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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Drytac Europe announces new appointments to support expanded dealer network

Drytac®, a leading international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large format print and signage markets, is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Regional Sales Managers at Drytac Europe.

Ian Farrand and Dave Newbery will oversee Drytac’s business development in the north and south of England respectively, with Ian based in West Yorkshire, and Dave in Essex. The appointments have been made to support Drytac’s dealer network, which sees Perfect Colours, Soyang, Granthams, Sabur and CSL Digital join existing sales partner Antalis to significantly expand Drytac’s distribution channels.

On Ian’s new appointment at Drytac, Regional Sales Manager Ian Farrand comments: “Having worked in distribution for the last 25 years I am thrilled to have joined Drytac, a leading manufacturer of self-adhesive coated products. I am looking forward to my new role of Regional Sales Manager where I am extremely keen to grow the business for Drytac in the north of England, and feel that my years of experience and knowledge will be invaluable.

“My goal is to ensure that Drytac products become the established range for all my customers, new and old, and our working relationships continue to flourish – as does Drytac.”

His counterpart Dave is already very familiar with Drytac products having worked within the industry – enabling him to hit the ground running in his new role. He starts his new position with immediate effect.

“I am excited about Drytac’s innovative ideas and about the luxury of having a true direct access to our lab and coating lines – it’ll be great to have an input into future products,” says Regional Sales Manager Dave Newbery. “Drytac is also a very technical company in what we do – we design and create products rather than just assembling them – which appeals to me.”

Dave is well respected in the industry for his extensive experience and knowledge of the wide-format printing and finishing sector, built up since leaving school, but his history in print actually goes back even further.

He explains: “I actually started printing in the family screen print business when I was seven, and I’m 48 this year!”

Hayden Kelley, CEO of Drytac, comments: “Drytac is delighted to welcome Ian and Dave, where their decades of experience, knowledge and ambition will make them both fantastic additions to the team. These new appointments, ahead of a busy period full of exciting new product developments, will support our growing distribution network.”

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. For more information on Drytac’s products and services, please visit www.drytac.com.

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Drytac expands sales channels with specialist distributors

Bristol, UK, April 2, 2019: Drytac®, a leading international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large format print and signage markets, is delighted to announce it has appointed new specialist distributors and resellers to significantly increase its sales channels in the UK.

As a result of working in close partnership with many leading print manufacturers, Drytac has created exciting new opportunities in new and emerging markets for its customers. These relationships will be demonstrated at this week’s Sign and Digital UK exhibition, where Drytac products will be in use on a number of stands.

Namely, Drytac’s innovative sign and graphics materials will be in action on the stands of Epson (E30), Mimaki (F10), Ricoh (J30) and Roland DG (F30), while representatives from Drytac resellers Antalis (Stand H30), Granthams (A14) and Sabur (K10) will also be on hand at the show to answer questions about the extensive Drytac product range.

“We are really pleased that our products will be showcased on so many stands at Sign & Digital,” says Steve Broad, Sales Director, Drytac. “We’ve been working in partnership with major printer manufacturers around the world and this has opened up a whole host of new markets and opportunities for Drytac and its customers to explore.”

Drytac has appointed a number of new resellers to its network, who will each provide valuable skills and experience to Drytac customers who are seeking new business avenues or looking to improve their existing services.

Steve Broad comments: “We are determined to assist Drytac users in maximising the opportunities in these new markets, so it is with great enthusiasm that we welcome specialist resellers Perfect Colours, Soyang, Granthams, Sabur and CSL Digital to the Drytac distribution network, alongside our existing sales partner Antalis, in an expanded channel that can fully support the exciting developments in the UK wide-format digital print market.”

Sign and Digital UK will take place at Birmingham’s NEC from April 2nd to 4th 2019. For further details or to register to attend, please visit www.signuk.com.

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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Drytac to showcase latest innovations at Sign and Digital UK

Bristol, UK, March 27, 2019: Drytac®, a leading international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large format print and signage markets, will be presenting a number of its latest media innovations at the forthcoming Sign and Digital UK exhibition.

