3M ControlTac material (3M ControlTac 180C & 8519 Laminate) is widely considered (and argued) to be the industry standard for vehicle wraps, fleet graphics and exterior, long term full color projects. ControlTac’s easy to apply air egress system, cast film conformability and forgiving adhesive formulation create a product that is fun & profitable to offer. All of this, in conjunction with the internationally known 3M name, has made it a popular choice for sign makers the world over.
Alternative, and competitive materials & laminates are also offered by Oracal, Avery, MacTac along with a host of other vinyl film manufactures. Please evaluate your own sign company’s needs and desires to provide products.
Calculator Assumptions for Digital Prints (3M ControlTac):
- 3M ControlTac 180c for solvent printers (substrate)
- 3M UV Lustre Laminate 8519
- Does NOT include any additional design / artwork which should be factored in as a value added service from a sign professional