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Monthly Archives: March 2015

  • How do your stickers and labels need to be cut?

    When ordering custom printed stickers and labels online there are some basic guidelines to follow to get accurate pricing and to get the end result you require. The sticker size, vinyl material type, lamination choice and the type of cutting you require if any, of the sticker or label are all factored into the price. Determining the shape of a decal is directly related to the look you are trying to achieve. There are three basic types of finishing options when it comes to the cut of your stickers Contour Cut (kiss cut), Die Cut (Through Cut) and Contour & Die Cut.

    Most sign companies that offer digital stickers and labels or cut vinyl decals will usually incur an up-charge depending on the complexity of the cut. So before you order stickers & labels online, take into consideration the type of cut you'll need, to achieve the look you desire.

    Contour Cut or also known as Kiss Cut (This cuts through the vinyl sticker only not the backing paper and is supplied on a roll up to 1600mm wide)

    This is by far the cheapest way to receive your stickers or labels. Contour cut Stickers and labels don't incur any extra charges . This type of cut is the least expensive and very popular for promotional stickers, labels or decals. Contour cut stickers and labels will either be printed on white or clear vinyl with other finishing options available for example gloss or matt lamination.

    Die Cut or also known as Through Cut (This cuts through the vinyl sticker and the backing paper)

    requires more time to process and also wears out the blades and the cutting strip on the machines due to these factors there is a small extra charge for this option. With die cut stickers or labels you get your sticker or label as individual items (not on a roll).

    Contour and Die Cut (This is a combination of the other two type of cutting)

    This type of cutting is extremely popular as it supplies manageable size sticker sheets with multiple stickers or labels per sheet that can be easily peeled off individually and any unused stickers and labels can be stored in an office drawer for future use.

    For more info or to buy your sticker & labels please visit www.shop.signsandprintltd.co.uk or call our sales team on 01376 341164

  • What material to choose for your PVC Banners

    Banners are an affordable way of spreading your message in a well viewed area, but with different materials and a choice of weights. What’s right for your application?

    PVC – the most common & cheapest material, 95% of printed banners are on standard PVC. it is flexible, waterproof, strong & lightweight material. Mesh – mesh, as the name suggests is a mesh, leaving small holes for air to pass through. approximately 70% surface  it’s ideal for windy areas where a standard PVC banner would act as a sail & rip from its fixings! also used for building wraps on scaffolding etc. On many banner materials you may find something like 440gsm banner material but what does this actually mean? Well, the 440gsm part refers to the weight: 440gsm = 440 grammes per square metre Grammes per square metre (GSM) is the standard way in which the quality of a material is measured.

    We currently print on 440gsm, 550gsm and 750gsm solid banner materials, we also print on a 270gsm mesh. Below is a brief run-down of these materials: 440gsm banner materials the standard and most commonly used material used for 90% of the banners printed today. This is suitable for a multitude of purposes and the most simple solution to a banner requirement.

    Our 550gsm banner material is a little thicker and if you are looking to keep your banner for multiple uses, this would be a good choice.

    Our 750gsm banner material has been developed specifically for double-sided use with a light-stop material in between. This prevents any show-through from the other side so is the perfect solution for double-sided banners. although it can actually be used single-sided as well this banner material is so strong we do not hem the 700gsm banner as standard but can at special request.

    Our 270gsm Mesh PVC material is ideal for areas where a standard banner could be easily damaged by wind. The mesh banner material is porous which allows wind to pass through creating less stress on the banner itself. The mesh also allows a certain amount of light through so that when used on buildings, windows are not left completely darkened.

    All of our Banners are supplied with a choice of finishing including Hems and Eyelets at no extra cost we can also add pole pockets if required to allow for each pole pocket please use the formula below:-

    pole diameter x 2.5 + 30mm = (add this to each side of the banner you require a pole pocket)

    For more info or to buy your sticker & labels please visit www.shop.signsandprintltd.co.uk or call our sales team on 01376 341164


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