Taking place at Birmingham’s NEC from April 2nd to 4th 2019, Sign and Digital UK is the premier trade event for the sign and graphics sector. This year, Drytac will be collaborating with several major print manufacturers and suppliers on their stands, enabling visitors to see Drytac products used with a variety of different machines, inks and finishing systems.

Drytac’s solutions for windows, walls, floors and outdoors will be the brand’s main focus at the show. This will include SpotOn, a range of films designed for applications including wall, window and retail graphics that feature Drytac’s unique dot-pattern removable adhesive, which allows graphics to be installed, moved and removed with minimal effort. Drytac’s SpotOn Floor 200 has been developed for stunning and safe floor graphics, an innovation that won the Media – Adhesive Back Vinyl category in the SGIA Awards in 2018.

Also on show will be products from the Drytac ReTac range, including textured films for impactful wall graphics and the newly launched ReTac WipeErase. This white dry-erase film turns any flat surface into a whiteboard or planning board as well as revitalising ink-marked whiteboards, earning it an SGIA award in the Laminates, Adhesives, Films, Coatings category in 2018.

Delegates at Sign and Digital UK will also be able to see Drytac ViziPrint and Drytac Polar products on a number of stands. Developed for incredible window graphics, ViziPrint is sure to grab attention, while Polar is a collection of products designed to withstand tough conditions – such as low temperatures – in a wide range of applications.

Hayden Kelley, CEO of Drytac, comments: “At Sign and Digital UK 2019 we’re delighted to work with so many other leading manufacturers and our network of distributors on their own stands. It will give visitors a great opportunity to see how Drytac products work with different printing technologies and applications. The Drytac team will also be on hand across the show floor to chat with show delegates.”

Drytac will be posting regular updates on its social media platforms prior to and during Sign and Digital UK to help visitors keep up with the wealth of products on display.

For further details on Sign and Digital UK or to register to attend, please visit www.signuk.com.

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Write On/Wipe Off with Drytac’s WipeErase Films

Drytac®, a leading international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the print, label and industrial markets, has announced the global availability of two new exciting additions to its WipeErase® range of film media.

Drytac ReTac® WipeErase and WipeErase White are both designed to be written on with standard dry-erase markers to create a whiteboard anywhere – an ideal practical solution for environments including schools, universities, offices, hospitals, retail stores and more. In addition, their anti-graffiti properties allow for easy removal of permanent markers, while they can both be branded or decorated using UV printing technology.

Drytac’s ReTac WipeErase is a 6 mil (150 micron) white dry-erase film, coated with a scratch- and stain-resistant lacquer that is guaranteed for up to ten years. The film is easy to handle, can be applied to a smooth surface and can be taken down and repositioned with no loss of adhesion and leaving no residue, thanks to its integrated ReTac Permanently Peelable Adhesive. Unlike a whiteboard, it won’t suffer from ink staining or ghosting.

Shaun Holdom, Global Product Manager at Drytac, comments: “ReTac WipeErase is ideal as a replacement for whiteboards and flip charts, where sheets can be moved around to help with visualising and planning, and then taken away for future use. It essentially provides an ‘A-frame whiteboard in a tube’. This product is also hugely beneficial in a retail environment where messages need to be moved around the store relevant to specific product ranges.”

These innovative attributes have already won fans in the graphics industry: ReTac WipeErase topped the Laminates, Adhesives, Films, Coatings category in the SGIA Product of the Year awards in 2018. These prestigious awards were announced ahead of the SGIA Expo 2018 in Las Vegas in October 2018 and recognised the most exciting products to be showcased at the event, selected by knowledgable industry professionals.

Drytac’s second new product, WipeErase White, has a permanent adhesive for locations where the signage will not need to be moved, such as wall coverings, restaurant menus and whiteboards. It is a 6 mil (150 micron) film with excellent durability and scratch resistance.

