If you are looking into advertising with vinyl, the first order of business is to determine what type of vinyl to use. You can get away with less expensive vinyl for indoor use, but if your vinyl will be outside, opt for high quality or premium-grade vinyl.
There are two types of vinyl: calendered intermediate vinyl and cast high-performance vinyl. Calendered vinyl is generally 3 milthick (“mil” means one-thousandth of an inch). The vinyl components are melted together and pressed through calendaring rollers until they reach the desired thickness.
Cast vinyl is manufactured in the same manner cakes are made. The materials are mixed following a specific recipe which is then formed into a casting sheet and processed through a series of ovens. The heating process allows the solvents to evaporate, and a solid film is left behind. The process allows the film to be as thin as 2 mils. Cast vinyl is advantageous in many applications because it has lower shrinkage and higher durability. It also maintains sits color better than any other vinyl films.
Cast Vinyl from Instant One Media
At Instant One Media, we started out buying vinyl from 3M, Avery, and Oracal. We also tried a private label laminate but were never satisfied with our “bang for the buck.” Our solution was to visit a factory ourselves and ask them to roll out a vinyl product that combined all the best attributes of other vinyl products. The result is our unrivalled vinyl which features top quality at a fraction of the price.
Instant One Media’s high-quality cast vinyl is among the finest vinyl products on the market. Our German vinyl features air-release for easy installation. Its gray adhesive is easily removed. Our cast vinyl measuring 54” by 150’ is available for just $299. Other brands will set you back more than $500 for the same quantity.
Instant One Media’s cast vinyl offers eight years of durability. It is 2.26 mil thick with an adhesive strength of 4 pounds per square inch. The vinyl has an elongation of 125 percent along and across. The cast vinyl has an optimal installation temperature of between 45˚F and 95˚F and a temperature “survival range” of -35˚F to 170˚F. The cast vinyl is non-flammable on metal. It can be stored for up to two years.