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6 4 G R A P H I C S P R O • A P R I L 2 0 2 3 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M S I G N A G E & P R I N T I N G T he success of a project comes down to material choice. With numerous manufacturers to choose from, picking the right film can seem like an impossible task. If I simplify my options from what manufacturer to choose vs. what type of film to use, it makes it a little easier to find what I really need to make my project a success. No matter the manufacturer, you can break down vinyls into two categories: calendered films and cast films. But what does that mean? ose terms cast and cal- endered come from the process in which the material is made. Calendered, sometimes referred to as "intermediate" films, are produced from a semi-solid and progressively rolled into the width and material thickness that gets delivered to us in our shops. Typically, this is why you will hear calendered film has a "memory," meaning that this film eventually will try to return back to its original shape and size. is production is more cost-effective, which is why we Calendered B Y A D A M S U M N E R Adam Sumner is the owner of Wrapix Imaging and Wrapix Academy, Burbank, California. Cast What is the right choice for your projects? (All images courtesy Wrapix Imaging)

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