Drytac announces global availability of improved ViziPrint Impress Clear UVL

ViziPrint Impress Clear features Drytac’s low-tack hybrid adhesive technology, which creates a strong bond and easy-removability in both high and low temperatures.

Drytac, the leading international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large-format print and signage markets, is delighted to announce the global availability of its improved ViziPrint Impress Clear UVL film.

ViziPrint Impress Clear UVL is an optically clear gloss PET printable film designed for trouble-free installation of graphics onto glass and other smooth, flat surfaces. It incorporates Drytac’s low tack hybrid adhesive technology, creating a strong bond in both high and low temperatures without leaving residue behind when removed.

Drytac has now incorporated a new thinner face film, which makes the media easier to work with. Compatible with UV and Latex printing, ViziPrint Impress Clear UVL uses a mechanical bond to gently adhere images to surfaces and can be repositioned and reapplied multiple times. Drytac’s unique adhesion technology eliminates bubbling and ensures the product is unaffected by moisture.

PVC-free, 100% recyclable and resistant to both wear and tear and water, ViziPrint Impress Clear UVL can be used to create vibrant and stunning prints for both indoor and outdoor use, including graphics for window advertisements and screen displays, as well as eye-catching stickers on white goods.

“We are delighted to be offering ViziPrint Impress Clear UVL to our customers around the world,” says Amanda Lowe, Global Marketing Director at Drytac. “This is one of our most flexible film products as it allows users to take on all sorts of work.

“Add in the fact that the film can be easily removed without leaving any residue, and ViziPrint Impress Clear UVL is the ideal solution for use in all manner of creative applications.”

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Drytac expands Polar range with two new easy to apply solutions in North America

Drytac Polar Transit Air and Drytac Polar Smooth 150 Air are suitable for a wide range of differing graphics applications.

Drytac, the leading international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large-format print and signage markets, has expanded its Polar® range of printable media with two new solutions for the North American market: Polar Transit Air and Polar Smooth 150 Air.

Polar® Transit Air

With excellent opaque characteristics, the 3.2 mil (80μ) premium, matte white polymeric self-adhesive PVC Polar® Transit Air is suitable for smooth, flat or simple curve surfaces such as sports arena boards, commercial vehicles and indoor and outdoor display signage.

As well as incorporating Drytac’s bubble-free technology for an easy install, it has a removable pressure-sensitive adhesive that allows for field installation in cold weather without the need for wet application techniques.

Polar Transit Air has a high quality, removable grey acrylic adhesive that is protected with a 90# PE coated kraft bubble free release liner. It can be combined with a matching overlaminate – Drytac Weathershield™ – to achieve maximum life expectancy of up to 7 years outdoors.

It is available in rolls of 150 feet and in widths of up to 60.5 inches.

Polar® Smooth 150 Air

This 6-mil (150μ), self-adhesive white polymeric printable matte PVC film with removable bubble-free air egress adhesive technology is designed for graphics that need to be easily installed and removed without the need for lamination. It is suitable for numerous applications such as temporary construction hoardings, point of sale applications, interior décor applications – including the installation of graphics onto windows, walls, melamine and glass – as well as most other flat or simple curve surfaces.

Dimensionally stable, Polar® Smooth 150 Air is phthalate-free, can be applied without stretching or tearing, and is cleanly removable. It is coated with a pressure-sensitive, removable aqueous acrylic adhesive protected by a 90# PE coated kraft bubble free release paper.

Available in rolls of 150 feet and in widths of up to 60 inches, the product has a life expectancy of up to 5 years outdoors.

On the introduction of the two new products, Amanda Brown, Global Marketing Manager at Drytac comments: “We’re delighted to add these two new solutions to the Polar range. Both solutions benefit from our bubble-free technology and are suitable for a wide range of differing applications, making them a flexible option for print service providers.”

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Drytac rebrands leading Protac AMP solution as SteriTac

SteriTac can now be purchased in cut A4 sheet packs online via Amazon, making the film available to the wider consumer marketplace for the first time.

