SIGN MAKING TOOLS
The Vinyl Corporation has been supplying Sign Making Vinyl and Sign Supplies for Vinyl Sign writers for over thirty years, in that time there has been a seismic if not Teutonic shift in the demands for various products and VINYL APPLICATION TOOLS from the basic builders Ford Escort van where a SWANN MORTON SCALPEL
and a GOLD SQUEEGEE
along with a spray bottle, with diluted Fairy Liquid ,was the only real VINYL APPLICATION TOOL KIT that was required . . .Through the passage of VINYL SIGN MAKING evolution and the introduction of HYDRO FLEXIBLADES,
to remove excess water off a vehicle prior to affixing VINYL SIGNS, as opposed to the prior use of a good old fashioned “Chammie Leather” and then for the most important part of preparing the substrate instead of meths or bodyshop panel wipe there came AVERY SURFACE CLEANER
and RAPID PREP two superb products within the stockholding of THE VINYL CORPORATION.
VINYL APPLICATION TOOLS
After the VINYL SIGN has been cut and the APPLICATION PAPER or VINYL APPLICATION TAPE ( which is clear / transparent) has been applied with the use of a VINYL SQUEEGEE – it is suggested that a good firm squeegee should be used for this part of the process, as plenty of downward pressure should be applied in a Herringbone pattern, spreading from the centre outwards to eliminate any bubbles or wrinkles, so a NEW BLUE FELT SQUEEGEE
is recommended by The Vinyl Corporation as the plastic edge can be used across the surface with considerable force and still not damaging the Vinyl Graphics.When the graphics have been offered up to the intended substrate, that has been sprayed with RAPID TAK
( very useful in colder weather, to activate the adhesive quicker) then either the felt edge of the AVERY PRO SQUEEGEE
– by AVERY DENNISON GRAPHICS or the MACTAC FELT
block squeegee would be The Vinyl Corporation recommendations, but it really is subjective- as some VINYL INSTALLERS choose specific VINYL WRAP TOOLS , but some “old skool installers” prefer to use the softer AVERY RED SQUEEGEE
or even the 3M GOLD SQUEEGEE.
VINYL APPLICATION TOOLS and VINYL WRAP TOOLS
The Vinyl Corporation have a whole selection of VINYL APPLICATION TOOLS from strong magnets to retain the pre- stuck lettering, logo’s or WRAPPING VINYL ( either AVERY SUPREME or ORACAL 970RA – stick with the quality and do the job once!) and many more useful VINYL APPLICATION TOOLS and pieces of kit, whether you are fitting WINDOW TINTING FILM, Vinyl Graphics, Printed Decals or giving a vehicle a full colour change please contact THE VINYL CORPORATION on 0115 930 1133 or email email@example.com further and better particulars of VINYL SIGN MAKERS TOOL KITS can be found under the accessories section of www.thevinylcorporation.co.uk . . . . .please call or mail us- we’re here to help!