Stickers and decals: stay on message without the mess

Authored by Dave Daniels, Northwestern Regional Sales Manager – USA, Drytac

We’ve all seen or placed stickers on things like laptop computers, refrigerators or the ubiquitous car bumper. Vibrant, punchy sticker art on items like skateboards – often called slaps – are everywhere. Stickers and decals are a great way to convey a message, to show loyalty to a brand or band, to promote your own business and much more.

But what happens when you want to change the message? When a brand identity has a refresh, or when you have a new campaign to promote? Unfortunately, most stickers and decals are difficult – or nearly impossible – to remove. They leave a sticky residue that attracts dirt and using cleaning chemicals can damage the surface further.

Luckily, some folks have paid attention to one of Drytac’s amazing products that has great adhesion yet is permanently removable: ReTac. ReTac Smooth 75/150 is a polymeric vinyl film available in thicknesses of 3.2 mil and 6 mil (75 and 150 microns), compatible with latex, eco-solvent and UV printing technologies. Using ReTac you can apply stickers to any compatible surface safe in the knowledge that when they wear out or the message becomes outdated, they can be removed easily and cleanly, even years after initial installation.

Another key feature of ReTac’s innovative adhesive is that it makes ReTac graphics repositionable too, so if you’ve applied your sticker in the wrong place or slightly askew you can move and reinstall it without losing adhesion now or later; despite these incredible qualities ReTac maintains its adhesive strength over time.

Importantly, ReTac Smooth 75/150 is easily cut to the shape you want with vinyl cutting systems – making it perfect for producing stickers and decals in an infinite range of designs. It’s also wipe-clean, so ideal for keeping those refrigerators and laptops hygienic, and car bumpers and skateboards on-message.

With an excellent white point for vibrant results and roll lengths of 54″ x 150′ and 61″ x 150′ available, ReTac Smooth 75/150 is also used worldwide for much larger applications, from window decals to large wall displays – like Wembley Stadium! Just like small but eye-catching stickers, these graphics are repositionable, removable and easily cleaned, meaning you can let ReTac do the talking when you want to send a message and remove it when you don’t.

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Drytac Polar scores at Liverpool vs Barcelona match

It’s been called one of the greatest comebacks in football history: Liverpool FC’s home win against Barcelona, overturning a 3-0 first-leg deficit to win 4-3 on aggregate in the UEFA Champions League competition. And while Barça may not have been the stars of the show this time, the team’s bus – wrapped using materials from Drytac® – certainly grabbed fans’ attention.

Covering the entire team bus including the windows, the vehicle wrap – featuring FC Barcelona’s colours and crest – was printed by Astra Signs onto an innovative PVC material from Drytac’s Polar range, using an HP Latex 570 printer. Based in central Manchester, Astra Signs creates, supplies and installs the highest quality signage for businesses all over the UK and internationally.

Steve Broad, European & Asia Sales Director for Drytac Europe, is a self-proclaimed ‘big Liverpool fan’ and was lucky enough to be in Liverpool on May 7th for the stunning second-leg match, as well as in Barcelona for the semi-final first leg.

“The actual bus drove past us on Tuesday and we spotted it outside the hotel in Liverpool where the Barcelona players were staying,” he says. “It’s always great to see Drytac products used for world-class applications – and even more so when it’s at a spectacular event like this match.”

David Derbyshire, Managing Director at Astra Signs, explains why the company chose the Drytac Polar product: “It was important to use a product that we could print quickly due to the nature of this application, with consistent strong spot colours to match the brand. Installation of this material worked really well within the time constraints provided and, equally, the material was easy to remove leaving no marks or residue. The client was very happy with the end result.”

The Drytac Polar range comprises a series of printable media designed for eye-catching applications in even the most extreme conditions, such as window displays in low temperatures or the environmental conditions endured by vehicle graphics.

In addition to vehicle, window, wall and floor graphic media, laminating films and mounting adhesives, Drytac’s key product areas include high-performance tapes, industrial adhesives and durable labels. For more information on Drytac’s products and services, please visit www.drytac.com.

For more information on Astra Signs, please visit www.astrasigns.com.

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Drytac USA appoints Tim Schoenbeck as Midwest Territory Manager

Drytac® is delighted to announce the appointment of Tim Schoenbeck to the position of Midwest Territory Manager in the USA.

Tim joins Drytac – a leading international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large format print and signage markets – with over 20 years’ experience in the large format graphics arena, with particular expertise in digital printable media. Based in Cleveland, Ohio, Tim will be responsible for Ohio, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, South Dakota and North Dakota.

“We’re excited to welcome Tim Schoenbeck to the Drytac family,” comments Wayne Colbath, Vice President of Sales, Drytac. “His two decades of experience managing key accounts and his extensive knowledge of large format graphics media are a great addition to Drytac in the USA.

“Drytac is bringing to market a wealth of exciting new products this year and Tim is well placed to work with our existing valued customers and to expand our sales base.”

Drytac’s key product areas include window, wall and floor graphic media, laminating films and mounting adhesives, high-performance tapes, industrial adhesives and durable labels. Recent product launches include the ArmourPrint™ Emerytex® and ArmourGrab™ combination counter mat solution, new display material with a unique high-bond adhesive Polar® Grip, ViziPrint® Deco SR film for long-term window displays and window decals, and ReTac® WipeErase and WipeErase White – materials designed to be written on with standard dry-erase markers to create a whiteboard anywhere.

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United States – September BannerBug Sale

This offer is for the DU1085, 33.44″ x 85.375″ single-sided display with silver base. Orders must be placed and shipped in full during the month of September. Offer dependent upon payment within terms. Limit 6 units per customer at the discounted rate.

Have you checked out the new online Drytac Store? You can place and manage orders all in one place! 

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