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Drytac Case Study Guide 2024


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APPLICATION CASE STUDIES Our greatest achievement? Earning the trust of our customers and the brands that in turn trust them. Whether you are applying graphics to windows, walls or floors, you’ll find a Drytac product that saves you time, money and frustration. This is why you may see Drytac products all over! We have developed a portfolio of graphic solutions to brand all your surfaces. With various levels of installation needs, our quality materials provide peace of mind and support all your short- and long-term campaigns. WINDOWS WALLS FLOORS OUTDOORS

CASE STUDY SCAN TO SEE Premier Graphics serves up a treat at The Very APPLICATION VIDEO Good Food Company with Drytac SpotOn APPLICATION Premier Graphics used SpotOn White Matte to complete a window graphics job for plant-based vegan food business The Very Good Food Company. Premier Graphics was to pass into the building to easy bubble-free application on approached by The Very assist with ongoing construction a wide variety of smooth interior Good Food Company and work inside. The graphics also surfaces, windows, glass and construction firm Pacific needed to cover window panels more. Solutions Contracting to measuring 21ft tall. “As our vertical panels of produce window graphics to Premier Graphics selected material were so tall, having a cover up building work taking Drytac SpotOn White Matte material with minimal stretch place at a retail location. The monomeric PVC film, a solution and good adhesion during cold project challenged Premier that is specifically designed for temperatures on our December Graphics to create graphics short-term applications such install day was crucial for a that offered a high impact and as point-of-purchase retail great final product with minimal high contrast design, but also signage. The film features a ‘dot seams. The film met all the allowed adequate ambient light pattern’ adhesive that enables challenges we needed it to,

WINDOWS PRODUCT FOCUS SpotOn White Easy to Apply PVC Film and our panel registration was “For the six months the SpotOn monomeric PVC has completely accurate, even graphics will be installed for, been developed specifically while working with such long we’re confident they will look for the creation of vibrant individual panels.” great the entire time, and graphics requiring quick The graphics – which were remove completely trouble- and easy application and printed using an HP Latex free when that day comes. removal. Key to the simplicity 365 device – will only remain “Our team of six full-time of application is a ‘dot pattern’ in place for six months. As installers are ready to meet adhesive that enables easy such, Sellinger said it was also any challenge, but SpotOn bubble-free application on important that the material makes those challenges so a wide variety of smooth could be easily removed much easier to tackle.” surfaces without a need for without leaving any residue on tools. the windows.

CASE STUDY Applied Graphics & Signs brings Hollywood block- buster to life with Drytac SpotOn APPLICATION Applied Graphics & Signs used Drytac SpotOn to project- manage installation a giant set of window graphics for a Los Angeles cinema. Graphic installation and project to project manage and install management specialist, and management company Applied a giant set of window graphics Olson Visual, a global provider Graphics & Signs recently used to celebrate the launch of of visual marketing stunts. Drytac SpotOn Clear Gloss ‘Babylon’, a new film starring The application space media, flood coated with A-listers Brad Pitt, Margot measured 559” wide x 220” white for opacity, to produce Robbie and Tobey Maguire, high and required 54 panels an eye-catching set of window at Los Angeles-based cinema to be trimmed to fit each glass graphics to promote the AMC The Grove. panel of the cinema’s giant Hollywood blockbuster film Such was the scope and size windows. With image quality ‘Babylon’. For its latest project, of the job, Applied Graphics & and reliable adhesion both Applied Graphics & Signs Signs linked up with partners of paramount importance, was approached by National National Installations, a full- Olson Visual chose to work Installation and Olson Visuals service labour and project with Drytac SpotOn media,

WINDOWS PRODUCT FOCUS SpotOn Clear Easy to Apply PVC Film which it purchased from Epic surface.” SpotOn monomeric PVC has Distribution. “This specific The graphics, which included been developed specifically product was chosen for this large-scale images of some for the creation of vibrant short-term application as it of the film’s leading names, graphics requiring quick can be easily repositioned were printed onto the and easy application and in tight obstructed areas,” media using a Durst Rho removal. Key to the simplicity Applied Graphics & Signs 512R 5-metre roll-to-roll of application is a ‘dot pattern’ President Fadi Ballut said. UV-Curable machine with adhesive that enables easy “Using Drytac SpotOn, we Fadi saying the customer bubble-free application on saved time on installation was delighted with the final a wide variety of smooth with a dry application, rather application. surfaces without a need for than traditional routes of a tools. wet applied film for second

CASE STUDY Imageco helps Dr. Martens take a sustainable step forward, with support from Drytac and HP APPLICATION Imageco linked up with footwear brand Dr. Martens to create a range of indoor and outdoor graphics using Drytac SpotOn SynTac for its new test and learn concept store in London. Imageco recently used Drytac by Syn Retail, a local design environmental standard, leapt SpotOn SynTac to produce agency and existing client of at the chance to work with Dr. a range of striking POS and Imageco that works with a Martens on the sustainable window graphics for world- host of global brands across brief. Armed with its deep famous footwear brand Dr. retail and activations. Syn knowledge of eco-friendly print Martens at its new test and Retail had been working with solutions, Imageco identified learn concept store on Carnaby Dr. Martens for some time, two Drytac products as the best Street in London. All of the so when the shoe brand was solutions for the project. graphics were printed using seeking to create a new test SpotOn SynTac was used to Imageco’s HP Latex 800W and learn store, Syn Retail produce exterior graphics printer, with its eco-friendly recommended Imageco to for the front of the store to water-based inks. Imageco produce the graphics. Imageco, cover up work during its was introduced to Dr. Martens which holds the key ISO 14001 refurbishment as it is easy to

WINDOWS PRODUCT FOCUS SpotOn SynTac Easy to Apply Non- PVC Film both apply and remove after print businesses to produce SpotOn SynTac is a PVC- use. neater outlines and add free polypropylene wall and Imageco deployed its HP more contrast. window graphic media that is Latex 800W printer, supplied Imageco Managing Director quick and easy to install and by Perfect Colours, to produce Nathan Swinson-Bullough remove. Key to the simplicity all the graphics for the project. comments, “Dr. Martens of application is a ‘dot pattern’ Imageco was one of the first loved the work and were adhesive that enables easy UK customers to install the HP really appreciative of our bubble-free application on Latex 800W printer, back in efforts. The company is a wide variety of smooth January 2021. The printer offers leading by example in surfaces without a need for a suite of features including how the future of more tools. the whitest white ink that does sustainable retail should not yellow over time, enabling look.”

CASE STUDY SCAN TO SEE Premier Graphics selects ‘no brainer’ Drytac APPLICATION VIDEO ViziPrint for festive graphics project APPLICATION Premier Graphics used Drytac’s ViziPrint Impress Clear to produce festive window graphics for skincare specialist Project Skin MD. Vancouver-based Premier To achieve the clean and officer at Premier Graphics, Graphics has used Drytac’s seamless appearance, Premier said: “This was a relatively cold ViziPrint Impress Clear film Graphics selected Drytac’s weather install, only about 6 to produce a striking festive- ViziPrint Impress Clear and or 7 degrees Celsius, but the themed window graphic for printed the detailed design ViziPrint Impress worked very local skincare business Project using white ink on a Konica well. It is a strong and stiff PET Skin MD. Minolta AcurrioWide UV Printer. material that doesn’t stretch Project Skin MD challenged Developed for application on which was a huge benefit when Premier Graphics to design, glass and other smooth, flat aligning panels with a detailed print, and install the intricate surfaces, ViziPrint Impress Clear design. window graphic for its state-of- is suitable for trouble-free, “The printed graphics the-art skincare facility in South bubble-free wet installation. delivered the exact look Project Granville, Vancouver. Jordan Sorley, operations Skin MD wanted, and – as

WINDOWS PRODUCT FOCUS ViziPrint Impress Clear Optically Clear PET Film ViziPrint Impress Clear is easily certified installers in Western ViziPrint Impress Clear film removable – it will save the Canada. is an optically clear versatile client time and money on “We pride ourselves solution for self-adhesive removal day. Plus, the fact that in ongoing training for applications on glass and this film is PVC-free makes it our installation staff and other smooth, flat surfaces. an environmentally-friendly investing in great products It is specifically designed choice.” and equipment to improve for trouble-free, dry or wet Established in 2006, Premier our offerings to our clients,” installation and eliminates Graphics re-invented itself in Sorley said. bubbling. Drytac’s hybrid 2020. It is now serving as a adhesive technology ensures full-service graphics production that ViziPrint Impress Clear can and installation company with be removed without leaving the largest team of in-house residue behind.

CASE STUDY Anabella Bergero and Mimaki USA celebrate Latinx heritage with Drytac window graphics. APPLICATION Drytac ViziPrint Impress Clear film was used to produce a stunning window installation that explored gender identity, religious iconography and Latin American Pop Art. The wide-format division of religious iconography and Latin advantage of lighting from printer manufacturer Mimaki American pop art. Latinx is both inside and outside the recently collaborated with gender-neutral term for people venue. He explains: “During creative professional Anabella of Latin American cultural or the day, it created a striking Bergero to produce a striking ethnic identity in the US. wall art piece with the outdoor window installation, printed Mimaki USA, a long-term user light shining in, and during the on Drytac ViziPrint Impress of Drytac materials, selected evening, it transformed the area Clear film. Produced for the Drytac ViziPrint Impress with a backlit effect from the ‘Constructing Identities’ MUSA Clear for the project. Ernest indoor lighting. “The ease of exhibition in Miami, Florida, the Contreras, Print Solution installation and removal of the window mural was designed to Supervisor at Mimaki USA, graphics were very important recreate a Latinx visual universe, said the use of this film meant aspects of the decision to use exploring gender identity, the piece was able to take Drytac ViziPrint as the windows

WINDOWS PRODUCT FOCUS ViziPrint Impress Clear Optically Clear PET Film needed to be left clean after piece was a public art display ViziPrint Impress Clear film removal.” The graphics were that generated an intriguing is an optically clear versatile printed on a Mimaki UCJV300- conversation between solution for self-adhesive 160 UV LED roll-to-roll printer. the inside and outside applications on glass and Such was the impact of the of the building, visible to other smooth, flat surfaces. installation that the project those indoor viewers and It is specifically designed was awarded the SUNY PACC pedestrians circulating the for trouble-free, dry or wet Prize and showcased at the area. The mural caught the installation and eliminates Argentine Consulate in New public’s attention for its bubbling. Drytac’s hybrid York, as well as the Art and colours, composition, and adhesive technology ensures Design Gallery at the Fashion digital print technology.” that ViziPrint Impress Clear can Institute of Technology. be removed without leaving Anabella Bergero adds: “The residue behind.

