Disc Golf Store
  #1  
Old 08-08-2013, 03:56 AM
duffcarvercustomdisc's Avatar
duffcarvercustomdisc duffcarvercustomdisc is offline
Bogey Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: metro detroit, MI
Courses Played: 17
Posts: 85
vinyl help

what type of sign vinyl are you guys using? whats the cheapest source? i need to make the jump from these bs book covering crap i got from the local craft store. thanks for the help.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-08-2013, 05:45 AM
dischyzer's Avatar
dischyzer dischyzer is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: North Texas
Years Playing: 14.6
Courses Played: 30
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 40
Right now I'm just using clear and white contact paper. It does okay but with detail work, or if I'm not careful, it peels up easily. I've read in various posts that Oracal 631 or 651 is better. I have yet to try it. I don't know the exact difference between the two Oracal numbers, but I think it has to do with how sticky it is and the type of application it is used for.

One thing I know for sure is that for hand cutting, change your exacto blade often, it makes life a lot easier.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-08-2013, 06:09 AM
Eky8's Avatar
Eky8 Eky8 is offline
Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Clearfield UT
Years Playing: 5.6
Courses Played: 8
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 742
I use oracal 651. Have used 631 as well. the 651 is easier to use. There are some other people using other types of vinyl. Not sure on price. I buy mine locally from a sign supply store.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-08-2013, 08:03 AM
kirkmanbrandon's Avatar
kirkmanbrandon kirkmanbrandon is offline
Par Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Years Playing: 0.9
Courses Played: 14
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 212
I've been using Calon 5000 vinyl, which is a cheap one I get from Rayco supply but has still worked wonderfully. Also seconding that you use a fresh xacto blade each time, helps a ton.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-08-2013, 08:04 AM
sneakytiki's Avatar
sneakytiki sneakytiki is offline
Birdie Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Central CT
Years Playing: 12
Courses Played: 15
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 442
If you call a local 3M rep they will send you all sorts of samples to try. It comes in like 8"x12" rectangles though, which is just a tad too small. You can at least get an idea what you like.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-08-2013, 08:21 AM
bmxpunk01 bmxpunk01 is offline
Birdie Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Years Playing: 3.1
Courses Played: 23
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 250
Oracal, or something similar. I get mine from USCutter - $21.99

http://www.uscutter.com/ORACAL-651-I...x-10-Yard-Roll
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-08-2013, 09:57 AM
discguy42's Avatar
discguy42 discguy42 is online now
Birdie Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Meridian,MS
Years Playing: 3.1
Courses Played: 7
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 359
What colors are easier to use? I am looking to get some supplies to get started. I would figure the yellow or a lighter blue will let me see what I am doing better. What oracal, 631 or 651 is easier to use for a 1st time dyer?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-08-2013, 07:35 PM
bmxpunk01 bmxpunk01 is offline
Birdie Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Years Playing: 3.1
Courses Played: 23
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 250
I'd suggest white or clear, to be honest - you can see the stencil better when using a lightbox.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-08-2013, 10:27 PM
Garryjercia's Avatar
Garryjercia Garryjercia is offline
Bogey Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Wilmington
Years Playing: 2.1
Courses Played: 18
Throwing Style: RHFH
Posts: 69
The sign shops near me were all asking WAY too much for vinyl. I got 12x12 sheets on ebay, like 35 for $20, plus you pick the colors
Reply With Quote
 
  

  #10  
Old 08-09-2013, 12:14 PM
bmxpunk01 bmxpunk01 is offline
Birdie Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Years Playing: 3.1
Courses Played: 23
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 250
Yea - the sign shops around me were outrageous. I bought that $21 roll of Oracal, and have dyed a fair amount of discs, and still don't need more - I think the 24" x 10' roll works out to roughly 72 discs using 10" x 10" squares.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.