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Old 08-14-2008, 12:48 AM   #1
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I posted this in the "Brewery Magnet Thread" as a follow up to a printing find.
But i thought it might get lost in that and this is a pretty affordable and nice option...

Finally got the printed brewery logo.

I ordered one logo that was 24" x 21". The oval dimensions in the pictures below of the bigger of the two. I don't know why I had 2 logos included. Maybe they screwed the size and just included the smaller one, but the smaller one is actually a better size for the top of my keezer if I chose to put it there.

The big one I am going to put on the front of the keezer.

Total price shipped was...

$23.96 for printed logo 24"x 21" (Self-adhesive Vinyl Outdoor banner)
$4.00 for laminating (optional)
$7.00 shipping

$34.96 Total

Source: Chicago Printing Center (No affiliation)


Small logo laid out on top of keezer


Close up of small vinyl logo


Large logo laid out on top for perspective


Close up of large logo


Ill get an extra pair of hands to help align and put this on nice and smooth. I don't know how many attempts ill get if any. Don't know if once its one..its not moving or if there is some flexiblilty. Ill post follow up pictures and report. The price is certainly right for this large of an image and sticker.

Looks great too, if you do this, make sure you give them as large of a PNG file as possible. 330 DPI 2500x2500 or better. If you want to see the higher quality close ups, PM me. I can send you the original 10MB JPGs. They look even better in person.
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Old 08-14-2008, 01:04 AM   #2
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looks awesome!

but where did you order from?
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Old 08-14-2008, 01:19 AM   #3
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Added to original post also

Chicago Printing Center

I think I picked the "Outdoor Banner" with the self adhesive option, but the prices all seem to be the same whether you pick Indoor Banner, poster printing, etc.
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Old 08-14-2008, 01:38 AM   #4
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I worked in a vinyl shop for a few months and when we applied large stickers like that we always prepped the surface with soapy water then squeegeed out all of the large bubbles.

I'm not an expert by any means but this might buy you a little more time to get everything straightened out; some reading:

http://www.military-graphics.com/vinyl_install.html
http://www.whitetigerllc.com/VinylInstall.html

And a video:


If you already know this information then I guess it doesn't matter but, I hope this helps!!

 
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Old 08-14-2008, 01:44 AM   #5
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Freeeking awesome! Does your keezer have a smooth surface or is it textured steel?

 
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Old 08-14-2008, 01:58 AM   #6
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That is super nice - and not a bad price, either!

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Old 08-14-2008, 02:20 AM   #7
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Sweeeeeeet!!!!
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Old 08-14-2008, 02:29 AM   #8
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Yup, I worked in a sign shop for 2 years. Soapy Water is definately the way to go. It allows you to mess up and shift your image. Put a piece of tape on one end once it's lined up to make a 'hinge'. Pull the graphic back so it's face down and spray the soapy water down. Make sure the surface is clean, alcohol will work. MAKE SURE YOU DON'T GET THE BACKING PAPER ON THE IMAGE WET!!!! It will be a huge mess. Then just peel it back and squegee (sp?) it down. It will be wet under there, so you can pick it back up if you need to. Good luck and RDWALDYNGOYK (Relax. Don't worry and lay down you new graphic on your keezer)


 
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Old 08-14-2008, 02:30 AM   #9
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Quote:
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Freeeking awesome! Does your keezer have a smooth surface or is it textured steel?
It is mildly textured. But I peeled it off the backing just a little and it seems Ill have some ability to lift and stick as long as it is a little and it should stick just fine.

Not sure about the soapy water squeegee in this application. Im worried the printing ink will run. Anyone familiar with the vinyl printing know if this is similar material used in the soapy water applications? EDIT: Nevermind, read the above links. Will attempt to apply with the soapy water and post pics of final application.
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Old 08-14-2008, 03:41 AM   #10
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+1 on the soapy water. I've also used Windex in the past. Spray the surface and then place your graphic on top of it. Squeegee out the bubbles and the excess liquid, when ti dries everything should be cool!

 
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