Drytac makes floor graphics safe and simple with new one-part FloorTac products

New FloorTac Textures and FloorTac Emerytex White RB one-part solutions with non-slip certifications, designed for optimal ease of installation and maximum safety in public spaces.

Drytac has expanded its North American range of specialist floor graphics media with two new additions to its FloorTac family. Both FloorTac Textures and FloorTac Emerytex White RB are one-part solutions with non-slip certifications, designed for optimal ease of installation and maximum safety in public spaces.

Drytac FloorTac Emerytex White RB provides safe, vibrant floor graphics with indoor durability of up to nine months. The slip-rated single-part floor graphics solution features a matte pebble textured finish that provides slip resistance and is also simple to apply thanks to its pressure sensitive removable acrylic adhesive. It is suitable for standard printing technologies including eco-solvent*, solvent*, UV and latex inks.

A second new product, Drytac FloorTac Textures, has achieved slip-resistance certifications without the need for an overlaminate, helping to save time and money. It is fire-rated to give users extra peace of mind, with indoor durability of up to six months, and its pressure sensitive grey acrylic adhesive makes installation easy and removal clean at the end of its life.

The first product release from the new FloorTac Textures range has a Sand finish, complementing Drytac’s ReTac Textures series for walls and retail environments. It is particularly suitable for printing with UV eco (solvent)* and latex inks to produce bold, impactful floor graphics in public spaces such as schools, hospitals, restaurants, stores and supermarkets.

Both FloorTac Emerytex White RB and FloorTac Textures are compatible with most common flooring surfaces including short-pile carpets, ceramic tiles, sealed wood, waxed vinyl, marble, terrazzo and concrete.

“There are many potential applications for floor graphics and in a public space it’s essential that a specially designed product is used to ensure safety,” comments Shaun Holdom, Global Product Manager for Drytac. “FloorTac Textures and FloorTac Emerytex White RB are both slip-rated and fire-rated without an overlaminate, ideal for floor graphics that need to attract attention while ensuring public safety. It’s a true one-part solution: just print and install.”

Drytac FloorTac Emerytex White RB is an 8 mil (200μ) monomeric soft calendered white PVC film. Both are available in rolls in widths up to 54″ (1,372mm). Drytac FloorTac Textures in Sand is a 6 mil (150μ) textured matte white polymeric PVC film with an adhesive layer.

*See TDS for more details.

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Drytac appoints Stark Digital as new dealer in New Zealand

Drytac, a leading international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large format print and signage markets, has appointed Stark Digital as its new dealer in New Zealand.

Based in Auckland, Stark Digital also has locations in Wellington and Christchurch to ensure it can supply the highest quality digital printing consumables and equipment nationwide.

Stark Digital is headed by David Raos, whose 35 years in the industry and passion for bringing the latest ideas to the market is a perfect fit for Drytac. The team also includes Dave’s nephew Matt, son Jack and daughter Devon, all working as a close-knit operation.

David Raos, Director, comments: “Stark Digital evolved as a specialised business to the sign and digital market, bringing new products and ideas to our clients based on our wealth of experience. The model is not to be the biggest, just the best at what it does; not to be everything to everyone but work with customers in a two-way relationship.”

This echoes the approach of Drytac, whose R&D team works closely in partnership with its clients to develop new adhesive products, both for general distribution and as bespoke materials.

“We are delighted to welcome Stark Digital as our latest dealer and to extend our network into New Zealand,” comments Steve Broad, European and Asian Sales Director, Drytac. “This family business has a wealth of experience and knowledge of signage and digital printing so is excellently placed to introduce Drytac’s exciting range of adhesive products such as SpotOn, ReTac and ViziPrint to the national market.”

Amanda Brown, Global Marketing Manager for Drytac, adds: “Our customers are incredibly creative, so we’re looking forward to seeing how Stark Digital’s clients across New Zealand use our products in their work.”

David Raos concludes: “Drytac offers consistent product quality, an extensive range of speciality products and great service and support. We at Stark are looking forward to working alongside Drytac to establish it as the go-to brand in our market.”

