On April 18th, 2017, RTape, a Nekoosa Brand, launched a new Backlit media product, LumaPrint®, to its specialty graphics line up. The addition of LumaPrint® expands Nekoosa’s specialty products portfolio for customers worldwide. Read more
RTape Corp., a Nekoosa company, introduces SYNAPS OM to its growing portfolio of quality print media products. SYNAPS OM is a high-grade polyester film engineered for UV inkjet and latex printing platforms. Read more
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
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
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
RTape Corp. (SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ) launched their new website optimized for compatibility with mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets. The new mobile friendly website represents RTape’s commitment to providing the graphic communications professional with the most relevant and useful information. Read more
Color-Logic, of West Chester, Ohio, recently certified RTape's VinylEfx print media for use with their Process Metallic Color System. The Color-Logic software allows printers to create dazzling metallic special effects using conventional printing processes. Read more
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
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
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, eco-solvent, UV wide format inks. Read more
Surely you have heard about air-egress vinyl films such as 3M Comply and Avery EZ Apply. RTape Corp. has developed AT75.1, an air-egress application tape. The embossed surface of the AT75.1 facestock impresses a grid pattern of air-egress micro-tunnels in the adhesive for bubble-free lamination of the application tape to vinyl graphics. Read more
Vinyl films with air egress release liners have almost eliminated bubbles and wrinkles from applied graphics. Here’s how the product works. These release liners are comprised of multiple layers of paper, a polyethylene coating and a siliconization layer. The polyethylene coating of the release liner is embossed with a textured pattern. The textured structure of the release liner imparts tiny air channels in the adhesive of the vinyl film. Think of these as escape routes for air. As the installer squeegees the facestock, the air between the film and the substrate is directed through the air channels to the edge of the graphic.
RTape Corp. (South Plainfield, NJ) announces the introduction of 4078RLA, a standard weight Conform® Series paper application tape with a medium tack adhesive. 4078RLA is designed to transfer difficult-to-transfer films utilizing release liners with a tight release. Read more
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.
I first heard of the new Kafka Kwills from members of the Chicago Brushmasters, a group of old school paint and brush sign makers. If their praise of the new quills wasn’t so glowing, I never would have bought them. Instead I would have stuck with the brushes that I had. Read more