Printing versus vinyl overlay

While you are making a choice on building an addition to the face of a sign, you need to choose either vinyl overlay or digital print. Notably, while making your sign it’s wise to analyze the advantages and disadvantages of the two options to ensure you understand the similarities and also the differences. By doing so, you can now make the right choice. Below, we depict how both printed signs and vinyl overlay compare:

Usually, vinyl is a decal that you can cut into shapes as well as letters that have adhesive to the face of the sign. Signs made with vinyl are durable. Although the sun is a catalyst towards fading of vinyl, its life expectancy goes to at least 5-10 years or more. Interestingly, some of the signs that were made in the 1980’s are still looking exquisite.

However, vinyl has some disadvantages, for instance, only a finite number of colors is produced and yet there are times when colors that are available fail to match a client’s specific color of the logo. Further, there are no shades or fades in vinyl colors. This limits logos that makes uses of blended colors and shadows since fading is not possible with all standard vinyl colors. Additionally, vinyl stickers may also leave some residues that damage boards.

As the adage says, one’s man’s meat is another man’s poison. Basically, vinyl’s cons, turn out to be printed copy’ pros. Usually, signs that are printed digital, can print specific colors such as PMS including all shades as well fades that are found today’s complex designs. Surprisingly, digitally printed signs are not as durable as vinyl. In fact, when vinyl signs can last for 5-10 years or more, the digitally-printed signs tend to last for at least three years before you can realize any effects. When the sign is laminated, it can last for at least 2-3 years more.

Usually, printed signs are always prone to scratches although mitigation of the scratches can be done with lamination. When it comes to Vinyl, vinyl signs are never susceptible to scratches.

In conclusion, both printed signs and vinyl overlays assume both merits and demerits. As such, individuals interested in either of the signs, ought to make an analysis of each. This is really helpful as one is able to make an insightful decision on the type of signs to embrace. Our company has competent designers who are always ready to assist clients as well as delight them.