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Colors are below

* Black
* White
* Gold
* Silver (Brushed Silver Appearance)
* Bronze

* Duranotic Bronze

* Orange

* Red ( 3M Poppy Red 3630-143 | Pantone 179 C )
* Blue ( 3M Intense Blue 3630-127 | Pantone 300 C )

* Dark Blue (Avery Dark Blue 8500-007)
* Yellow ( 3M Sunflower 3630-25 | Pantone 124 C )

* Green ( Oracal Emerald Green 8800-087 | Pantone 348 C )

 

 

Some notes I'd like to add about this product.

Some may have used this product in the past and some may have never had a chance. This product disappeared from suppliers right after 9/11 from what I understand there were Customs issues that made it too costly to bring in.

IF you remember this product from long ago, you will be glad it's back (just like the reaction I've gotten to all who have purchased from me).

IF you have never used it, your fabricators will love you for using it, it's MUCH MUCH easier to work with and notch, you won't get those splits you sometimes get on corners.
My other understanding is that this product was mainly distributed on the west coast, so not many on the east coast have ever tried it. My advice is try it, believe me YOU will LOVE it!

Before 9/11 I used PLASCO and the Silvatrim Trimcaps. I still have signs up 16+ years and this trim cap is still up, it's very durable.

 

 

 

PLASCO Trim for Polycarbonate Channel Letter Faces

Plasco is an excellent channel letter trim cap to be used to fabricated polycarbonate / Lexan channel letter faces. We also stock Channel Bond, the 1 part system which makes it easy for bonding Plasco Trim to Polycarbonate. You can also find Channel Bond here

 

PLASCO VS JEWELITE

In another thread I was asking why anyone east of Colorado "WHY" they mainly buy 1" Jewlite and not 3/4" Jewelite for 24" Channel Letters and smaller.

 

The reason seems to be is that when you use 1" Jewelite with a standard 3/16" channel letter face the 1" Jewelite gives you more clearance because the arrow extrusion protrudes more than 1/4" from the face giving you less mechanical fastening room. Make sense but 1" is very tough to notch, bend and get in small letter centers too because of that arrow extrusion.

 

I was always use to Plasco Trim Cap in my years of the sign industry, NOT Jewelite because on the West Coast Plasco was stocked more than Jewelite before 9/11. So after this "clearance" point was brought up I did some quick measuring because I had a east coast client buy Plasco 1" to match up with his regular use of 1" Jewelite. Then shortly after receiving his order with 3/4" samples he soon after starting ordering 3/4". I asked him why the change in smaller trim. He said the change was because the 3/4" Plasco trim gave him the same fastening clearance that he got buying 1" Jewelite. He went from paying about $70.00 per roll to $44.75 saving $32.15

 

I've attached some images to show you that you can use 3/4" Plasco Trim Cap that will give you the same clearance as 1" Jewelite IF clearance is important to you.

 

Plasco vs. Jewelite - Here we display the channel letter baseline along with the clearance you get using 3/4" & 1" Plasco / Jewelite Trim Caps

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1" Jewelite clearance

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1" Plasco - More mechanical clearance than 1" Jewelite

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3/4" Plasco - Just about the same mechanical clearance as using 1" Jewelite

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3/4" Jewelite - Less mechanical clearance than 3/4" Plasco

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1" Jewelite - Arrow extrusion protrusion more than 1/4" past the channel letter face.

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U.L. Sign Accessories Manual Info

Plasco is a Elkamet product made in Germany and their U.L. file number is E10010

ELKAMET KUNSTSTOFFTECHNIK GMBH GEORG-KRAMER STRASSE 3
PO BOX 1263
35216 BIEDENKOPF FED REP GERMANY Aluminum reinforced sign face trim, Type Elkamet Profiles.
E100102
1. These trim materials are used to secure a rigid thermoplastic sign face to an outdoor or indoor sign.
2. The ability of the trim to exclude water from contacting live parts needs to be evaluated in the end product.
3. Minimum No. 8 sheet metal screws need to be provided for securing the trim to the sign body. The maximum spacing
between screws shall not exceed 18 in. and no fewer than four screws are to be used per face.
4. These products do not comply with enclosure requirements.
5. The sign trim face shall be "Continuous solvent or adhesive bonding" to secure the sign face and trim together in one of the
following combinations:

Sign Face (Generic Material) = Methyl Methacrylate (Acrylic)
Solvent = MethyleneChloride
Sign Trim (Generic Material) = Cellulose Acetate Butyrate




 

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HHAHA, sign me up, i'll talk to the bossman! We got a shipment in from interstate and I know we pay a lot higher than that. Willl call neighbor??

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Is this product listed in the UL SAM manual, I think we had problems before with this product not being listed, do you happened to know if it is.

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I'm out and about right now, but yes it is.

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Cool thanks, When you get a chance can you e-mail me henryz@superiorsigns.com

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We have to say....so far the feedback has been very positive....a lot of companies are glad this product is back

 

 

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Updated this thread with more info I should have mentioned before

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We just love this trim cap I thought I would mention. I've never used it before but the guys have missed it. Keep it coming!

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Hey guys, posting a picture of a small sign we just tried with your trim cap. Our fabricators love it, so much easier with no cracking or splitting on the corners that we sometimes get with the others. If anyone here hasn't tried it, I highly recommend it.

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I have to update and relay this information for a very good IMPORTANT reason.

I've run into a few shop and in conversation they've let me know that they had VERY bad experience with PLASCO trim cap because of splitting and cracking, "It did NOT feel like the PLASCO I remember". Come to find out they bought this from a plastics company here in California that has had a questionable reputation in the sign industry.

If you bought this from a plastics company in the So Cal Area be warned, most likely you did not purchase PLASCO trim cap, you purchased a cheap replica manufactured in China and labeled and sold as PLASCO. PLASCO / Elkmet is manufactured in Germany NOT China!

There is only 2 to 3 authorized resellers of PLASCO trim cap in California, no "chain" sign suppliers are authorized to stock or sell PLASCO trim cap.

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3 Years later and STILL just $44.75 for a 3/4" x 165' roll of trim cap, that's 15' more per roll over mfg's like Jewelite. $52.75 still for a 1" roll x 165'

Something don't change!!!!

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More exciting trim cap news that I know a lot of you look forward too :lol_hitting:

Some more colors coming, colors that match your typical prefabbed coils.

Coming real soon

Duranotic Bronze

Orange

Dark Blue (Huron Blue)

Dark Red

More color to come from Plasco Trim

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Right now for a few weeks we're having a sale on all trim cap rolls with a minimum 5 roll order, $40.75 for 3/4", $49.75 for 1"

Mix and match it up!!! :thumbs::fnd (9):

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To update everyone of our new stock and colors we now have a darker blue which matches pretty well with Avery's Dark Blue Translucent 8500 Vinyl series 007.

We also have a real Duranotic Bronze to match most coated pre-fab Aluminum coils.

Finally we have Orange.

 

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Just to give an update. These rolls are now 151 feet in length.  We now have an Orange, Dark Blue, and Duranotic Bronze, all intended to match vendor channel letter coils.  Also, not the Vinyl Vendor color match numbers above in case you need to match to vinyl faces

 

I edited the spec info in the original post above, but still need to update all the banners and ads

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