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Computer Cut Vinyl Graphics

Adhesive vinyl graphics have transformed the sign industry in the last 20 years and the reliability and technological advances in vinyl manufacturing have enabled sign makers to put down their brushes and move into a whole new era of Sign Making. Action Signs have access to every Vinyl on distribution available in the UK.
We choose specific vinyls from many different ranges which include Oracal, 3M, Spandex, Avery, Metamark, Grafitype, XFilm, JAC, Nikkalite, R Tape, APA, Dorotape and LG. Our Chosen stock vinyl is predominantly from the Oracal range and we have a massive stock at hand at any one time to enable us to process sign requirements quickly and efficiently and provide consistency with colour and durability. Please talk to us if you have any special material or colour requirements as we can purchase from thousands available and even print bespoke colours on request.

Digitally Printed Vinyl Graphics

Our range of vinyl graphics are now complimented by the ability to print directly onto adhesive vinyl material and provide full colour hi resolution digitally printed images. We can supply printed material with the ability to suit your projects requirements, from 8 year laminated UV stable cast vinyl prints to short term un laminated low res 3 year promotional prints.

By supplying prints using HP's latest Designjet L65500 printer we can now provide our clients with very high quality, large digital print that meets the demands of our environmentally conscious clients.

STOCK Range of Vinyl

ORACAL 751 High Performance Cast
This is Action Signs house range of vinyl and we hold over 50 colours in stock at any one time we opt for this quality premium as we want our graphics to outlive the live of the signboard or vehicle they are applied to.

This value-priced 8-year cast film offers impressive cutting and weeding properties as well as minimal shrinkage for durable, dimensionally stable applications such as architectural signage, vehicle and fleet graphics. It applies well to irregular surfaces, including corrugations and rivets.. 79 high gloss colours, 2 matt and transparent available in the range.

Oracal 751 Colour Range
Oracal 751 Technical Specification

ORACAL 641 Economy Cal
This high-gloss calendered 5-year PVC film is a cost-effective alternative for shorter-term applications. Featuring a water-based, permanent adhesive, this film displays excellent cutting and weeding properties and the lowest shrinkage of any economy film. ORACAL 641 is a good choice for banners, fomex , correx, temporary directional signage, POP displays, window graphics and other indoor and outdoor general signage. It is not recommended for vehicle applications. Unless they are med term promotional applications Available in 60 vibrant colours.

Oracal 641 Colour Range
Oracal 641 Technical Specification

ORACAL 8810 Frosted Glass Cast
Create a sparkling glass effect or the impression of etched, cut or sandblasted glass with ORACAL Series 8810 Frosted Glass Film. Available in five shimmering colors; silver grey, gold, mint, light blue and soft pink. This long-lasting film is an excellent choice for the decorative design of shop windows, glass doors and glass-like surfaces.

Oracal 8810 Colour Range
Oracal 8810 Technical Specification

ORACAL 8500 Translucent High Performance
This high performance calendered film features the lowest shrinkage of any translucent film. ORACAL® 8500 has been especially designed for producing high-quality signs, backlit acrylic and glass surfaces and translucent banners. Available in 55 satin-finish colours (custom colours also available).

Oracal 8500 Colour Range
Oracal 8500 Technical Specification

ORACAL 451 Banner Cal
This plotter film is specially designed for use on banners, tarpaulins, ribbons and other flexible surfaces. It adapts perfectly to any surface, remains fast even under the most demanding conditions and can easily be removed without a trace.

Specially developed for short- and medium-term lettering and decoration on tarpaulins, transparencies and other flexible plastic surfaces. To ensure a stress-free adhesion, wet application is generally recommended. Substrates should be cleaned with spirit or isopropanol, prior to adhesion. Pay attention to complete drying.

Oracal 451 Colour Range
Oracal 451 Technical Specification

The complete range of Oracal vinyl films can be reviewed here.
Complete range of Oracal vinyl films can be reviewed here.

Acrylic

Acrylic is a useful, clear plastic that resembles glass but has properties that make it superior to glass in many ways. Common brands of high-grade acrylic include Perspex and Plexiglas. There are two basic types of acrylic: extruded and cell cast.

Acrylic is used to make various Signage products, illuminated facias small office signs and cut out letters to name but a few. And is available in a large range of colours. It normally has a high gloss finish but more matt and satin finishes are being made available.

