyl. I also use the speed-press to put my lettering on.
And thank you, Scott for a great post and saying which particular vinyl you like. I appreciate that. :)

I will look up the speed-press, too.
 

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Call Ordway. They stock them. I used to buy them all the time.
Intermediate vinyl will be fine.
Elijah, I'm sorry, I don't know what intermediate vinyl means. :eek:



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Coroplast tip: If you are using wire sign holders that stick in the ground,
(like real estate or political signs), make sure the flutes on the coroplast are going the right direction.
If you don't know what a flute is, ask Ordway, they will help you.
If you order them wrong, the wire sign holders won't work.
Good Luck
Thank you for the tip, I will ask them about the fluting.
 

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Elijah, I'm sorry, I don't know what intermediate vinyl means. :eek:
Intermediate is a type of sign vinyl, a step below of cast vinyl which is of higher quality.
Many people use cast vinyl for outdoors, while others prefer intermediate.
Some manufacturers of cats vinyl say their cast vinyl last up to ten years outdoors. I can't argue on that since I as new as you on this :D:D.
 

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Wow, thank you, Marcelo. Also, sounds like I better get over to some vinyl supply sites to read the products and pick up the lingo, then research those terms. I did that with inkjet ht, and when I wanted to know what it took for dye sub, I looked at the supply shops. Vinyls a little harder since different vinyl go with different things, like sign and tee shirt vinyl. It's harder to seperate what does with which application. Anything dye sub was for dye sub, same thing for inkjet HT. Thanks so much for the post and big time enlightenment. I appreciate it! :)
 

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Hey Kelly

I use Fellers too. 18"X24"or 24"X18" are $1.66 each or $.94 each sheet for a case of 100. Between you and I if you are doing a 100 or more its cheaper to sub them out to silk screen. It's usually the same price for vinyl, transfer tape, boards, wire stands, and labor. Save your self the headache. You can find great sales on these silk screened online.
 

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KELLY,i use fellers also. they are very helpfull. i use oracel 651 viny. be carefull that the flutes are running the right way for your application.
you can get all supplies from fellers, (WHICH MAKES LIFE EASIER):)

regards earl
 

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If you folks are in the North East. Try Harbor sales. They usually beat Beacons price, and the product is at my shop the next day. They have trucks on routes or ship UPS.

I've been using them for years with only great results.

I have never paid shipping even if I order just a cutter blade.

Harbor Sales
 
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