CASE STUDY FastSigns Kitchener-Waterloo brings colour to the streets of Ontario with Drytac APPLICATION The signs and graphics specialist used Drytac Polar Smooth 150 film to produce colourful window graphics to catch the attention of passers-by in the Ontario city of Cambridge. The Kitchener-Waterloo branch their exciting plans amongst on the outside of second- of the FastSigns franchise members of the community. floor windows, with the aim of recently used Drytac Polar For this project, FastSigns drawing attention to the new Smooth 150 matte white Kitchener-Waterloo linked opportunities at the location. polymeric film to create a series up with HIP Developments In total, the company was of striking window graphics to on a project in the Gaslight tasked with creating 32 window promote a major development District, which focused on the graphics each measuring project. Specialising in signs and transformation of an existing approximately 3ft wide x 6ft graphics, FastSigns Kitchener- building and making additional high. The main challenge for Waterloo regularly works with commercial space available the company was temperature, developers to support their for lease. FastSigns Kitchener- with the job taking place during projects in the region and Waterloo’s role was to produce Ontario’s harsh winter. As such, help spread the word about and install window graphics they required a material that

WINDOWS PRODUCT FOCUS Polar Smooth 150 Polymeric PVC Film would adhere reliably in the Graphics London branch, Polar Smooth 150 is a cold weather and stand the convinced us of the low 6 mil (150µ) white matte test of time over the winter temperature capabilities polymeric PVC film with a months. After consultation with of this film,” FastSigns clear removable adhesive Drytac-approved distributor Kitchener-Waterloo Owner ideal for removable wall ND Graphics, the company Rob Richmond said. “The decals, wall wraps, murals opted for Drytac Polar Smooth customer was extremely and window/wall hoarding. 150, with all graphics printed happy with the final Polar Smooth 150 is indoor onto the film in house on an application and the Drytac and outdoor durable for up Epson SureColor SC-S60600. product performed exactly to 5 years. “We selected the Drytac Polar how we wanted it to, with no Smooth 150 primarily because edge curl or lifting following our rep, Joe Stomp at the ND such a cold installation.”

CASE STUDY Minuteman Press gives salon monthly makeover with Drytac Polar Premium APPLICATION Minuteman Press finds Drytac Polar Premium is perfect for easily applied window graphics in cold environments, relying on the vinyl for a monthly display project. Material hair salon in Bath has Walcot Street. Founded by street by having monthly revealed a new look every David Ghent in 1998 as a high- window graphics that tie in month, with window graphics street print shop, the business with a theme. Every month printed by Minuteman Press has expanded to include it’s something different so we using Drytac Polar Premium. in-house designers, a digital look forward to seeing what Thanks to Polar’s ease of print and finishing department, their designer has come up application, each new window a large-format studio and sales with – we’ve had bunnies at display can be installed in under and marketing teams. Easter, lollipops in the summer, an hour. Kieran Blacknall, Large Format fireworks in November. We like Material is a neighbour of Manager, Minuteman Press, to guess what will come next Minuteman Press, which runs commenting on the project, month.” three different departments he says: “Material wanted For its regular appointment from three sites on Bath’s artistic to add some colour to the with Material, Minuteman Press

WINDOWS PRODUCT FOCUS Polar Premium Polymeric PVC Film relies on Drytac Polar Premium, and cut on either its Summa With both permanent and an 80 micron (3.2mil) polymeric vinyl cutter or Valiani flatbed removable adhesive options, printable self-adhesive vinyl cutter. Polar polymeric self-adhesive designed to withstand extreme “We now use Drytac Polar vinyl maximises adhesive temperatures and conditions. Premium for the majority performance and durability on It is available with a removable of our vinyl work, even for a wide variety of substrates. adhesive for short-term simple things like kiss-cut The permanent version has graphics applications that labels and wrapped boards, a lifespan of over five years, ensures a seamless application because it’s so reliable and while the removable version is and easy removal. versatile.” recommended for short-term Kieran explains that Drytac applications. Polar Premium – which is printed on its HP Latex 360

CASE STUDY ArtSoft weathers temperature challenges to collect award with Drytac Polar Premium APPLICATION ArtSoft Expo Solutions has completed an eye-catching project for the Grocery Innovations Canada conference in challenging weather conditions, thanks to Drytac Polar Premium printable vinyl. ArtSoft Expo Solutions has included a building wrap design as if one seamless piece of completed an eye-catching inspired by virtual reality – an work, and for the installation project for the Grocery application recognized by Big team to apply the design Innovations Canada conference Picture magazine’s Best of Wide quickly and without problems. in challenging weather Format Awards. Every step of the process conditions, thanks to Drytac On such a large-scale design, depended on using the right Polar Premium printable vinyl. it was essential for ArtSoft’s printable media. Joe Chan, For three consecutive years, in-house designer to carefully President, ArtSoft Expo ArtSoft has worked with cross-check elements to enable Solutions, comments: “We the Canadian Federation of application with minimal issues, tested over ten different types Independent Grocers on its for the production team to of adhesive vinyl to find the Grocery Innovations Canada ensure the final product’s print best to install onto glass and event. Most recently, this project consistency to make it appear aluminium trim. At the end we

WINDOWS PRODUCT FOCUS Polar Premium Polymeric PVC Film picked Drytac Polar Premium glass or aluminium frame With both permanent and as when we were installing the surfaces after removal.” removable adhesive options, wrap in October we faced a Drytac developed its Polar polymeric self-adhesive big challenge of temperature Polar range specifically to vinyl maximises adhesive changes: in the morning it deliver exceptional quality performance and durability on could be 10ºC (50ºF) and at performance in extreme a wide variety of substrates. noon it might get up to 30ºC temperature ranges. The permanent version has (86ºF). Compatible with all standard a lifespan of over five years, “With Polar Premium, our digital printing technologies, while the removable version is installers managed to work Polar Premium is an ideal recommended for short-term very well during the installation choice for stunning graphics applications. process. Furthermore, there on flat surfaces such as is no residue left on the external walls and windows.

CASE STUDY The Diablo is in the detail: Drytac ReTac appears at The Mirage in Las Vegas APPLICATION : Screaming Images chose Drytac ReTac Textures Canvas to complete dramatic wall murals in a new restaurant at The Mirage hotel and casino complex in Las Vegas. A new restaurant at The Mirage skeleton design. coverings, Screaming Images hotel and casino complex in Las Las Vegas grand format print chose Drytac ReTac Textures Vegas is featuring dramatic wall and installation company in Canvas, a matte white murals printed on Drytac ReTac Screaming Images printed and phthalate-free polymeric PVC Textures. fitted the murals, drawing on film with an embossed textured Opened in 1989, the 3,044- 18 years’ experience working finish. In addition to Canvas, room Mirage is a staple of the on projects from the worlds of ReTac Textures is available in Las Vegas Strip, featured in sport, retail and entertainment. Sand, Linen and Woodgrain, dozens of movies including It counts MGM, the Raiders, all offering a textured finish 2001’s Ocean’s Eleven. Its latest NFL, NBA, Kawasaki and Shoe that gives an extra visual and attraction is Diablo’s Cantina Palace amongst its customers. touchable element to high- restaurant, newly open, which is To achieve the depth and quality artwork. decorated in vibrant wall murals visual appeal required for ReTac Textures polymeric with a Mexican-inspired fiery the incredible Diablo’s wall self-adhesive vinyl features

WALLS PRODUCT FOCUS ReTac Textures Permanently Peelable Embossed Film an ultra-removable adhesive “We chose ReTac Textures ReTac Textured embossed backing that can be easily because of its compatibility polymeric PVC film enables and repeatedly removed and with a long-term display in you to install, reposition, and repositioned with no damage a high-end restaurant,” he remove graphics without to the surface underneath. With comments. leaving residue on the surface up to five years’ durability in “We love the Drytac ReTac - even years later. It has an indoor environments, ReTac Textures product and embossed canvas, sand, linen Textures is also an ideal choice Drytac’s service.” or woodgrain-like finish that for long-term graphics projects adds depth and visual appeal – such as at The Mirage. to static, flat graphics. James Swanson, Principal and Owner, Screaming Images, says Diablo’s was a ‘super cool’ project to work on.

