Is this stuff any good or is melamine the way to go? Customer wants a dry erase section in the middle of a sidewalk sandwich board. Also, what about chalk board vinyl? Do either one go bad from a light sprinkle of rain?
-------------------- Dave Sherby "Sandman" SherWood Sign & Graphic Design Crystal Falls, MI 49920 906-875-6201 email@example.com Posts: 5396 | From: Crystal Falls, MI USA | Registered: Apr 1999
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Dave...I used "dry erase" vinyl on a few signs.
It worked GREAT until some idiot employee of the clients used regular "Magic Marker" to write stuff on it. Needed lacquer thinner to remove the "idiot's" mistake. That kinda lessened the "erase" feature of the vinyl for the future.
Any "dry erase" surface will experience "runs" of the writing when exposed to rain. "Dry erase" markers use water based pigments.
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I've used Expo 2 dry erase markers on Oraguard laminating film 210. They don't run in rain, but do wipe off easier than with regular dry erase surfaces. I've also used dry erase vinyl, but I found the laminate cleaned easier. The nice thing about using vinyl is you can always replace it after the surface gets abraded as any dry erase surface does over time.
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Kelly Thorson Kel-T-Grafix 801 Main St. Holdfast, SK S0G 2H0 firstname.lastname@example.org Posts: 5496 | From: Penzance, Saskatchewan | Registered: May 2002
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I've used it successfully for sections of poster that needs to be dry erase. The dry erase surface eventually will become abraded but heck! it is a POSTER not a permanent sign. We have to have a LITTLE planned obsolesence! LOL!