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We will try to learn the ways to paste vinyl on to the sunboard. Customers often do ask us how can we directly paste vinyl on to the wall. Why there is a need to first paste it on to the sunboard, PVC sheets, acrylic etc and then mount it on the wall. Answer goes like this vinyl is just like paper sticker though it is made of plastic. Advantage over paper sticker is that it last for longer duration of time and it is non tearable. Vinyl requires plain smooth surface to hold on to for longer duration of time. We can no doubt paste it on to the wall but wall both with distemper or paint is a rough surface & not of smoothness desired for vinyls. This will result into it getting peeled off as with rust and roughness adhesive won't stay for that long.
That is the reason why printers like us ask you to mount it on sunboard this is not just another gimmick of making money. Printers are not taken correctly these days. Pasting directly on to the panel or wall is OK if you are participating in an events, exhibition etc for say 2-3 days. If your exhibitor allow you to paste it then you can go ahead with it. It is worth mentioning here that this once removed and pasted, can't be removed & reused again. This is where it is different from flex which although do not come with the adhesive like vinyl but can be rolled back in and reused.
There are manufacturers like leader in graphics solution 3M and Avery which are offering products called wall graphics which has high adhesive strength and can directly be applied to the wall. These are expensive products and cost won't be lesser than vinyl mounted sunboard which has ease of removal and reapplication. Sunboard comes in various sizes and thickness. Common thickness available for sunboard is 3mm, 5mm, 8mm and 10mm. Size of sunboard can be upto 5x8 ft. Pasting of vinyl on sunboard is easy when we consider direct pasting of vinyl on glass. You can learn how to paste vinyl on glass.
It is easy to paste vinyl on sunboard then on glass as the later is still labor intensive work where experienced staff man is required. Pasting on sunboard can be done directly with the help of the machine which takes just few minutes to paste. Pasting via machine is more professional with lesser bubble creation and mistake. It just look like the creative is directly printed on the sunboard. Only challenge is for large size sun board carrying it to longer distance become logistically a challenge.
There are many UV machine available these days which can directly print on the sunboard of upto 8mm thickness. This eliminates the need of pasting. If you are looking for small size sunboard pasting then minimum rate of vinyl or sunboard i.e 3x1 ft will apply. So even if you want to print just 1 pcs of 1x1 ft then you will be charged for 3 sq ft as that is minimum size available.
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