Drytac products ‘breathe vividness into color’ for Canadian artist

Since founding his company Render DC in 2007, Canadian artist Robert Ryan has been combining his print knowledge, passion for the outdoors, and artistic skills to create one-of-a-kind images which he sells to a diverse clientele including professionals and commercial establishments as well as other artists and photographers.

With a background in screen printing, large format printing, photography and graphic design, Robert sells his finished images in galleries across Canada, as well as online. He also offers private showings in his Calgary, Alberta-based workshop, and his work can be seen throughout the country in many high-end restaurants, salons and offices. Robert also creates photo reproductions and reprints of other people’s work and helps prepare fellow artists for art shows by producing and finishing their artwork for them.

Robert is a keen fan of Drytac’s products. He explains: “I first came across Drytac in 1998 when I was in the silkscreen and sign businesses. I then rediscovered the products when I worked in a photo studio which did its own processing, mounting and printing. I quickly realized that Drytac products were of very good quality compared to sign-grade material and have sought it out for my own personal prints and creative projects ever since.”

Robert has a very specific approach to creating his art. He continues: “Once taken, each photograph is printed onto different media to make the images stand out and glow. Some look great on metal, others look better on a rough cotton paper or canvas with resin.”

Once the print work is complete, Robert chooses and builds frames to create stunning, unique artworks. Drytac’s Protac overlaminate film and its double-sided mounting adhesive are critical in the finishing of Robert’s artworks.

He explains: “Print permanence, color, detail and feeling are the end objectives in a print. Drytac’s overlaminate film is outstanding as it breathes vividness into color, especially when mixed with metallic print media. I use it as a base for my epoxy work as it acts as a very thin piece of plexiglass that can be sanded and even coated with clear epoxy. Without this product my gallery work would not be the same. It has helped me sell my work – and often – at an increased price.”

Robert continues: “Additionally, the double-sided Drytac mounting adhesive is incredibly strong, yet flexible which enables me to enhance the creative options in my work. I use it to laminate a multitude of substrates. It allows for bending of substrate without separation and is suitable for use in a wide range of temperatures – ensuring greater stability and longevity of my prints.”

On his use of Drytac products, Robert concludes: “I would definitely recommend Drytac products as there is a wide gamut of product offerings to suit many types of mountings and laminations. Drytac has put a lot of effort into its research and development to establish a solid product line which meets the needs of artists such as myself.”

For more information on Render DC, please visit www.renderdc.com

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Drytac delivers sweet signage for Sucrerie des Plaines

Drytac, an international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the print, label and industrial markets, has announced its Polar Grip and Interlam products have been used to deliver bright new signage for Sucrerie des Plaines, a Canadian maple syrup producer. The signs were designed and installed by the owners’ uncle, Andre Bergeron, who is the general manager of TAS Films, a specialist graphics company.

Sucrerie des Plaines is a family-run business based in Saint-Charles-Sur-Richelieu, Quebec. The company produces maple syrup and a variety of maple syrup-based products using traditional processes. It was recently taken over by the sons of the founder of the business who wished to update the overall look of the company, with a big emphasis on signage. Andre was keen to help where he could and he designed, produced and installed a range of signage across the site using Drytac Polar Grip self-adhesive media, matched with Interlam PVC laminating film from Drytac for UV protection.

Andre says: “The signs look great. The Drytac products really are excellent and have allowed us to create the high impact signage we were looking for. People are now stopping at the business not just to buy maple syrup, but to comment on how good the signs are!”

Drytac Polar Grip has an aggressive clear acrylic adhesive that allows user to stick the media to just about any material. The film’s unique high bond adhesive makes it ideal for applications where flexibility and high bond adhesion are desired.

“The extra grip provided by the Drytac Polar Grip media was exactly what we wanted,” says Andre. “We needed to put signage onto a broad range of surfaces, including wood, metal, glass and corrugated plastic. The media adhered to each of those surfaces incredibly well and even in the extreme weather conditions this area is known for, the signs still look as bright and clear as the day they were installed.”

All the signs were printed and cut on a Mutoh machine and finished using a laminator. “The signs very quickly helped to drive more business to the company. People passing through our village are now able to see the signs from a kilometre away and are stopping to check it out. You can’t ask for more than that from new signage!” concludes Andre Bergeron.

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Drytac to showcase new look and unrivalled choice of products at FESPA 2018

Bristol, UK; May 3, 2018: Drytac, an international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large format print industry, has announced its plans for the upcoming FESPA Global Print Expo 2018 show, taking place in Berlin, Germany, between 15th and 18th May.

With updated branding, Drytac will be showcasing its new look alongside innovative additions to its key product lines in Hall 1.2, stand C40. New products on show will include Drytac’s ColorCapture range of wallcovering products designed to allow customers to pick and mix the perfect media solution for their application, plus additions to the SpotOn and Polar media portfolios.

