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        A variety of vinyl films.

(Please note, The Cutting Edge is a manufacturer of Legend Plates, Nameplates, Overlays, Decals, Labels, Tags and Signs.  We are not a material distributor.  We use these materials in our manufacturing process.)

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Vinyl Film

 

Dry Erase
Vinyl Film

Fluorescent
Vinyl Film

 


Glow-in-the Dark
Vinyl Film


Reflective
Vinyl Film


Removable
Vinyl Film


Static Cling
Vinyl Film

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DESCRIPTION/ DEFINITION

A Polyvinylchloride (PVC) film that is backed with an adhesive that will create a strong bond to a surface when pressure is applied.

A vinyl film designed for interior use with dry erase type markers.

High visibility vinyl film for interior and exterior use.

 

A luminous vinyl film that "glows in the dark". Luminance glows for up to six hours and takes three minutes of exposure to sunlight, or fluorescent and incandescent light to recharge.

A vinyl film with very small glass or glass-like materials encapsulated below its surface, creating the ability to bounce, or reflect, light beams back towards their source.

A vinyl film with removable pressure sensitive adhesive.

A highly plasticized vinyl film. The plasticizer enables the material to temporarily, but firmly, adhere to glass and similar smooth substrates. (also known as Electrostatic film.)

CHARACTERISTICS

Vinyl film is generally softer than polyester and can stretch and/or tear. Vinyl will conform to curved surfaces and minor surface irregularities.

May be written on repeatedly; wipes clean with dry tissue or dry erase cleaning fluid. Resistant to mild acids, alkalis, salts, and most petroleum based oil, grease and aliphatic solvents.

Extremely conspicuous in all daylight conditions. Yellow-Orange and Red-Orange meet OSHA standards; Lime Green meets U.S. Coast Guard standards.

 

No heavy metals or radioactive materials used in the manufacture of this product. Luminosity meets International Maritime Organization A.752 (18). Dimensionally stable, durable, for use on flat or simple curved surfaces; moderate chemical and stain resistance.

Similar daytime and nighttime appearance. Retains 90% of its retro-reflectivity when totally wet. Will moderately conform to irregular surfaces. Offers long outdoor life.

For up to 2 years after application, the film can be removed from most surfaces leaving little or no adhesive residue and without the aid of chemicals, accessories, or heat.

Removable and re-positionable without adhesive residue.

ADHESIVES

General purpose, permanent. (Specialty aggressive adhesives available for many high surface energy plastics.)

General purpose, permanent.

 

General purpose, permanent.

General purpose, rubber based permanent adhesive.

 

General purpose, permanent.

Removable; Adhesive is pigmented gray to increase the film's opacity for application over the top of other markings.

Plasticizer creates a temporary bond.

FLAMMABILITY

.002" thick, white vinyl film has been tested for flame spread per ASTM E84-95, "Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials," and meets the requirements of National Fire Protection Association Class A (1) (most fire-resistant class) as defined in NFPA 101, "Life Safety Code."

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*Meets NFPA Class A requirements as defined in NFPA 101, Life Safety Code. Tested per ASTM E84-95. Meets the Federal Railroad Administration guidelines for flame spread and smoke density; tested per ASTM E162 and E662.

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COEFFICIENT OF THERMAL EXPANSION    (Inch/Inch/OF)

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TEMPERATURE RANGE

Application: +40oF to +100oF Service: -40oF to +225oF

Application: +40oF to +100oF Service: -40oF to +180oF

Application: +40oF to +100oF Service: -20oF to +175oF

Application: +40oF to +100oF Service: -30oF to +200oF

Application: +55oF to +100oF Service: -30oF to +200oF

Application: +28oF to +110oF Removal: +28oF to +110oF Service: -40oF to +150oF

Application: +45oF to +100oF Service: +40oF to +100oF

OUTDOOR RATING

7 Years (More economical vinyl films available with lesser outdoor ratings for indoor and short-term outdoor use.)

Not recommended for outdoor use.

Limited; 1 Year

Not recommended for outdoor use.

5-7 years

2 Years

Not recommended for outdoor use.

THICKNESS               (most popular thicknesses underlined)

.002" to .006" (Thicknesses vary depending on film manufacturer and grade of film. In general .002" thick films are used for vinyl application on products intended for outdoor use, and .004" thick films are used for decals and vinyl application on products intended for indoor use.

.004"

.004"

.0025", *.013"

.0075"

 

.004"

.0075"

 

PROCESS(ES)

Digital Printing, Vinyl Cutting, Vinyl Application, Screen Printing

Vinyl Cutting, Over Laminating printed graphics, Vinyl Application

Digital Printing, Vinyl Cutting, Vinyl Application, Screen Printing

Digital Printing, Vinyl Cutting, Vinyl Application, Screen Printing

Digital Printing, Vinyl Cutting, Vinyl Application, Screen Printing

Digital Printing, Vinyl Cutting, Vinyl Application, Screen Printing

Digital Printing, Screen Printing

 PRODUCTS

Product labeling. Safety, traffic control, and general use Signs, Decals, and Pre-Spaced graphics or letters. Decals, cut letters, and striping for vehicles and equipment.

Custom dry erase boards for scheduling, batch processing, maintenance / service information, etc. Dry erase labels, magnets or Decals for shelves, racks and bins.

Safety and decorative Decals products such as safety signs, traffic Signs,, outdoor vehicle and equipment markings, and other high visibility and conspicuous products.

Safety Decals, Signs,, letters and/or graphics for buildings, ships, ferries, and railroads.

Safety and decorative Decals, Signs,, letters and/or graphics for traffic control, vehicles, equipment, or any application requiring reflective nighttime visibility.

 

Leased vehicle and equipment markings. Seasonal or annual Decals. Decals for frequently painted equipment.

Window and automotive window Decals, Signs,, and/or graphics.

COLORS AND FINISHES

White, Black, Clear and a large variety of colors including Metallics.

Clear, White, and Black.

Yellow-Orange, Lemon Yellow, Lime Green, Blue, Pink, Red- Orange.

Matte Light Yellow-Green.

White, Black, and Colors.

White; Printed Colors.

Clear and White; Printed Colors.

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 No warranties are expressed or implied.

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