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.
RTape Launches New Printable Polyester Film, SYNAPS OMRTape 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.
SYNAPS OM features exceptional durability, fast drying times and a UV resistant base stock. The stability and weatherproof qualities of the material allow for a variety of applications including point of sales displays, wide format banners, indoor and outdoor prints, trade show graphics, retractable banner stands, and hanging signage that won't bow, curl, delaminate or fade.
SYNAPS OM is compatible with most UV and latex printers. Printer profile can be found for various HP DesignJet and HP Latex platforms at rtape.color-base.com.
"We immediately saw the very high print quality of SYNAPS OM and were sure customers would like it," said NovaChrome Digital Design & Imaging, Inc. President, Jim Varney. "The print surface has been defect free and we throw nothing away because of bad media."
SYNAPS OM is available in 36" x 100 ft. and 54" x 100 ft. 5, 8, 10, and 14 mil. wide format rolls. To request a 36" x 9 ft. sample roll, click here or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nekoosa is the sole distributor of Agfa's SYNAPS products in North America. The Agfa-Gevaert Group is one of the world's leading companies in imaging companies in imaging and information technology. Agfa develops, manufacturers and markets analogue and digital systems for the printing industry (Agfa Graphics), for the healthcare sector (Agfa HealthCare), and for specific industrial applications (Agfa Specialty Products). Agfa is headquartered in Mortsel, Belgium. The company is present in 40 counties and has agents in another 100 counties around the globe.
"RTape is excited about the launch of SYNAPS OM and increasing our presence in the wide format market," says John Sharkey, Director of Sales for RTape Corp. "We will continue to expand our wide format portfolio over the next year utilizing the combined capabilities of RTape and Nekoosa Coated Products, our sister company. We are committed to becoming a unique and reliable manufacturer in the wide format arena."