Drytac, the leading international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large-format print and signage markets, has announced the rebranding of its market-leading Protac AMP adhesive antimicrobial clear surface protection film as SteriTac.

SteriTac will continue to be supplied with specially developed Microban®antimicrobial technology, embedded into the film during the manufacturing process, helping to prevent the growth of bacteria, mould and mildew that can cause stains and odours.

The renamed SteriTac film continues to provide 24/7 protection on a wide range of surfaces for up to 15 years, while the flexibility and hard-wearing nature of the film means that cutting or intense cleaning will not impact its unmatched antimicrobial properties. SteriTac antimicrobial surface protection film is also effective against Coronavirus (tested to ISO 21702) and surfaces with SteriTac are 99.9% cleaner than unprotected surfaces.

In addition to the standard roll sizes supplied to trade customers, SteriTac A4 sheet packs are now also available to purchase online in the UK via Amazon, expanding the product to the consumer marketplace and opening up its use across a huge array of consumer and small business applications.

According to Shaun Holdom, Global Product Manager, at Drytac: “The introduction of Protac AMP proved to be a turning point in terms of offering high levels of surface protection to customers. This was particularly true during the Covid-19 pandemic, where the product played a key role in helping businesses from multiple sectors operate more safely throughout the crisis. “Under its new name, we believe SteriTac will continue to go from strength to strength. Our expansion into the consumer market with the new A4 sheet packs is set to open up a wide range of opportunities for us and our customers.”

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Drytac announces global availability of Polar Choice White gloss and matte films

Suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications, the films are ideal for flat signage and general advertising applications, including windows, POP displays, stickers and decals.

Drytac, the leading international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large-format print and signage markets, has announced the global availability of its popular Polar Choice White monomeric PVC films.

Drytac Polar Choice White was initially rolled out across the UK and European markets in February of last year, but distribution will now be expanded across the globe. Available with a gloss or matte finish and featuring a permanent gray adhesive, the 3.2 mil (80μ) film maximizes adhesive performance on a wide variety of substrates.

Suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications – with durability of up to 5 years – the films are ideal for flat signage and general advertising applications, including windows, POP displays, stickers and decals.

The films are compatible with Latex, UV and Eco-Solvent printing technology. Offering high levels of reliability and flexibility, they also carry the Class C-s1, d0 (EN 13501-1) fire rating, further ratifying their safe usage in multiple environments.

According to Shaun Holdom, Drytac’s Global Product Manager: “Polar Choice White offers a high-quality and versatile solution for a broad array of applications. The range has been engineered to offer printability on all platforms and provides stability for print and cut applications. The films also have a two-sided PE release liner for extra lay flat performance.”

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Drytac boosts market leading ViziPrint portfolio with ViziPrint Deco +

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Drytac ViziPrint Deco + features a special ink-receptive topcoat for greater adhesion of inks; now certified for use on HP Latex 300/500/700/800 Printer Series running HP Latex Inks.

Drytac, a leading manufacturer of adhesive-coated products, has expanded its high-quality portfolio of printable media solutions with the launch of ViziPrint Deco +, a 50µ (2 mil) optically clear gloss PET film with a permanent acrylic adhesive.

Designed to adhere to virtually any smooth flat or curved surface, including glass, plastic and metal, ViziPrint Deco + scratch resistant window film is ideal for high end architectural and building requirements and custom decorating applications. It has also been designed for the creation of stunning graphics and window decals with vibrantly rich colours for retail storefronts and POP or backlit displays.

Replacing the existing ViziPrint Deco SR product, ViziPrint Deco +  has been upgraded to be compatible with a wider range of printers and offers users greater flexibility when producing work for a host of markets. The film has been certified for use with HP Latex 300, HP Latex 500, HP Latex 700 and HP Latex 800 Series Printers running HP Latex Ink – including white ink – and is also compatible with other resin inks from the likes of Ricoh and Epson.

The release liner has also been changed from clear to opaque, enabling the media to be registered on a wider range of devices.  

Professionally applied, the printable film delivers stunning crystal-clear graphics. ViziPrint Deco + is very durable and has been designed to remain in place for up to seven years, making it ideal for long-term indoor and/or outdoor window and building graphics.

