Nekoosa Acquires Catalina Graphic Films


Nekoosa, comprised of Nekoosa Coated Products, RTape Corp, and CET Films, announced today the acquisition of Catalina Graphic Films, effective as of March 1, 2018. Catalina Graphic Films, headquartered in Calabasas, CA with manufacturing facilities in Chicago, IL and Las Vegas, NV, is a leading manufacturer of pressure sensitive products used primarily for printed retail point of purchase advertising and promotion. Nekoosa is making the acquisition to support expanded manufacturing capability, product portfolio expansion, and a national manufacturing footprint. Read more

Sentinel Capital Partners Acquires Nekoosa


Nekoosa, comprised of Nekoosa Coated Products, RTape Corp, and CET Films, announced today the sale of the business to Sentinel Capital Partners. Sentinel Capital Partners, a New York based investment firm, partnered with Nekoosa to support continued growth for the company and its growing customer base through new product introductions and acquisitions. Read more

Main Tape Acquired by Nekoosa Holdings, a Wingate Portfolio Company


Nekoosa Holdings acquired Main Tape Company, Inc, (Cranbury, NJ) on Friday, May 1, 2015. The addition of Main Tape to the Nekoosa Holdings portfolio, comprised of Nekoosa Coated Products (Nekoosa, WI), RTape Corp (South Plainfield, NJ), and CET Films (Lakewood, NJ), expands the organizations capability to develop innovative products and programs for their valued global customers, and serve a broader array of markets. Read more

The Durability of Latex Inks


As sales of solvent and ecosolvent printers have declined, latex printers have grown in popularity. The print quality of these printers is outstanding, and inks are water-based, they provide printers with a 'green' solution. This posts shares the UV, scratch, abrasion and chemical resistance features of latex inks, and explains the importance of examining the application prior to manufacturing to ensure customer satisfaction. Read more

HP Launches New Latex 300 Series Printers


In 2014, HP launched the 300 series of latex printers. The new models include the 54” HP Latex 310 Printer, the 64” HP Latex 330 Printer and the 64” HP Latex 360 Printer. All three models use the new 831 HP latex inks, which provide outstanding resistance to scratching. This third generation of latex printers represents a radical departure from the precedent technology. Read more

Changing Printer Setting in Roland Versaworks


To adjust the ink settings for printing on a particular vinyl, such as RTape VinylEfx® or EZ Erase™, you will need to create a custom profile and rename it. For printing on these RTape films I generally recommend using a standard profile for GCVP glossy calendered vinyl. Read more

Removing Vinyl Graphics


The process of removing vinyl films generally requires the use of both heat and chemicals. Some removers contain hazardous chemicals, such as toluene, that can cause health problems. Before using any chemical remover, read the manufacturer’s MSDS sheet and instruction bulletin. Always wear the recommended safety equipment. Read more

Wide Format Revenue Projections for P.O.P. Graphics


The market for wide format inkjet printing has grown tremendously over the past two decades. The burgeoning demand for wide format graphics provides commercial printers with opportunities to provide their existing account base with banners, window graphics, P.O.P. posters, wall graphics and hanging signage. Read more

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