This time of year, many of us start a conversation with “Is it cold enough for ya?” In the sign industry, we have to turn this around and ask, ‘is it warm enough to install that vinyl graphic?’ The answer is; it depends. All vinyl has an optimal temperature range. Extreme cold can affect the […]
We’ve all been there – you arrive to check on your latest install only to find an issue that needs to be fixed. You grab your keys to head back to the truck, only to realize you’ve come by in your car, without a single installation tool. Frustrated, you have no choice but to head back to the shop, grab your tools and come back to the job site, spending the entire morning on a 5 minute fix.
Nothing is more disappointing than applying a perfect graphic to a clean substrate with top of the line tools only to wind up with bubbles and wrinkles in the vinyl, detracting from the finished product. Here are some tips to prevent that from happening.
We frequently get questions about preventing bubbles when installing vinyl on smooth flat surfaces. This can especially be a problem in installing reflective vinyl. The trick is getting the tape to release from the vinyl without putting so much stress on the vinyl that it weakens the newly formed bond between the adhesive and the substrate.