Another great advantage of acrylic is that it is only half as heavy as glass. This makes working with acrylic much easier. It can also be sawed, whereas glass must be scored Adding to this favourable array of properties, a transparency rate of 93% makes acrylic the clearest material known. Very thick glass will have a green tint, while acrylic remains clear. There are some misconceptions about acrylic, namely that it yellows, turns brittle and cracks over time. Though this might be true of very cheap forms of plastic, it is not so with acrylic. For example, the fighter planes of WWII have acrylic bubble-tops. Airplane windows are also acrylic. If taken care of, acrylic remains new looking regardless of age or exposure to sun. Some people worry that acrylic scratches too easily, but unlike glass, scratches can be easily buffed out of acrylic. For all of its advantages, there are two disadvantages of acrylic: it is more expensive than glass, and if exposed to a direct flame it will melt and eventually burn.

PVC Foam Board
Used in a wide range of applications including advertisement sign, engraving, screeen printing, architecture and decorations

Dimensions: 1220 x 2440mm, 1220 x 3050mm, 930 x 1850mm

Key Features

  • Thickness: 2, 4, 3, 5, 8, 6, 10, 18, 12, 19mm
  • Good sound insulation and absorption
  • Heat insulating
  • Fire retardant
  • Moisture proof
  • Mold resistant
  • Shock proof
  • Long performance life
  • Stable color retention
  • Lightweight making it easy to transport
  • Suitable for different processes
  • Drilling
  • Sawing
  • Nailing
  • Planning
  • Bonding
  • Heat folding and forming
  • Welding
  • Bonding
  • Smooth surface is ideal for printing

Fluted Twinwall

Extruded twinwall fluted polypropylene sheet, also known as the branded Correx Is supplied as a versatile sheet board, and offers efficient solutions to a wide variety of applications.

Compared to alternatives such as cardboard, metal or rigid plastics fluted polypropylene sheet offers the following unique advantages:

  • Economical : both in use and purchase - Crack-resistant
  • Good adhesion of vinyl letters
  • Flexible : as a material and as application - Strong and durable
  • Environmentally sound : recyclable - Light
  • Water and moist-resistant - Unlimited reuse
  • Standard or tailor-made - Good chemical resistance
  • Corona-treated for screen printing

This material, has a fine flute and comes in a standard 4mm thick / 700gm2 sheet weight in the following colours: Black, Blue, Green, Orange, Red, White and Yellow
White is available in 2mm,3mm,4mm,5mm,6mm,8mm,10mm and 12mm.

 

This material, has a fine flute and comes in a standard 4mm thick / 700gm2 sheet weight in the following colours: Black, Blue, Green, Orange, Red, White and Yellow White is available in 2mm,3mm,4mm,5mm,6mm,8mm,10mm and 12mm Aluminium Composit Panels (Dybond / Multipanel) Available in 2mm, 3mm and 4mm thick, it comprises 0.3mm coloured aluminium sheet with a Polyethylene core and is available in a range of sizes. All finishes come with a 5 year finish Guarantee. It is a pre finished product that requires no decoration.

Aluminium Composit Panels (Dybond / Multipanel)
Available in 2mm, 3mm and 4mm thick, it comprises 0.3mm coloured aluminium sheet with a Polyethylene core and is available in a range of sizes. All finishes come with a 5 year finish Guarantee.

It is a pre finished product that requires no decoration.
Key Properties include:

  • Smooth Surface Coating
  • Excellent Impact Resistance
  • Outstanding Weather Resistance
  • Easy to Maintain and Install
  • Incredible dimensional stability at extremes of temperature
  • Excellent Resistance to Ultraviolet Radiation
  • Corrosion resistant

Aluminium

Aluminium is an abundant metallic chemical element which is widely used throughout the world for a wide range of products. Many consumers interact with some form of aluminium on a daily basis.

The history of aluminium is actually quite old. Various forms of the element have been used for centuries; aluminium oxides, for example, appear in pottery and glazes from Ancient Egypt. The Romans also used aluminium; in the form of a substance they called alum. In the 1800s, Hans Christian Oersted isolated an impure form of the element, and he was followed by Friedrich Wohler, who succeeded in isolating pure aluminium in 1827.

Far from being rare, aluminium is in fact the third most common element in the Earth's crust, and it is the most common metallic element on Earth. In a pure form, aluminium is silvery white and extremely lightweight and makes and ideal sign making material.

The myriad of uses in the sign industry for the metal and its compounds include Illuminated light boxes, sign panels street signage, cut out painted letters, trims, and frames. Its light weight properties make ideal to use in the construction of large signs without compromising strength. It can be welded routed and glued to provide cost effective solutions for endless sign projects.

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