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.