As the Coronavirus pandemic escalates, I am writing to share Drytac’s
commitment to you, our customers and partners, throughout the world.
At Drytac, we are taking seriously the responsibility we have to all our
employees, partners, and stakeholders to implement best-practices as advised by
the World Health Organization as well as the local and federal governments in
the jurisdictions within which we operate.
In light of this, Drytac has implemented a number of initiatives to ensure we
continue to supply our customers as safely and prudently as possible under the
current circumstances. These include:
Wherever possible, Drytac employees have been provided with the appropriate tools so that they can work remotely. Aside from the production and warehouse teams, all Drytac employees are now working from home.
Essential production staff are now on staggered shifts to ensure that only the minimum required number of employees is on site at any one time to ensure timely delivery.
A comprehensive moratorium on all company-related travel. This travel suspension extends beyond air travel and now includes customer-site visits. Please note that Drytac personnel are available via phone and/or video conference to provide guidance and assistance when required.
Drytac’s procurement team has been working very closely with our raw material suppliers across the globe to mitigate any potential raw material delays. This team has been working with our suppliers over the past seven weeks to ensure we have enough material on hand to fulfil demand. We believe that they have effectively accomplished this.
We continue to
monitor our operating environment and will keep you abreast of any developments
that may impede our ability to supply. Of paramount importance, however, is the
health and safety of our employees and the customers they serve.
For further information on our evolving contingency plans please reach out to
your Drytac contact.
On behalf of
Drytac, I wish you continued good health and thank you for placing your trust
Drytac Europe has achieved two significant ISO certification standards, demonstrating its commitment to quality and environmental management.
Drytac is a leading international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large format print and signage markets, with its print media, protective films and bonding tapes delivering outstanding results for customers all over the world.
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has recognised Drytac Europe with certifications for both ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015. The first, ISO 9001:2015, sets out the criteria for a quality management system based on principles including a strong focus on customers and a dedication to constant improvement, ensuring Drytac provides the best quality products and service.
The second, ISO 14001:2015, sets out a framework for an effective environmental management system. This certificate assures Drytac’s customers that the manufacturer is committed to measuring and improving its environmental impact across its European operations.
Douglas Jackson, Operations Director for Drytac, comments: “We’re delighted to announce Drytac Europe is certified for these two important ISO standards. They give our valued customers even more assurance that Drytac’s products and services are the highest quality and that we are making continual improvements to our ecological impact as well.”
Drytac will again provide all of the official show
graphics for the forthcoming FESPA Global Print Show in Madrid, Spain. In
addition, Drytac has announced its booth (5-C15) will be certified carbon
neutral and packed with new products.
Following Drytac’s partnership
with FESPA in 2019, which saw its media used across the Messe Munich, this
year’s show will feature wall, window, floor and other graphics products
installed across the IFEMA Exhibition Centre’s extensive show space from March
24th to 27th 2020.
Visitors will arrive at FESPA
2020 to be greeted by sign-in kiosks wrapped with Drytac ReTac
Smooth 150, then guided across the
exhibition via floor graphics printed on Drytac SpotOn
Floor 200, a non-slip PVC film designed
for high-impact, short-term indoor floor graphics without the need for
ViziPrint Impress Clear
film will be used for stunning, vibrantly coloured window graphics as visitors
enter the IFEMA’s halls. The FESPA VIP lounge bar and walls across the
exhibition space will be customised using Drytac ReTac
Textures, while a selection of new
wallcoverings will be used for creative interior design in the Printeriors
zone. All other FESPA Global Print Show signage will be printed on Drytac
The Drytac booth itself, designed
with stand construction partner Driscoll Brothers, has been certified carbon
neutral thanks to a carbon offset programme that supports ecological projects
across the world. These include reforestation initiatives that benefit people
and the planet.
As well as more applications
using the Drytac media across the exhibition space, Drytac will be launching
several products and debuting brand-new ranges at FESPA 2020; more details will
be released soon. Visitors will also be able to see and feel ReTac Textures,
Polar Chrome, Protac Anti-Scratch Gloss, ViziPrint Illuminate and ViziPrint
Deco SR – all winners in the SGIA
2019 Product of the Year
competition. Even more products will be shown as part of graphics workflows on
the stands of Drytac partners Roland DG (7-C60), Mimaki (7-C20), Epson (3-B20)
and HP (5-C10).
