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I'd like to know if I can print an outdoor banner with my Canon PRO-4000. Here's what I need in choosing banner media: For aqueous ink Double-sided (to be stretched across a road) Will hang outdoors for 2-3 months a year Wind and water resistant Lost lasting The existing banner that we use costs $650 to order. Looking to save some money for the community.
I ordered some Greenstar Aqueous vinyl just to see and figure out contour cutting. It prints pretty well with my 1100 and cuts fine. I laminated it and put it outside and it rained the next day. It looked a little faded but still acceptable. I decided to remove it and the laminate peeled off as if there was no adhesive, taking the ink along with it. I tested a print i kept inside and it is great. So it took some material, half laminated it and submerged it underwater. About 30 minutes later I checked on it and it seems like the aqueous coating is dissolving where there isn't any laminate. I think what happened to my outdoor stickers was water seeped under and dissolved the coating, making the laminate have nothing to hold onto. My question is: are all aqueous coated printable vinyls like this? I am trying to get samples from sihl and mactac, but I just want to make sure they all are not like this before ordering any more. The price of the greenstar seemed a little too good. The photo is: Greenstar UV laminate Greenstar AQ vinyl 30 mil magnetic