Self Adhesive Vinyl (SAV) is an excellent medium that can be used to get your message on virtually any surface. It can be used to create dry erase boards, vehicle wraps, floor graphics, and more. Starting with vinyl wall wraps, here are 10 modern vinyl applications, the type of vinyl we recommend, and why:
Brick Wall Wrap- We use 8624 Textured Vinyl with laminate to apply to brick or cinder blocks. This vinyl is perfect for rough textures and porous surfaces. The finished product looks like it’s painted on the surface. Textured vinyl has a releasable adhesive, making removal is easy with no adhesive residue left behind. This is a truly amazing graphics film.
- Backlit Sign Graphics- Use Translucent Vinyl for backlit signs. It adheres to clear Lexan, acrylic or a similar surface and lets light through, illuminating the printed graphics. Translucent vinyl is also available in spot colors.
- Reflective Signs- Use Reflective Vinyl for safety signs, emergency vehicles, or anywhere else signage needs to be illuminated in low light. Most projects require Engineer Grade Reflective Vinyl, but we also have different levels of Diamond Grade reflective vinyl available.
Reusable Fabric Stickers- Use PT Changeable Vinyl, a washable vinyl fabric. PT Changeable vinyl can be re-adhered to any flat surface again and again. We find it’s especially useful in retail stores where products and layout change frequently. To wash these fabric decals, use isopropyl alcohol and rub clean.
- Decals for Auto Glass- Use Perforated Window Film with laminate to get large graphics on car windows without affecting visibility. Perforated Window Film, just like it sounds, has tiny holes cut out of the vinyl. Even though the image is really only half there, it is easily viewable from the outside, and from the inside, the driver and passengers can see right through the vinyl. There are different perforated window films to choose from with varying degrees of transparency.
- Temporary Decals- Use intermediate vinyl. There are several intermediate, or calendared, vinyl films to choose from. They are called calendared because they are rolled and flattened into shape. Intermediate vinyl tends to go back to its natural shape after 1-3 years, meaning you will begin to see curling up at the edges and even cracks through the middle as the material shrinks. It also tends to be a more aggressive vinyl, which can be difficult to work with, but that inconvenience is off-set by the cheaper price. Intermediate vinyl is perfect for temporary decals, including truck numbers that need to be updated frequently.
Vehicle Wrap- Use 3M Control Tac Vinyl or Avery Supreme Wrapping Film. These are both high performance vinyl films specifically designed for vehicle wraps and other long term wrap projects. These films fall under the category of “cast vinyl,” which is conformable and does not shrink over time. It is guaranteed to last 5-7 years, is outdoor-durable, and best of all, the releasable adhesive won’t leave any goo when it’s time to remove the vehicle wrap.
- Custom Dry Erase Board- Use Dry Erase Vinyl. It’s a clear vinyl that can be applied over a printed image, giving it dry erasability. For a really cool effect, apply dry erase vinyl to an entire wall or custom printed wallpaper to make a giant custom dry erase board.
- Window Decals- Use Clear Vinyl with a layer of white ink beneath the color to give the image translucence and not transparency. This will help the color really pop and give your custom decals a professional look.
- Blacktop Wrap–Use 6121 Street Vinyl for special use on blacktop or concrete. This is great for temporary outdoor floor graphics or sidewalk wraps. This vinyl is not releasable or conformable.
As you can see, we stock vinyl for every occasion. We strive for excellent customer service, which includes coming up with unique solutions to suit any sign project, timeline and budget. For vinyl wall wraps to vehicle wraps and everything in between, contact Signs for Success to get started on your custom vinyl project today!