“The WipeErase White film incorporates Drytac’s adhesive expertise to deliver a product that is very easy to apply, yet remains firmly intact for many years,” explains Shaun Holdom. “When it is time to remove or replace the film, it will leave no residue and the area can have new media applied to it immediately.”

As well as offering ‘a whiteboard in a roll’, both Drytac ReTac WipeErase and WipeErase White can be used to resurface existing whiteboards to give them a new lease of life.

Holdom explains: “Whiteboards often suffer from ‘ghosting’, making them look grey and shaded. In time, the pens used on these boards scratch the surface and when rubbed off leave a very faint impression of previous writing. Once this has happened, there is no way of repairing the whiteboard itself and so the ghosting needs to be put up with, or the board replaced. A sheet of one of our WipeErase products applied to a whiteboard essentially makes it as good as new and is considerably cheaper than replacing it. Do this across a whole organisation and the savings could be huge.”

 

 

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Drytac appoints Gareth Newman to lead new Drytac Academy

Bristol, UK, January 24, 2018: Drytac®, an international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the print, label and industrial markets, is preparing to open a fully interactive training centre in Fishponds, Bristol: the Drytac Academy.

Gareth Newman has been appointed Academy Manager and, supported by Drytac’s Global Product Manager Shaun Holdom, is developing an extensive curriculum of training courses for display graphics professionals to begin later this month.

The Drytac Academy is a showcase of Drytac products and how they can be used with the newest and most popular wide-format printing technology on the market today, provided by the manufacturers themselves. This includes: a Roland TrueVIS VG-540 with Roland VersaWorks 6 RIP software; a Fujifilm Acuity LED 1600 II using Caldera RIP software; and an HP Latex 365 and an Epson SureColor SC-S80600, both powered by Onyx Thrive RIP – with more to be installed soon.

The Drytac Academy also houses profiling equipment, the i-1 Pro 2 provided by X-rite, which allows custom profiles to be built. In addition to the above, the space includes a complete finishing area with a laminator and Hot Press vacuum press.

Gareth Newman explains: “Naturally we have the entire Drytac product range at our disposal so having a full variety of machines allows our customers to learn how to get optimum results from Drytac materials using different systems and technologies.

“We’ll also be working closely with the printer hardware manufacturers themselves by providing training to their employees using their own systems and Drytac materials.”

This collaboration with print brands is also contributing to the course development.

“We’re asking manufacturers what their customers need: what do they want to know, what are they struggling with, how would they like to be more creative with our products?” says Gareth. “By drawing on this wealth of experience from both within and outside Drytac we’re approaching training in a fresh, new way.”

The Drytac Academy will also serve as an exhibition space, showcasing how Drytac’s products can be used in real-world display applications, such as retail store fronts. The company’s innovations in adhesive-coated products include 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 – all of which will have an eye-catching place in the Academy.

“The space itself will form part of the training courses,” says Gareth. “For example, at Drytac we have severaldifferent types of wallpaper products. By showcasing them in the training facility we will help demonstrate the difference between them, and how they work with different printing technologies.”

The course titles will be announced shortly, but topics will include: an introduction to digital media; business development; practical application skills; and creative design.

In addition, the Drytac Academy will play a role in Drytac’s R&D; with so many different technologies on hand, the development team can run tests and create samples quickly and easily in-house.

Gareth Newman is a product specialist with over six years’ experience in the industry, moving to Drytac from Roland. Prior to Roland, he was an experienced sign-maker, having worked in the sign industry since he was a teenager.

“We’re delighted to welcome Gareth Newman to Drytac and are looking forward to opening the new Drytac Academy with Gareth leading the training,” says Shaun Holdom, Global Product Manager, Drytac. “He has the experience, knowledge and energy to drive a new approach in professional training – from newcomers to veterans.”

 

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Daniel Stevenson joins Drytac as US Southeast Territory Manager

Richmond, Virginia, USA, January 22, 2019: Drytac® has announced the appointment of Daniel Stevenson as its new US Southeast Territory Manager. Daniel will oversee sales and development in this key region for Drytac, a leading international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large format print and signage markets.

