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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Whaam! N3 Display Graphics makes an impact with Drytac wall art

N3 Display Graphics printed the wall graphics onto Drytac ReTac Textures Linen

Bristol, UK, September 18, 2018: Large-format print specialist N3 Display Graphics has produced an incredibly high-impact wall graphic using ReTac Textures Linen media from Drytac.

N3 Display Graphics Ltd (launched in 2000) produced a super-sized version of Roy Lichtenstein’s iconic pop art painting Whaam! for its building in Bristol, UK. These purpose-built premises accommodate around 20 employees including on-site fittings teams.

The company – a specialist in large-scale display work such as exhibition graphics – has been a customer of fellow Bristol brand Drytac from the beginning. It uses the Linen material from the Drytac ReTac Textures range for all its wall art, including its own homage to Lichtenstein.

“ReTac Textures Linen is simply what we call ‘wallpaper’ at N3,” says Robin Campbell, Projects Manager at N3 Display Graphics. “We use it for the majority of our wall graphics. It has a slight texture which provides a realistic feel of the wall underneath and holds colour well, producing really vibrant graphics.

“We have tried other brands’ products but have always had problems with adhesion. In one case a wall graphic peeled off as soon as the air conditioning was switched on, while another product described as ‘repositionable’ couldn’t be removed from the wall at all. Drytac’s ReTac fits the bill.”

ReTac Textures Linen is a 150μ (6 mil) printable, matte white phthalate-free polymeric PVC film with an embossed linen-like finish to add depth to flat graphics – perfect for home, business and retail environments and more. Its ReTac ultra-removable adhesive makes it easy to apply and reposition without loss of adhesion, and removal without surface damage. ReTac Textures Linen is compatible with solvent, eco-solvent, UV and latex printing technologies.

The version of Whaam! produced by N3 Display Graphics is around 15m long by 4m tall at its highest point – somewhat larger than Roy Lichtenstein’s original 1963 diptych on display at the Tate Modern gallery in London. Using its Océ Arizona 460 XT UV flatbed printer, N3 Display Graphics also added its own stamp to the image with fresh colours and extra movement in the background.

As it is a copyright-protected image, N3 Display Graphics can only print Whaam! for its own use. Other clients include shopping centres, museums and galleries, and tourist attractions such as Bristol Aquarium and many more. For more information on N3 Display Graphics, please visit www.n3display.co.uk.

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Drytac SpotOn Floor 200 gains Class B1 Fire Rating in addition to Global Slip Resistance Rating

SpotOn Floor 200 non-slip floor graphics has R-10 anti-slip rating for slip-resistant floor graphics

SpotOn Floor 200 non-slip floor graphics has R-10 anti-slip rating for slip-resistant floor graphics

Bristol UK, May 23, 2018: Drytac, an international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the print, label and industrial markets, has announced that its SpotOn Floor 200 media has achieved a global Class B1 Fire Rating. This means Drytac’s removable film for floor graphics can be used in public areas and other locations that must adhere to tight fire regulations.

Shaun Holdom, Global Product Manager at Drytac, says: “Having this fire rating opens up a host of new markets and applications for SpotOn Floor 200. Ensuring products used in public areas and buildings are properly certified is at the forefront of people’s minds and we are delighted that our flexible, high quality printable vinyl for floor graphics has the appropriate fire rating.

“In addition, Drytac’s SpotOn Floor 200 has global slip-resistance certification. The film doesn’t require overlamination and can be installed and removed with ease, making it ideal for numerous indoor floor graphic applications.”

SpotOn Floor 200 is an 8-mil printable PVC film with a unique Drytac-created removable adhesive. This adhesive has a unique dot-pattern that allows for easy, bubble-free application of graphics to most flat surfaces without the need for tools.

Shaun Holdom concludes: “This fire rating is great news for our customers. SpotOn Floor 200 is very easy to apply and remove and – in addition to its anti-slip qualities – it now meets global fire certifications. It’s the ideal solution for all types of floor graphics applications.”

Compatible with (eco) solvent, latex and UV printing technologies, SpotOn Floor 200 is available in roll widths of 54″ (1370mm).

 

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Drytac announces global availability of WipeErase Clear overlaminate film

Bristol, UK; Tuesday 31st October 2017: Drytac, an international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the print, label and industrial markets, has announced the global availability of WipeErase Clear overlaminating film for the creation of bespoke dry-erase boards.

Drytac WipeErase Clear is a 3mil/75µ durable clear PET film with a gloss, hard coat finish and pressure-sensitive acrylic adhesive. Compatible with solvent, UV and latex printing technologies, WipeErase Clear enables print service providers to quickly and easily create custom-printed, removable, high quality, dry erase graphics that stick to virtually any smooth surface. Importantly, it can also be cleanly removed.

Applications include dry erase or planning boards, menu boards, signage, conference room walls, retail displays and much more.

WipeErase Clear also possesses excellent anti-graffiti qualities, as well as resistance to scratches, abrasions, water, solvents, stains and chemicals. This full chemical- and scratch-resistance prevents ghosting, and the premium dry erase laminate means even permanent marker can be quickly and easily removed with the use of rubbing alcohol.

Thanks to its wipe-clean laminate, WipeErase Clear is also ideal for the protection of printed graphics within environments such as children’s bedrooms, education establishments, day-care centres and hospitals, as well as grocery stores, restaurants and pubs.

Shaun Holdom, Global Product Manager at Drytac, comments: “WipeErase Clear enables PSPs to turn any graphic into a dry erase board, and its applications are nearly endless. It offers a writing surface that is built to last and includes a 10-year warranty guaranteeing its clean-erase properties. Additionally, thanks to its anti-graffiti qualities, it can be used to protect graphics within high traffic areas.”

Pricing and availability

For further information on Drytac and its leading range of films and adhesives, please visit www.drytac.com

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About Drytac

Drytac is an international manufacturer of adhesive-coated products, including 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. Drytac can also create unique customised adhesive products to customer specifications.

For further information on Drytac and its leading range of films and adhesives, please visit www.drytac.com

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