CASE STUDY MK Dons kick off new year with ‘amazing’ Drytac ReTac graphics APPLICATION : The box office at Stadium MK – the home of MK Dons football club – is now almost unrecognisable with eye- catching wall graphics printed on Drytac ReTac Textures media, after the decision was made to bring printing in-house. Comprising of a 30,500 all- Sue Stead, at Hotel MK, graphics for our box office,” seater stadium, an on-site 304- describes herself as a ‘print Sue explains. “We’d received room hotel and events spaces geek’ so was excited by the some samples of Drytac ReTac for conferences, meetings prospect of researching print Textures and chose the Linen and parties, the Milton Keynes options and operating the finish for the wall graphics.” stadium caters for more than new systems once they were Drytac ReTac Textures is a 150μ just football fans. When a installed. Together with two (6 mil) printable, matte white project to add graphics to doors directors, Sue decided to phthalate-free polymeric PVC in the hotel was more expensive invest in a Roland TrueVIS film with a choice of embossed than expected, the Stadium VG2-640 printer/cutter and an finishes – Linen, Sand, Canvas MK team looked at options Easymount laminator. and Woodgrain – which add for investing in its own printing “The print room was set up in depth and visual appeal to equipment and producing its September and by October static, flat images as well as a own graphics for the complex. we had started to print wall touchable quality. The product

WALLS PRODUCT FOCUS ReTac Textures Permanently Peelable Embossed Film includes the ReTac ultra- its ease of use. ReTac Textured embossed removable adhesive backing “I love the whole ReTac polymeric PVC film enables which enables easy application, range and ReTac Textures you to install, reposition, and multiple repositioning, and Linen is absolutely remove graphics without clean removal. In the case of wonderful,” she says. “It’s leaving residue on the surface the MK Dons box office project, easier to put up than other - even years later. It has an the ReTac Textures wall graphics products we have used and embossed canvas, sand, linen were installed by a professional looks great.” or woodgrain-like finish that decorator who specialises in adds depth and visual appeal wallpaper – and was unfamiliar to static, flat graphics. with the Drytac self-adhesive product – but Sue Stead expects to handle application in-house from now on owing to

CASE STUDY ‘Dream come true’: artist sees illustration come to life with Drytac ReTac Textures APPLICATION : An artist has seen her work come to life in the form of stunning wallpaper, printed by Boylan Imaging on Drytac’s ReTac Textures large format print media. An artist has seen her work personal projects. This summer “We use the ReTac for a lot come to life in the form of Boylan Imaging was contacted of projects,” comments John stunning wallpaper, printed by artist and graphic designer Boylan, Owner and Manager by Boylan Imaging on Drytac’s Hello It’s Matilda, who had of Boylan Imaging. “Anyone ReTac Textures large format recently moved from South can work with this product print media. Africa to Calgary and had as it doesn’t have to be Based in Medicine Hat, AB, received an order to turn one of professionally installed, and the Canada, Boylan Imaging is a her paintings into wallpaper. wallpaper project for Hello It’s professional printing business As a regular user of Drytac Matilda went very smoothly. that provides photography, ReTac, Boylan Imaging chose “In fact the artist really had no digital and wide-format this polymeric removable vinyl idea how easy it was to print her printing services to a range to deliver the project for Hello work large-scale and had never of customers, from large It’s Matilda, with impressive done this in the past, so it has commercial clients to smaller results. definitely sparked new creativity

WALLS PRODUCT FOCUS ReTac Textures Permanently Peelable Embossed Film for her and her client.” art converted into a ReTac Textured embossed Posting as @hello.itsmatilda, textured wallpaper design polymeric PVC film enables the artist took to Instagram to – printed by the amazing @ you to install, reposition, and share photos of her original boylanimaging. They print remove graphics without botanical work, the installation vinyl wallpaper that can be leaving residue on the surface of the wall covering and the easily applied and removed - even years later. It has an colourful finished project – without losing adhesion and embossed canvas, sand, linen attracting several glowing leaving no residue when or woodgrain-like finish that comments. She said: “Dream removed.” adds depth and visual appeal come true! My illustration “Drytac is a great company to static, flat graphics. converted to wallpaper for that offers a variety of the first time …One of the products. Their service is first and very exciting projects great as well,” says John here in Canada! Hand painted Boylan.

CASE STUDY Cartoon Network Hotel comes to life with The Powerpuff Girls, Finn and Jake – and Drytac APPLICATION : Graphik Masters worked with the new Cartoon Network hotel to install over 155 wall murals using Drytac ReTac Smooth 150. The much-anticipated Cartoon Masters worked with Cartoon Alley, Owner of supplier Digital Network Hotel has recently Network and amusement park Color Ink. A 6 mil (150μ) white opened, decorated with colorful brand Dutch Wonderland to polymeric printable PVC film, floor-to-ceiling graphics printed produce colorful, accurate and ReTac Smooth 150 features on Drytac ReTac Smooth 150 durable graphics for walls and Drytac’s innovative ReTac media. Animation fans can windows, both indoors and out. ultra-removable adhesive now eat, sleep, play and swim In total, the project spans 155 technology that maintains its surrounded by their favorite standard hotel rooms and four adhesive strength over time. characters from Adventure master suites, plus retail, dining “From among the samples Time, The Powerpuff Girls, and lobby areas. Digital Color Ink provided, both Steven Universe, Johnny To create the graphics, Graphik Masters and our clients Bravo and more in the hotel in Graphik Masters chose Drytac Cartoon Network and Dutch Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA. ReTac Smooth 150 on the Wonderland agreed that ReTac Local signage business Graphik recommendation of Carew 150 Smooth would be best for

WALLS PRODUCT FOCUS ReTac Smooth 150 Permanently Peelable Film ease of installation along with ‘going the extra mile’. ReTac Smooth 150 polymeric its smooth, matte appearance,” He continues: “The wall PVC film enables you to says Craig Swartz, Co-Owner graphics, printed as panels, install, reposition, and remove of family business Graphik needed to be seamed. We graphics without leaving Masters. “The Drytac product are pleased with the low residue on the surface - even prints very well and provides visibility of seams where years later. ReTac Smooth 150 a high-quality presentation of the panels overlap. We has several fire ratings, making graphics when installed.” have heard many positive it ideal for use on most indoor The graphics were fitted comments from Cartoon surfaces in public areas that by Cassel, also based in Network and Dutch require compliance with strict Pennsylvania, following an on- Wonderland regarding the fire regulations, such as retail site installation demonstration high-quality presentation stores, airports, hotels and by a Drytac representative – and feel of the ReTac hospitals. which Craig Swartz describes as graphics.”

CASE STUDY Warwick Printing chooses ‘go-to’ product Drytac ReTac for tricky mural APPLICATION : Warwick Printing installed a liquor store wall mural in a single day using Drytac ReTac Smooth 150 wall media, despite having to work around shelves full of fragile stock. Warwick Printing has completed ‘Cheers Redcliff’ message. The “There was not enough space a challenging wall mural project, installation took around eleven for even the smallest scissor relying on Drytac ReTac to get hours, including the set-up lift or boom lift and regular the job done in a single day. and tear-down of scaffolding, A-frame ladders would not get The client, South Country and having to negotiate some us close enough to the walls in Co-op Liquor in Redcliff, fragile obstacles – the bottles the right position. We ended Alberta, Canada, required themselves. up using painters’ scaffolding Warwick Printing to design, Lee Weighill, Owner of Warwick and had to stack two units to print and install 48 individual Printing, explains: “The main get high enough, but it was wall panels making up a mural challenge was figuring out how still a 26” (66cm) reach to the spanning the store. As well to reach the 17” (5.2m) install wall which made it a little more as promoting the spirits, beer height with racks up against difficult.” and wine on sale, the mural every wall without having to However, the team overcame had a personal touch with a empty the whole store out. these problems. “It was a good

WALLS PRODUCT FOCUS ReTac Smooth 150 Permanently Peelable Film day’s work and not one bottle and remove printed graphics ReTac Smooth 150 polymeric was knocked to the floor!” says from surfaces such as walls. PVC film enables you to Lee. Lee says ReTac is his install, reposition, and remove The choice of vinyl was key to ‘favourite go-to’ wall mural graphics without leaving completing the job on time vinyl. “We’ve worked with residue on the surface - even and in total Warwick Printing Drytac ReTac many times years later. ReTac Smooth 150 ran over 260” (80m) of Drytac previously and are very has several fire ratings, making ReTac Smooth 150 through its familiar with it,” he says. it ideal for use on most indoor HP Latex 360 printer. This 150μ surfaces in public areas that (6 mil) white polymeric printable require compliance with strict PVC film is coated with ReTac fire regulations, such as retail ultra-removable adhesive stores, airports, hotels and technology on one side, making hospitals. it simple to install, reposition

CASE STUDY Warwick Printing builds excitement for new store with striking Drytac graphics APPLICATION : Warwick Printing has installed a huge storefront wall graphic using Drytac ReTac, building excitement for a new beauty store. In March 2020 Warwick Printing about this store judging by the “We chose Drytac ReTac undertook a substantial wall comments heard during the because we have used it graphics project to promote install’. previously and know the a new Sephora store in Park He explains that his team properties of it, what to expect Place Mall in Lethbridge. worked with a USA-based when printing and installing. Sephora sells cosmetics and design firm on the hoarding, Because the panels were very beauty products from over which measured 54” wide by wide (52”) and were over 12 2,600 stores in 34 countries 12” high (16.5m x 3.7m). feet tall we wanted a fairly thick, around the world, attracting “We did a site survey, sent the stable vinyl and also one that loyal customers and a significant updated specs to their design would be easy to remove in a following online. team, and had the files back couple of months.” Lee Weighill, Owner of Warwick printed and installed within four Drytac ReTac Smooth 150 Printing, says that it ‘seems to five days. The actual install is a polymeric printable many people are excited took about six hours,” says Lee. PVC film coated with ReTac

WALLS PRODUCT FOCUS ReTac Smooth 150 Permanently Peelable Film ultra-removable adhesive latex, UV, solvent and eco- ReTac Smooth 150 polymeric technology. This enables easy solvent printing technologies PVC film enables you to installation, repositioning and for stunning wall graphics. install, reposition, and remove removal of indoor wall graphics, “We use Drytac products graphics without leaving even on curved, textured or whenever possible because residue on the surface - even angled surfaces. ReTac Smooth they perform excellently years later. ReTac Smooth 150 150 has several fire ratings, for us, both printing and has several fire ratings, making making it suitable for public installing,” says Lee. “We it ideal for use on most indoor areas that require compliance love all the Drytac products surfaces in public areas that with strict fire regulations such we have used so far, all are require compliance with strict as malls and retail stores. This excellent.” fire regulations, such as retail 150 micron (6 mil) product is stores, airports, hotels and available in matte and gloss hospitals. finishes and is compatible with

