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    Shelf life of wall decals with application tape applied?

    I have noticed that actually, for the most part the vinyl is being picked up, but depending on the design characteristics it will struggle to grab certain parts, a good firm press/squeegee usually sorts it out but it is worrying. Ive had a good look around and i cant find any suppliers selling tape designed for matt vinyls here in the UK, it seems to be quite limited. I do have access to R tape such as: AT 60 Clear Med tack, AT 75 Clear high tack, 4050 Paper med tack, 4075 paper High tack. Not a clue if any of those work well for this issue as descriptions are vague, i have asked supplier, awaiting a response. Cant get gold of the HT55 here but Im presuming that tape would be too strong for my vinyl anyway as ive heard it was designed for the oracal 631 as it had a much stronger vinyl adhesive then the cheaper vinyls, i actually do own R Tape AT75 high tack aswell, it does brilliant for grabbing the decal from the backing but is awful to peel from the wall so high tack is not ideal. I also will put that in my instructions about turning decal over, good tip thank you. Was hoping you could advise if you have any experience with any of those R Tapes listed above in regard to Matt vinyls?
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    Shelf life of wall decals with application tape applied?

    I Contacted the supplier, they stated that temperatures would have to be higher especially with winter coming so i guess that answers that question. They also said to ideally cut designs as you sell them as you also suggested, so i think i will adopt that approach, had a fair amount of pre cut designs sitting on cold concrete floor for about 3 weeks which are going in the bin, adhesive seems weaker and colour is also more faded compared to fresh vinyl, which i cant risk for the launch of the business, big lesson learnt. Thanks again for your advice. Yes its monomeric so lower end stuff, thats all good to know thank you, i may still precut some if needed but keep it to a minimum to avoid problems. i am thinking of switching to paper tape actually as alot of people ive seen are suggesting it. I think the reason i chose the clear tape was so the customer could see the design and place it easier, do you even find that to be a problem with customers? I ve also seen people rave about the R tape 4050 Medium tack Paper tape, is there a clear difference in quality between that tape vs cheaper stuff? (e.g picking the vinyl off the backing) as i have already purchased the clear tape rolls so dont want to unnecessary waste them but would rather prioritize a better quality product for the launch of the business as i cant risk any complaints. Thanks so much for your help and I welcome any feed back from anyone else on this if you have the time.
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    Shelf life of wall decals with application tape applied?

    Hi again, sorry would love some more info if you,ve got the time, just come back this morning and temp in garage was 60-62 Fahrenheit, the nights obviously being colder, with 68 degrees being the most ideal temp to keep the vinyl, what temp should the vinyl really not drop below? is 60 degrees way too low or would i be safe. Im going to be insulating the shelves the decals are stored on anyway with thermal fabrics etc to improve this but like i said im limited strictly to the garage at the moment so trying to make the best of it so ideally i,d like to know what is considered "cold weather" so im best informed for when heaters need to be on etc, i may also implement a big thermal curtain rail across the entire garage but dont want to unnecessarily waste money as its expensive, would love your advice on this. Thank you.
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    Shelf life of wall decals with application tape applied?

    Okay thats solid advice thank you, I may give the paper tape a try aswell. i managed to find a data sheet on the vinyl i use and it says to store at 20 Celsius which is 68 Fahrenheit, just checked the temp of the garage and its 66 Fahrenheit, so im going to assume thats fine to store the decals as its only a fraction lower?, thank you for bringing that to my attention as temperature conditions never crossed my mind so will definitely regularly check temp to make sure its correct, im very limited for space so the garage is the only option so will have to use a heater when it starts to get colder. Thanks again
  5. I was hoping for some advice on whether it is a good idea to pre make vinyl wall decals in bulk and apply the application tape. I have over 100+ designs so it would make more sense to apply application tape to the entire sheets straight after they come off the large cutter, which i then cut up separately and store on a shelf ready to be sent when brought. I live in the UK so climate/products etc may be a little different to most of you on here but the decals would be stored in a dryish cold garage, i use clear Medium tack application tape (Brand: DeTape) and Detape Matt black vinyl. Most of the designs are about 12 inches x 24 inches in size but also goes smaller, I also haven't launched the business yet so this may be something that becomes easier to gauge once i know what designs will sell quickly. Would love some advice on these questions: 1) How long do decals with application tape applied last before they are no good/too difficult for the customer to apply? 2) What is the best way to store the designs, e.g temperature, humidity, under flat heavy object? etc 3) i would also love to know the reason why you cant store them too long with tape applied? (if thats the case) It would be greatly appreciated if anyone could give any advice on this Thankyou
  6. I was hoping for some advice on whether it is a good idea to pre make vinyl wall decals in bulk and apply the application tape. I have over 100+ designs so it would make more sense to apply application tape to the entire sheets straight after they come off the large cutter, which i then cut up separately and store on a shelf ready to be sent when brought. I live in the UK so climate/products etc may be a little different to most of you on here but the decals would be stored in a dryish cold garage, i use clear Medium tack application tape (Brand: DeTape) and Detape Matt black vinyl. Most of the designs are about 12 inches x 24 inches in size but also goes smaller, I also haven't launched the business yet so this may be something that becomes easier to gauge once i know what designs will sell quickly. Would love some advice on these questions: 1) How long do decals with application tape applied last before they are no good/too difficult for the customer to apply? 2) What is the best way to store the designs, e.g temperature, humidity, under flat heavy object? etc 3) i would also love to know the reason why you cant store them too long with tape applied? (if thats the case) It would be greatly appreciated if anyone could give any advice on this Thankyou