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TOPIC: Motorbike Decals

Motorbike Decals 9 years 3 months ago #281

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I'm looking at expanding my business into doing motorbike decals. I have all the printing equipment, I just need to know which is the best vinyl to use.

I understand it will have to be a cast vinyl, but all the cast vinyl's I've seen have life spans of about 8 years. If you think about it, I don't know anybody with bikes who has kept their sticker kits over 2 years. THe decals are constantly being scratched and replaced.

I'm looking for a low grade cast vinyl which will still be able to be moulded into difficult placed. Also, could anyone suggest a laminate to use. It needs to be quite think, like a PVC laminate.

Thanks

Re:Motorbike Decals 9 years 3 months ago #284

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Try contacting imedia or Halifax voguel they should be able to help you

BUT I would not recommend going this route.

What is important is to make the print last especially on a bike.
You need to be aware most of the decals on a bike are in close proximity to the engine.

Vinyl will come away from the surface if in constant contact with heat also the surface of the substrate tends to become very brittle cracking can occur. It is important to use a quality substrate, there is nothing worse than having to reprint a job.

When choosing your vinyl and laminate insure you match them ie Monomeric vinyl with Monomeric laminate, Polymeric vinyl with Polymeric laminate The problem is that different products expand and shrink at different rates. having the substrate next to heat will amplify the problem

I do recommend 3m or avery Products as it has stronger bonding properties than most other products and less sensitive to heat..

Re:Motorbike Decals 9 years 1 week ago #343

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hi, ive done heaps of these a while back before i sold my business. bikes and go karts, i used an aggressive series vinyl - i think it was arlon 9000 aggressive, cheap 3yr sticks to low energy plastics ie wellie bins ect. used a stone guard type lam - some sign suppliers have cheap stuff, lasts fine these decals are stuffed in 6 mths in most cases so your decals will out last these bikes hitting trees or being dropped- good luck

Re:Motorbike Decals 8 years 9 months ago #1916

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AGS have a vinyl especially for plastic farings and Motor Bike tanks
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