Metallized special effects films have always been popular for decorating race cars, billboards, and short-term promotional signage. Some sign makers shied away from specialty films because in older generations of products many films lacked long-term durability and were difficult to cut and apply. The good news is that the newer generations of films feature several remarkable improvements which should provide wary buyers with reason enough to give these products a second look. Better colorants and UV inhibitors extend the outdoor life of a growing number of films, improved release liners greatly minimize tunneling during plotter cutting, and more forgiving adhesives make repositioning during graphics application much easier. This article covers which special effects films might best suit your signage needs; how these films are made; and how you might use these eye-catching films in future signage projects. Read more
VinylEfx® films allow you to transform ordinary graphics into extraordinary statements! These eye-catching, glittering vinyls set your graphics apart from other printed images.
Vinyl face stock
Metalized vinyl film
Printable - Eco Solvent, Solvent, Thermal Transfer, UV
Cuts and weeds easily
Easy application to flat, smooth surfaces
Available in both indoor and outdoor compatible series
No top coats required for printing
Print the extraordinary with VinylEfx®, the special effects print media with WOW. Attract more attention, create memorable first impressions and increase sales and profits.
Tips and Tricks
About five years ago, latex inkjet printers were introduced to the sign market, rapidly gaining acceptance as affordable alternatives to solvent and ecosolvent systems. This novel technology certainly filled a big void in the market. Any of the curling issues that printers encountered when printing on some pressure-sensitive vinyl films with solvent and ecosolvent inks were resolved, because latex inks are water-based. Read more