Probably the cheapest cold laminator is going to be the Diage.hey there, can any one recomend a very cheap but reliable laminator for the versacamm 540 . plus if any one has anty vinyl or laminate they would recomend for vehicle wrapping i would much appreciate it
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We have/use both..thanks for replying Jon , do you use a big squeege or an expensive laminator ..
Once you do a wrap with cheap vinyl and then do one with 3M you'll see the difference right off, not saying that Avery isn't good stuff we have just never used it, we have used Solvex 2m vinyl and didn't like it's characteristics when heated to stretch in compound corners, also the adhesive is less then desirable.it sounds like u have experience in wraps .. what made you go with 3m and not avery .. is it the prive ... is 3m cheaper .. which of 3m`s vinyl`s do you use for wrapping and which laminate do you use ?
IMHO unless the customer insists, laminate is a must, while eco-solvent ink has a lot of durability, you need UV protection, and also protection from all the weather, dirt, etc that a vehicle encounters every day. The ink will fade and your customer won't be happy with your work, also without lamination the ink will scratch from just washing the wrap.....it's gotta' be laminated as far as I'm concern.do you have a default one of each or does it depend on each vehicle / job ? is laminate an absolute must or can u get away with the protection that the vinyl states it has ie - 2 years out doors etc.
#1 typically 40-50' to do your average vehicle, small cars are less, big vans are more, just depends on the coverage.and 6 important questions .. now i remember.
1) how much vinyl do use per average size car
2) what is the cost of that amount of vinyl roughly
3) is a versacamm540sp i decent printer for vehicle wraps
4)can u fit a roll of vinyl wider than 54" on a 540sp ?
5)whats the best software to design/make vehicle wraps on.
6)whats the cost of laminate per average car wrap . or/and per roll.
Thank you 2 any 1 who can help .. i love you
No problemthank you so much for answering those questions it really helped and has saved me hours looking those answers up on the web ( already bin sat here 4 )
The wife said I made a error in the pricing I told you, here's the correct price vinyl is .96 cents a sq foot and laminate is .67 cents a square foot, sorry for the misinformation she does all the ordering and is more knowledgeable on the pricing.just not sure about the size`s / price .. since im uk and not a dinasour i work in mm cm and metres ive got no idea about foot pounds yards or ten pennys . but i`ll work it out but just to clarify you use 40/50 ft of vinyl per vehicle and its 40/50 cents per foot ? so 45 x 45 ( then worked out in to GBP ) ?
would that be a rough estimate ?
I believe I gave you a link in my first post that would take you to 3M's site and the current model number of the vinyl we use, 3M has a weird way of numbering it's films and honestly I'd need to look at one of our invoices to give you the exact part number.also please be an absolute legend and tell me your prefered models or types is it .. ? of 3m vinyl you use for wrapping
Well.......I can't say it can not be done with one person if he/she had a lot of experience, it would depend on the size of the panels you were trying to apply and the graphic design, 30" panels probably could be done by one person, but 54" panels I doubt it, we try to have at the minimum 2 people, but at times use 3. There are a lot of variables, type of vehicle, type of design, size of the panels, level of experience, it goes on and on.Oh and one more thing . wot do u think about one person doing a full " car " wrap with the aid of a tool such as the wraptor ? possible ? ) or 2 man minimum ?