Is it a good idea to seal plastic glued on paper plates with polyethylene resin?
August 9, 2011 9:21am CST
I've even done again: In search of cheaper, faster ways to provide me with labels in A3 format for outside the gate of my Bed & Breakfasts, I have just the thing designed in Adobe Photoshop, printed, mounted with spray adhesive to 3mm polystyrene plates, and then pasted with a two-component resin. The first thing that happened was that the one-lined, white paper plates are transparent and show through the color of the plastic sheets were. The printing itself is perfectly fine though. Then the styrofoam cup with the resin dissolved in my hand and I threw it in the garden before I could stick it to me like the elves have mercy. What happens next? I have six plates in a sealable horribly smelly porch, and I hope that tomorrow is not something terrible is lurking for me there. Was probably all a bad idea, or is that now it's okay like this?
10 Aug 11
Congratulations! Some fuel to it, and you have formidable, homemade napalm. Joking aside, polystyrene is one of the materials, which requires special adhesives and and other products. Get yourself in the hardware store either acrylic or PVC sheets. which are available in various thicknesses and sizes, pleasant to work with, tolerate all sorts of common solvents. They are also relatively resistant to weathering. Even when printing, you should know that the ink from laser and inkjet cartridges are not necessarily as fading. If they so strongly throughout the year are in the sunlight, then they fade quickly each color differently, so it is also in transition to color distortions. Given the prices of procured materials and the low life you should get but consider whether there is not a sign because the sign man is a better solution, or whether you are perhaps correct 'Old School' a wooden sign painted with the paint brush.