Drytac adds thousands of ICC profiles to revamped website

Drytac® has created thousands of ICC profiles based on popular printer models, inks, RIPs and Drytac media to enable its customers worldwide to take advantage of quick, high-quality plug and print capabilities.

The vast number of profiles have been added to the recently revamped Drytac.com website. As a leading international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large format print and signage markets, the new Drytac website brings together a wealth of information about its products to help customers choose the perfect media for their project.

Over 1,800 profiles have been created for Drytac by the Mimaki Colour Engineering team at the printer manufacturer’s headquarters in Japan. These profiles are for all Drytac’s products that are compatible with Mimaki wide-format printers up to 1.6m, including print-and-cut, eco-solvent and UV technologies. The profile selection also covers all the ink configurations available, such as SS2, ES3 eco-solvent inks and LUS 170, LUS 175 and LUS 200 series UV-LED inks, and all ink sets-up including CMYKCMYK, CMYKLcLm, and special colours. In addition, there are profiles for both white and clear inks for all Mimaki UV machines for multi-layer printing. This adds up to the most comprehensive range of profiles for any materials manufacturer on the market.

The Drytac profile collection also comprises nearly 30 HP Latex certifications, profiles and machine settings on the PrintOS portal, which includes profiles for the new R Series printer; a wide range from the Roland Profile Centre, which includes all ECO-SOL MAX ink types for VersaCAMM and TrueVIS systems, including the latest models; profiles for OKI ColorPainter; and profiles for Fujifilm Acuity LED 1600 II, for both the Caldera and ColorGATE RIP platforms.

Drytac is also supported by Epson Europe and Japan, resulting in a constantly expanding range of colour profiles and settings on the Epson Connect cloud service. A complete range of profiles for the new Ricoh Latex Pro devices, in particular combining Drytac’s clear products and Ricoh’s new white latex ink technology, is coming soon. Furthermore, Drytac is working with Caldera, ColorGate, Onyx and providers of local RIPs included with devices, such as Roland Versaworks and Mimaki Rasterlink.

“Through working in tandem with printer and software manufacturers, we have made literally thousands of profiles accessible via our website,” Shaun Holdom, Global Product Manager at Drytac, comments. “The selection is being constantly updated with more and more colour profiles for all kinds of devices and applications.”

“Additionally, at Drytac we have the in-house capability to provide custom profiles as required for our customers on any of our products, to maximise the colour output of their devices.”

To access the ICC profile library and for more information on Drytac’s products and services, please visit www.drytac.com/profiles.

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Shine bright with Drytac Polar Chrome

Drytac® has announced the global availability of Polar® Chrome, an innovative reflective film perfect for the creation of eye-catching graphics in a range of environments.

Drytac – a leading international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large format print and signage markets – has added Polar Chrome to its popular Polar range to give even more options to print professionals, advertising bureau and retailers who want to make an impact with their displays.

Polar Chrome is a 75 micron (3 mil) reflective satin silver PET film that catches the light for a stunning finish. Thanks to its compatibility with eco-solvent, solvent, latex and UV printing technology and availability in rolls up to 60″ wide, it is ideal for a wide variety of applications such as billboards, exhibition graphics, POS displays and public transport advertisements.

Its three-year indoor and two-year outdoor durability makes it perfect for interior signage and high-impact outdoor signs, with a two-year warranty providing extra reassurance. Furthermore, Polar Chrome is a great choice for the production of ultra-reflective labels.

Shaun Holdom, Global Product Manager at Drytac, comments: “We’re delighted to launch Polar Chrome, a new product perfect for the production of truly engaging displays and signage. This bold reflective film has already been used to create incredible effects by our network of trusted distribution partners, especially when teamed with clear UV ink to create textures with depth and special effect finishes. We’re looking forward to seeing our customers’ incredible designs using Polar Chrome.”

Drytac’s popular Polar range also includes Polar Burst, a satin reflective PVC film perfect for window graphics and Polar Grip vinyl, designed for rough surfaces and permanent printed signs even in extreme weather conditions.

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Popular Drytac products achieve fire-safety certifications

A number of Drytac®‘s most popular products have achieved a crucial fire safety certification, giving suppliers and end-users extra peace of mind for their display projects.

CAN/ULC-S102 is a surface burning characteristics test that is recognized in Canada, and an accreditation that will give Drytac’s customers around the world extra reassurance. It also boosts Drytac’s position as a leading international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the print, label and industrial markets.

