Whether you laminate application tape by hand or with a laminator, avoid trapping air bubbles between the vinyl graphics and the application tape. Bubbles and wrinkles in the application paper often result in bubbles and wrinkles in the applied graphic, regardless of the skill and effort of the installer. If you inspect the adhesive side of a graphic, after removing the release liner, you often can see the formation of wrinkles and bubbles in the adhesive. In the application process, you will just transfer these wrinkles and bubbles to the substrate.
Mr. J's Panel Jam
On May 5th, Julian “Mr. J” Braet and his wife Linda hosted their third panel jam at Mr. J’s Sign Service in Paterson, NJ. More than 100 professional stripers, automotive painters and hot rodders attended. Some of the most talented sign artists on the East Coast striped and painted all day long.
Mr. J and Linda provided food and drink to ensure that no one was hungry. AAA Event Services, “East Coast” Artie Schilling of Artie’s Party/Syracuse Nationals, Auto Art Magazine, Coast Airbrush, DuPont Paint, “Joe R”, Mack Brushes, Mike Frederick of Unique Signs, “Nubs” of FBS Tape & Auto Body Supplies, Ronan Paint, RTape, Xcaliber and Zeke Lemanski and Family contributed door prizes for the participants to help make the panel jam a success.
Although the sky was overcast, nothing (including drizzle) could dampen the spirit of the attendees. Mr. J’s Panel Jam was a great excuse for friends to get together and a great way to spend a Saturday. Mr. J and Linda thanks all of the artists, friends, relatives and all of the hot rod guys, who helped make this a really great party. I am sure that everyone looks forward to the next gathering.