DreamWraps creates stunning walls, thanks to Drytac ReTac Textures

DreamWraps, a premier vinyl wrap and graphic design company in Newport News, Virginia, is using Drytac products to deliver beautiful wall coverings to both residential and business customers throughout North America.

As well as delivering customized wall murals, DreamWraps offers signage solutions, full vehicle wraps, commercial fleet graphics, marine/boat & watercraft wraps and decals, event flooring, and much more.  Co-founder Sharita Johnson, explains: “Our aim is to bridge the gap between fine art and the rapidly growing world of vinyl printing. We look to bring our customers’ ideas to life with the endless possibilities that digital printing can deliver.”

DreamWraps’ wall covering vinyl of choice is the range of ReTac® Textures products from Drytac. Johnson says: “We first came across Drytac at the SGIA Conference in New Orleans in 2017. We were really impressed with the quality of the media and the stunning, vibrant colors that we could reproduce on them. We also loved the range of textures on offer and the fact that even after many years, the film can be easily removed from the wall without leaving any residue.”

ReTac Textures has been developed to add depth and visual appeal to static, flat images thanks to its choice of various embossed finishes. The media range is perfect for customers wanting to create eye-catching graphics in home, business, retail and display environments. Drytac ReTac Textures has an ultra-removable adhesive backing, meaning that the graphics can be easily removed and repositioned time and time again and – thanks to its Class 0 fire rating – it is ideal for applications in public areas that require compliance with strict fire regulations.

Jerry Hill, Vice President of New Business Development for Drytac, adds: “We really value the relationship we have with DreamWraps. They are precisely the type of dynamic, creative and friendly organisation that we want to work with. They can see the possibilities that our media can offer and they produce fantastic output with it that their clients love.”

As well as providing customizable wallcoverings for residential customers, DreamWraps is growing in the commercial sector, especially within the hotel and hospitality industry. Sharita continues: “Hotels tend to change their decor every few years, so they really appreciate the Drytac solution which makes changing the wallpaper a breeze. The Drytac media is much easier is to put up than traditional wallpaper. You can also peel it off again with no fuss and with no residue left behind. It’s an ideal solution for hotels!”

“Digital printing onto vinyl technology has made creating incredible individually-designed rooms a real possibility for more and more people and businesses. It is definitely easier to print and apply Drytac wall covering than it is to paint a wall – and the finished job looks amazing. Drytac’s range of products and textures allow us to deliver a huge range of solutions for our customers,” she concludes.

To learn more about DreamWraps, please visit www.dreamwraps757.net

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Poppy Signs blooms with Drytac Protac Anti-Scratch Laminate

Bristol, UK; June 25, 2018: Chorley-based Poppy Signs has been converted to Drytac’s Protac Anti-Scratch laminate, following its installation at the offices of theidol.com, a web-based insurance provider based in Penrith, Cumbria.

Dave McDonald, Managing Director of Poppy Signs, explains: “We recently carried out a job on an internal glass partition for theidol.com that was finished with a regular clear laminate. Unfortunately, the surface scuff marks left by the squeegees looked really obvious, unsightly and didn’t fade out as we would normally expect after a few days. We are fully focused on customer service and do everything we can to ensure our customers have the best possible graphics solution, so clearly this wasn’t good enough.”

Poppy Signs decided to trial Drytac’s Protac Anti-Scratch laminate instead. David McDonald continues: “In our tests at the workshop it was hard to make any marks whatsoever – whatever we tried attacking it with!”

Following the successful testing of the Drytac film, Poppy Signs returned to the customer to replace the graphics. “We stripped the glass partition and reapplied the whole graphic, this time finishing it with Drytac Protac Anti-Scratch laminate. The end result was stunning – and didn’t leave the slightest application mark on the material surface. The customer is extremely happy with the new graphics.”

Drytac Protac Anti-Scratch PVC laminate is suitable for indoor and outdoor displays in high-traffic areas and for graphics displayed under direct lighting. The high coat-weight and strength of the adhesive makes Protac ideal for laminating over UV inks, as well as solvent, eco-solvent and latex prints.

Available in 75µ and 100µ coat weights and a crystal-clear gloss finish or a non-glare matte finish, Drytac’s Protac Anti-Scratch has a non-marking, anti-scratch surface to prevent damage and blemishes, whilst at the same time offering UV protection when used for outdoor applications.

Since first using Drytac Protac Anti-Scratch, Poppy Signs is now using it for all graphics applications that require a durable scratch-resistant finish. David McDonald concludes: “Poppy Signs is now a convert to Drytac laminates. The laminate is very durable and we have full confidence in its scratch-resistance – even for more demanding installations. This product really does do what it says on the tin!”

For more information on Poppy Signs, please visit: www.poppysigns.co.uk

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Drytac ViziPrint adds vibrancy to highlight Courageous heARTS’ charitable cause

Drytac, an international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the print, label and industrial markets, has donated its ViziPrint Impress media to help Courageous heARTS, a Minneapolis based charity, to create a stunning window display for its youth workshop.

Courageous heARTS is a non-profit organization in the USA with a vision to offer a safe space for young people to co-create art, build community and develop into leaders. Founded by Lindsay Walz in 2013 – after surviving the devastating 2007 35W Bridge collapse and finding art therapy in her own journey to healing – Courageous HeARTS’ vision is to provide a safe space for young people to express themselves through art.

In March 2018, Drytac reseller Standard Dynamics and local print business Image360 teamed up to sponsor a storefront makeover to highlight the Courageous heARTS charitable cause and its mission to ‘Create, Connect, Lead’. The formerly anonymous storefront space has now been transformed with dazzling, bright graphics.

The window graphics are printed on Drytac ViziPrint Impress PET film and incorporate collaborative artwork created by Courageous heARTS members. The film is easy to apply and easy to remove and is suitable for application onto glass, acrylic and other non-porous surfaces. It is ideal for creating high quality graphics for retail storefronts, POP and backlit displays, privacy and decorative glass applications, and much more

Courageous heARTS founder, Lindsay Walz, is ‘thrilled’ with the new window front. She comments: “We have already experienced a surge in foot traffic since the new signs went up and the name recognition we have developed within the community is now connected to our physical space.

“The storefront now expresses the same vibrant energy that everyone experiences inside the colorful studio space.”

 

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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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