Passing the test with flying colours are Drytac’s ReTac Textures products, embossed films that add depth and a tactile quality to wall murals, exhibition graphics, labels and more; and ReTac Smooth 75 and ReTac Smooth 150, printable polymeric PVC films designed for easily repositionable and removable wall displays. The Drytac ReTac Smooth products have several additional fire safety ratings that comply with strict fire regulations in public spaces.

Drytac Polar Grip and Polar Premium (North America) products have also passed the CAN/ULC-S102 assessment. Polar Grip is a polymeric self-adhesive PVC film for digitally printed signs or graphics with outdoor longevity of up to five years, even in harsh weather conditions. Polar Premium, similarly, is a range of easy-to-apply display materials that provide durability and versatility. Polar Premium printable self-adhesive vinyl, for instance, can be used for numerous applications including general signage, point-of-sale display, window, floor and vehicle graphics, and is available with either a permanent or removable adhesive.

“We’re delighted to announce that so many Drytac products have passed the stringent CAN/ULC-S102 tests,” comments Shaun Holdom, Global Product Manager of Drytac. “Canada-based customers now have that additional reassurance that their favourite Drytac products have passed yet more safety assessments, so they can focus on creating amazing designs and graphics.”

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Here we grow again: Drytac expands into state-of-the-art premises

Brampton, ON, Canada, July 11, 2019: Drytac®, a leading international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the print, label and industrial markets, is moving its Canadian operations into a single, state-of-the-art facility spanning over 70,000sq ft.

The new premises in Brampton, Ontario consolidates Drytac’s manufacturing and distribution into one building to improve efficiency and will accommodate the entire Canadian workforce under one roof. The move will take place in stages to ensure uninterrupted material supply and production.

The more generous space also provides increased production and converting capacity for both roll and sheet products, 32ft-high ceilings toallow storage of more raw materials and finished goods to keep up with demand, ten dock-level loading bays and easier access from a major highway.

The move to a larger building follows year-on-year growth since the acquisition of MultiTac in 2013, with more expansion predicted. The new premises will feature improved R&D facilities to support Drytac’s market-leading innovations in adhesive science, while a demonstration center and graphics academy are planned for the future.

“The new state-of-the-art building in Brampton signals Drytac’s continued growth while improving overall efficiency and strengthening the Drytac team,” comments Hayden Kelley, CEO of Drytac. “The phased move will ensure our customers won’t notice any interruption to their service, only enhanced products and support.”

The new address for Drytac in Canada is 30 Driver Road, Brampton, ON, L6T 5V2.

In addition to window, wall and floor graphic media, laminating films and mounting adhesives, Drytac’s key product areas include high-performance tapes, industrial adhesives and durable labels. For more information on Drytac’s products and services, please visit www.drytac.com.

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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.

Get Access To Our Retail Guide For Graphics

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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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Drytac USA appoints Tim Schoenbeck as Midwest Territory Manager

Drytac® is delighted to announce the appointment of Tim Schoenbeck to the position of Midwest Territory Manager in the USA.

Tim joins Drytac – a leading international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large format print and signage markets – with over 20 years’ experience in the large format graphics arena, with particular expertise in digital printable media. Based in Cleveland, Ohio, Tim will be responsible for Ohio, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, South Dakota and North Dakota.

“We’re excited to welcome Tim Schoenbeck to the Drytac family,” comments Wayne Colbath, Vice President of Sales, Drytac. “His two decades of experience managing key accounts and his extensive knowledge of large format graphics media are a great addition to Drytac in the USA.

“Drytac is bringing to market a wealth of exciting new products this year and Tim is well placed to work with our existing valued customers and to expand our sales base.”

Drytac’s key product areas include window, wall and floor graphic media, laminating films and mounting adhesives, high-performance tapes, industrial adhesives and durable labels. Recent product launches include the ArmourPrint™ Emerytex® and ArmourGrab™ combination counter mat solution, new display material with a unique high-bond adhesive Polar® Grip, ViziPrint® Deco SR film for long-term window displays and window decals, and ReTac® WipeErase and WipeErase White – materials designed to be written on with standard dry-erase markers to create a whiteboard anywhere.

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Drytac adhesive media solutions to be showcased across the floor at FESPA 2019

With Drytac products, you can transform a shop in a matter of hours – not days!

The forthcoming FESPA event will showcase a multitude of products from Drytac® – a leading international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large format print and signage markets – allowing visitors to experience them across the event space.