He begins his new position at Drytac with immediate effect, joining the brand at a time of fresh ideas and a host of new product releases.

“I love working closely with clients and building trust by identifying the best solution for their unique business needs,” comments Daniel.

“I am proud to join an industry-leading organization and look forward to serving Drytac’s valued customers and dealer channel in the Southeast, USA.”

Wayne Colbath, Drytac’s Vice President of Sales, USA, comments: “Daniel’s history and experience of working directly with customers will be a great asset to Drytac in the US Southeast Territory.

“This year Drytac will reveal several innovative new products in a number of markets, and our customers will be sure to receive a fantastic service from our team thanks to Daniel’s sales expertise. We’re delighted to welcome him to Drytac.”

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. For more information on Drytac’s products and services, please visit www.drytac.com.

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Drytac welcomes Aimie Rosser to customer services team

Bristol, UK, December 12, 2018: Drytac, a leading international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large format print and signage markets, has appointed Aimie Rosser to the position of Customer Service Associate.

An English Literature graduate from Plymouth University, Aimie joins Drytac’s Bristol team with vast experience in customer service and knowledge of the graphics industry. She will be invaluable in her new role, which will see her working with customers across the UK and internationally.

Aimie explains that she heard about the Customer Service Associate position from her friend and Drytac employee, Emily Pollock; the manufacturer’s career development opportunities and friendly team appealed to her.

“Having gained experience in the industry I decided that a new start at Drytac would give me a new challenge, with an opportunity to work with both the UK and export market. My new role will see me providing great customer service to Drytac customers with any product queries.

“I’m looking forward to learning new areas of this vibrant industry, and taking on some exciting new challenges. My new team at Drytac has made me feel very welcome.”

Hayden Kelley, CEO of Drytac, comments: “We’re delighted to welcome Aimie to the Drytac team in Bristol, where we’re sure she’ll deliver the excellent customer service we’re known for internationally. At Drytac we’re continually developing innovative new products across numerous sectors in the graphics market, giving Aimie plenty of scope to increase her knowledge and potential.”

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Drytac reveals new advertising product – perfect for food environments

Drytac, an international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large format print and signage markets, announces the launch of the ArmourPrint Emerytex and ArmourGrab combination counter mat solution. Having been previewed successfully at recent trade shows, the products are now available globally.

ArmourPrint Emerytex is a clear, heavy-duty, slip-resistant monomeric 15 mil (381μ) PVC film with a matte pebble textured finish on one side and a smooth printable surface on the other. It has been approved by the FDA for incidental food contact, making it ideal for advertising applications in hospitality and retail environments. ArmourGrab is an 8 mil (203μ) co-extruded white anti-slip film coated with a heavy coat weight, permanent, pressure sensitive clear acrylic adhesive. Used together, the two products create a food-safe counter mat solution ideal for eye-catching POP advertising.

Thanks to the slip-resistant qualities of both ArmourPrint Emerytex and ArmourGrab, these products can also be used for applications such as placemats and mouse pads. Their UV protection also enables outdoor use, while a moisture barrier protects the printed image and aids hygiene. No white ink is needed to create vivid and eye-catching counter mats as the white ArmourGrab backs the ArmourPrint Emerytex to eliminate the extra cost of printing with white.

The ArmourPrint Emerytex and ArmourGrab dual-product counter mat solution was previewed at the SGIA Expo 2018 in Las Vegas in October to over 25,000 registered delegates.

“The combination of ArmourPrint Emerytex and ArmourGrab creates a solution that is both safe and effective as counter-top advertising in fast food outlets, convenience stores, bars and more,” says Shaun Holdom, Global Product Manager at Drytac.

“It’s an innovative new design that attracted a lot of attention at the recent SGIA show and we’re delighted to offer it to our customers worldwide.”

 

 

 

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