CONVEX® Diamond Metallic Vinyl: For The Winners!

If you’ve been looking for a thick and conformable metallic vinyl with a really flashy glitter sparkle, your search is over! CONVEX® Diamond metallic vinyl makes decals that sparkle and shine brighter than anything else you have seen. 14 mils thick, CONVEX Diamond will conform smoothly to helmets and other surfaces with complex curves. Just like our other CONVEX products, Diamond uses specially formulated adhesive that gives you a professional decal that stays put and doesn’t peel off until you take it off. You’ll always know your customers will be happy with your products, and will return to buy more!

The high flash of the metallic flake stays clear and bright when you print with transparent resin foils. There are many decorative colors you can create with over 15 transparent ribbons. If you print with opaque colors, the sparkle will not show through, giving you complete control over where you want it on your decals. Create your own custom colors, or just cut and apply this brilliant glittery metallic silver for highlights that pop! CONVEX Diamond has an opaque white layer under the metallic flake, so it remains bright even when it’s applied to dark surfaces.

Available in 15″ width for the Gerber EDGE thermal printer, and in 30″ width for wide format printers.

Overview

 

Convex® is a very pliable vinyl that adheres to helmets and other complex curves without wrinkling or buckling. The thicker the construction, the easier it is to apply. The adhesive is specially formulated for permanent application, yet remove cleanly without residue for up to a year after it is applied. This cuts down on the labor that is involved in cleaning helmets and replacing decals when it comes time to refurbish helmets for the next season. Convex Laminates are formulated with the right amount of adhesive, ensuring that your decals have minimal shrinking and last for a long time.

Specifications

General Description: Soft flexible white vinyl with bright glitter flake, and a clear permanent acrylic adhesive. Convex base materials are intended to be used for thermal resin transfer, solvent inkjet printing, and with Diamond, cut-only applications.

Thickness 14 mil film with 1 mil of GearWrap adhesive
Outdoor Life 2 years
Shelf Life 2 years stored at 70˚ F
Adhesive Properties 1 mil of permanent acrylic pressure sensitive adhesive formulated for enamel painted surfaces such as helmets and metals. Not recommended for application directly to LSE plastics or powder coated paint, however Diamond can be laminated to Convex High-Bond, Pitbull, PlaStick, Motowrap, etc.
Service Temp. Range -40º F to 176º F
Minimum Application Temp. 55º F

Recommended Application Techniques: On curved surfaces (such as helmets), apply by rubbing from the center out.

When using a laminator: Laminate with a cold, pressure-sensitive laminator (or by hand).

All of the descriptive information listed above is our recommendation only. This information does not suggest or constitute a written or verbal warranty or guaranty of any kind by the manufacturer or distributor of this product. Purchasers of this product shall be responsible for independently determining the suitability of the material for the intended application.

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For Wide Format

Convex Diamond is available with GearWrap Adhesive.

30″ for Wide Format: 10, 25 or 50 yds.

Software Settings: Although we do not offer specific profiles for ink jet printers, we have found that most RIPS offer generic calendared white vinyl profiles that require minimal adjustments to get excellent results. You should determine what is acceptable for the desired application.

Eco-solvent ink sets: As you probably know, there is a wide variety of OEM and aftermarket inks available for the ink jet market. Recommended eco-solvent ink jet OEM’s include Roland, Mimaki, Mutoh, and Epson. We offer 5 and 10 yd rolls in both 15″ and 30″ widths for test printing.

UV and Latex ink sets: Both UV and Latex inks sit on top of the media, which is great for flat surfaces. The nature of Convex is to conform to complex curves.  This requires stretching and condensing of the vinyl as it is applied to those curves. Eco-solvent inks penetrate the surface of the vinyl, and reside in it. UV and Latex do not. Therefore if the application requires applying Convex to a complex curve, the UV or Latex ink may release from the film during the application process. Do diligence. Test first.

All of the descriptive information listed above is our recommendation only. This information does not suggest or constitute a written or verbal warranty or guaranty of any kind by the manufacturer or distributor of this product. Purchasers of this product shall be responsible for independently determining the suitability of the material for the intended application. GMS/0119

Thermal Printers

Convex Diamond is available with GearWrap Adhesive.

15″ for the Gerber Edge printers: 5, 10, 25 or 50 yds.

Software settings: In Gerber’s Plot program, click on the “123” button, then click on the Substitute button and select vinyl type, “Imagecal-P, SD8, or 220 Premium” from the pull-down menu. Results may differ slightly from printer to printer, but excellent results are achievable with all Gerber foil colors.

If you have the Gerber enVision 375 Plotter/Cutter, go to Plotter settings “F7” and set the Speed to 50, Acceleration to 66, Sharp Corners to 66.67 or higher, and Force to 50% or more depending on the age of your blade. A 45 or 60 degree blade is recommended for all cutters cutting this material. If you are laminating on top of this material, use the same settings and determine the Force by performing test cuts. It may be necessary to make double or triple cuts.

Recommended Overlaminates

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Convex Laminate: Use Convex Laminate on top of Convex Diamond base vinyl when you need impact protection or need to apply graphics to complex curves.  Available in 4, 8 and 12 mil. Diamond is already very thick and pliable, therefore Convex 4 mil laminate will gloss up the surface after printing, and make it very close to 20 mil. overall thickness.

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For longer UV protection, check out Convex Supreme UV 5-7 year laminate with UV inhibitors. Prolonged UV exposure can dull the reflective nature of the metallic flake. Therefore a UV blocking laminate such as Convex UV laminate is highly recommended if UV protection is required.