Adhesion to Powder Coated Paints

26-Jun-2013

Adhesion failures of pressure sensitive materials, such as labels, decorative films, foam tapes and graphic panels, to powder coated substrates are quite common. Just as there are several reasons for these failures, there are several steps that the fabricator can take to avoid these problems. Read more

HotMask® Polyester Transfer Tapes

05-Jun-2013

To transfer a print and cut heat transfer applique from its carrier to the garment you should use a polyester HotMask® transfer tape. While many shop owners have used paper application tape to transfer printed heat transfer appliques, you are much better off using the right product for the application. Read more

Sign Media & Floor Graphics

05-Jun-2013

Floor graphics have been used in the retail sector for years to help shoppers find products on shelves or to direct their attention to special merchandising promotions Read more

Tips on Buying a Digital Printer

05-Jun-2013

When you are buying any digital printer, here are some things that you should consider, especially if you are a first time buyer............................. Read more

Using SuperFrog's Frog Juice

31-May-2013

For years I have recommended edge sealing the RTape VinylEfx® films with SuperFrog’s Frog Juice, which is an acrylic enamel automotive grade clear coat. While it is great for protecting vinyl graphics, you can also use it for other applications, such as clear coating digital prints and even gold leaf. Read more

Color Trends

29-May-2013

Popularity of colors among designers and consumers can vary from year to year. To keep pace with color trends, vinyl film manufacturers and paint companies try to gauge changes in the marketplace. Colors from the world of fashion and interior décor have impacted color selection in the automotive market and in corporate graphics. Read more

New Clariguard™ Laser Engravable Polycarbonate

21-May-2013

CET Films, a division of Nekoosa Coated Products, has introduced Clariguard™, a laser engravable polycarbonate film. The new CET film provides a cost effective solution for producing tamper-proof security-sensitive documents. Read more

What Does "Going Green" Mean?

01-May-2013

A few years ago I volunteered to research what was involved in “green certification.” What was I thinking? “You never were in the army, were you?” asked Darryl Liedel, one of my RTape colleagues. “If you were, you would know that you never volunteer for anything.” Read more

Why Use a Heavyweight Paper Application Tape

01-May-2013

When I started in the vinyl graphics industry more than thirty years ago, there was no such thing as lighter standard weight application tape that is generally used in the sign industry. The only tapes that were used were the heavyweight premium grade premasks. Today many sign makers have never even used these premium grade tapes. They don’t know what they are missing. Read more

RTape and CET Films Acquired by Nekoosa Coated Products, a Wingate Portfolio Company

23-Apr-2013

NEKOOSA, WI - With the support of Wingate Partners, LLP, Nekoosa Coated Products acquired IGI Corp., parent of RTape Corp. and CET Films Corp. on Monday, April 22, 2013. The combination of Nekoosa Coated Products and IGI Corp. enhances the ability of both organizations to deliver innovative products and programs to their valued global channel partners. Paul Charapata, CEO of Nekoosa Coated Products, will lead the new organization, whereby RTape and CET Films will operate as divisions of Nekoosa Coated Products. Read more

Mr. J's Pinstripe Sketchbook

15-Apr-2013

The Xcaliber Corp. announces a new book by Julian”Mr.J” Braet, entitled “Pinstriping Sketchbook”. The book is 8.5”x5.5”, and contains over 200 pinstriping designs & ideas created by the world famous “Mr.J”. Read more

RTape Introduces 54" VinylEfx(r) Print Media

15-Apr-2013

RTape has introduced 54” VinylEfx® Metalized Print Media in four popular patterns: Smooth Silver, Matte Silver, Brushed Silver and Brushed Gold. The brilliant Decorative Series pressure-sensitive vinyl films are compatible with a wide variety of solvent, ecosolvent, latex and UV curable inkjet inks and solvent and UV curable screen print inks. Read more

Cleaning Chalk Talk

12-Apr-2013

The grainy texture of RTape's ChalkTalk® chalkboard film provides an exceptional finish for writing and drawing with either chalk or chalk ink. ChalkTalk® is perfect for use as a restaurant menu board or as an appliqué in a home environment. Read more

Laminating Application Tape and HotMask

21-Mar-2013

How you apply an application tape to a vinyl graphic or a HotMask™ transfer tape to a printed heat transfer applique can affect the appearance of the finished product. If you get wrinkles or bubbles in the paper application tape, I can just about guarantee that you will get wrinkles and bubbles in the applied vinyl. Read more





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