CASE STUDY Grant Graphics celebrates building’s history with Drytac newspaper graphics APPLICATION : Grant Graphics has completed a wall graphics project for a new cafe and craft brewery using Drytac ReTac Smooth 150, in an appropriately newspaper-themed design. In late 2019, Walt & Whitman inkjet printers, ink and media – to apply and handle. ReTac Brewing took over a historic including Drytac products – in Smooth 150 is our best vinyl building in Saratoga Springs, the north-east US region, as for wall applications – it has the NY that formerly housed the well as a producer of graphics ability to be stretched, removed offices for the Saratogian work. For the Saratogian and repositioned well without newspaper. The new brewery pink-sheet newspaper project leaving residue on the surface. and coffee house – inspired by for Walt & Whitman, the team It prints and takes in ink at a American poet Walt Whitman – printed onto Drytac ReTac very high quality and the ink wanted to recognise this history Smooth 150 with a Mimaki lays very nicely. In total, the Walt so called on Grant Graphics to CJV300 solvent printer/cutter. & Whitman project was roughly create an eye-catching mural. Garrison Grant, Digital a day of file set-up, a day of With over 30 years’ experience Marketing Manager at Grant printing and a day of install.” Grant Graphics is a leading Graphics, explains, “We wanted ReTac Smooth 150 (6 mil/150μ) distributor for large-format a matte vinyl that was easy is a white polymeric printable

WALLS PRODUCT FOCUS ReTac Smooth 150 Permanently Peelable Film PVC film compatible with Garrison Grant says they ReTac Smooth 150 polymeric solvent, eco-solvent, latex and are a ‘relatively new’ user PVC film enables you to UV ink chemistries and offering of Drytac products, but install, reposition, and remove up to five years’ durability. The has already picked some graphics without leaving key to the product’s simple favorites from the range. residue on the surface - even installation, repositioning He adds: “Drytac’s customer years later. ReTac Smooth 150 and removal is Drytac’s ReTac service and sales reps, are has several fire ratings, making advanced adhesive technology. always available with quick it ideal for use on most indoor ReTac Smooth 150 has achieved response times to any surfaces in public areas that several fire ratings, making it questions we have.” require compliance with strict ideal for use in public areas that fire regulations, such as retail require compliance with strict stores, airports, hotels and fire regulations – such as coffee hospitals. shops and bars.

CASE STUDY High Stakes Creative’s Drytac graphics make Korean restaurant pop APPLICATION : A branch of KPOP, a Korean barbecue restaurant, has a stylish new look thanks to over 6,200sq ft of wall graphics printed on Drytac ReTac Smooth 150 by High Stakes Creative. High Stakes Creative has applications. This includes ReTac Smooth 150. completed what it called a everything from large-format “This project was the second ‘monster job’ for the KPOP printing and fleet graphics time we worked with this client Korean restaurant in Georgia, to complex wayfinding and – they had us print and install USA using Drytac ReTac corporate identity systems. a similar graphic package in Smooth 150 wall graphics During 2020, High Stakes another location the previous media. Creative took on a major year,” says Matt. “They loved Matt Matthews has been in the project for KPOP’s new Korean it so much, they more than sign industry for 24 years and barbecue restaurant location: quadrupled their request on started High Stakes Creative in a stylish monochrome design this location. The installation 2007, specialising in the design, influenced by K-pop music that took place over the course of production and installation of involved channel letter signs several trips with four other branding, signage and graphics and 6,200sq ft (576 sq m) of wall installers. I personally installed for commercial and architectural graphics, printed on Drytac’s 3,500 sq ft myself.”

WALLS PRODUCT FOCUS ReTac Smooth 150 Permanently Peelable Film “We chose ReTac because it is a graphic applications. Each ReTac Smooth 150 polymeric thicker film with repositionability time I’ve made a request PVC film enables you to that allowed for an easier to Drytac, I’ve been met install, reposition, and remove install,” says Matt Matthews. with thorough answers and graphics without leaving “Most of the panels were professionalism that helps residue on the surface - even 14’ (4.3m) tall so having that me get my clients what they years later. ReTac Smooth 150 repositionability was key. Also, need in a timely manner.” has several fire ratings, making having a 6 mil material allowed it ideal for use on most indoor for us to avoid lamination in surfaces in public areas that areas that wouldn’t get frequent require compliance with strict abrasion.” fire regulations, such as retail He adds: “I love ReTac – I’ve stores, airports, hotels and continued to use it as my go-to hospitals. product for a majority of my wall

CASE STUDY SCAN TO SEE APPLICATION VIDEO Drytac ReTac helps turn Aquaman project around at super-speed APPLICATION : Global Printing Enterprises has completed a wall graphics project using ReTac Smooth 150 to promote the release of the new movie Aquaman. A project promoting the packing, to finally an overnight services provided by Sekanskin latest superhero blockbuster installation. Media. “The biggest challenge Aquaman in Canada was turned Based in Mississauga, ON, was coordinating the project around in just a few days, using Global Printing Enterprises is with the tight deadline,” specialist graphics media from a large-format print branding explains Carlo Toscano, Drytac. specialist working with Fortune President, Global Printing Global Printing Enterprises 500 companies, supplying work Enterprises. “Projects like created the 250ft (76m) movie for over 200 events per year these should take two weeks to poster hoarding at super-speed: including music festivals, sports come together. We impressed five days from the site visit, to events and brand promotions. ourselves in achieving this print receiving files and creating The Aquaman project was and install in just five days.” colour proofs, to the print scheduled through the Rooftop To produce the super-sized set-up and printing, to cutting Agency on behalf of Warner Aquaman movie artwork, down the panels, labelling and Bros Canada, with installation Global Printing Enterprises

WALLS PRODUCT FOCUS ReTac Smooth 150 Permanently Peelable Film used an HP 3000 Latex printer making it suitable for most ReTac Smooth 150 polymeric running two rolls of Drytac indoor surfaces in public PVC film enables you to ReTac Smooth 150 concurrently. areas. install, reposition, and remove ReTac Smooth 150 is a 6 “Drytac ReTac Smooth 150 graphics without leaving mil (150μ) white polymeric was recommended to us residue on the surface - even printable PVC film coated with for its concealing abilities, years later. ReTac Smooth 150 Drytac’s innovative ReTac ultra- especially on drywall with has several fire ratings, making removable adhesive technology taped seams, with no it ideal for use on most indoor to allow easy installation, lamination required,” says surfaces in public areas that repositioning and removal. It Carlo Toscano. “Installers require compliance with strict has excellent compatibility with also commented that they fire regulations, such as retail UV, solvent and eco-solvent ink liked using this product as it stores, airports, hotels and technologies as well as latex, was easy to use and install.” hospitals. and has a Class 0 fire rating

CASE STUDY Global Printing Enterprises brings ‘FRIENDS Experience’ to life with Drytac ReTac Smooth 150 APPLICATION : Global Printing Enterprises, the Ontario-based large-format print expert produced a range of eye-catching graphics for a special event based on iconic US TV sitcom FRIENDS. Global Printing Enterprises Shopping Centre to enjoy the In total, the graphics covered used Drytac ReTac Smooth 150 experience. an area of more than 15,000sq polymeric PVC film to produce The eye-catching entrance ft, but took the team at Global a series of colourful graphics graphics replicated the famous Printing Enterprises, working for the Toronto edition of the picture frame installed around in partnership with installation ‘FRIENDS™ Experience’ event. the door fisheye in one of the specialist Install Nation, just five Created by Warner Bros. and apartments on the show. Other days to print and install. Superfly X – A Brand Experience graphics installed outside Global Printing Enterprises ™ company, the FRIENDS of the event venue included opted for Drytac ReTac Smooth Experience is an interactive wayfinding signage, large QR 150 as the material for all of the celebration of the iconic TV codes that fans could scan to event graphics printed with an show. Thousands of fans of book tickets instantly, as well HP Latex 3100. The media not the hit US sitcom are expected as famous quotes and phrases only delivered excellent print to descend on the Yorkdale from the show. quality, but also helped the

WALLS PRODUCT FOCUS ReTac Smooth 150 Permanently Peelable Film team to overcome a particularly applied first with the other ReTac Smooth 150 polymeric tricky challenge when it came to components installed on PVC film enables you to installing the graphics. top. This method allows install, reposition, and remove “The base wall had been the client to change the graphics without leaving painted over vinyl graphics, message if required, update residue on the surface - even creating a difficult surface to the marketing and add years later. ReTac Smooth 150 adhere any type of graphics components to the wall has several fire ratings, making film to,” Global Printing without removal of the entire it ideal for use on most indoor Enterprises President Carlo graphic,” Carlo said. “The surfaces in public areas that Toscano said. “In consultation science behind the adhesive require compliance with strict with Drytac, we decided to is genius, and without it we fire regulations, such as retail use an old school multi-layer couldn’t have completed stores, airports, hotels and installation technique. The this project in the manner hospitals. black and purple graphics were we did.”

CASE STUDY SkinzWraps diversifies into profitable new markets thanks to Drytac APPLICATION : Dallas-based SkinzWraps has used a ReTac Smooth 150 from Drytac to expand outside of its core vehicle graphics market into a number of other sectors. SkinzWraps has revealed how traditional customer base experience and used Drytac the use of Drytac films has spans commercial vehicles and products, such as the ReTac allowed it to expand business personal car wraps, to fleet range of adhesive films, to beyond its core vehicle vehicles, buses and even boats, complete many projects. wrapping services into a but – thanks to Drytac solutions CJ Reichwein, vice president of number of other markets. – the company has more sales at SkinzWraps, explains: Established in 1998, SkinzWraps recently expanded. “Our typical work would include is regarded as one of the Since discovering Drytac the wrapping of commercial leading vehicle wrap specialists. products in October 2019, and passenger vehicles for Based in Texas, but services SkinzWraps has used the advertising or custom colour nationwide, marketing itself as company’s solutions to fulfil changes,” Reichwein says. a full-service vehicle wrapping a stunning array of printed “However, Drytac solutions company that works with graphics. The company has have enabled us to channel our customers across the US. Its built on its extensive wrapping wrapping expertise into the

WALLS PRODUCT FOCUS ReTac Smooth 150 Permanently Peelable Film creation of stunning floor and Florida, SkinzWraps printed ReTac Smooth 150 polymeric wall graphics too.” and installed graphics on PVC film enables you to Among some of the more 13 walls around the interior install, reposition, and remove recent projects, SkinzWraps of the building over a graphics without leaving printed a vintage Le Mans period of a day-and-a-half residue on the surface - even wall mural on Drytac ReTac using ReTac Smooth 150. years later. ReTac Smooth 150 Smooth 150 for a private client “Thanks to Drytac solutions, has several fire ratings, making and other work has included our clientele is no longer it ideal for use on most indoor producing and installing wall limited to vehicle owners,” surfaces in public areas that graphics for seafood restaurant continues CJ. “We now have require compliance with strict chain Shell Shack, which has a wide variety of clients, fire regulations, such as retail locations across Texas and and we help them fulfil stores, airports, hotels and plans for further expansion. projects from conception to hospitals. With a new venue opening in installation.”

