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To transfer a print and cut heat transfer applique from its carrier to the garment you should use a polyester HotMask® transfer tape. While many shop owners have used paper application tape to transfer printed heat transfer appliques, you are much better off using the right product for the application.
When you are buying any digital printer, here are some things that you should consider, especially if you are a first time buyer.............................
Floor graphics have been used in the retail sector for years to help shoppers find products on shelves or to direct their attention to special merchandising promotions
For years I have recommended edge sealing the RTape VinylEfx® films with SuperFrog’s Frog Juice, which is an acrylic enamel automotive grade clear coat. While it is great for protecting vinyl graphics, you can also use it for other applications, such as clear coating digital prints and even gold leaf.
Popularity of colors among designers and consumers can vary from year to year. To keep pace with color trends, vinyl film manufacturers and paint companies try to gauge changes in the marketplace. Colors from the world of fashion and interior décor have impacted color selection in the automotive market and in corporate graphics.
RTape’s EZ Erase™ is a metalized dry erase vinyl whiteboard film perfect for commercial and home applications. Coated with a semi-permanent pressure sensitive acrylic adhesive, EZ Erase™ is easy to apply on flat, dry surfaces and easy to remove. Designed for interior applications, EZ Erase™ may be written upon with recommended dry erase type markers, such as the Quartet brand of pens.
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.
From time to time application tape will tear when you least expect it. When this happens the graphics can be trashed. Frustrated sign makers want to know the cause of these mishaps. There’s no one single answer why this happens. Application tape can tear when it is unwound for a variety of reasons. Here are some of the possible causes......................
A few years ago I volunteered to research what was involved in “green certification.” What was I thinking? “You never were in the army, were you?” asked Darryl Liedel, one of my RTape colleagues. “If you were, you would know that you never volunteer for anything.”
The rule of thumb among professional installers is always apply graphics dry; never use application fluid. In my opinion, there are a few exceptions to the rule. Installing vinyl graphics to a plastic signface with using a application fluid can result in a zillion tiny bubbles.
When I started in the vinyl graphics industry more than thirty years ago, there was no such thing as lighter standard weight application tape that is generally used in the sign industry. The only tapes that were used were the heavyweight premium grade premasks. Today many sign makers have never even used these premium grade tapes. They don’t know what they are missing.
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.
If you want to achieve natural finish for one of your carving projects, consider using pure tung oil. This traditional finish penetrates deeply into the wood and over time its surface cures hard, providing limited scratch resistance and water resistance. As the finish ages, it will yellow slightly, producing a warmer appearance.
RTape has a new heat transfer solution that saves time and money. Here’s how. When decorating a heat sensitive fabric, RTape’s FlexCut™ Sticky LT (low temperature) is typically heat pressed at 235°F (115°C) for 17 seconds.