Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question, chances are someone else has had the same one. This is a list of some of the common questions we get about our company:

What methods of payment do you offer? Can I pay with a credit card?

General Formulations accepts the following forms of payment:

WIRE PAYMENT:

Wire payment to: Comerica Bank, Michigan USA
Swift Code: MNBD US 33
ABA number: 072000096
Final credit to Account Number: 1840371866
Final credit to Account Name: General Formulations

CHECK IN ADVANCE
General Formulations
Attn: Accounts Receivable
309 South Union Street, P.O. Box 158
Sparta, MI 49345-0158
Phone: 616-887-7387

CREDIT CARD
We accept Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover - subject to a 4% processing fee.

CREDIT TERMS
General Formulations offers credit terms of (1% 10, Net 30) to companies who qualify. If you
would like to establish an account, please contact Kelly Lang (klang@generalformulations.com)
for a credit application. Credit references are required as well as 48 hours processing time.

What is your minimum and maximum sheet size?

General Formulations has the ability to achieve a small sheet size of 13.5”x14”, and cut a sheet up to 60”x120”.

Do you have UL approved vinyls and polyesters?

We have the following products:
GF 211 Traffic Graffic 6.0 mil Gloss Clear Laminate
GF 109 5.0 mil scratch resistant textured laminate
CVE-3.0-OL 3.0 mil clear flexible calendered vinyl film 
CVE-6.0-OL 6.0 mil clear flexible polished calendered vinyl film 
SR5-1.5P 5.0 mil scuff resistant laminate
VFC3-OL-AP 3 mil high gloss PVC film

Do you have SDS sheets readily available for your materials?

Safety Data Sheets are available upon request, call for more info.

Are any of your materials FDA approved?

Currently, General Formulations does not have any vinyls or polyesters that have been approved by the FDA.

What are your standard sheet and roll sizes?

Available in sheets and rolls - Cut to customer specifications

Sheeting capacity - 12" x 18" to 64" x 120"
Slitting capacity - 3" wide to 64" wide rolls - up to 40" Outside diameter

Minimum order for custom converting is 300,000 square inches
Minimum order for processing is $250 per order
Additional Slitting Charges: 10-17 cuts add 0.10/msi

An additional fee of $70 may be added for oversized skids - skids over 60" x 60" (under 1,500 MSI)
Topcoating is recommended for all conventional offset or flexo print applications

How soon can I expect my order to ship?

General Formulations is driven to process your order as quickly as possible, in many cases, for standard sizes, we can ship same-day from one of our many warehouses near you.

Custom sizes typically take 2-3 days, ask your Customer Care Representative for confirmation of time.

Can I order a specific sheet or roll size? What are your standard sheet and rolls sizes?

Custom slitting and sheeting is available; minimums are based on 300 MSI.

What is best for my type of printing, Non-topcoated or topcoated material?

Printing processes vary. It is best to get the film that best suits your process. A simple rule of measure is:
  • For Vinyl - Non-topcoated is best for UV Screen & Offset Printing and Solvent Digital Inkjet too. Top-coated is best used with conventional off-set printing and screen printing with enamel inks.
  • For Polyester - Topcoated or print treated films are used for most screen and off-set printing methods.
Contact your General Formulations Customer Care Representative today and find out more.

Do you have material application procedures available?

Application procedure sheets are available, call for more info.

Do you offer reflective film?

At this time, General Formulations does not offer reflective film. However, we do offer Glow-in-the-Dark and Fluorescent polyesters.

Do you pay freight on orders?

No, but we do receive deep discounts from our freight carriers and we pass those discounts on to our customers. We prepay and bill the freight for open account customers.

How do I get started placing orders?

Call 1-800-253-3664 and ask for customer service. We will be happy to assist you in the set-up process.