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Would You Ever Splice This Way?

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Some windows 97" wide will need vertical seams. Too wide to use two 48" wide pieces from a 48" roll. A lot of waste to use two 48 1/2" wide pieces from a 60" roll.

If you could get 48" and 60" rolls from the same run would you ever use a 48" piece from the 48" roll with a 49" piece out of the 60" roll?

Edited by suntint

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No, even from the same run the seamed edges will have a color difference.

I know you are right. Just trying to come to grips with all the waste this job has.

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No, even from the same run the seamed edges will have a color difference.

I know you are right. Just trying to come to grips with all the waste this job has.

You can't avoid the waste, regardless of where the splice is. Just bill the customer for it. :twocents

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Splices are unnavoidable in many situations, as TDub said : charge for it. You need to run the spliced piece in the opposite direction that you run your large piece so the pieces match color wise. Don't ask me why this works but I've done many splices and seen many done without flipping and you will see a difference if you don't. Maybe someone can come up with an explanation as to why this works.

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How about using a 72'' roll.

That way you end up with usable waste ;)

Thought about that, but the 23" or so leftover wouldn't be usable on this job and I don't know when I would ever need film that narrow.

Will probably just figure on using 60" rolls and passing on the cost of all the waste.

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