CASE STUDY Drytac SpotOn helps Pixel Imaging think ‘outside the box’ APPLICATION Pixel Imaging used SpotOn to complete various non-traditional exhibition displays. Pixel Imaging says Drytac to floor graphics for an energy “We now use SpotOn vinyl to SpotOn graphics media has industry trade event. Pixel create custom branding and allowed them to think ‘outside Imaging needs a specialist decor for the event industry. the box’ and offer non- product for this type of work, as SpotOn is a great product for traditional exhibition displays to Owner John Bek explains. this application as it allows us its customers. He says: “We discovered Drytac to easily vinyl-wrap just about Based in Calgary, AB, Pixel SpotOn through our media any surface, and remove it when Imaging is a leading supplier of vendor, ND Graphics. We were the event is complete without event and trade show graphics. searching for a vinyl that was damaging any of the surfaces or Projects range from booth just as easy to remove as it is to spaces.” wraps for a music festival’s VIP install, without causing damage SpotOn is a 100µ (4 mil) area and a wall mural for a to walls or furniture surfaces. ink-receptive printable vinyl women’s business conference, combined with Drytac’s unique

WALLS PRODUCT FOCUS SpotOn White Easy to Apply PVC Film ‘dot pattern’ adhesive that company in Calgary to come SpotOn monomeric PVC has enables simple, bubble-free up with new and immersive been developed specifically application on smooth interior ways to create stunning for the creation of vibrant surfaces such as walls and visuals. graphics requiring quick glass. John continues: “Drytac “We would certainly and easy application and products have helped our recommend Drytac products removal. Key to the simplicity business as they have allowed to anyone who is looking of application is a ‘dot pattern’ us to go outside of the box to create vinyl graphics adhesive that enables easy and to use printed vinyl wraps that can easily be installed bubble-free application on in very non-traditional ways. and removed by the end a wide variety of smooth Our clients love seeing the user, without creating any surfaces without a need for results and we consistently work frustrations for them.” tools. together with our event partner

CASE STUDY Branded Wraps makes an entrance at ‘mecca for the sports enthusiast’ with Drytac media APPLICATION : Branded Wraps has completed a ceiling wrap using Polar Premium Air for Sixteen Mile Sports Complex in Ontario, Canada. Fans heading to a winter sports portfolio to include interior “It is a mecca for the sports complex are set to receive a murals, wallpaper and window enthusiast and deserved an warm welcome thanks to a graphics. entrance that showed it,” says new ceiling mural, printed and Branded Wraps has completed Sean. installed by Branded Wraps several projects for the Sixteen “Sixteen Mile Sports Complex using Drytac products. Mile Sports Complex in the wanted a durable indoor Sean Jeffreys, Owner and nearby city of Oakville, an arena product which would bring President of Branded Wraps, which hosts major hockey the entrance to a whole new has been in the graphics tournaments, ice skating level. We immediately thought sector since he was a 16-year- competitions, and a variety of of Drytac as we love their old in 1990 and his business other events throughout the interior wallpaper products but specializes in vehicle wraps and year. Recently, this has included we were looking for a more lettering. In addition, Branded printing and installing graphics permanent adhesive. Our Wraps has expanded its service in its main arena entrance. supplier recommended Drytac

WALLS PRODUCT FOCUS Polar Premium Air Polymeric PVC Film With Bubble-Free Technology Polar Premium Air with Interlam Sean Jeffreys comments: Polar Premium Air is a white Pro Matte laminate and it was a “Installing a large ceiling printable self-adhesive vinyl done deal.” mural is not something you with a unique permanent To create the ceiling graphic, want to be doing every day, or removable adhesive with Branded Wraps printed especially with an overly bubble-free application Polar Premium Air with their aggressive adhesive or technology that enables easy HP 560 Latex printer and super-soft or floppy vinyl! to install graphics. Ideal for then laminated with Drytac The Drytac combination we general signage and graphic Interlam Pro Matte. Pairing used worked amazingly well. promotions and is suitable these two products enables It was a challenging project for indoor and outdoor use. easy installation with excellent but a definite success. It can also be used for vehicle durability against UV light, Our client emailed us to livery on flat or slightly curved weather and temperature say, ‘Thanks Sean, it looks surfaces. changes. great!’”

CASE STUDY Turner Signs prepared for new school year with Drytac Polar Grip APPLICATION : Turner Signs used Drytac Polar Grip to complete numerous wall wraps for Hall Cross Academy. A school in Doncaster had a look seemed appropriate. Studio for the artwork – in the makeover in time for the new Posting on Instagram, Turner school’s colours of red, grey, academic year thanks to Turner Signs (@turnersignslimited) said: black and white – so it could Signs and products from Drytac. “The school went for a bright concentrate on the printing and Turner Signs was approached bold design to brighten up the application elements of the job. by a teacher at Hall Cross large empty spaces and rolled The printing and cutting stage Academy – who had seen the this out throughout the school took two days, using a Mimaki Barnsley-based family signage from numerous wall wraps to CJV150 integrated printer/ business’s work on Instagram window graphics to various cutter, with a further two days – regarding a large project types of signage.” to complete the installation to transform the building. While Turner Signs has its own on-site. The secondary school started in-house design department, Curt Turner, Director at Turner the autumn term with a new this project was so big it called Signs, explains why the team headteacher, so a new refreshed on the services of Ginger Fox chose the product: “We

WALLS PRODUCT FOCUS Polar Grip High Tack PVC Film needed strong adhesive for use as a showcase for the Polar Grip polymeric self- the wall graphics installed on business’s expertise and for adhesive vinyl’s unique brickwork, so Drytac supplier Drytac Polar Grip. aggressive high bond Sabur Digital recommended “I will definitely use it again adhesive is perfect for graphic Polar Grip. I applied a sample and recommend it to Turner applications where flexibility to the wall of our workshop as Signs customers,” he says. and strong adhesion are a test run and it worked really required. It allows users well and was really easy to to permanently apply install. It comes away from the graphics onto many different silicone material well and is very surfaces, such as a decal for forgiving when fixing errors.” a motorcycle helmet or brick Furthermore, Curt says he may walls. print his own design for the Turner Signs workshop wall to

CASE STUDY Still Creek Press hits the high notes at the opera with Drytac SpotOn Floor 200 APPLICATION : Still Creek Press uses Drytac SpotOn Floor 200 for University of British Colombia’s opera stage. Vancouver-based full-service close. However, not to be from several levels and views, commercial printer Still Creek deterred by the restrictions meaning the graphics had to be Press selected Drytac SpotOn on audience attendance, visible and look realistic from all Floor 200 to help students UBC Opera decided to stage angles. from the University of British a number of virtual events, Still Creek Press’ wide-format Colombia (UBC) in Canada to whereby students performed manager Bruce Lee explains: stage and perform an opera opera at the University’s venue “Essentially, we started with an virtually. The UBC Opera and the show was streamed live empty stage. We were tasked programme puts on shows to audiences watching at home. with installing floor graphics for the local community each Still Creek Press’s role in the that looked stunning and could year, but these had to be project was to produce floor be easily removed at the end of put on hold in 2020 due to graphics resembling a dirt road the performance.” the Covid-19 pandemic, with for the stage, to help deliver Still Creek Press opted for indoor entertainment venues in the full opera experience. Drytac SpotOn Floor 200 vinyl Vancouver forced to temporarily The production was filmed film for the project, with the

WFLOORSALLS PRODUCT FOCUS SpotOn Floor 200 One-Part Floor Solution company tasked with producing under the lighting.” SpotOn Floor 200 is a graphics covering an area of He continues,“One of the monomeric PVC film that 70ft x 90ft (approx. 21m x 27m). major reasons we used is designed for short- Nine rolls of the Drytac film SpotOn Floor 200 over other term, indoor non-slip floor were supplied by ND Graphics other removable floor vinyl graphics without the need to complete the project and the is how forgiving it is when for lamination. Key to the graphics were printed in 4 days/ applied. Another feature is simplicity of application is a nights on a Roland SOLJET Pro that there was no need for ‘dot pattern’ adhesive that 4 XR-640 large-format device. an overlaminate as it has a enables easy bubble-free “We chose Drytac SpotOn built-in anti-slip surface. Also application on a wide variety Floor 200 for a number of what would usually have of smooth surfaces without a reasons,” explains Bruce Lee. taken a team of installers need for tools. “It is super easy to apply and two days to install, only took it can be easily removed by us five hours using SpotOn anyone. It also looked great Floor 200.”

