Poppy Signs blooms with Drytac Protac Anti-Scratch Laminate

Bristol, UK; June 25, 2018: Chorley-based Poppy Signs has been converted to Drytac’s Protac Anti-Scratch laminate, following its installation at the offices of theidol.com, a web-based insurance provider based in Penrith, Cumbria.

Dave McDonald, Managing Director of Poppy Signs, explains: “We recently carried out a job on an internal glass partition for theidol.com that was finished with a regular clear laminate. Unfortunately, the surface scuff marks left by the squeegees looked really obvious, unsightly and didn’t fade out as we would normally expect after a few days. We are fully focused on customer service and do everything we can to ensure our customers have the best possible graphics solution, so clearly this wasn’t good enough.”

Poppy Signs decided to trial Drytac’s Protac Anti-Scratch laminate instead. David McDonald continues: “In our tests at the workshop it was hard to make any marks whatsoever – whatever we tried attacking it with!”

Following the successful testing of the Drytac film, Poppy Signs returned to the customer to replace the graphics. “We stripped the glass partition and reapplied the whole graphic, this time finishing it with Drytac Protac Anti-Scratch laminate. The end result was stunning – and didn’t leave the slightest application mark on the material surface. The customer is extremely happy with the new graphics.”

Drytac Protac Anti-Scratch PVC laminate is suitable for indoor and outdoor displays in high-traffic areas and for graphics displayed under direct lighting. The high coat-weight and strength of the adhesive makes Protac ideal for laminating over UV inks, as well as solvent, eco-solvent and latex prints.

Available in 75µ and 100µ coat weights and a crystal-clear gloss finish or a non-glare matte finish, Drytac’s Protac Anti-Scratch has a non-marking, anti-scratch surface to prevent damage and blemishes, whilst at the same time offering UV protection when used for outdoor applications.

Since first using Drytac Protac Anti-Scratch, Poppy Signs is now using it for all graphics applications that require a durable scratch-resistant finish. David McDonald concludes: “Poppy Signs is now a convert to Drytac laminates. The laminate is very durable and we have full confidence in its scratch-resistance – even for more demanding installations. This product really does do what it says on the tin!”

For more information on Poppy Signs, please visit: www.poppysigns.co.uk

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Drytac appoints D’Arcy Lewis as Technical Sales Manager for North America

Toronto, Canada; June 18, 2018: Drytac, an international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the print, label and industrial markets, has announced the appointment of D’Arcy Lewis to the role of Technical Sales Manager for the company’s industrial division. D’Arcy will be responsible for increasing Drytac’s custom and contract adhesive coating business in the packaging, construction, medical, automotive, label, and industrial markets throughout North America.

With manufacturing facilities in North America and Europe, Drytac specializes in adhesive coating, laminating, top coating, and converting of flexible substrates such as PVC, PET, paper (synthetic), fabric and metallized film. Drytac offers unique adhesive coatings which include ultra-removable and repositionable adhesives, easy-to-apply, bubble-free adhesives, ultra-strong, high-tack adhesives and patterned adhesive coatings.

D’Arcy joins Drytac with over 18 years of experience from Advanced Polymers International, where he most recently served as the General Manager. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Columbia College with a double major in business and history.

Upon D’Arcy’s appointment, Hayden Kelley, CEO, comments: “We are excited to welcome D’Arcy to the team. He brings a wealth of knowledge in the custom adhesive solution sector of Drytac, alongside a great sales management skill set.”

To learn more about Drytac’s custom solutions, please visit www.drytac.com or email D’Arcy Lewis at darcylewis@drytac.com. You may also directly connect with him on LinkedIn.

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Drytac ViziPrint adds vibrancy to highlight Courageous heARTS’ charitable cause

Drytac, an international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the print, label and industrial markets, has donated its ViziPrint Impress media to help Courageous heARTS, a Minneapolis based charity, to create a stunning window display for its youth workshop.

Courageous heARTS is a non-profit organization in the USA with a vision to offer a safe space for young people to co-create art, build community and develop into leaders. Founded by Lindsay Walz in 2013 – after surviving the devastating 2007 35W Bridge collapse and finding art therapy in her own journey to healing – Courageous HeARTS’ vision is to provide a safe space for young people to express themselves through art.

In March 2018, Drytac reseller Standard Dynamics and local print business Image360 teamed up to sponsor a storefront makeover to highlight the Courageous heARTS charitable cause and its mission to ‘Create, Connect, Lead’. The formerly anonymous storefront space has now been transformed with dazzling, bright graphics.

The window graphics are printed on Drytac ViziPrint Impress PET film using an OKI ColorPainter M-64s and incorporated collaborative artwork created by Courageous heARTS members. The film is easy to apply and easy to remove and is suitable for application onto glass, acrylic and other non-porous surfaces. It is ideal for creating high quality graphics for retail storefronts, POP and backlit displays, privacy and decorative glass applications, and much more

Courageous heARTS founder, Lindsay Walz, is ‘thrilled’ with the new window front. She comments: “We have already experienced a surge in foot traffic since the new signs went up and the name recognition we have developed within the community is now connected to our physical space.

“The storefront now expresses the same vibrant energy that everyone experiences inside the colorful studio space.”

 

 

 

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