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 VinylEfx Air with Air-Egress Technology
RTape Corp. introduces VInylEfx Air specifically for the growing printable specialty media market. VinylEfx Air is a metallized vinyl with air egress, bubble-free technology suitable for a variety of wide format graphic applications.
RTape's proprietary air-egress technology allows a novice installers to easily remove air bubbles from applications such as window graphics, point-of-purchase displays, posters and counter mats, and eliminates the need for wet applications. Its low tack acrylic adhesive removes cleanly from surfaces without the use of chemicals.
VinylEfx Air is printable using solvent, ecosolvent, latex, UV curable and screen-printing platforms. ICC printer profiles are can be found by clicking here.
VinylEfx Air is available in 54"x10 yd. and 54"x50 yd. wide format rolls in fine brush silver, matte silver, smooth silver and smooth gold decorative finishes. Custom roll sizes are available upon request.
To request a 54"x3 yd. sample roll in either of the four finishes mentioned above, please click here. For more information on VinylEfx Air, please call an RTape representative at (800) 440-1250 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.