On the introduction of the product, Shaun Holdom, Global Product Manager at Drytac, comments: “ViziPrint Deco + is a very versatile product that can be used for many applications. It is particularly suitable for creating powerful long-term image displays and window decals within a building space – for example, in conference and meeting rooms with glass walls, which require more privacy – and can also be used to create stunning graphics and window decals for retail storefronts and POP or backlit displays.”

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Drytac announces global availability of Polar Premium Clear print media and Weathershield overlamination films

Drytac announces global availability of Polar Premium Clear print media and Weathershield overlamination films
Drytac announces global availability of Polar Premium Clear print media and Weathershield overlamination films

7-year durable Drytac Polar Premium Clear and Drytac Weathershield are now available in markets around the world.

Drytac, a manufacturer of quality adhesive-coated products, has announced the global availability of its 7-year durable Polar Premium Clear permanent polymeric PVC ink-jet media and 7-year durable Weathershield  polymeric PVC overlaminating films.

These popular and proven solutions have been available in Europe for a number of years, and now – in order to meet customer demand – Drytac is bringing these flagship products to the wider global audience, including the North American market.

Drytac Polar Premium Clear

Drytac Polar Premium Clear is a versatile 3.2 mil (80 micron) phthalate-free printable polymeric solvent self-adhesive PVC film with a high quality, clear adhesive for optimum performance on a wide variety of substrates.

The printable film – compatible with Solvent, Eco-Solvent, UV and Latex technologies – is ideal for both long-term indoor and outdoor applications such as general signage, window graphics, exhibition and event graphics, and POS displays. It can also be used for applying vehicle graphics onto flat or slightly curved surfaces.

Developed with more durable plasticisers than less expensive monomeric PVC films, it offers significantly improved durability and weatherability. The clear permanent adhesive provides a stable long-term solution that can be removed after many years without leaving any residue.

Drytac Weathershield

Drytac Weathershield UV overlaminates are 3.2 mil (80 micron) clear polymeric gloss or matte PVC laminating films that can be used across a whole host of applications including general signage, window graphics, exhibition and event graphics, and POS displays.

Also offering excellent levels of versatility with its polymeric qualities, Weathershield can be matched with any Drytac polymeric PVC film – including Polar Premium Clear – to increase the durability and weatherability of graphics.

Weathershield has minimal shrinkage and odour due to plasticiser migration resistance and is recommended for outdoor signage or high-end indoor graphic applications where the highest UV protection is needed. The vinyl has UV stabilisers in the face film, plus the adhesive also has UV protection ensuring the solutions provides the very best protection for vibrant coloured inks and media stability.

With an outdoor durability of 7 years, Weathershield boasts several fire ratings, making it ideal to use in public spaces.

On the availability of the films, Shaun Holdom, Global Product Manager at Drytac, comments: “We’re delighted to be able to offer these adhesive science solutions to the wider global marketplace and provide a matched solution with extended durability to the industry.”

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Drytac announces UK/Europe launch of Polar Choice monomeric PVC film range

Drytac Polar Choice
Drytac Polar Choice

The new Drytac Polar Choice range includes six films: Polar Choice White (Gloss PB, Gloss P, Matte RB), Polar Choice Clear (Gloss P, Gloss R) and Polar Choice Air White

Drytac, a leading international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large-format print and signage markets, has announced the UK/Europe launch of its new Polar Choice range of monomeric PVC films.

The collection includes six products: Polar Choice White Gloss PB (permanent grey adhesive), Gloss P (permanent clear adhesive) and Matte RB (removable grey adhesive); Polar Choice Clear in Gloss P (permanent clear adhesive) and Gloss R (removable clear adhesive); and Polar Choice Air White Gloss PB (permanent grey adhesive).

All of the new films are durable outdoors for up to three years and also suitable for indoor use, offering a high level of reliability and flexibility to users, and have the Class C-s1, d0 (EN 13501-1) fire rating.

