After a couple of years, we started getting phone calls with complaints of the frosting shrinking from the edges. Not the sort of calls we wanted.
What went wrong?
There are 2 types of frosted vinyl on the market, Calendered and Cast, and here are the differences:
Calendered vinyl can be compared to a piece of pastry getting rolled out. It wants to shrink back to its original shape.
Cast vinyl is like chocolate, once melted, you spread it out and it sets. No memory and no shrinkage.
The picture above shows how much the film has shrunk away from the edges. If you like this look, great! For your enjoyment, the clear border is now nice and sticky and can act as a fly trap. Sometimes you even get some irregular wrinkles in the film and of course, it shrinks unevenly too!
Consequently, we have stopped using pastry and use chocolate instead. So, you can buy frosted film from hardware shops or the internet and find that you have bought pastry. Or you may pay a little more and enjoy the chocolate from us. And here is another bonus: Our chocolate does not make you fat!
If you are looking around for the best deal, ask them, if it's calendered or cast vinyl. And don't be surprised, if they don't know what you're talking about.......