CASE STUDY Anyone for tennis? Drytac SpotOn Floor 200 takes to the court! APPLICATION : Print Three uses Drytac SpotOn Floor 200 for Men’s ATP Tennis event promotion in the Core Shopping Centre in Calgary, Canada. Space within a shopping mall Tour – a series of tournaments Furthermore, this material in Calgary, Canada has been considered to be a showcase of has been designed for easy transformed into a tennis court tennis’s rising stars. and tool-free installation and using award-winning specialist Using SpotOn Floor 200, the clean removal, thanks to its floor graphics media from project to create a public unique dot-pattern adhesive. Drytac. tennis court in the downtown Its innovative features earned The project, at the Core Calgary shopping centre was Drytac SpotOn Floor 200 Shopping Centre, was to undertaken by Print Three, the top spot in the Media – promote the first Men’s ATP which also sponsored the event. Adhesive Back Vinyl category Tennis event in Calgary, AB, Shoppers and their families in the SGIA 2018 Product of the hosted at the Alberta Tennis were invited to take to the court Year competition. Center. Called the Calgary for a few sets of tennis, clearly Print Three is a leading design, National Bank Challenger, the marked with blue and white print and production company event in October 2018 was lines printed onto the specialist in Calgary, providing work at part of the ATP Challenger floor media from Drytac. the ‘highest quality standards

WFLOORSALLS PRODUCT FOCUS SpotOn Floor 200 One-Part Floor Solution in Canada’, it says. General to repair or replace areas. SpotOn Floor 200 is a Manager Mark Eisan explains However, we did not need monomeric PVC film that why Print Three chose the to as the product adhered is designed for short- Drytac product, supplied by ND for the ten days it was on the term, indoor non-slip floor Graphics, for the project: floor, and at the end of the graphics without the need “We were testing products and project was removed in 20 for lamination. Key to the laminates for the tennis court minutes with no additional simplicity of application is a application and an installation clean-up.” ‘dot pattern’ adhesive that partner recommended Drytac Mark Eisan says Print Three enables easy bubble-free SpotOn Floor 200 after hearing has received ‘great service’ application on a wide variety about it at a conference,” from Drytac following the of smooth surfaces without a “We found the performance tennis court project and is need for tools. of the SpotOn product to be considering other products excellent. Our testing was for future applications. intense, but we had planned

CASE STUDY Links Signs and Drytac bring football home with London Underground installations APPLICATION : Family-run Links Signs has used Drytac Polar Grip paired with Interlam Pro Emerytex to produce an attention- grabbing range of graphics at London Underground stations to celebrate the Euro 2020 football tournament. Links Signs recently used Drytac the stadium. attention-grabbing graphics Polar Grip to create a series of Graphics were installed at King’s that provided unique photo eye-catching graphics at five Cross and Paddington – two opportunities for fans. Prior to London Underground stations of London’s busiest terminus installation, Links Signs met to celebrate this year’s Euro stations – as well as Baker with the graphics agency at 2020 national team football Street, London Bridge and the proposed sites to advise tournament. Wembley Park, the latter being on the best fit solution for the Wembley Stadium was one of where fans exit the train to walk extensive, multi-site project. the venues selected to host down the famous Wembley The project included wall games, and to mark this special Way to the stadium. graphics at Kings Cross and occasion, Transport for London Links Signs, an accredited Paddington that mimicked the (TfL) approached Links Signs printer and installer for TfL, players’ tunnel at Wembley to produce a series of themed worked with the commercial Stadium, as well as football graphics to accompany fans as team at TfL and its agency to pitch floor graphics and a they travelled across London to create a series of innovative and design that integrated existing

WFLOORSALLS PRODUCT FOCUS Polar Grip & Interlam Pro Emerytex Two-Part Floor Solution seating at the station to give and carried out installation of Polar Grip is a printable the effect that fans were sat on all the graphics over a period polymeric PVC with a benches in the stadium. of five nights, in time for the unique aggressive high All the Euro 2020 graphics were start of the tournament. bond adhesive. Interlam Pro printed on Drytac Polar Grip Paul Cox, Operations Emerytex is a matte pebble, polymeric self-adhesive vinyl, Manager at Link Signs said, slip-rated overlaminating paired with Drytac Interlam “When working on projects film. When paired together, Pro Emerytex which is fully for London Underground, a long-term, slip-rated floor approved by TfL and carries we cannot use any materials graphic solution is created. all the required fire and slip that are not approved,” certifications and ratings for Paul Cox said. “Drytac is not public spaces. only approved, but also an Links Signs used an HP Latex incredibly stable and reliable 570, installed 18 months ago, to product that can be easily print the graphics onto the vinyl applied.”

CASE STUDY FD Signs puts safety first for massive TfL social distancing project with Drytac APPLICATION : FD Signs has completed a mammoth social distancing decal project to help Transport for London (TfL) passengers abide by social distancing guidelines, using Drytac Polar Grip paired with Interlam Pro Emerytex. Based in West London, FD period of ten consecutive, 18- safe for their environment. Signs has over 20 years’ hour days FD Signs delivered Fintan specified a product that experience in delivering 6,000 graphics a day for is slip rated, meaning it has high-quality sign and graphics overnight installation in London been approved for exterior projects. TfL is a regular Underground stations, by 30 applications and transitional customer for the business but different installation teams. At areas that can get wet – ideal the social distancing project was the same time, we produced for stations on the London on a scale never seen before, other graphics for the Croydon Underground network. The as Fintan Delaney, Founder and Tramlink, Arriva Trains and media also had to hold relevant Director of FD Signs, explains. Network Rail. In all we delivered fire safety certifications for use “TfL needed to prepare for in the region of 100,000 social in a public space. more customers using its distancing floor graphics.” The ideal solution was Drytac services while adhering to As well as displaying messages Polar Grip overlaminated with social distancing, at a very quick effectively, it was essential Drytac Interlam Pro Emerytex, turnaround,” he says. “Over a that the floor graphics were delivered to FD Signs as quickly

WFLOORSALLS PRODUCT FOCUS Polar Grip & Interlam Pro Emerytex Two-Part Floor Solution as the team could print it, says Holdom comments: “We Polar Grip is a printable Shaun Holdom, Global Product worked closely with FD polymeric PVC with a Manager for Drytac. Signs to ensure all of the unique aggressive high “Fast and efficient turnaround products complied to the bond adhesive. Interlam Pro was key as the time frame FD strict requirements of the Emerytex is a matte pebble, Signs was working to was very customer. It’s an ongoing slip-rated overlaminating small,” he says. “We were project and we expect film. When paired together, making daily deliveries to Fintan to see more transport a long-term, slip-rated floor to keep up with his 24-hour operators, retailers and graphic solution is created. production.” other businesses following A Fujifilm Acuity LED 1600 UV suit. Floor graphics have printer and a Roland XR640 become incredibly important printer were used by FD Signs for social distancing but it is – to deliver sharp, attention- absolutely essential that they grabbing graphics. Shaun are safe.”

CASE STUDY From catwalk to clothing: The critical roles of digital inkjet printing in fashion APPLICATION : Drytac partners with Epson UK to create showstopping, eco-friendly floor graphics with Polar PET 170 for London Fashion Week runway. At his Autumn/Winter 2023 layer of the runway’s decorative free from any environmentally runway show, part of this theme onto an otherwise plain harmful substance. This marks year’s London Fashion Week, surface was a black and white the second consecutive renowned fashion designer diamond floor, made from year that digital textile and Richard Quinn dazzled guests Drytac Polar PET 170 polyester signage printing have helped with yet another display of floor graphics media, printed bring to life Quinn’s fashion the colourful vibrance and onto using an Epson SureColor collection and catwalk themes environmentally conscious SC-R5000 resin printer and respectively, with his Autumn/ application of digital textile were installed by print solutions Winter 2022 collection setting a printing in fashion. Quinn’s specialist, Max Media Prints. particularly high bar for printing Autumn/Winter 2023 collection The Epson resin printer uses capabilities in fashion. Steve used digital inkjet printing to water-based inks that not Broad, EMEA & APAC Sales play a critical role in this show’s only offer a durable solution Director at Drytac, commented: success, namely the floor for the catwalk but render “At Drytac, we work closely with graphics. Providing the first the substrate recyclable and hardware manufacturers such

WFLOORSALLS PRODUCT FOCUS Polar PET 170 Indoor Non-PVC Floor Material as Epson to ensure our media printing technology to shine. Polar Street FX is a textured solutions are fully compatible In combination with the printable white matte with the very latest technology. Drytac Polar PET 170 media polyester film, coated In particular, we keep up to it provides a perfect result on one side with a clear, date with ink developments for this application. And repositionable adhesive. The such as the water-based and Epson is again pleased to textured ink receptive film odourless inks used in the work with Richard Quinn, is made from 40% recycled Epson SureColor SC-R5000 a great example of young content. Polar Street FX has printer.” Phil McMullin, Head of British talent making waves achieved several slip ratings Sales for ProGraphics at Epson globally.” and certifications, making it UK, adds: “It’s always a delight ideal for public environments. to see Richard Quinn’s designs brought to life through digital printing and I’m pleased that this has also offered such a great chance for our signage

CASE STUDY Ollywood transforms busy Birmingham meeting place with Drytac Polar Street FX APPLICATION : Ollywood used Drytac Polar Street FX to create a new floor graphic in Birmingham’s busy Brindleyplace, a project that required durability and safety on wet surfaces. A popular meeting point in an SEA LIFE aquarium. Williams, Managing Director, area of the city packed with In addition to requiring the Ollywood. “Floor graphics are offices and corporate spaces, durability to withstand heavy quite common at the moment Brindleyplace is undergoing foot traffic including high heels, to promote social distancing a campaign to encourage the floor graphic had to be but I’ve noticed many that are people to ‘#RediscoverBrindley’ securely installed between peeling, they’re not made for following COVID-19 restrictions. two water features. Ollywood long-term outdoor use. Newport-based Ollywood sought advice from its media “Polar Street FX is priced was commissioned to print supplier Soyang to find a slightly higher than other floor and install the floor display. As material that could do the job. media but it is better – it does well as grabbing attention, the “Soyang recommended Drytac the job it’s meant to. Because 35m-long floor graphic serves Polar Street FX for its slip rating it’s aluminium-based it’s more to direct pedestrians to nearby and for its durability on surfaces durable than vinyl and Drytac is restaurants and attractions that get wet,” comments Oliver stricter than other brands about including the Ikon Gallery and slip ratings. I’d rather use a

WFLOORSALLS PRODUCT FOCUS Polar Street FX Outdoor Non-PVC Floor Material slightly more expensive product October – just eight weeks Polar Street FX is a textured than end up with a bad result.” after the initial site visit printable white matte Drytac Polar Street FX is a 250µ and concept discussions aluminium film, coated on (10 mil) textured printable white – but the Ollywood team one side with a clear, high matte aluminium film, coated overcame the difficult tack adhesive. Polar Street on one side with a high-tack conditions. FX has achieved several slip adhesive for safety and security “The application of floor ratings and certifications, in public environments. It has graphics is always tricky making it ideal for high foot- been designed to be non-slip on cold, wet days,” says traffic public environments - and scuff-resistant without the Oliver, “but the Polar Street both indoors and outdoors. need for lamination, making FX went down perfectly, it perfect for fast-turnaround even alongside the water outdoor floor graphics jobs. features. We take care over The installation in Birmingham our preparation but it’s worth took place on an autumn day in taking the time.”

