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
Printable VinylEfx® films allow you to transform ordinary printing into extraordinary printing! These eye-catching, glittering vinyls set your graphics apart from other printed images. VinylEfx® prints attract more attention, so your marketing message is noticed, read and remembered. That WOW factor is your competitive edge. VinylEfx® Large Engine Turn Gold is available in a durable outdoor series which is perfect for demanding applications such as truck and boat graphics, and is a superior alternative to the expensive simulated gold leaf films.
Printable - Eco Solvent, Solvent, Thermal Transfer, UV
Cuts and weeds just like intermediate vinyl
Your signs will draw attention and command higher selling prices and profits
Available in VinylEFX® outdoor durable series
POP posters, displays and counter mats
Window graphics and displays
Boat decals and graphics
Race car decals and graphics
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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