How to Avoid Puckering and Tunneling in Application Tape

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 problem...

11/2/21 8:39 PM / by Jim Hingst
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
Challenges in Developing a Premask for Air-Egress Liners

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 of..

8/18/21 7:00 AM / by Jim Hingst
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
RTape's Conform® 4078RLA® Paper Application Tape

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 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®

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

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