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vinyl lettering on fabric

Posted on Thu, 27 May 2004 at 8:52



Hi there!
I have a client that is need of lettering for 7 awnings... A couple of questions....
I don't think vinyl lettering will adhere to fabric; even with frog juice.. Am I wrong?
Also, what kind of paint should be used on a stencil for the lettering..
Hope it makes sense..
TIA
Leda

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Anonymous says: you are right. vinyl does not stick to fabric. anyway we have not been successful. what we do is a reverse weed pattern apply it to the awning and then paint the copy with latex acrylic. hope thsi helps ...

you are right. vinyl does not stick to fabric. anyway we have not been successful. what we do is a reverse weed pattern apply it to the awning and then paint the copy with latex acrylic. hope thsi helps you

posted on: Thu, 05/27/2004 - 5:45pm
Anonymous says: Have you looked at the Cad-Cut line of vinyls? There are many to choose from, you could use the Econo line for large lettering or it is recommended you use the gorilla grip for smaller lettering (3/8" ...

Have you looked at the Cad-Cut line of vinyls? There are many to choose from, you could use the Econo line for large lettering or it is recommended you use the gorilla grip for smaller lettering (3/8" I think they say). They even have 'fuzzy' vinyls.

Note that you will need a heat press for this material! It is said that a household iron will not work!

I believe this is the homepage for this stuff, purchase the material from your favorite vendor. http://www.stahls.com/

-John

posted on: Fri, 05/28/2004 - 9:07am
Anonymous says: Vinyl WILL stick to Sunbrella fabric if heat-vac'd....but you probably don't have a lightbulb oven to do the job posted on: Fri, 05/28/2004 - 9:15am
Anonymous says: Creative Banner Assemblies carries a line of vinyl called FabricBrite that will work. www.creativebanner.com posted on: Fri, 05/28/2004 - 3:10pm
Anonymous says: Dyana, what material are you using for your reverse weed pattern? Also curious if you ever tried any other paints and the results, thanks. posted on: Fri, 05/28/2004 - 7:05pm
Anonymous says: Geb, I did wholesale work for an awning company for years. On most fabrics we would use a calendered vinyl reverse weeded for the mask. Paint mask vinyl doesn't have quite as much tack. We would also ...

Geb,

I did wholesale work for an awning company for years. On most fabrics we would use a calendered vinyl reverse weeded for the mask. Paint mask vinyl doesn't have quite as much tack. We would also just put the app tape in a few strips to hold the centers of letters and give enough tape to transfer, since the fabric doesn't hold the vinyl very tight.

On most fabrics he rolled 1-Shot Lettering enamels. Several times I told him that I thought spraying it would work better and be less hassle. Once another customer tried it I was convinced. You can also put down a base coat of 1-shot spray clear or Frog Juice to be safe and reduce paint absorbing into the fabric.

posted on: Fri, 05/28/2004 - 11:11pm
Anonymous says: Try hotmarx or hotmarx 70 signwarehouse.com carries this This is made for a tee shirt press but you should be able to take down the awning and have a teeshirt shop press it on for you if you do not have ...

Try hotmarx or hotmarx 70 signwarehouse.com carries this This is made for a tee shirt press but you should be able to take down the awning and have a teeshirt shop press it on for you if you do not have a heat press. This stuff will ware very well I've shirts that have been through the washer and dryer a lot and the stuff is still like new.

posted on: Mon, 05/31/2004 - 7:51pm
Anonymous says: You might want to try Createx airbrush colors for fabric...........TJ posted on: Tue, 06/01/2004 - 9:37am
Anonymous says: I just purchased some. Do you need to clear coat these before and after spraying with Createx? posted on: Tue, 06/01/2004 - 12:03pm

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