“We’re delighted to once
again partner with FESPA to supply all the official graphics across the show
floor,” comments Hayden Kelley, CEO of Drytac. “Visitors to Madrid
will get a real taste of Drytac’s award-winning products and their application
“Drytac is also very
proud to announce that our stand at the show will be certified carbon neutral,
demonstrating our sustainability commitment going forward.”
More information on Drytac’s product launches and plans for the FESPA Global Print Show will be released soon. Attendees can keep up to date via Drytac’s social media platforms and meet the team at the booth (5-C15). For more information on Drytac’s products and services, please visit www.drytac.com.
POSTPONED: For further details on FESPA Global Print Expo 2020 or to register for free, please click here!
Drytac – a leading international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials
for the large format print and signage markets – will open new locations in the
USA, helping more customers achieve stunning results with Drytac products.
A new office will open at the end of February in
Richmond, Virginia, staffed by Drytac’s knowledgeable customer service and
Two new warehouses will open in Northern New Jersey
and Atlanta, Georgia, providing additional space for Drytac’s extensive product
range. This expansion will increase delivery speeds to customers across the
Wayne Colbath, Vice President at Drytac, comments:
“Our new office and expanded network of warehouses will better suit our
customers, as they will have faster access to our full range of wide format
print media, mounting and protective films. Rapid project turnaround is
essential in many markets served by Drytac and expanding our geographical reach
will help our customers achieve this.”
The new Richmond, VA office is located at 5401-B
Eubank Road, Sandston, VA 23150.
Drytac has released a series of videos giving an insight into how it utilises its unique adhesive science to develop market-leading print media, protective films and bonding tapes – and how graphics professionals can use them to achieve outstanding results.
A new short film introduces Drytac and its history spanning over four decades, giving a glimpse at how Drytac’s manufacturing facilities in the UK and North America develop products used across numerous industries. The behind-the-scenes video – narrated by Drytac CEO Hayden Kelley – also looks at how the brand considers the full life cycle of its products from the start of each application to the end.
Alongside the introductory film is a series of application highlight videos that show how Drytac’s self-adhesive graphics products can be used to achieve exceptional results. As a leading international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large format print and signage markets, Drytac has decades of experience in the successful installation of graphics applications. Each highlight video – all under 30 seconds long – informs and inspires viewers to complete their own stunning projects.
An additional film focuses on the Drytac Academy in Bristol, which provides an extensive curriculum of training courses for display graphics professionals. The Academy is packed with the most popular wide-format printing technology from the industry’s biggest brands, to offer a comprehensive educational space reflecting real-world workflows.
All of the videos are available on Drytac’s YouTube channel and on a new page on Drytac.com, while individual product pages – for example SpotOn White – have also been updated with the relevant application highlight video.
“We’re delighted to release these films giving our customers an insight into the Drytac Academy and Drytac as a company,” says Amanda Brown, Global Marketing Manager at Drytac. “We’re especially excited to provide application highlights for our products, which we hope will help our users achieve fantastic results. For over 40 years we have collaborated with our customers to develop application-specific products and to support them in their application. The new video series is the next step in this support.”
Drytac has appointed Shann DPM as the exclusive Australian distributor for its extensive range of wide format print media, mounting and protective films.
Shann DPM is a division of The Shann Group, an established Australian company with over 60 years’ experience serving trade customers across an incredibly diverse range of industries. The Shann Group currently has more than 15,000sqm of warehouse space and a team of over 30 experienced sales representatives on the road.
For Drytac – a leading international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large format print and signage markets – this strong infrastructure was integral to its decision to partner with Shann for an exclusive national distributorship.
“We are looking forward to partnering the Shann DPM group and introducing Drytac’s wide range of unique products such as SpotOn, ReTac and ViziPrint to the Australian market,” comments Steve Broad, European and Asian Sales Director, Drytac.
“Shann DPM will also have access to the fantastic Polar range and to Drytac’s selection of matching laminating films, which offer high UV protection with inhibitors in the film and adhesives. These are ideally suited to the protection of print media and inks in the diverse range of climates across Australia.”
