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Ponddude

where to buy coroplast locally

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I'm trying to get into building my own cutouts this year and decided to get started with something simple like a sign. My question is, does any one know of a store, that isn't online, where I can buy corrugated plastic or coroplast? I don't need a lot of it, and I certainly don't want to buy a ton of it if I'm only going to make one thing out of it. Anybody have any ideas?

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Ponddude wrote:

I'm trying to get into building my own cutouts this year and decided to get started with something simple like a sign. My question is, does any one know of a store, that isn't online, where I can buy corrugated plastic or coroplast? I don't need a lot of it, and I certainly don't want to buy a ton of it if I'm only going to make one thing out of it. Anybody have any ideas?

Well, it's very hard to give you a 'local' location when you don't have a location in your profile (or in your post!)

Check out www.lairdplastics.com They have locations all over the country, and although they're a wholesaler, they might sell to you for an additional fee, or might refer you to a retail dealer in your area.

-Tim

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thats my bad, I had thought that I updated that when I joined, I'm sorry.

Anyway, I live in New Jersey and was thinking more along the lines of stores like Home Depot, or Rag Shop or Michaels...stores like that

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Ponddude wrote:

thats my bad, I had thought that I updated that when I joined, I'm sorry.

Anyway, I live in New Jersey and was thinking more along the lines of stores like Home Depot, or Rag Shop or Michaels...stores like that

I'm not familiar with any 'normal' stores (at least ones we have in the Minneapolis area) that carry coro. You might find it, in small sizes, at a specialty art-supply store, but as mentioned before, you'll have best luck at a sign shop or a specialty plastics dealer.

Good luck!

-Tim

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Thanx for all the help folks. I called a national sign shop called Fast Signs and they said that they will sell (and cut) a 4x8 sheet for me for 15 bucks...not bad. I just have to take the whole thing, which I can deal with that!!

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Just like I posted on the other thread, the price will vary with the thickness you want.

I did not like how flimsey the standard 4 mil was, so I went with a 6mil thickness.

Just go to any sign shop and ask them if they have any scrap pieces to sell you. This way you can try to get a small piece to experiment with.

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Ponddude wrote:

Anyway, I live in New Jersey and was thinking more along the lines of stores like Home Depot, or Rag Shop or Michaels...stores like that

What kind of store is "Rag Shop"?

TED

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Hmmmmmmm...I thought Rag Shops were nation wide, but I guess I was mistaken. Anyway, its basically a store to get arts, crafts and hobby supplies. They sell fabric too, I guess thats where they got the name. Anyway, around this time of the year they have incredible deals on halloween and christmas decorations. If you find one near you I would definately look into it...

Here is the link...

http://www.ragshop.com/index_flash.cfm

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Here's some good inside information: I am the Plant Manager for an electrical sign company here in NH and we pay no more than $7.50 for a 4'x8' sheet of white coroplast and $9 for colored. The price goes down the more sheets we buy in one order.

Tip #1: Go into your local sign shop and tell them what you are doing - they will probably sell you a sheet or two at cost or slightly above.

Tip#2: Try and avoid Sign-A-Rama's, FastSigns,or any franchise sign shop. A local "mom & pop" shopis going to help you out much better than a franchise.

John

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