ADHESIVE

Our wide selection of adhesive films is described below.

Standard Adhesive Vinyl

(Formerly APV)

VAV in action! This product is exactly the same media as the former APV - All Purpose Vinyl - but we now print it on our new Vutek LX3 Pro printer utilizing highly durable UV Curable inks so lamination is not required for scratch resistance or outdoor durability.

SAV Standard Adhesive Vinyl is durable outdoors for up to three years without lamination which is the new default for this product. However, if you choose, you can change this option to select lamination for an alternate finish and an increase in outdoor durability to about five years.

Standard Adhesive Vinyl is a very versatile removable (with heat) adhesive vinyl utilizing "Comply" air release channels for fast and easy, bubble-free graphic installations. Can be used for a variety of applications to permanent surfaces including floors, windows and flat vehicle graphics.

Standard Finishing:

  • Printed using UV Curable Ink
  • Standard No Lamination
  • No trimming (left on roll)

Limitations:

  • Maximum print size without tiling is 50"x300"
  • Maximum size for Cut to Shape is 50"x 96"
  • Has very good abrasion resistance without lamination



Perforated Vinyl

VAV in action! Premium removable-with-heat 50/50 perforation pattern adhesive used for vehicle and retail window graphics that require maximum visibility through the graphic.

Standard Finishing:

  • Printed using Latex Ink
  • Optically Clear Laminate
  • No trimming (left on roll)

Limitations:

  • Maximum print size without tiling is 50"x300"
  • Cut to Shape is NOT available
  • Has poor abrasion resistance without lamination
  • Laminate should always be used to keep dirt out of the perforation so that visibility through the graphic is maintained



Vehicle Vinyl

VAV in action! Premium removable (with heat) adhesive vinyl utilizing "Comply" air release channels for fast and easy, bubble-free graphic installations. Used for application to permanent curved and non-flat surfaces including vehicles, trailers and watercraft.

Standard Finishing:

  • Printed using Latex Ink
  • Premium Gloss Laminate
  • No trimming (left on roll)

Limitations:

  • Maximum print size without tiling is 50"x300"
  • Maximum size for Cut to Shape is 50"x 96"
  • Has poor abrasion resistance. Laminate must be used for vehicle applications
  • Sand Laminate is available for selection for projects where "low glare" is required but it should not be used on vehicles where a high degree of conformability is required



Optically Clear Adhesive Vinyl

OCV Premium Optically Clear removable (with heat) adhesive used for shop windows, back-light applications on acrylic and other creative design ideas using clear substrates with layered printing and white inks.

Standard Finishing:

  • No Laminate
  • No trimming (left on roll)
  • No layers (Standard Image Printing)

Limitations:

  • Maximum print size without tiling is 50"x300"
  • Maximum size for Cut to Shape is 50"x 96"









Removable Vinyl

RAV Standard Changeable (without heat) adhesive vinyl for short-term king and queen board promotional graphics on transit vehicles or box trucks and point-of-purchase displays.

Standard Finishing:

  • No lamination
  • No trimming (left on roll)

Limitations:

  • Maximum print size without tiling is 50"x300"
  • Maximum size for Cut to Shape is 50"x 96"
  • The outdoor durability can be limited to under 12 months depending on the type of surface and conditions the graphic will be exposed to



Standard Reflective Vinyl (44")

SRV Standard Reflective non-removable enclosed lens adhesive vinyl intended for production of non-critical traffic signs.

Standard Finishing:

  • No Lamination
  • No trimming (left on roll)

Limitations:

  • Maximum print size without tiling is 44"x300"
  • Maximum size for Cut to Shape is 44"x 96"
  • Although Standard Lustre Laminate is selectable as an option, it may in some cases interfere with reflectivity so Premium Gloss Laminate is recommended



Translucent Changeable Vinyl

TCV Calendared Translucent Changeable (without heat) adhesive vinyl for promotional graphics such as signs, trade show, point-of-purchase displays and windows where back lighting and translucency is needed.

