Hingst’s Sign Post: An Ideal Solution for Wall Graphics

Sign Builder Illustrated contributor Jim Hingst has updated his blog to cover the subject of wall murals.

He writes, “Many shops, which have printed wall murals in which the ink bleeds to the edge of the panel, have experienced edge curl issues with a variety of vinyl films. For permanent wall graphics applications, I would consider using Arlon’s DPF 8000 film. DPF 8000 is a 3.5-mil (90 micron) satin, white, calendered vinyl designed for long-term indoor and outdoor applications. It features an aggressive, permanent pressure-sensitive adhesive that sticks to those ‘hard-to-stick-to’ surfaces.

“I am not sure if the film was originally intended for wall murals. It just works. I saw one wall graphics application in which the panels were printed edge to edge with heavy ink saturation and was surprised that none of the edges were peeling. “ 

To read more of Jim’s viewpoint on this subject, be sure to visit Jim’s “Hingst’s Sign Post” blog at http://hingstssignpost.blogspot.com/2013/02/arlons-dpf-8000.html.


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