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Digitally Printed Vehicle Graphics - The Process

June 26, 2019

Digitally Printed Vehicle Graphics – The Process




The Design/Artwork stage:


At Devil is in the Detail, we can either support our clients with the design element, or we are happy to work existing artwork files. Ideally, any design files would be vectorised and in PDF, Adobe Illustrator or EPS file format.




Once the design has been agreed, the relevant cut lines are created and then ripped into Roland Versaworks ready for the print process to begin.




The Print Stage


Once a design has been finalised, we can guide you on the right choice of vinyl for your vehicle and then we send the artwork to print using our Roland VG640. This machine can print and cut graphics up to 64 inch wide and most material can be 25m to 50m in length.


We are always impressed with the print quality.



As well as vehicle graphics, the Roland VG640 can print an array of other vinyl services, including:

·         Digitally printed vinyl wraps

·         Decals and stickers

·         Wallcoverings

·         Banners

·         Signage

·         Window and Floor Graphics





As our Roland Printer uses Eco Solvent Inks, all our prints need to be “outgassed” over a period of at least 24 hours. This allows the print to dry and also allows the solvents to dissipate.





The Laminating Stage



Now that the prints are outgassed, we can now laminate the graphics. This not only protects the ink from abrasion etc, but also protects the vinyl from weathering and gives it more durability.



The Cut Process


After lamination, the graphics are then fed back into the Roland for the cut stage. The machine identifies the relevant crop marks and then proceeds to cut the intended artwork.




Weeding the Graphics



“Weeding” is the stage where we remove the excess vinyl that won’t be going onto the vehicle, leaving behind the finished graphics ready for application tape.




Application Tape



In order to be able to transfer the vinyl onto the vehicle, we then apply some application tape to the graphics.




Finally the graphics are now ready for install!!


For all your vehicle graphics requirements, simply get in touch and let Devil is in the Detail Ltd guide you through the process.

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