Amanda Brown, Global Marketing Manager for Drytac, adds: “We’re excited to see the work achieved by our new customers in Australia following the appointment of Shann. The combination of Drytac’s extensive range of professional media and the amazing levels of creativity demonstrated across the country are sure to result in some stunning applications.”
Shann DPM will be distributing Drytac products from its offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane. Contact details are below:
Melbourne 1/73 Gower St Preston, Victoria, 3072
Sydney 11 Marieanne Place Minchinbury, NSW, 2770
Adelaide 14-20 Conmurra Ave Edwardstown, SA, 5039 (Contact for VIC/NSW/SA: Jack Matherson 0434 319 796)
We are excited to announce we have partnered with ServRight, a Northern Virginia USA based company. They will be handling all tech support, parts, and repairs (inside and onsite) of our installed equipment base of Large Format Laminators and DES Edging Systems. In business for over 25 years, Servright has a great staff, and a deep knowledge base of laminating equipment, finishing systems and printers.
As of March 1st, ServRight will be our exclusive North American recommended partner for all repairs and parts of Drytac Large Format Laminators and DES Edging Systems.
Drytac has improved its window graphic media range even further with SpotOn® White M50, offering 50% more opacity than standard SpotOn White products for vibrant, eye-catching displays.
The light-blocking properties of SpotOn White M50 make this matte media ideal for window applications in retail, medical or office environments – as well as for wall graphics, trade show displays, indoor signage or retail promotions where show-through would otherwise affect the design.
In particular, this 100μ (4 mil) monomeric PVC film
is perfect for short-term applications thanks to Drytac’s innovative adhesive
technology: a unique dot pattern adhesive that is virtually undetectable but
enables incredibly easy and bubble-free installation, reliability while in
place, and clean removal within twelve months.
Shaun Holdom, Global Product Manager for Drytac, comments: “SpotOn White M50 is the perfect choice for retailers who want vibrantly coloured window graphics that can be changed quickly, easily and frequently, thanks to the combination of 50% greater opacity and Drytac’s unique adhesive.
“The fact that this product is also suitable
for wall graphics, internal signage and more also makes SpotOn White M50 a
great all-rounder for a range of customers who can install it with minimal
Drytac SpotOn White M50 is an ink-receptive printable vinyl with compatibility with UV, latex, solvent and eco-solvent printing technologies. It is available in roll widths of up to 1,370mm (54″) and offers interior durability of up to three years and outdoor of up to six months.
Drytac has increased its ReTac range with a new gloss finish on ReTac Smooth 75 and ReTac Smooth 150, giving users a high-shine alternative to the established Matte product.
ReTac Smooth 150 Gloss (150μ/6 mil thick) and ReTac Smooth 75 Gloss (75μ/3 mil) are printable phthalate-free polymeric PVC films that are coated on one side with Drytac’s innovative ReTac ultra-removable adhesive. The composition of this adhesive allows exceptionally easy installation and repositioning on smooth flat surfaces, with clean, residue-free removal after use.
This makes ReTac Smooth ideal for interior wall graphic applications such as murals and interior décor, decals and stickers, and point-of-sale displays. It is recommended for curved, textured or angled surfaces where conformability is a priority, with the new Gloss finish giving an extra eye-catching dimension to these graphics.
Drytac – a leading international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large format print and signage markets – has ensured that ReTac Smooth films have achieved several fire ratings, meaning they are suitable for installation in public areas that require compliance with strict fire regulations. This includes airports, hotels and hospitals.
“ReTac Smooth is a great product for a range of both interior and exterior display graphics applications, thanks to its dimensional stability, fire safety certification and ease of installation,” comments Shaun Holdom, Global Product Manager for Drytac. “The addition of a gloss finish to the range gives our customers even more choice when creating incredible wall graphics, murals, decals and more.”
Both ReTac Smooth 150 and ReTac Smooth 75 are certified for HP Latex inks and are also compatible with UV, solvent and eco-solvent printing technologies. They are available in roll widths of up to 1,370mm (54″) and offer interior and exterior durability of up to five years.