The new Polar Choice products are ideal solutions for signage and general advertising applications such as windows, POP displays, stickers and decals, and can be printed using latex, UV or eco-solvent technology.

On the new introductions, Shaun Holdom, Global Product Manager at Drytac, comments: “We’re delighted to announce this new range of monomeric PVC films, which includes matte, gloss and clear finishes and permanent or removable solvent adhesive options. It has been designed to provide high quality performance for shorter term applications.

“For high volume users, the range has been engineered to offer printability on all platforms and provides stability for print and cut applications. The films also have a two-sided PE release liner for extra lay flat performance.”

Polar Choice White is an 80μ film available in a gloss or matte white finish. The film is coated on one side with a permanent or removable pressure-sensitive clear or grey solvent acrylic adhesive.

Polar Choice White comes in three options – Gloss PB, Gloss P or Matte RB. Gloss PB features a permanent grey acrylic adhesive, while Gloss P has a permanent clear acrylic adhesive, and Matte RB a removable grey acrylic adhesive.

Meanwhile, Polar Choice Clear is available as a glossy clear film with a permanent or removable adhesive. The 80μ Gloss P option features a permanent clear acrylic adhesive, while the 70μ Gloss R film has a removable clear acrylic adhesive.

Polar Choice Air White is an 80μ gloss white film with a permanent grey adhesive. Using Drytac’s bubble-free technology, Polar Choice Air White Gloss PB is the ideal choice for easy-to-apply, bubble-free, printed graphics.

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Drytac announces North American roll out of Polar Dynamic Sand for eye-catching, scuff-resistant graphics applications

The new Polar Dynamic Sand scuff-resistant monomeric film has been designed for short-term graphics such as posters, retail displays and exhibition graphics. 

Drytac has announced the North American launch of Polar Dynamic Sand, a new scuff-resistant monomeric PVC film designed for short-term, eye-catching graphics applications.

Available across the USA and Canada, Polar Dynamic Sand is suitable for use both indoors and outdoors, and features a removable, non-damaging adhesive that makes it ideal for wide range of general signage applications and textured graphics, including posters, retail displays and exhibition graphics.

Shaun Holdom, Global Product Manager at Drytac, comments: “Polar Dynamic Sand has been designed as a ‘print-and-go’ solution for decals, signage and other graphics applications where durability is required, without the need for lamination.

“The textured surface offers scuff-resistance for a wide range of surfaces and ensures high performance for short term applications, both indoors and out.”

Printable on eco-solvent, latex and UV printers, Polar Dynamic Sand is 7 mil (175μ) thick. Its textured scuff-resistant surface eliminates the need to laminate, saving users time and money when producing printed applications. Its two-year lifespan for exterior applications offers significant flexibility to users as well.

The printable, matte white PVC film features a removable, solvent pressure sensitive acrylic adhesive protected by a two-side PE coated release liner, and is available in widths of up to 60 in (1,524mm).

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Drytac launches new PVC-free floor and wall graphics media globally

Drytac expanded its floor and wall graphic ranges with Polar PET 170 and SpotOn SynTac, meeting demand for eco-friendlier PVC-free products.

Drytac has added two new products to its extensive range, meeting demand for eco-friendlier PVC-free options. Now available globally, Drytac Polar PET 170 and Drytac SpotOn SynTac are both scuff and slip resistant.

Drytac’s manufacturing facilities in North America and the UK have been working around the clock to ensure all orders are fulfilled, helping graphics specialists to react to customer demand. In addition to increasing production of Drytac’s established graphics products, it has released two new wall and floor graphic medias.

The popularity of floor graphics has increased significantly in recent months owing to their effectiveness as directional signage and social distancing notices. It’s essential that materials used for floor graphics are hard-wearing and safe for their intended use, including meeting all non-slip and fire regulations.

Award winning, Drytac SpotOn SynTac is a 120μ (4.8 mil) PVC-free PP film, coated on one side with a dot-pattern adhesive for simple application and removal. SpotOn SynTac can also be combined with Drytac’s slip-rated Interlam EcoTex PVC-free overlaminating film for extra longevity without compromising on sustainability. This ‘peel and stick’ product is ideal for seasonal promotions and offers twelve months’ durability indoors on standard smooth floor and wall surfaces.