CASE STUDY N3 Display Graphics stays one step ahead with Drytac Polar Street FX APPLICATION : Bristol-based N3 Display Graphics used Drytac Polar Street FX to produce a series of creative floor graphics for Bristol City Council to encourage social distancing on streets across the city. Large-format graphics The printed graphics also had a long-time user of Drytac production and installation to be safe for use underfoot. materials, N3 Display Graphics company N3 Display Graphics The Council specified they quickly identified Drytac Polar recently used Drytac Polar should have a proper slip rating, Street FX as the ideal solution Street FX aluminium print media meaning they were safe for for the project. to produce a range of eye- use in busy areas that could N3 Display Graphics Director catching outdoor floor graphics be exposed to wet weather, Nigel Walker explains: “The to promote social distancing including high streets and other Council specified that we use across the city of Bristol. retail settings aluminium-backed slip rated Bristol City Council designed To meet these challenges, the material so Polar Street FX was a series of 2m x 1.1m (6.36ft x Council turned to N3 Display the ideal choice for the job.” 3.6ft) footprint-style graphics Graphics, a Bristol-based Polar Street FX is printable for use in high traffic areas of company that specialises in with eco-solvent, latex or UV the city ahead of non-essential large-format graphics for both technology, making it a flexible shops reopening in mid-April. indoor and outdoor use. As choice. For this project, the

WFLOORSALLS PRODUCT FOCUS Polar Street FX Outdoor Non-PVC Floor Material giant footprint graphics were FX aluminium backing. Polar Street FX is a textured printed on two HP Latex 360 In terms of working with printable white matte printers, resulting in a series Drytac, N3’s Nigel Walker aluminium film, coated on of creative graphics that adds: “We have a long one side with a clear, high have proved a huge hit with history of mutual respect tack adhesive. Polar Street shoppers since being installed with Drytac, and they always FX has achieved several slip at the end of March 2021. have the right products at ratings and certifications, N3 Display Graphics cut the the right price.” making it ideal for high foot- graphics into the curved The Bristol footprint graphics traffic public environments - footprint shape with its Zünd have been a great success. both indoors and outdoors. cutter with double edged Nigel continues: “After a tungsten blades, which was month out on the streets, the easily able to handle the graphics are all standing up strong-wearing nature and well and are helping people toughness of the Polar Street to return to shopping safely.”

CASE STUDY Turner Signs serves up a tasty treat with Drytac Polar Street FX APPLICATION : Barnsley-based sign-maker used Drytac Polar Street FX to produce eye-catching outdoor wall graphics for nearby Mexican restaurant ICO Turner Signs used Drytac Polar signage projects for its other Turner Signs first considered Street FX outdoor PVC-free restaurants, ICO once again printed aluminium composite aluminium print media, supplied approached the sign-maker to board for the job, but after by Signmaster Systems, to help raise awareness of its new seeing Drytac Polar Street FX create striking exterior wall location and promote its food on the Drytac Instagram page, graphics for new local Mexican to the people of Wakefield. it quickly became clear that the restaurant ICO. ICO tasked Turner Signs with Drytac media would be a much ICO recently opened its doors filling an unusual brick wall better fit for the appearance at a unique location in the city space with its Mexican-inspired that ICO desired. of Wakefield, with the restaurant artwork, but with the additional Turner Signs, a long-term user based underground in a former challenge for the installation of Drytac products across a bank vault. to have an authentic Mexican wide range of jobs, used its Having worked with Turner style. Mimaki CJV-150 to print the Signs on several print and unique design onto Drytac

OUTDOORS PRODUCT FOCUS Polar Street FX Outdoor Non-PVC Wall Material Polar Street FX, before applying lamination. Boasting several Polar Street FX is a textured this to the wall space. slip-ratings, Polar Street printable white matte “The customer was absolutely FX has been specifically aluminium film, coated on blown away with the final developed for rough ground one side with a clear, high result,” Turner Signs Director or wall surfaces such as brick, tack adhesive. Polar Street Curt Turner said. “We have concrete, asphalt, or any FX is ideal for both wall and been working with Drytac other low energy surfaces. floor applications - indoors or media for about four years Coated on one side with a outdoors. and know how flexible their clear, high tack adhesive, products are for jobs like this. Drytac Polar Street FX is Drytac Polar Street FX is a PVC- compatible with latex, UV free, aluminium media suitable and eco solvent printing. for outdoor floor and wall sion technology, no adhesive graphics, without the need for

CASE STUDY Premier Graphics uses Drytac films to bridge the gap on innovative art installation APPLICATION : Canadian design and graphics business Premier Graphics used Drytac Polar Grip print media and Interlam Pro laminates to produce a series of eye-catching graphics for a futuristic augmented reality art installation on the Cambie Street Bridge in Vancouver. Canadian company Premier 19,000sq ft public art installation walking through the walkway. Graphics recently used a for the Vancouver Biennale Premier Graphics selected range of films and laminates exhibition. Installed in June Drytac Polar Grip white from Drytac supplied by ND 2021, Angel’s design featured polymeric self-adhesive film Graphics to produce a series a huge, two-dimensional for the printed film parts of of stunning colourful graphics vinyl mural that wrapped the the installation, as well as for an innovative project at pedestrian walkway, supporting Drytac Interlam Pro Emerytex the Cambie Street Bridge in columns and underside of the PVC overlaminating film for Vancouver. The project brought bridge, turning what is usually a the floor graphics and Drytac to life a vision by artist Jessica relatively dull structure into an Interlam Pro Matte pressure Angel, who came up with the eye-catching piece of art. sensitive overlaminating film for clever idea of mixing colourful AR took this a step further, the pillars and ceiling. All the graphics with augmented with passers-by encouraged graphics were printed on the reality (AR) to “extend” the to download a free app and company’s HP Latex R1000 Plus. Cambie Street Bridge into a hold up their phone while “The process consisted of

WOUTDOORSALLS PRODUCT FOCUS Polar Grip & Interlam Pro Emerytex/Matte Two-Part Floor & Wall Solution the testing of many materials, majority of this installation Polar Grip is a printable and of course balancing a surface was relatively flat, we polymeric PVC with a budget,” said Taylor Sellinger, didn’t require a cast film to unique aggressive high Partner and General Manager conform, but the nature of bond adhesive. Interlam Pro of Premier Graphics. “We the adhesive on the Polar Emerytex is a matte pebble, needed to fit the client’s Grip film made it an ideal slip-rated overlaminating film budget with a material that choice for great adhesion used for the floor application. was likely to last 18-24 months concrete. We’ve been Interlam Pro Matte is a matte and meet the slip-resistance working with Drytac films for overlaminating film used for requirements for the safety of the last four years and were the wall graphics. the public. We find Drytac films honestly surprised at how to be consistent in quality and well they seemed to perform the variety of adhesive types compared to much more and styles make them a very expensive cast films.” diverse material. Since the

CASE STUDY Signmob gallery project hailed as a work of art thanks to Drytac Polar Grip APPLICATION : Australian sign-maker Signmob used Drytac Polar Grip to produce eye-catching exterior graphics for a special exhibition at the Bendigo Art Gallery. Victoria, Australia-based sign- key challenges during the work with Drytac Polar Grip, a making specialist Signmob project, including selecting a white polymeric self-adhesive used Drytac’s Polar Grip white film that would stand the test PVC vinyl film that is the ideal polymeric PVC vinyl film to of time on the outside of the choice for digitally printed produce stunning exterior building in all weathers. They signs or graphics on any rough graphics for an exhibition at the also had to ensure that the surfaces. nearby Bendigo Art Gallery. film would accurately reflect “We chose Drytac for The gallery is currently playing Quant’s work and style, with the this project based on the host to an exhibition by final print required to match recommendation of our rep renowned British designer and Quant’s artistic qualities and Liam Simmons from Drytac’s fashion icon Mary Quant, and incredible talent across a huge distributor The Shann Group; enlisted the help of Signmob to area spanning 11m x 11m (36ft he provided us with samples for help promote the event. x 36ft). testing a few months prior to Signmob faced a number of As such, Signmob opted to the start of the project and they

OUTDOORS PRODUCT FOCUS Polar Grip High Tack PVC Film were everything he promised,” product were not only the Polar Grip polymeric self- Signmob Expert Sign-Maker excellent adhesion, but the adhesive vinyl’s unique and Sign-Writer Bill May said. confidence it will perform for aggressive high bond Signmob covered the entire the duration of the project,” adhesive is perfect for graphic façade of the gallery with Bill May said. “It allowed us applications where flexibility 750mm-wide rolls of Drytac to provide something not and strong adhesion are Polar Grip white matte, usually seen in the Bendigo required. It allows users replicating some of the world- Art Gallery. We have already to permanently apply famous designs by Quant, had very positive feedback. graphics onto many different and also printed text of the “Drytac Polar Grip was easy surfaces, such as a decal for artist’s name using a Roland to work with, conforms well a motorcycle helmet or brick SOLJET PRO III XC-540 54” – so much so that people walls. Printer/Cutter with eco-solvent assumed it was paint – and is Inks. “The benefits of the also cost effective.”

