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.
New RTape Website Features Mobile Responsive Design
August 4, 2014
RTape Corp. launched their new website optimized for compatibility with mobile devices, such as smart phones and tablets. The new mobile friendly website represents RTape's commitment to providing the graphic communications professional with the most relevant and useful information.
"We felt the need to make the RTape site responsive with a broader range of devices for our customers," says John Danio, Vice President of Marketing for Nekoosa Holdings, Inc. "By redesigning our website we greatly improved the viewing and search capabilities on a phone or tablet. Visitors no longer need to fool around with zooming and shrinking the copy and images on the screen. This online resource center allows us to share information, which can help customers do their jobs quicker, easier and more efficiently."
These changes also complement RTape's new social media presence on Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube. They recently posted five new technical videos:
- Wet Graphic Applications
- Squeegee Techniques
- Transferring Frosted Window Graphics
- Application of Window Graphics
- Introduction to AT65 Clear Application Tape
Founded in 1980, RTape Corp., a division of Nekoosa Holdings, Inc. manufactures a wide range of products for the sign, screen print and digital printing markets, which include Conform® series application tapes and screen print premasks, DigiMask® surface protection masking for digital prints, Eclypse® overlaminating films, ProGrade™ paint mask, Claritex® printable polycarbonate films, and VinylEfx® embossed metalized vinyl films.