How to Avoid Puckering and Tunneling in Application Tape

Tunneling of the application tape off of the release liner can cause sign makers headaches – especially when the graphics are rolled and shipped to a customer across the country. Here’s the..

11/2/21 8:39 PM / by Jim Hingst

Challenges in Developing a Premask for Air-Egress Liners

Vinyl films with air-egress release liners have almost eliminated bubbles and wrinkles from applied graphics. Here’s how the product works...these release liners are comprised of multiple layers..

8/18/21 7:00 AM / by Jim Hingst

Cleaning ChalkTalk®, Removable Chalkboard Film

The grainy texture of ChalkTalk® removable chalkboard film provides an exceptional finish for writing and drawing with either chalk or chalk ink. ChalkTalk® is perfect for use as a restaurant menu..

9/27/14 8:00 AM / by Jim Hingst

Color Trends - Bold and Energetic

Popularity of colors among designers and consumers can vary from year to year. To keep pace with color trends, vinyl film manufacturers and paint companies make a conscious effort to gauge changes..

9/5/14 8:00 AM / by Jim Hingst

Protecting VinylEfx® Graphics with Urethane Clear Coat

Airbrush artist, Jimmy Jackson of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, has used VinylEfx® films in his motorcycle designs for many years. In all of that time, he has never experienced a graphics failure.

8/11/14 8:00 AM / by Jim Hingst

Color-Logic Certifies VinylEfx Films

Color-Logic - West Chester, Ohio - Recently certified VinylEfx® print media for use with their Process Metallic Color System. The Color-Logic software allows printers to create dazzling metallic..

7/24/14 8:00 AM / by Jim Hingst

Adhesion Testing

Whether you are screen printing or painting, the coating must bond to the substrate for the service life of the product. Depending on the physical properties of the coating that you have selected..

10/29/13 8:00 AM / by Jim Hingst

How to Apply Vinyl Graphics Over Rivets

Applying vinyl graphics on vehicle surfaces with rivets is challenging for most sign makers. Vinyl failures to these surfaces are all too common. Here are some tips and procedures, used by..

6/12/13 9:00 AM / by Jim Hingst

Why Use a Heavyweight Paper Application Tape

When I started in the vinyl graphics industry more than thirty years ago, there was no such thing as lighter standard weight application tape that is generally used in the sign industry. The only..

5/7/13 8:00 AM / by Jim Hingst

Application Film with Air-Egress Technology

Surely you have heard about user friendly air-egress films. We have now developed an air-egress application tape, RTape® Clear Choice® AT75.1. The embossed surface of the RTape® Clear Choice®..

2/7/13 8:00 AM / by Jim Hingst