CASE STUDY Creative Silhouettes wraps ten stores in seven days with multi-surface Drytac Polar Grip APPLICATION : Canadian print company Creative Silhouettes used Drytac Polar Grip to create exterior graphics for new Hobo Cannabis Company stores. Creative print company Creative per cent of its business is large across Canada. As each retail Silhouettes has completed an self-adhesive vinyl for offices space was different, Creative attention-grabbing project for and retail stores, 80 per cent Silhouettes needed a vinyl Hobo, printing and installing of which is also installed by the product that could meet every graphics in ten new stores team. Apple, Ubisoft, TMX and demand. in just seven days. To ensure Oxford Properties are among its Giovani Pereira, Project consistent results across a range big-name clients. Manager and Business of environments, Drytac Polar In April 2020, Creative Development at Creative Grip was used across the whole Silhouettes completed a Silhouettes, comments on the campaign. major project for Hobo project: “Our deal with Hobo Established in Vaughan, ON Cannabis Company, which was to wrap ten entire stores seven years ago, Creative was opening ten new stores regardless of the surface of Silhouettes specialises in wall in the Greater Toronto Area as the walls – and every one had graphics and decals. Seventy part of a 30-branch expansion different surfaces, such as brick,

OUTDOORS PRODUCT FOCUS Polar Grip High Tack PVC Film stucco, painted wood and with photographic details on Polar Grip polymeric self- rusted metal. its HP Latex R1000. adhesive vinyl’s unique “ND Graphics are our primary “Using Drytac Polar Grip we aggressive high bond supplier of vinyl and equipment took care of all Hobo’s stores adhesive is perfect for graphic so we went to our contact across Toronto, printing and applications where flexibility Dwayne Burton for advice. He installing graphics in ten and strong adhesion are recommended Drytac Polar stores in seven days.” required. It allows users Grip and we undertook several to permanently apply print and install tests on all graphics onto many different rough surfaces, including floor, surfaces, such as a decal for and they all worked well.” a motorcycle helmet or brick Creative Silhouettes printed the walls. black-and-white wall graphics

CASE STUDY Drytac sets sail with Monkey Fist in Atlantic Dash extreme endurance challenge APPLICATION : Globe Print supplied Drytac Polar Grip Matte film for an intense endurance challenge which saw a team of four men row 3,200 miles non-stop across the Atlantic Ocean for 50 days. Drytac’s Polar Grip Matte film by Johnny Ward, Matthew of Drytac products, took on the was put to the ultimate test Pritchard and Martin Heseltine task of printing the graphics, in the last couple of months for the journey, which took 50 having previously worked with when graphics printed on the days, 5 hours and 12 minutes. Monkey Fist Adventures on material were featured on Such was the extreme nature one of its previous challenges. a boat crossing the Atlantic of the challenge that Monkey The Marlow-based company Ocean in an extreme endurance Fist Adventures, organiser of used a Roland SolJet EJ-640 challenge. the event, relied on Drytac large-format printer to print the A team of four men rowed, materials – once again – for graphics on Drytac’s Polar Grip non-stop, for 3,200 miles from support in decorating the film which was then paired with Lanzarote in the Canary Islands boat with striking graphics that their Interlam Pro Emerytex to the island of Antigua in would be able to withstand the overlaminate. the Caribbean, in a challenge harsh environment out on the The graphics, featuring the dubbed the ‘Atlantic Dash’. Atlantic Ocean. many sponsors supporting the Skipper Billy Taylor was joined Globe Print, a long-term user event, were applied to the boat

WOUTDOORSALLS PRODUCT FOCUS Polar Grip & Interlam Pro Emerytex Two-Part Outdoor Solution on location in Lanzarote prior and their logos – remained Polar Grip is a printable to the team setting off on their solid and steadfast for the polymeric PVC with a journey in early March, with the entirety of both the Atlantic unique aggressive high quartet making land in Antigua Dash crossings. bond adhesive. Interlam Pro on 2nd May 2021. “After having to go through Emerytex is a matte pebble, Barry Hayes, Director of so many challenges and slip-rated overlaminating Monkey Fist Adventures, said tough times over the past 12 film. When paired together, the decision to work with Drytac months, we wanted to get a long-term, high tack and Globe Print again for the back to doing what we do and scuff-resistant graphic Atlantic Dash challenge was best, so we created an ocean solution is created. an easy one, with the graphics row to try and reset the used in a previous event having balance – and the Atlantic proved extremely successful. Dash was born,” Barry says. “Oceans are harsh on everything, but our sponsors –

CASE STUDY Service Graphics and Drytac Score at Wembley with Rugby World Cup Work APPLICATION Service Graphics used ReTac Smooth 150 for the Rugby World Cup at Wembley Stadium. Service Graphics, a large format John Dooley, Account Director covered up.” printer, has selected Drytac’s at Service Graphics, explained: “To meet the requirements set ReTac Smooth 150 permanently “As the incumbent graphics out by Wembley Stadium – and peelable film for wall graphics supplier to Wembley Stadium, given the high-profile nature applications for a prestigious we were invited to pitch for of the project – we needed a Rugby World Cup branding the project to rebrand the printable film that would stay in project at Wembley Stadium. exterior of the venue for the position, have no show through, The extensive work – which Rugby World Cup 2015. We could guarantee a clean totalled 3,500 sq m of graphics won the contract and were removal and carried a Class 0 – was printed and installed responsible for printing and Fire Rating.” in nine days. The resulting installing all exterior graphics, The thickness of the ReTac graphics reamined throughout while ensuring that all non- Smooth 150 material lends the tournament. tournament branding was

OUTDOORS PRODUCT FOCUS ReTac Smooth 150 Permanently Peelable Film itself perfectly to rigid print Once printed, the giant ReTac Smooth 150 polymeric applications and – with its graphics were applied by PVC film enables you to Class 0 Fire Rating – is ideal Service Graphics’ installation install, reposition, and remove for applications in public areas team using a mechanical graphics without leaving requiring compliance with strict platform. Dooley said: residue on the surface - even fire regulations. “The installation of Drytac’s years later. ReTac Smooth 150 Dooley added: “We received ReTac Smooth 150 film was has several fire ratings, making samples of Drytac ReTac incredibly straightforward it ideal for use on most indoor Smooth 150 for testing. and ultimately the decision- surfaces in public areas that The results confirmed that makers at Wembley Stadium require compliance with strict ReTac Smooth 150 was the were thrilled with the fire regulations, such as retail right product to meet our results.” stores, airports, hotels and requirements.” hospitals.

CASE STUDY Drytac SpotOn used on Emmerdale bus at Leeds Pride APPLICATION The Scenic Design Department within ITV Studio used SpotOn White to cover an entire bus for the Leeds Pride Parade for the cast of Emmerdale. The Leeds Pride parade Sabur Inks, who also supplied beer pumps in The Woolpack featured an open-top double- a quantity of Drytac SpotOn pub. This work has to be of decker bus wrapped for the for use with the new system. high quality – it will be seen occasion by the team behind Drytac’s easy to apply, easy to by millions of viewers – but Emmerdale‘s on-screen remove products are ideally completed quickly, and is graphics – using Drytac easily suited to the work done by the typically very short term. removable graphics materials. Emmerdale in-house graphics “Our graphics may only be The Scenic Design Department team, who work with both the in place for a day – a week at within the Yorkshire-based soap, Art Director and Production most – and are often applied part of ITV Studios, installed Director to design and produce over existing signage or vehicle a new Roland TrueVIS VG2 all printed work that is seen graphics that must remain printer/cutter in summer 2019. on-screen – including sets, retail intact after ours are removed,” The device was bought from signage, vehicle graphics, and he explains. “We went to Sign

OUTDOORS PRODUCT FOCUS SpotOn White Easy to Apply PVC Film UK in search of a low-tac and graphics had to remain SpotOn monomeric PVC has removable product, and several undamaged after the been developed specifically people recommended Drytac temporary graphics – the for the creation of vibrant SpotOn.” LGBT+ rainbow flag with the graphics requiring quick The ITV team’s first project Emmerdale and ITV logos – and easy application and using SpotOn was not an were removed afterwards. removal. Key to the simplicity on-screen display but the “We used 3m x 1,300mm of application is a ‘dot pattern’ Emmerdale-sponsored Pride sheets of Drytac SpotOn to adhesive that enables easy bus, which took to the streets cover virtually the entire bus bubble-free application on of Leeds on August 4th 2019 with graphics. The best thing a wide variety of smooth in temperatures up to 28ºC. was the SpotOn product surfaces without a need for As this was a sightseeing bus left the existing graphics tools. hired for the event, its existing underneath intact.”

CASE STUDY Drytac Polar scores at Liverpool vs Barcelona match APPLICATION Astra Signs used Polar Premium Air to wrap an entire bus for FC Barcelona. It’s was one of the greatest Covering the entire team bus Steve Broad, European & comebacks in football history: including the windows, the Asia Sales Director for Drytac Liverpool FC’s home 2019 win vehicle wrap – featuring FC Europe, is a self-proclaimed against Barcelona, overturning Barcelona’s colours and crest – ‘big Liverpool fan’ and was a 3-0 first-leg deficit to win was printed by Astra Signs onto lucky enough to be in Liverpool 4-3 on aggregate in the an innovative PVC material from on May 7th for the stunning UEFA Champions League Drytac’s Polar range, using an second-leg match, as well as competition. And while Barça HP Latex 570 printer. Based in in Barcelona for the semi-final may not have been the stars of central Manchester, Astra Signs first leg. the show this time, the team’s creates, supplies and installs “The actual bus drove past us bus – wrapped using materials the highest quality signage for on Tuesday and we spotted it from Drytac – certainly grabbed businesses all over the UK and outside the hotel in Liverpool fans’ attention. internationally. where the Barcelona players

OUTDOORS PRODUCT FOCUS Polar Premium Air Polymeric PVC Film with Air Egress Technology were staying,” he says. “It’s with consistent strong spot Polar Premium Air is a always great to see Drytac colours to match the brand. printable white polymeric products used for world-class Installation of this material PVC with a unique air egress applications – and even more worked really well within the adhesive. The unique adhesive so when it’s at a spectacular time constraints provided allows for bubble-free event like this match.” and, equally, the material application and is ideal for David Derbyshire, Managing was easy to remove leaving general signage and graphic Director at Astra Signs, explains no marks or residue. The promotions and is suitable why the company chose the client was very happy with for indoor and outdoor use. Drytac Polar product: “It was the end result.” It can also be used for vehicle important to use a product that livery on flat or slightly curved we could print quickly due to surfaces. the nature of this application,

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