Drytac’s new ColorCapture range has been designed to allow customers to create the wall décor media to best suit their specific requirements. ColorCapture matches the ideal adhesive solution with various textured wallcoverings to create a solution for virtually any application.

ColorCapture offers multiple wall graphics options, including a line of paper fleeced embossed wallcoverings with a choice of ivory, canvas, sycamore and leather finishes. It includes a range of embossed PVC wallcoverings, which includes the ReTac® Textures line up of canvas, linen, sand and wood textures. In addition, there is a line of woven polyester wallcoverings, which features FabrikTac™ woven fabric film and a line of non-woven polyester wallcoverings featuring SynTexture™ synthetic textured wallcovering.

Additionally, ColorCapture offers four adhesive options that have been engineered to be paired with each face film, including water activated adhesive, permanent adhesive, removable adhesive and ReTac®, the ultra-removable and repositionable adhesive.

All the fleece products are tear-resistant, shrinkage-free and certified to conform to European M2 fire-rating standards.

Shaun Holdom, Global Product Manager for Drytac, explains: “This is real revolutionary thinking from Drytac. Our manufacturing expertise and flexibility allows us to put the customer very much in control by offering an unrivalled choice of media in exactly the configuration they need for the job.

“Any combination of these elements can be selected to deliver a customised solution to meet a specific requirement. Customers have never had such a broad and flexible choice from one range.”

Other new products on show on the Drytac booth at FESPA include a new addition to the SpotOn family – SpotOn PET. This printable 75µ polyester film is suitable for all UV printers and incorporates Drytac’s unique SpotOn adhesive technology which enables the easy application and clean removal of window graphics.

Drytac is also launching Polar Burst, an ultra-reflective 95µ PVC film designed to deliver the most eye-catching graphics. This PVC film is designed for high end signage and retail applications and has a removable adhesive on the back, leaving no residue.

Drytac will be supporting many of the major machine vendors by donating a variety of its leading media products for live printing demonstrations. Additionally, Drytac’s SpotOn Floor 200 will be used by FESPA for the floor graphics throughout the show venue. This printable film is easy to apply and remove – thanks to Drytac’s unique dot-pattern adhesive – and is non-slip-certified, without the need for lamination.

FESPA will also be using Drytac’s printable, repositionable and removable ReTac 150 film, with ultra-removable adhesive, for graphics on its information booths around the show. With a Class 0 fire rating, it is ideal for applications in public areas that require compliance with strict fire regulations.

FESPA Global Print Expo 2018 takes place between 15th – 18th May 2018 in Berlin, Germany. For further information, please visit: https://www.fespaglobalprintexpo.com/welcome/Why_Visit/visit-fespa-2018

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Drytac announces global availability of WipeErase Clear overlaminate film

Bristol, UK; Tuesday 31st October 2017: Drytac, an international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the print, label and industrial markets, has announced the global availability of WipeErase Clear overlaminating film for the creation of bespoke dry-erase boards.

Drytac WipeErase Clear is a 3mil/75µ durable clear PET film with a gloss, hard coat finish and pressure-sensitive acrylic adhesive. Compatible with solvent, UV and latex printing technologies, WipeErase Clear enables print service providers to quickly and easily create custom-printed, removable, high quality, dry erase graphics that stick to virtually any smooth surface. Importantly, it can also be cleanly removed.

Applications include dry erase or planning boards, menu boards, signage, conference room walls, retail displays and much more.

WipeErase Clear also possesses excellent anti-graffiti qualities, as well as resistance to scratches, abrasions, water, solvents, stains and chemicals. This full chemical- and scratch-resistance prevents ghosting, and the premium dry erase laminate means even permanent marker can be quickly and easily removed with the use of rubbing alcohol.

Thanks to its wipe-clean laminate, WipeErase Clear is also ideal for the protection of printed graphics within environments such as children’s bedrooms, education establishments, day-care centres and hospitals, as well as grocery stores, restaurants and pubs.

Shaun Holdom, Global Product Manager at Drytac, comments: “WipeErase Clear enables PSPs to turn any graphic into a dry erase board, and its applications are nearly endless. It offers a writing surface that is built to last and includes a 10-year warranty guaranteeing its clean-erase properties. Additionally, thanks to its anti-graffiti qualities, it can be used to protect graphics within high traffic areas.”

Pricing and availability

For further information on Drytac and its leading range of films and adhesives, please visit www.drytac.com

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About Drytac

Drytac is an international manufacturer of adhesive-coated products, including graphic films, window films, double-sided tapes, self-adhesive print media, label stock, industrial adhesives, and heat-activated and pressure-sensitive laminates and mounting adhesives. Drytac can also create unique customised adhesive products to customer specifications.

For further information on Drytac and its leading range of films and adhesives, please visit www.drytac.com

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