Save time and money with Drytac retail insiders’ guide

When it comes to advertising and signage in retail environments it’s essential to get it right, so Drytac has compiled a free downloadable guide to help businesses strike the right chord while saving time and money.

Drytac is a leading international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large format print and signage markets and is therefore an expert in the exciting landscape of retail graphics. Available via the recently revamped Drytac.com website, the Graphic Solutions for Retail & Hospitality Environments guide looks at the constantly evolving in-store experience and how the right print media can make a serious impact.

The easy-to-use guide covers a number of key retail applications, such as wall graphics, floor decals, window signs, countertop adverts and outdoor displays, and the main Drytac products developed specifically for each one. For retailers, installers, interior designers, architectural firms, print businesses and many more professionals, the guide provides insiders’ knowledge of the market – including the ins and outs of the perfect product for each project.

Drytac’s self-adhesive products are designed to deliver outstanding results on a variety of applications, both short- and long-term – offering options for temporary advertising campaigns and permanent branding alike. Market-leading ranges, including the Drytac ReTac and Drytac Polar families utilise innovative adhesion technology to allow simple installation – even for the non-professional – easy repositioning and clean removal. They are also compatible with standard printing and cutting technologies for vibrant, eye-catching designs.

For example, a recent one-day WithinUs pop-up in Vancouver, Canada featured wall, window and floor graphics using Drytac SpotOn products. These are so easy to apply that graphics specialist Still Creek Press used the project as an on-site opportunity to train a new employee. Conversely, Sucrerie des Plaines, a family-run maple syrup business in Quebec, Canada now sports permanent signage produced using Drytac Polar Grip products. The graphics were installed onto a variety of surfaces including wood, metal, glass and corrugated plastic and are expected to withstand the extreme weather conditions typically experienced in the region for many years.

Importantly, Drytac also prioritises safety. Slip ratings on floor graphics media, FDA approvals on materials likely to be used in food environments, and fire ratings for products used in public spaces all help retail industry professionals choose the most suitable product for the job – and have peace of mind following installation. Graphic Solutions for Retail & Hospitality Environments covers this essential element of retail graphics.

The 2019 edition of the retail guide is available to download for free now. Simply visit https://www.drytac.com/retailinsidersguide to register for a copy.

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Pop-up project gives trainee chance to try Drytac SpotOn

Still Creek Press has completed an extremely short-term project in Vancouver using Drytac® SpotOn® – a product so easy to apply that the business used the time-sensitive project as an opportunity to train a new employee.

Still Creek Press, based in Vancouver, BC, has provided full-service commercial and wide-format print, business forms and ticket printing for almost 25 years. Currently employing over 70 people in a 36,000 sq ft fully integrated printing plant, with a skilled and dedicated team of creative and technical professionals, the company also regularly sponsors and supports organizations and events in the local community that bring people together.

In early June, Still Creek Press worked with natural health retailer WithinUs to create and install wall, window and floor graphics for a charitable pop-up to celebrate WithinUs’ five years in business. As this was a one-day event, the decorative and eye-catching graphics had to be easy to both apply and remove – key features of Drytac SpotOn.

SpotOn – supplied to Still Creek Press by ND Graphics Vancouver – is a 100µ (4 mil) high-quality, ink receptive printable vinyl, compatible with solvent, eco-solvent, latex and UV inkjet printing technology. It is ideal for short-term indoor graphics applications such as wall decals, and can be applied with no special tools, not even a squeegee, meaning it is suitable for use by non-professionals and trainees – as Bruce Lee, Wide Format Manager at Still Creek Press, explains.

“We chose Drytac SpotOn for a number of reasons,” he says. “It was super-easy to apply and it could be easily removed by anyone. In fact I used the event as on-site training for one of my staff members to teach her the ins and outs of an install. We had her apply some of the decals which she did with ease.

“As for the floor decals, it’s great we didn’t have to use an overlaminate with it because of the built-in anti-slip surface – and, like the wall version, it is easy to apply.”

The WithinUs pop-up was in support of Covenant House, which works to support young homeless people in Vancouver. Commenting on Instagram, WithinUs (@withinusnatural) said ‘the wall, window and floor graphics looked incredible’, adding ‘it was a very successful event’.

Still Creek Press uses Drytac SpotOn for a range of projects, with Bruce Lee stating that Peter Bourgeois from Drytac and Ryan Sherriff from ND Graphics ‘have been a great help with introducing us to this product’.

Bruce Lee adds: “After doing numerous tests with this product and other removable vinyls we settled on Drytac SpotOn. Time and time again it outperformed other vinyls and just the feedback from our clients was enough for us. It is, hands down, one of the best removable short-term vinyls out there.”

He adds that the Still Creek Press team is currently testing other Drytac products in the field, including ArmourGrab and ArmourPrint, Polar Transit Matte and ReTac Smooth 75.

Drytac is a leading international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large format print and signage markets. Its key product areas include window, wall and floor graphic media, laminating films and mounting adhesives, high-performance tapes, industrial adhesives and durable labels. For more information on this product or Drytac’s services, please visit www.drytac.com.

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Drytac Canada Is Expanding!

We’re excited to announce that our distribution and administration facility will be moving to a larger space on Friday, June 21st, 2019!

We’re excited to announce that our distribution and administration facility will be moving to a larger space on Friday, June 21st, 2019!

Please note:

  • Shipping of Finished Goods will be closed June 21st and we expect to be fully operational on Monday, June 24th
     – Any shippable orders and back orders will be shipped prior to that day
    – If there is an emergency shipment required it can be sent from 105 Nuggett but it would be an exception
    – All shipments scheduled to arrive the week of June 17th should be coordinated through Doreen Poole (doreenpoole@drytac.com)
  • All incoming shipments arriving after June 21st, should be directed to:

    30 Driver Road
    Brampton ON
    L6T 5V2

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Refreshed Drytac website makes finding the perfect product easy

Drytac, a leading international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large format print and signage markets, has revamped its website to help customers find the perfect product to meet their needs.

Drytac’s key product areas include vehicle, window, wall and floor graphic media, laminating films and mounting adhesives, plus high-performance tapes, industrial adhesives and durable labels.

As well as a sleek new design, Drytac.com now also features new advanced search capabilities whereby customers, distributors and press can search for a product by media, by application or by SKU. Alternatively, there are easy-to-use menus that list Drytac’s extensive range of products by category, market, print technology and application – making it simple to find and compare compatible media. These lead to product pages with comprehensive information and technical data sheets, many with colourful application images.

Via the website users also have access to a vast number of profiles based on popular printer models, inks, RIPs and Drytac media – enabling quick, high-quality plug and print capabilities.

Furthermore, the redesigned Drytac.com website includes case studies – giving valuable context on how Drytac’s diverse customers around the world use the brand’s products for incredible display and industrial applications – and blogs contributed by members of the Drytac team. These look at markets, product families, eye-catching applications and more, with professional, technical information to inspire buyers and help them make the right choice.

The industry can also be kept up to date with Drytac’s product news, company appointments and details on forthcoming trade show appearances, in another simple-to-use website section.

Hayden Kelley, CEO of Drytac, comments: “At Drytac we continually develop products that meet the demands of our customers in industries around the world, and our new website makes it very straightforward to choose the right media. The case studies, blogs and application photos also provide inspiration for our customers looking to provide something new in their market.”

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