Cast Vinyl

Choosing a vinyl film comes down to a few factors, application and price point being chief among them. Cast vinyl is one of the newer films and provides more long-lasting use than other choices, which makes it a wise investment for applications that face wear and tear or need to look pristine long term. 

What is Cast Vinyl?

Cast vinyl is a type of self-adhesive vinyl wrap that is on the high end of the spectrum. It is able to be heated and stretched into a deep recess or curve without issue. The manufacturing process begins with the cast vinyl as a liquid, somewhat like paint but thick like plastic. It is then blended with PVC, pigments, and plasticizers by a machine into a more consistent mixture at specific speeds for a specific amount of time. The mix, called organosol, is casted and squeezed into a casting sheet which determines the final texture of the cast vinyl.

After being laid into a casting sheet, the mixture is sent through several ovens to evaporate the existing solvents, which leaves behind a solid film. The film is then rolled onto a large-diameter core to add an adhesive coating made, altogether adding up to being between 1 and 2 millimeters thick. 

Benefits of Cast Vinyl

As mentioned earlier, cast vinyl is considered an industry premium and has several properties that make it a top choice for a wide range of applications:

  • Flexible
  • High-quality
  • Long-lasting
  • Soft
  • Thin

Due to these properties, it is a high-quality solution for outdoor use as it can withstand extended exposure to the elements and temperature fluctuations. Other advantages of using cast vinyl film include:

  • High-durability
  • Minimal shrinkage
  • Thinner gauges, making them a perfect solution for grooves and curves
  • Maintains color and its properties better than other vinyl film choices
  • Adapts well to a wide variety of surfaces and shapes
  • Has a paint-like appearance finish

Many of the benefits of cast vinyl films are due to the plasticizers and raw materials used in their production being of much better quality than other types. The thinness of the film gives it the ability to conform to ridges and intricate curves while also being able to change as needed. 

Applications for Cast Vinyl Films 

Cast vinyl is one of the thinner forms of film and the process helps it remain relaxed, making it a comfortable, durable, and flexible vinyl that holds its color. These features make it an ideal type of cast film for complex surfaces and applications that require a smooth finish, vehicle wraps being a top example. Cast vinyl is manufactured in small batches, which translates to a wider variety of colors and finishes for the person or company buying it. Due to the array of colors, finishes, and the film's ability to cover complex surfaces that require seamless finishes, it is a top selection for various applications, including:

  • Architectural purposes
  • Plotter cut vinyl lettering for banners
  • Promotional signs
  • Small die-cut decals, including window decals and bumper stickers
  • Vehicle numbers and letters
  • Vehicles, including boats and RVs

Cast Vinyl & Vinyl Wrap Resources

To learn more about cast vinyl film and how it delivers quality solutions to an array of applications, we encourage you to explore the articles below and discover how it can enhance a wide range of products and items.

Why Cast Vinyl is the Best Choice for Vehicle Wraps

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