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

Chalk Versus Liquid Chalk Markers

Which is Better for Writing on Chalkboard Film? Chalk or Chalk Ink Pens?

11/28/12 8:00 AM / by Jim Hingst

Mottling and What To Do About It

Have you ever occasionally noticed a dull, hazy or blotchy appearance on the surface of some vinyl films or overlaminates? This is a condition called mottling. While this hazy appearance certainly..

10/17/12 8:00 AM / by Jim Hingst

How to Use Pallet Protek Protection Tape

Cleaning up messy spray adhesive from your pallets is time both time consuming and costly. It’s also unnecessary. By pre-covering your pallets with RTape 4350 Pallet Protek™ and spraying the paper..

8/28/12 8:00 AM / by Jim Hingst

Difficult to Transfer Vinyl Graphics

Who hasn’t had the occasional problem in transferring vinyl graphics from their release liner? In many cases, the solution may be as simple as selecting a higher tack application tape or making a..

7/3/12 8:00 AM / by Jim Hingst

What Causes Liner Curl?

Would you like paper or plastic? In the sign, screen and digital markets, vinyl film manufacturers generally pick paper release liners. Plastic film liners are more frequently used for label..

5/20/12 8:00 AM / by Jim Hingst

Preventing Wall Graphics Failures

Getting good adhesion to painted wall surfaces has been a problem for sign makers and the manufacturers of vinyl films. Flat finish paints are especially a problem. To help your customer avoid the..

5/12/12 9:00 AM / by Jim Hingst

Surface Preparation of Unpainted Aluminum

Many years ago, some of the tankers and trailers had unpainted aluminum skins. Direct application of pressure-sensitive vinyl graphics to these surfaces often resulted in adhesion failures.

5/7/12 8:00 AM / by Jim Hingst