How to Use Pallet Protek™ Platen Protection Tape

28-Aug-2012

Cleaning up messy spray adhesive from your pallets is time-consuming and costly. It’s also unnecessary. By pre-covering your pallets with RTape 4350 Pallet Protek™ and spraying the paper tape instead of the pallet, press clean up is simply a matter of removing and discarding the tape. The whole process is fast and easy if you follow the instructions below Read more

Image1Impact Introduces a New Tape Applicator

28-Aug-2012

Wrinkles and bubbles caused when transferring application tape to vinyl graphics usually result in wrinkles and bubbles in applied graphics. The new ProRoll Application Tape Roller from Image One Impact allows you to easily apply application tape without problems. Transferred tape is applied evenly and smoothly.
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Difficult to Transfer Vinyl Graphics

03-Jul-2012

Pick Up Tips

Who hasn’t had the occasional problem in transferring vinyl graphics from its release liner? In many cases, the solution may be as simple as selecting a higher tack tape, or making a slight change in your application procedure. Here are a few pick up tips to make transferring vinyl a more uplifting experience. Read more

Priming and Painting for Wall Graphics Applications

02-Jul-2012

Drywall Preparation, Priming and Painting


In my story, Preventing Wall Graphics Failures, I mentioned that new drywall must be primed and painted properly to ensure good adhesion of pressure-sensitive vinyl wall graphics. You wouldn’t think that applying vinyl wall graphics to newly painted drywall should be a problem. Of course, problems can and do happen. Especially when contractors rush to get the job done. Read more

Printing Claritex® Top-Coated Polycarbonate Films

30-Jun-2012

RTape’s Claritex® 10 mil bright white velvet-matte polycarbonate films feature a specially formulated ink-receptive coating for solvent, ecosolvent and latex inkjet printers. The good hold out characteristic of the top coating keeps the colorant of the ink on its surface for brilliant color reproduction. Read more

Painting Flames

25-Jun-2012

And Other Uses for Application Tape.

Protecting and transferring vinyl graphics aren’t the only uses for application tape. Here are some other uses for paper application tapes. Read more

Steps to Improving Ladder & Scaffold Safety

16-Jun-2012

Slips and falls cause a high percentage of workplace accidents. If you are working at heights, be sure to tie off. All the king’s horses and all the king’s men may not be able to put you back together again. Even if you survive a fall, it may change your life. Read more

Thermal Die Cutting Tips

16-Jun-2012

In the thermal die cutting process, a magnesium die is heated and pressed against a pressure-sensitive vinyl, such as RTapeVinylefx® films. Aided by the pressure of the die, the heat melts the film. Read more

Laminating Tips

14-Jun-2012

There’s usually more than one way to do something. Printers and sign makers have devised many different techniques for laminating prints. This story covers procedures that have worked for some industry friends. Hopefully, these tips will help you prevent laminating mishaps, save production time and, most importantly, improve profitability. Read more

Using Paint Mask for Surface Gilding

11-Jun-2012

Paint mask is not just for painted graphics. It’s also great as a stencil for surface gilding. If you have never gilded before, just follow the simple step-by-step process in this story and you can expect professional results. Read more

How to Apply Vinyl Graphics Over Rivets

08-Jun-2012

Applying vinyl graphics on vehicle surfaces with rivets is challenging for most sign makers. Vinyl failures to these surfaces are all too common. Here are some tips and procedures, used by professional decal installers, which will make these demanding applications easier and more trouble-free. Read more

Laminating Tips: Silvering

07-Jun-2012

Have you ever seen silvery specs in a laminated print? This defect is called silvering. It’s caused when tiny air bubbles are captured between the adhesive on an overlaminating film and the surface of a print. Silvering is generally most noticeable in the dark shadow areas of a print. Read more

Printable Matte Silver VinylEfx® Films

05-Jun-2012

RTape Corp. announces the introduction of its Matte Silver VinylEfx® metalized films, available in both Decorative and Durable series. The metalized matte vinyl presents an elegant and appealing high-tech appearance, which attracts the viewer’s attention without distracting from the marketing message. Read more

RollePro Vinyl Application Tool for Rivets

04-Jun-2012

A few years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Dustin Owens, at a Wrap Quest event in Pompano Beach, FL sponsored by the Professional Decal Applicators Association, (PDAA). Owens had invented the RollePro, a soft, heat-resistant foam roller applicator. If you are looking for the next latest and greatest vinyl application tool, look no further. The RollePro makes application of vinyl graphics over rivets fast, easy and painless. Read more





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