This is something we do not hear very often. However, when we do hear it, we find it very frustrating! The reason we find this so frustrating, is that we usually hear this statement from someone whom has an incorrect understanding of graphic vinyl films!
By definition, for a graphic film to be thin (like a trash bag etc.), it has to be Cast Vinyl! Cast Vinyl films, often referred to as high performance or premium vinyl films are usually 2 mil thick, these cast vinyl films supplied to us by 3M, Orafol, Avery, Arlon, are the thinnest films, and are also the highest performance films with a 7-12 year durability.
Thicker films (3 mil and thicker) tend to be of the Calendered Vinyl type, often referred to as economy, or intermediate vinyl. Calendered vinyl films are prone to shrinking, cracking, and have a much shorter durability rating (1-5 years). The reason for this is due to the extrusion process it goes through when manufactured. So the calendered vinyl film is always trying to return to its pre-extrusion state.
The exception to this rule is often wrap vinyl, wrap cast vinyl films tend to be thicker 3mil-5mil.
However, the durability of wrap vinyl films is also less than that of High Performance 2mil Graphic
Films, typically 3-5 years!
That being said, we have heard from a couple of clients that they have been to "Wrap Shops" and the "Wrap Shop", has told them that the vinyl is thin, not as thick as the stuff they use, etc. etc.
Things to consider:
- We are not selling wraps, we are producing, and selling Precision Cut Vinyl Graphics.
- Wraps are usually installed dry, rather than wet, and wrap material has different properties in the adhesive, that allows for repositioning. Which is why "Wrap Shops" like Wrap Class Vinyl!
- Wraps, usually are designed as temporary signage for vehiclesWraps, usually are designed as temporary signage for vehicles.
- So you either want high quality Vinyl Graphics, that will last the life of your vehicle (as do OEM graphics), or you can go to a wrap shop, and get a temporary wrap.
Either way, we do not, and will not sell graphics made from Cheap Vinyl, Calendered Vinyl, or Thick Vinyl. We only produce products made from High Performance, American made, Cast Vinyl Films. Which, are usually 2mil.
If you have any doubts, you can always research what we have stated above!We do not supply "Cheap, Low Quality" Vinyl, so we will not accept returns or give refunds for this reason.