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Application Vinyl types

There are two types of vinyl most widely used in the sign industry for vinyl cut application. 2-mil or cast vinyl and 3-mil, or calendered vinyl. There are many other types of vinyl including specialty vinyl such as translucent, reflective, metallic, etc. There are also many different brands of vinyl in the market.

2-mil Vinyl is a high grade cast vinyl, which has up 7 years outdoor durability. This vinyl is ideal for all outdoor signs especially vehicle lettering. It is thinner and has more elasticity and therefore has better forming properties.

3-mil Vinyl:

3-mil is a less expensive calendered vinyl. It is an excellent product for banners (both indoor and outdoor). It is also better for indoor use on all signs and some short-term outdoor use. However, the 3-mil vinyl can shrink and lift over time with the outdoor temperature changes.

4- Translucent Vinyl:

Translucent vinyl is primarily used for back lit fascia signs to provide an excellent bright see-through effect.

5- Reflective Vinyl:

Reflective vinyl is an expensive vinyl. It is available in Engineer and Custom grades. Primarily used where shiny reflective effect is required. This type of vinyl has a shorter life span.

6-Fluorescent Vinyl:

There is an indoor use fluorescent vinyl and a 2-year outdoor durability fluorescent vinyl. The outdoor-fluorescent vinyl is about 2 to 3 times more expensive than the indoor one. This type of vinyl has a short life span.

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