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

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..

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

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

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..

8/11/21 9:00 AM / by Jim Hingst, Former Nekoosa Team Member

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?

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”..

6/9/21 7:00 AM / by Jim Hingst, Former Nekoosa Team Member

RTape's Conform® 4078RLA® Paper Application Tape

RTape’s Conform® is the original application tape with Release Liner Adhesion (RLA®). This portfolio of application tapes will not dog ear or stick together when stacked. Available in a variety of..

5/12/21 7:00 AM / by Tianna Vanderhei, Nekoosa

RTape’s Most Popular Application Tape – Conform® 4075 RLA®

RTape’s original, most popular application tape – Conform® 4075RLA®. In need of a high tack application tape that sticks to slick release liners, preventing tape from “dog earing” and sticking..

3/24/21 8:00 AM / by Tianna Vanderhei, Nekoosa

Ultra Clear Application Tapes - RTape Clear Choice®

Clear application tapes make it easier to apply vinyl graphics, fine lettering, textured wraps and thermal die cuts. If you really want to see what you’re doing…then RTape’s Clear Choice® is your..

3/10/21 7:00 AM / by Nekoosa

Why Premask Laminated Graphics

Do you really need to premask a graphic if it has an overlaminate? Many installers believe that an application tape is unnecessary. In the vast majority of cases, pre-masking the graphic will make..

9/9/20 2:45 PM / by Nekoosa