Drytac’s second new launch is Drytac Polar PET 170, a scuff- and tear-resistant PVC-free media for indoor floor and wall applications for up to six months. Polar PET 170 contains up to 40%  industrial recycled content. This makes Polar PET 170 an ideal choice for retailers with demanding green initiatives. This product is also coated on one side with pressure-sensitive adhesive to make installation and removal clean and simple, while the other side has a textured, matte finish that is non-slip without lamination. Part of the Polar range, Polar PET 170 is designed to withstand extreme temperatures and is compatible with most standard wall and flooring surfaces.

Both new products meet the requirements of public spaces – crucial considerations in terms of both public safety and businesses’ legal responsibilities. When SpotOn SynTac is used with Interlam EcoTex, it has achieved post-printed anti-slip ratings and certifications according to DIN 51130, US ANSI A137.1, and the EN 13036-4/ASTM E303 Pendulum Test. Polar PET 170 also has achieved these slip certifications and is EN 13051-1 fire rated.

Shaun Holdom, Global Product Manager, Drytac, comments: “Floor graphics are really effective for grabbing attention, making them an exciting choice for short-term promotions and creative applications. They are also playing an important role as directional and social distancing signage, where it is essential to comply with safety and legal requirements. We ensure that all Drytac floor graphics products pass strict tests for slip resistance while looking great for as long as they need to.

“Being PVC-free, new Drytac Polar PET 170 and Drytac SpotOn SynTac meet these demands with a smaller environmental impact than other products. As an added benefit, Polar PET 170 and SpotOn SynTac films can be used for vibrant wall graphics applications; the white, ink-receptive medias have a textured, matte finish that is also perfect for directional notices, retail promotions, POS advertising and decals.”

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Drytac wins three PRINTING United Product of the Year awards

Drytac has won three 2020 PRINTING United Product of the Year awards, recognizing the innovative Drytac Protac AMP, Polar Street FX and SpotOn SynTac solutions.

Drytac has won three awards in the PRINTING United Product of the Year competition, bringing its total wins in this awards program to ten in the past three years.

PRINTING United Product of the Year recognizes the most outstanding print solutions available in 2020 produced by members of the PRINTING United Alliance, the USA’s largest member-based association in the printing and graphic arts sectors.

Each of Drytac’s winning products reflect the brand’s dedication to developing new, innovative solutions that meet customer demand. In the Laminates, Adhesives, Films, Coatings category, Drytac Protac AMP came top. This film incorporates Microban® antimicrobial protection to provide reliable protection from bacterial contamination and mold growth 24/7 for up to 15 years. This breakthrough in antimicrobial technology is already being used in healthcare facilities, schools and aircrafts.

Drytac Polar Street FX, winner of the Media – Adhesive Back (Not Vinyl) category, was released this year in response to the unprecedented demand for directional and informative floor graphics. A PVC-free aluminium printable media, Polar Street FX has been designed for exceptional quality graphics in high-traffic outdoor areas, such as busy shopping streets. It has several slip-rating certifications to ensure safety, without the need for lamination.

Drytac’s third PRINTING United Product of the Year award went to Drytac SpotOn SynTac media for walls and floors, in the Media – Non-PVC category. This product has been engineered to meet market demand for eco-friendlier non-PVC graphics solutions that are easy to use. SpotOn SynTac is a one-part, peel-and-stick media for wall graphics that can be also partnered with Drytac Interlam EcoTex laminate for easy, bubble-free application of vibrant slip-rated floor graphics.

Drytac Product of the Year

“We’re excited to announce three more awards from PRINTING United Product of the Year,” says Hayden Kelley, CEO, Drytac. “Our R&D team have excelled themselves this year in creating incredible new products in response to market trends and these awards are a tribute to that amazing work.”

A new virtual PRINTING United Product of the Year awards gallery is now available to explore online, with digital badges for winning products including Drytac Protac AMP, Polar Street FX and SpotOn SynTac.

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