The appointment of Stark Digital follows that of Shann DPM in Australia in February.

Please visit www.drytac.co.nz or www.starkdigital.co.nz for more information!

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Get social distancing signs right with new guide from Drytac

As more businesses open to the public and staff, Drytac has released a guide on using social distancing graphics safely on walls, windows and floors.

Drytac has compiled a new, free guide on how signs and graphics can be used effectively and safely to inform and provide guidance to people in accordance with government guidelines.

As lockdown restrictions are eased and we transition to a new normal, businesses are finding that floor graphics, wall displays and window signs are essential for non-verbal communication. Graphics can convey safety information such as social distancing, hand washing guidance and queuing systems, and to alert customers about updated services or opening hours.

As we enter uncharted territory, best practices remain essential for businesses to ensure their legal obligations are met and people are kept safe. Drytac’s new guide, Open, Innovating, Moving Forward, is intended to help retailers and installers to choose the correct graphics solutions that meet these requirements. It outlines what to look for – from fire ratings to slip ratings to FDA approvals – and lists Drytac’s products that may be suitable for relevant applications. These are categorised into window graphic solutions, one-part and two-part floor graphic solutions, writable media, wall graphic products and antimicrobial films.

The free-to-download guide is both easy to use and interactive: clicking on a product listed in the guide will open the associated Drytac webpage, providing more details, datasheets and application videos.

“We’re seeing more short-term graphics than ever before and it’s absolutely essential that they are safe and legal for their specific environments,” says Shaun Holdom, Global Product Manager for Drytac. “Our new guide will help businesses make the right decision when choosing and installing informative graphics.”

Open, Innovating, Moving Forward is available to download for free now. Simply visit www.drytac.com/socialdistancingsolutions to download a copy. Drytac, a leading international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large format print and signage markets, has also compiled a guide on short- and long-term graphics for the retail market. This can also be downloaded now via www.drytac.com/retail.

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Drytac adds aluminium Polar Street FX to outdoor floor graphics range

Drytac Polar Street FX is designed for safe, durable outdoor floor graphics applications without lamination. This aluminium product is also 100 percent recyclable.

Drytac has released Polar Street FX, a PVC-free aluminium print media designed for durable floor graphics in outdoor locations without lamination.

The latest addition to Drytac’s already extensive portfolio is in response to significant market demand for floor graphics as a social distancing tool, while reflecting the need for products that are quick to produce, easy to apply and safe for their specific environments.

“There is a huge market for floor graphics, and we expect that to continue for some months,” says Shaun Holdom, Global Product Manager, Drytac. “It’s essential for any print businesses offering this application to provide graphics that are safe and durable, however urgent the timeframe.”

Polar Street FX has been especially developed to adhere securely to rough ground surfaces including concrete, brick and asphalt, and any other low-energy surfaces, thanks to its uniquely developed adhesive. Its aluminium composition provides extra durability in high-traffic areas – for up to twelve months – without the need for lamination.

Polar Street FX has achieved several slip ratings and certifications, including DIN 51130:2010 where it achieved a R12 and has passed the ANSI A137.1/A326.3 slip test. This makes it ideal for public areas such as shopping streets.

As a one-part solution, Polar Street FX can be installed straight from the print room, with no heat required for application and no overlaminate product necessary. Eco-friendly disposal is also simple: aluminium-based Polar Street FX is PVC-free, meaning it is 100 percent recyclable.

Polar Street FX is the ideal product for floor graphics applications in high-traffic outdoor locations,” comments Shaun Holdom. “It can be installed quickly and easily, is non-slip and can be recycled, ticking a range of boxes for public graphics projects.”

Drytac Polar Street FX is a 250µ (10 mil) textured printable white matte aluminium film, coated on one side with a clear, high tack adhesive. It is available in widths of up to 1,200mm (48″) and is compatible with all common digital printing technologies including eco-solvent*, solvent*, latex and UV.

*See TDS for more details.

 

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