Taking place across six halls of the Messe Munich in Germany from May 14th to 17th, FESPA Global Print Expo 2019 is the premier professional wide-format print exhibition in Europe, covering a large range of industries and applications. As such it is the ideal environment for a presentation of Drytac’s extensive product portfolio.

Delegates will be able to see Drytac SpotOn Floor 200 specialist floor media in use across the show floor – literally, as it will be used for the official FESPA floor graphics – and an impressive selection of Drytac products in four spaces on the Drytac booth (Stand A5-G40). These four distinct areas will comprise an application space to show how Drytac products are used for real-world projects; a retail shop area with live demonstrations of the graphics being changed each day; an interior decor gallery; and a hospitality zone with food and beverage applications.

Drytac ReTac Textures, a stunning range of embossed wall graphics products, will also be put to creative use in Printeriors 2019, FESPA’s interactive visitor experience displaying interior and exterior decor applications. And at a faster pace, Drytac Polar Cast film will be used by OKI for its live car wrap demonstrations (Stand A5-F10).

In addition, HP (Stand A5-F30), Epson (Stand B5-G10), Roland DG (Stand A5-H10) and Ricoh (Stand B4-K31) will all feature Drytac products and media on their booths. These leading print manufacturers choose Drytac materials for their quality and application-specific features, so this four-pronged showcase is the perfect opportunity for visitors to experience Drytac products with several popular technologies and workflows.

Hayden Kelley, CEO of Drytac, comments: “Drytac products will be on display literally across the show floor at FESPA Global Print Expo 2019, as the official FESPA graphics provider, on the booths of international brands HP, Epson, Roland, Ricoh and OKI, for car wraps, interior design applications and much more. FESPA caters for a huge variety of wide-format markets – just like Drytac’s product portfolio – making this show the ideal showcase for us.”

FESPA visitors can keep up to date with Drytac via its social media platforms and meet the team at the booth (Stand A5-G40). For more information on Drytac’s products and services, please visit www.drytac.com. For further details on FESPA Global Print Expo 2019 or to register to attend, please visit www.fespaglobalprintexpo.com. To get a free pass – click here and enter code FESD901.

 

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Drytac to shine new light on retail graphics at ISA International Sign Expo

Drytac® will be delivering a must-see presentation on retail graphics media at the forthcoming ISA International Sign Expo, demonstrating its position as an authority in this sector.

Drytac is a leading international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large format print and signage markets, making it a perfect fit for the ISA International Sign Expo. Taking place in Las Vegas, USA from April 24th to 26th 2019, over 20,000 professionals from the sign, graphics and visual communications industry are expected to attend.

A key part of the ISA International Sign Expo is the Lounge and Learn free educational program. On Wednesday April 24th from 1pm, visitors are invited to join Drytac’s Global Product Manager Shaun Holdom and Territory Sales Manager Dennis Leblanc for an essential learning session.

Adhesives for Retail Graphics, the 30-minute express presentation explains why branding and graphics are crucial to reaching customers in a retail environment – before they even interact with a product or sales staff member. Using the proper media for the specified job can make a big impact as well as saving time and money, and Drytac specialists Shaun and Dennis will explain the dos and don’ts of this application.

“There are several factors to consider when choosing the proper media for these projects and during the Adhesives for Retail Graphics session Dennis and I will give attendees a great basis for getting it right,” says Shaun. “We’re hoping to see lots of industry professionals stopping by at the presentation, which will be sure to get them thinking about retail graphics in a new light.”

In addition, Drytac is partnering with several print technology manufacturers and distributors who are exhibiting at ISA International Sign Expo, allowing visitors to see Drytac products in use across the show floor. This will demonstrate the compatibility of Drytac ranges – including ViziPrint, SpotOn, ReTac 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 ISA International Sign Expo, and on those of Drytac’s partners. If you wish to schedule a meeting with Drytac at the show, you can do so by following this link: https://www.drytac.com/isa-sign-expo-2019-las-vegas-24rd-26th-april-2019/.

ISA International Sign Expo will take place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center from April 24th to 26th 2019, with the Adhesives for Retail Graphics scheduled for 1pm to 1.30pm on April 24th in the Lounge and Learn area. For further details on ISA International Sign Expo or to register to attend, please visit www.signexpo.org.

In addition to window, wall and floor graphic media, laminating films and mounting adhesives, Drytac’s key product areas include high-performance tapes, industrial adhesives and durable labels. For more information on Drytac’s products and services, please visit www.drytac.com.

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