Lightweight printing for model aircraft

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Re: Lightweight printing for model aircraft

Post by awood12345 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:45 pm

Thanks Gillian, brilliant service. When my mate is back we will decide how much we need and give him a ring.

While I have experts on media, I race motorbikes aswell and want to do some basic wrapping on my bike, what material do I need. I'm going to crash atleast once this year (probably more lol) so it doesn't have to be very long lasting just cheap and easyish to apply.

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Re: Lightweight printing for model aircraft

Post by Rob Goleniowski » Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:41 pm

If you are after the really tough motocross graphics, most people use a material with a tough, thick laminate like the convex material (http://www.convexvinyl.com) from Print1uk, however this is pretty pricey - good but pricey!

Other wrapping materials worth looking at are the MD7 product from Metamark (http://www.metamark.co.uk) or the Grafwrap materials from Grafityp (http://www.grafityp.co.uk) - both of whom I think offer easy apply bubble free versions for the amateurs like myself! If you are properly wrapping then a good cast material is a must or it will pop out from the recesses and spoil your hard work...

Flat panels for short term use and you could consider standard vinyl and then you have plenty of choice.

Few pointers: worth getting the matching laminate if you want the guarantees and any kind of longevity and don't forget the degreaser to clean and prep the surface before applying or things may come unstuck!

Hope this helps.

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Re: Lightweight printing for model aircraft

Post by awood12345 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:23 pm

Cheers Rob, I'll take a look at the buble release ones as I'll need all the help I can get. Its for a superbike not a motorcross bike so doesn't need to be very tough.

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Re: Lightweight printing for model aircraft

Post by Rob Goleniowski » Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:55 pm

Sounds good and let me know if you need further suggestions.
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