Thicker Vinyl is not Better Vinyl

August 30, 2022

Thicker Vinyl is not Better Vinyl

It is a common perception that thinner material is associated with poor quality. This couldn't be further from the truth when it comes to vinyl film!

In this follow up to our "Cast Vinyl vs Calendered Vinyl" blog post, we highlight the key differences between the Premium Cast Vinyl Film that we use at TVD Vinyl Decals and the thicker, economy grade calendered vinyl used by most other vinyl decal vendors, with specifications directly from the Oracal, the brand that we use.

We hope this information will help you make the right choice when it comes to purchasing qualify vinyl decals that will last as long as you own your vehicle - GUARANTEED!           

 951 Premium Cast Vinyl (Us) 751 High Performance Cast Vinyl (Us) 651 Intermediate Vinyl (Them)
Specifically developed for applications with the highest durability and conformability requirements. Ideal for high-quality vehicle graphics. Designed for lettering, marking and decorative elements with the highest durability and conformability requirements. Suitable for high-quality vehicle graphics. The industry standard in intermediate calendered film for short and medium-term outdoor applications. Special proprietary formulation ensures optimized stability and resistance to UV degradation
2-mil  (50 micron) Thickness 2-mil (50 micron) Thickness 2.5-mil (70 micron) Thickness
10 Years Outdoor Durability 8 Years Outdoor Durability 4-5 Years Outdoor Durability
-58F to +248F Temperature Resistance -58F to +230F Temperature Resistance -40F to +176F Temperature Resistance




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