Just in time for Christmas, Stephen Weber, owner of Stephen Edward Graphics, Brandon, Wis., treated himself to an early gift, a 56-inch wide Big Squeegee. Just in time, too, since he had some large (4×8) background panels to print for a Christmas play at a local church.
“I had never applied vinyl to something that big. Typically we use a hand squeegee. I started doing it with a hand squeegee and realized it wouldn’t work very well,” recalls Weber. “I found out about the Big Squeegee at an online forum. I ordered it, tried it and the first one worked flawlessly.”
“You roll the print up onto a roll. The squeegee sits behind the roll and you walk the squeegee down the board. It takes the backer off as you apply it and goes right along the board,” explains Weber. “It came out real smooth. You can also use it to apply laminates. I didn’t laminate these prints, but I’ve printed some car decals that I applied laminate to and it worked very well. Then you can take it to the cutter and contour-cut it.”
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