Professional => Vendors and sources => Topic started by: Stone on October 29, 2016, 07:14:08 PM

Title: Fabric Lamination / Bonding services
Post by: Stone on October 29, 2016, 07:14:08 PM
Hey all,
I'm taking on new orders for custom covers, mostly for large Epson/Canon wide-format printers and some sensitive electronic equipment. I've been using a 3-layer sandwich of an interior liner of 70D nylon, black felt($4/yd at WalMart, 72" width) as the padding, and 500D cordura on the outer layer.

Have been using spray adhesive(mostly Home Depot brand since it stinks less than the 3M products I've tried) to bond the layers together, but I only have so many hours in a day.

Anyone know of a place that can do small runs(under 50yds at a time), preferably with an adhesive that's not too stinky?

I'm based in LA, but willing to drive if it's close by.

If no suggestions, any ideas on other adhesives in lieu of endless cans of spray adhesive?


Title: Re: Fabric Lamination / Bonding services
Post by: Misadventure Gear on October 30, 2016, 03:59:04 PM
Have you seen BO Gear's video on how he does spray glue lamination? It's on his website, and also linked in the Cool Videos thread. If you can't find someone to do it for you, this may help you speed up your process.
Title: Re: Fabric Lamination / Bonding services
Post by: sssss on October 31, 2016, 11:48:13 AM
I spoke to some folks from Hill Crest Laminating at the IFAI show in Charlotte a couple of weeks ago. They seemed very friendly, wiling to work with beginners, and have no minimums. I have not worked with them, but they patiently answered my questions.

They had samples of various fabrics with foam laminated to it, so they might be able to supply the foam for you if you want. They seemed willing to stick just about anything together, though.

If you're in LA, I'm sure there's something similar closer to you, but I think these people could do the job.