Standard Finishing:

  • No lamination
  • No trimming (left on roll)
  • Double Strike Backlit (2 image layers selected by default)

Limitations:

  • Maximum print size without tiling is 50"x300"
  • Maximum size for Cut to Shape is 50"x 96"
  • Outdoor durability can be limited to under 12 months depending on the type of surface and conditions the graphic will be exposed to




Translucent Permanent Vinyl

TPV Premium Cast Translucent Permanent adhesive vinyl for outdoor durable translucent graphics. Applied to many substrates such as acrylics, flexible faced signs and awning material where back lighting and translucency is needed.

Standard Finishing:

  • Premium Gloss Laminate
  • No trimming (left on roll)
  • Double Strike Backlit (2 image layers selected by default)

Limitations:

  • Maximum print size without tiling is 50"x300"
  • Maximum size for Cut to Shape is 50"x 96"
  • Day & Night Back Lighting (3 ink Layers) is not selectable as this level of ink coverage is too thick for flexible face signage



Custom Adhesive Materials

This is used to submit orders printed for products that we do not stock. Please contact us for a quotation before proceeding.



ADHESIVE FINISHING OPTIONS

No Trimming (Leave On Roll)

Standard finishing option. Unless otherwise requested, all adhesive products are supplied  on the roll, untrimmed.



Hand Cut to PDF Dimensions

Hand cut to the dimensions of the supplied PDF file.



Kiss Cut to Shape

 


Kiss Cut through the adhesive layer while leaving the backing layer intact.


Notes:


Supply artwork with at least 1/8 inch (0.125") of bleed (oversized) for best results.

Media will be provided on a roll and the excess material IS NOT removed (weeded).

Please call for a quote if you would like us to do the weeding for you.




Through Cut to Shape

CNC Cut completely through the adhesive and backing layer. Traditionally, individual peel and stick decals are cut like this.
Note: If the cutting shape is too complex for CNC Through-Cutting then we will Kiss-Cut the decals, weed the excess material then Hand-Cut the decals into squares individually.

Notes:

  • Supply artwork with at least 1/8 inch (0.125") of bleed (oversized) for best results.
  • The system will also automatically add a cut-line at the PDF border in your file so if you would like this feature to be turned off, please make this request in your upload notes



No Lamination

Product will not be protected with any laminates.

Limitations:

Any Product printed with Latex Ink should be Laminated (see Product Descriptions)



Standard Lustre Laminate

Calendered Laminate with a Luster Finish that falls somewhere between Gloss and Matte.

Notes:

Use only on flat or simple curve surfaces.



Premium Gloss Laminate

Cast Laminate with a High Gloss Finish that features a very high degree of outdoor durability.

Notes:

  • Conformable. Can be applied to complex curves



Sand Matte Laminate

 


Cast Laminate with a fine "pebble" like Finish that is perfect for situations where "low glare" or high scratch resistance is required.





Anti-Graffiti Laminate

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Polyester Gloss Laminate designed to protect indoor and outdoor graphics against permanent damage from chemicals, solvents or graffiti paints.

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Dry Erase Laminate

Polypropylene Gloss Laminate with a write-on / wipe-off finish designed specially for use with dry erase Presentations markers.

Notes:

  • Flat Surfaces Only. Maximum width is 50"



Floor Graphic Laminate

Calendered Vinyl Laminate with a "rough" Finish that is certified for use as a slip and scuff resistant film for indoor floor graphics applications.

Notes:

KISS CUT TO SHAPE AND THROUGH CUT TO SHAPE ARE NOT AVAILBLE AT THIS TIME

  • Used with APV product only



Side Walk Laminate

Calendered Vinyl Laminate with a "rough" Finish that is certified for use as a slip and scuff resistant film for outdoor floor graphics applications.

Notes:

  • Maximum width is 47"
  • Used with SWV product only.



Textured Surface Laminate

Extremely thin Cast Vinyl Laminate use in conjunction with Textured Surface Adhesive Vinyl.

Notes:

  • Used with TSV Adhesive product only.



