Award-winning Drytac to create immersive experience at PRINTING United

PRINTING United 2019 will feature an immersive experience for visitors, packed with applications using Drytac® products – while experts from the self-adhesive materials brand will also present an unmissable educational session.

PRINTING United is the new trade show from the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA), taking place in Dallas, TX from October 23rd to 25th 2019. A major draw for visitors will be The Experience Zone, an inspirational and immersive showcase of printing applications and their potential environments – such as packaging, retail signage and hospitality graphics. Drytac floor graphics media will cover the entirety of the floor in The Experience Zone.

Drytac materials will also be on show at the brand’s freshly designed booth (6224), including the five products to have won awards at the SGIA 2019 Product of the Year competition. A panel of judges representing the printing industry declared Protac™ Anti-Scratch Gloss 10 mil, Polar® Chrome, ReTac® Textures, ViziPrint® Illuminate and ViziPrint® Deco SR to be the best in their categories in this prestigious annual contest. An awards ceremony will be held before PRINTING United, on October 22nd. The Drytac team will be on hand to share their wealth of knowledge and experience about these award-winning products – and the whole Drytac range – throughout the show.

In addition, Shaun Holdom, Global Product Manager at Drytac, and Dennis Leblanc, Eastern and Central Canadian Territory Manager, will be presenting an educational session on Adhesives for Retail Graphics on the first day of PRINTING United. The presentation will be packed with practical information on the diverse types of adhesives available, the products best suited to specific applications, and how installation costs should be a key part of any retail visual graphics project. Adhesives for Retail Graphics is scheduled for Wednesday October 23rd at 11am (Room C140).

Drytac is partnering with several print technology manufacturers and distributors who are also exhibiting at PRINTING United, allowing visitors to see Drytac products in use across the show floor. This will demonstrate the compatibility of Drytac ranges – including ViziPrintSpotOnReTac and Polar – with a variety of different printing technologies and applications. Regular updates will be posted on Drytac’s social media platforms prior to and during PRINTING United.

PRINTING United will take place in Dallas, TX, USA from October 23rd to 25th 2019, with Drytac participating on Booth 6224. For more details and to register for the show, please visit www.printingunited.com.

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Drytac picks up an incredible five awards at SGIA 2019 Product of the Year competition

Drytac® has been recognized for its adhesive material innovations in an incredible five categories at the SGIA 2019 Product of the Year competition – exceeding last year’s win of two awards.

The awards have been announced ahead of PRINTING United, the newest event from the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) stable. Taking place in Dallas, TX from October 23rd to 25th 2019, the show covers the gamut of printing technologies and will feature Drytac at Booth 6224. An awards ceremony will be held ahead of the show, on October 22nd.

Drytac came top in the Laminates, Adhesives, Films, Coatings category for its Protac™ Anti-Scratch Gloss 10 mil (250μ), a clear PET laminating film with a scratch-resistant hard coat and high-gloss finish, which is coated on one side with Drytac’s clear-as-glass pressure-sensitive adhesive. It is also available in a 4 mil (100μ) version.

In the Media – Adhesive Back (Not Vinyl) group, Drytac received the SGIA nod for its exceptional Polar® Chrome product, a silver satin reflective PET film designed for eye-catching indoor and short-term outdoor displays and signage. It is also ideal for ultra-reflective and durable labels and stickers – as proven by an epic cross-country motorcycle trip undertaken by Drytac’s Jerry Hill earlier this year.

Drytac ReTac® Textures picked up the SGIA trophy for Media – Adhesive Back Vinyl, in recognition of its ability to add depth and visual appeal to flat images thanks to its embossed textured finish, with ReTac ultra-removable adhesive backing for easy removal and repositioning – making it the perfect option for high-impact wall graphics.

ViziPrint® Illuminate, a translucent matte PET film designed specifically by Drytac for incredible window graphics and decals, won the Media – Films prize, while SGIA honouredViziPrint® Deco SR in the Media – Non-PVC category. Like Illuminate, this window film has been developed for stunning graphics on glass and other smooth surfaces, with extra staying power.

The SGIA 2019 Product of the Year awards were decided by a panel of judges representing the whole printing industry, who evaluated over 200 entries in 72 categories.

Ray Weiss, Director of Digital Print Programs, SGIA, comments: “One of the things I like best about our competition is that it is juried, and judges are basing their decisions on objective criteria. And with outstanding entries like Drytac’s products, they had their work cut out for them.

“The Product of the Year competition represents the best of the best among commercial hardware, software, consumables, and industrial and screen equipment. Congratulations to all the winners.”

Shaun Holdom, Global Product Manager at Drytac, says: “In 2018 we were recognized in two categories in the SGIA Product of the Year competition, so to have won five in 2019 is fantastic. These five awards are testament to the market-leading innovation of the whole Drytac team, who consistently look to the market and its changing needs to develop exciting new products.”

He adds: “We’re looking forward to demonstrating all five of these award-winning products – and many more – at the new PRINTING United show in October.”

PRINTING United will take place in Dallas, USA from October 23rd to 25th 2019. Drytac will exhibit at Booth 6224. For more details, please visit www.printingunited.com. For further information on Drytac’s products and services, please visit www.drytac.com.

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