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Original Post

What transfer tape do you all use? I've been using R-Tape's medium tack paper and haven't had any problems on the tests in my shop and my house. I've had 2-3 customers in the last few months that have had problems taking the lettering/transfer tape off the backing... saying that it isn't adhering to the transfer tape? In 2 out of the 3 cases the customer didn't even open or try to install the product until 1-2 months after they received the product. I'm thinking it was just in the rolled tube for too long and needs squeegeed back done on a flat surface? Just curious if any of you have had this problem and if you replaced the graphics or not?
Vicki "SignGal"

Posted at 10:55 am Apr 30, 2012 EDT

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I use the R-tape high tack and haven't ever had any problems.

Posted at 10:05 am May 1, 2012 EDT

R-Tape 4076 RLA for Oracal 651 vinyl, and ORATAPE HT55 with 631 wall vinyl. But I also mention they should squeegee the tape back down as one of the first steps in my instructions.

Posted at 12:45 pm May 1, 2012 EDT

I use Oratape HT55 with Oracal 631 vinyl as well. I have used the R-Tape high tack as well and I haven't had any problems with it. I just prefer working with the Oratape. It definitely depends on what vinyl you use but I've heard that you should use a high tack transfer tape with Oracal 631.

Posted at 4:07 pm May 1, 2012 EDT

Thanks for the info... I think I'm going to go back to the R-tape high tack as this is what I have always used with high performance outdoor graphics. Once I've talked the customer through squegeeing the tape back down on itself they have been good to go.
Vicki

Posted at 4:07 pm May 1, 2012 EDT

I think your right with the burnishing too.. I bet a lot of customers skip that step because it doesn't seem very important.

Posted at 4:14 pm May 1, 2012 EDT

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