Optically Clear Laminate

Cast Vinyl Laminate with a High Gloss Finish that features a very high degree of clarity.

Notes:

  • Used with OCV product only



Single Layer Image

AI-X Standard printing method. Single artwork / image layer printed on the first surface of the material.



Single Layer Image - Reversed

AI-IR Same as "Standard Image Only" but an artwork / image layer is printed in reverse for second surface application. Used on clear materials when it is desirable for the print surface to be protected from the elements.

Notes:

  • Supply normal "right reading" artwork. Our processes will reverse the image when required



Double Strike Backlit

AI-DS Ideal for backlit applications. Two artwork / image layers are printed on top of each other. The increased print density prevents the artwork / image from washing out when backlit.

Limitations:

  • Image will appear dark when not backlit.



Double Strike Backlit - Reversed

AI-DSR Same as "Double Strike Backlit" except both artwork / image layers are printed in reverse for second surface application. Used on clear materials when it is desirable for the print surface to be protected from the elements.

Notes:

  • Supply normal "right reading" artwork. Our processes will reverse the image when required

Limitations:

  • Image will appear dark when not backlit



Day & Night Backlit

AI-DN Perfect for back lit and front lit applications. Two artwork / image layers are separated by a white printed defuser layer. The final image is clean, crisp and correct front lit during the day with rich, dense colour when backlit at night!

Limitations:

  • Day & Night layered printing is for flat, rigid application only, otherwise cracks in the ink may occur
  • LAMINATION is recommended to stabilize the media for this option on Adhesive as the thickness of the Ink may cause the media to curl during installation.



Day & Night Backlit - Reversed

RI-DNR Same as "Day & Night Backlit" except all artwork / image layers are printed in reverse on the second surface of the material. Used on clear materials when it is desirable for the print surface to be protected from the elements.

Notes:

  • Supply normal "right reading" artwork. Our processes will reverse the image when required.

Limitations:

  • Day & Night layered printing is for flat, rigid application only, otherwise cracks in the ink may occur



White Ink Only

AI-W Great for special effects on coloured or clear materials. Pure white ink is used for highlights, frosted effects or whatever you can imagine.

Notes:

  • See "Preparing for White Ink" for vital file prep information



White Ink Only - Reversed

AI-WR Same as "White Ink Only" except printed in reverse for second surface application. Used on clear materials when it is desirable for the print surface to be protected from the elements.

Notes:

  • See "Preparing for White Ink" for vital file prep information
  • Supply normal "right reading" artwork. Our processes will reverse the image when required



White Ink & Image

AI-WI Get creative! Similar to "White Ink Only" with an artwork / image layer. Pure white ink ink is used to embellish the image with highlights, frosted effects or whatever you can imagine.

Notes:

  • See "Preparing for White Ink" for vital file prep information



White Ink & Image - Reversed

AI-WIR Same as "White Ink with Image" except both layers are printed in reverse for second surface application. Used on clear materials when it is desirable for the print surface to be protected from the elements.

Notes:

  • See "Preparing for White Ink" for vital file prep information
  • Supply normal "right reading" artwork. Our processes will reverse the image when required



White & Black & Image

AI-WB Specialized application on clear materials when you need artwork / image on one side, but not have it seen on the other. Your image is crisp and clean over a white flood, but a final black block out layer backs it up. From the front you see your image; from the back just solid black!



White & Black & Image - Reversed

AI-WBR Same as "White & Black with Image" except all image layers are printed in reverse for second surface application. Used on clear materials when it is desirable for the print surface to be protected from the elements.

Notes:

  • Supply normal "right reading" artwork. Our processes will reverse the image when required.



Custom Ink Layers built into File

 

Feeling imaginative? Custom Ink Layers is your playground. Experiment with combinations of multiple artwork images layers, black or white flood layers, black or white image layers, etc.

Notes:

  • See "Preparing for White Ink" for vital file prep information

Limitations:

  • Involves complex file preparation. A call to Signboom for assistance is recommended before finalizing your order!