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Recent fading of billboards

Started by bandit957, October 23, 2021, 04:39:36 PM

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bandit957

Has anyone else noticed that billboards along major highways have been fading really badly lately? This is especially true of the red parts.

I noticed this a year ago, and it may be just as bad now.
Might as well face it, pooing is cool


FrCorySticha

This is just a guess on my part, but I think a lot of billboards now are basically large sheets of vinyl with the image printed on them. I wonder if the ink that's used on vinyl fades or weathers off quicker than the traditional ink used on paper.

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kalvado

I would bet on using new advanced eco-friendly soy baded ink which costs 2x, and lasts 50%of old synthetic stuff.

HighwayStar

Quote from: kalvado on October 23, 2021, 06:39:16 PM
I would bet on using new advanced eco-friendly soy baded ink which costs 2x, and lasts 50%of old synthetic stuff.

This.
Also I suspect that cost cutting on rehanging bill boards is a significant contributor to the problem.
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