Storing Application Tape

Storing Application Tape

Application tape manufacturers package their products in plastic sleeves, then box them in corrugated containers to protect the tape from light, dirt and humidity. If you’re not going to use the tape..

9/22/21 8:00 AM / by Jim Hingst, Former Nekoosa Team Member
Laminating Tips - Silvering

Laminating Tips - Silvering

Have you ever seen silvery specs in a laminated print? This defect is called silvering. It’s caused when tiny air bubbles are captured between the adhesive on an overlaminating film and the surface..

8/11/21 9:00 AM / by Jim Hingst, Former Nekoosa Team Member
Laminating Tips for Vinyl Graphics

Laminating Tips for Vinyl Graphics

There’s usually more than one way to do something. Printers and sign makers have devised many different techniques for laminating prints. This story covers procedures that have worked for some..

7/28/21 8:00 AM / by Jim Hingst, Former Nekoosa Team Member
Are Premask and Prespacing Tape the Same Thing?

Are Premask and Prespacing Tape the Same Thing?

The range of terms used for the application tapes sold in the sign and screen print markets could cause confusion for anyone. In the sign market, many people just use the terms “application tape” or..

6/9/21 7:00 AM / by Jim Hingst, Former Nekoosa Team Member
What Are the Differences Between High Tack and High Peel Permanent Adhesives?

What Are the Differences Between High Tack and High Peel Permanent Adhesives?

Terms of the graphic trade are often misused and misrepresent the true characteristic of the adhesive – two of those terms that are misrepresented often are high tack and high peel. Depending on the..

7/29/20 8:58 AM / by Jim Hingst, Former Nekoosa Team Member
How to Avoid Dimpling in Paper Application Tape

How to Avoid Dimpling in Paper Application Tape

Dimples on a person’s face are usually regarded as being attractive and desirable, butut dimples on the surface of paper application tape…not so much! In fact, dimples in the application paper are..

6/20/12 8:00 AM / by Jim Hingst, Former Nekoosa Team Member