McLogan Manufacturers Spotlight – A Guide to Avery Vinyl for Signage & Vehicle Wraps

Avery Vinyl from McLogan SupplyAvery Vinyl products can help eliminate the confusion in the market today due to the variety of vinyl available. They make a variety of vinyls that  are used for vehicle wraps, making signs and for digital graphics and come are available in different qualities, colors and prices.

Here are some of the main types and uses are:

Calendered Vinyl:

Calendered vinyl is the most economical and has a relatively short lifespan. When liquid vinyl is poured into a mold, it is stretched to make it even. The stretching reduces durability, it is prone to cracking, and the color fades faster. This type of Avery Vinyl is used for mobile advertisements on the roads such as banners and billboards. This vinyl lasts 1-5 years depending on how it is used.

Intermediate Vinyl:

This intermediate Avery Vinyl is a mid-quality grained vinyl.  It is very durable and can last up to five years before it starts to fade and crack. This vinyl is typically used for car stickers, decals, signage and banners . However, constant exposure to the weather can cause buckles and bubbles to form in the vinyl. This vinyl is also a calendered vinyl so it is best suited to flat surfaces and not recommended for uneven or contour surfaces.

Cast Vinyl:

Avery Vehicle VinylAs the best Avery Vinyl of the three, cast vinyl can be used for any type of surface. This vinyl is only 2 millimeters thick. Whether it is a flat or a contour surface, cast vinyl easily molds to all surfaces. This is the most popular Avery Vinyl and is highly recommended for decals and vehicle wraps. It adheres very well to all kinds of rivets.

Avery cast vinyl is highly resistant to water, heat and extreme weather and is the preferred vehicle wrap for cars, trucks and boats due to its excellent conformity to non-flat surfaces. Cast vinyl is sturdy and long lasting, typically good for 7+ years .

Avery vinyl also comes in range of specialty films including:

  • Avery Supreme Wrapping Film.  This film has a paint-like finish and is dazzling in appearance. The durable film is easy to install and molds easily over contoured surfaces.

  • Avery 1100 High Visibility Reflective Film. This film is cost-effective and enhances visibility during the day and at night. It has a high quality glossy finish and is best suited for billboard advertisements. It is resistant to heat, humidity and UV rays.

Avery Vinyl offers many different types of vinyl. Some are highly visible. Some are longer lasting. Some appear shiny and glossy, and some have a matt finish. Avery has a vinyl to suit your needs and your budget.

McLogan Supply offers a full line of fine Avery Vinyls and is happy to answer questions about how to best use and apply.

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