Vinyl surface issues (rough, dull or mottled)
• Mottling or a dull finish is common among highly pliable and conformable cast
and calendered vinyl. The surface of the film can appear to be slightly dull as
the liner leaves minor embossing.
Mottling usually occurs when a roll of graphic film is wound too tightly or
stored at a high humidity. It is not a surface defect and will disappear
within a few days of installation. To remove mottling prior to cutting or
printing, release the tension of the roll for a few days by loosening the tape
used to fasten the end of the roll. Applying light heat with a heat gun will also
• Thermal printing on mottled film could create an undesired printing effect. For
optimal results, use the suggestions above to remove mottling prior to thermal
Special Considerations and Uses
Mottling is a special consideration for vinyl films. Mottle looks like a haze, or blotchy
dull spots on the vinyl film surface. This condition occurs when the glossy top surface
of soft, conformable vinyl film is pressed against the release liner in a wound roll.
While conform-ability is a benefit of vinyl films, it also makes them prone to mottling.
Factors affecting the level and severity of mottle include heat, time wound in a roll,
roll tightness, film formulation, and liner type. Also, film color and gloss level have an
effect. Mottle will show up more on higher gloss films and darker colors.
(TIP) To prevent mottle, store vinyl films in a cool area, away from direct sunlight or a
heat source. Rolls should be wound as loosely as possible and suspended or kept in
boxes with end plugs. Laying rolls on their sides can produce a "band" of mottle.
(TIP) Mottle can be reversed. To eliminate mottle, unroll the vinyl and leave it lying in
a warm area. Or, carefully use a heat gun (or hand-held hair dryer) over the film
surface. The mottle should begin to disappear. Once film is applied to a substrate,
most mottle will eventually disappear with time and exposure to heat or sunlight.
Write a comment
can someone do my assignment (Saturday, 17 June 2017 05:55)
This condition happens when the automatic top surface of fragile, similar vinyl film is squeezed against the discharge liner.
Do My Paper For Me (Tuesday, 20 June 2017 06:20)
This isn't as a result a good deal a trick however is deceiving and come about even in daily papers an extraordinary employment position is publicized yet it may not by any means exist.
Bane Brown Coat Buy Movie Jacekets (Wednesday, 02 August 2017 08:45)
It is not a surface imperfection and will vanish inside a couple of days of establishment to expel mottling before cutting or printing, discharge the pressure of the move for a couple of days by relaxing the tape used to secure the finish of the roll.
movie leather jacket (Wednesday, 09 August 2017 00:22)
Thank you for sharing them! I hope you will continue to have similar posts to share with everyone.
saqafat bazar (Wednesday, 24 January 2018 04:29)
nice information about mottling thank you for shearing
emma watson leather jacket (Wednesday, 20 March 2019 04:34)
Nice information, valuable and excellent design, as share good stuff with good ideas and concepts, lots of great information and inspiration, both of which I need, thanks to offer such a helpful information here.
Gibson.Daisy (Friday, 17 January 2020 12:35)
Those who have aspirations have thousands of things, and those who have no ambitions only feel that it is difficult
Wilhelmina.Tom (Wednesday, 26 February 2020 08:15)
Those who are unmotivated are always determined, those who are willing to stand up, and those who bite a goal are the most likely to succeed
Charitable organization (Monday, 01 June 2020 05:03)
Good job on this article! I really like how you presented your facts and how you made it interesting and easy to understand. Thank you.
cheap website design dubai (Tuesday, 02 June 2020 01:30)
Our custom website design services make sure that your business grows at an high rate. At Budget Web, we are determined to provide you with a website that generates traffic and suits your business as well.
Petarparkar (Tuesday, 02 June 2020 01:31)
Ecommerce website design, cheap website development & Integration company in the UK. Expert PrestaShop, Open Cart, Shopify, Magento and WordPress developers. visit : https://www.budgetweb.ae
Jacket Hunt (Tuesday, 11 April 2023 23:55)
Thanks for sharing this amazing and informative post. keep sharing with us.
<a href="https://jackethunt.com/collections/men-varsity-bomber-jacket-custom">varsity leather jacket</a>