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Drytac Case Studies Booklet

Drytac Case Studies Guide

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CASE STUDIES WALLS
OUTDOORSS

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A P P L I C A T I O N CASE STUDIES

Our greatest achievement?

Earning the trust of our customers and the brands that in turn
trust them. Whether you are applying graphics to windows, walls
or floors, you’ll find a Drytac product that saves you time, money
and frustration. This is why you may see Drytac products all over!
We have developed a portfolio of graphic solutions to brand all
your surfaces. With various levels of installation needs, our quality
materials provide peace of mind and support all your short- and
long-term campaigns.

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CASE STUDY
Premier Graphics serves up a treat at The Very
Good Food Company with Drytac SpotOn

A P P L I C AT I O N
Premier Graphics used SpotOn White Matte to complete a
window graphics job for plant-based vegan food business
The Very Good Food Company.

Premier Graphics was to pass into the building to easy bubble-free application on
approached by The Very assist with ongoing construction a wide variety of smooth interior
Good Food Company and work inside. The graphics also surfaces, windows, glass and
construction firm Pacific needed to cover window panels more.
Solutions Contracting to measuring 21ft tall.
produce window graphics to “As our vertical panels of
cover up building work taking Premier Graphics selected material were so tall, having a
place at a retail location. The Drytac SpotOn White Matte material with minimal stretch
project challenged Premier monomeric PVC film, a solution and good adhesion during cold
Graphics to create graphics that is specifically designed for temperatures on our December
that offered a high impact and short-term applications such install day was crucial for a
high contrast design, but also as point-of-purchase retail great final product with minimal
allowed adequate ambient light signage. The film features a ‘dot seams. The film met all the
pattern’ adhesive that enables challenges we needed it to,

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SpotOn White
Easy to Apply PVC Film

and our panel registration was “For the six months the SpotOn monomeric PVC has
completely accurate, even graphics will be installed for, been developed specifically
while working with such long we’re confident they will look for the creation of vibrant
individual panels.” great the entire time, and graphics requiring quick
remove completely trouble- and easy application and
The graphics – which were free when that day comes. removal. Key to the simplicity
printed using an HP Latex of application is a ‘dot pattern’
365 device – will only remain “Our team of six full-time adhesive that enables easy
in place for six months. As installers are ready to meet bubble-free application on
such, Sellinger said it was also any challenge, but SpotOn a wide variety of smooth
important that the material makes those challenges so surfaces without a need for
could be easily removed much easier to tackle.” tools.
without leaving any residue on
the windows.

CASE STUDY
Minuteman Press lights up new Covid-19 testing
clinics with Drytac ViziPrint Illuminate

A P P L I C AT I O N
Minuteman Press Bath used ViziPrint Illuminate to create
informative new graphics in two locations for leading CBD
supplier Goodbody Botanicals.

Minuteman Press Bath has just locations in Bristol and Bath. at Minuteman Press Bath, said
completed a multi-site graphics Drytac’s ViziPrint Illuminate
project, using Drytac’s ViziPrint As well as providing information product was perfect for the
Illuminate product to install about the tests Goodbody project.
Covid-19 tests signage at two Botanicals can offer, the signage
retail locations. also promotes the key steps ViziPrint Illuminate has been
customers can take to help developed for brilliant backlit
The client, leading CBD supplier prevent the spread of Covid-19, window graphics and displays.
Goodbody Botanicals, required including wearing a face mask, It is able to diffuse light,
Minuteman Press Bath to print sanitising their hands, keeping a creating vivid window graphics,
and install a range of graphics safe distance from other people displays, decals, stickers. It
at its stores to promote its new, and using the government’s is reverse printable, allowing
private Covid-19 testing service, track and trace app. Kieran window advertisements to be
which it is now offering at its Blacknall, large-format manager viewed during the day in direct

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ViziPrint Illuminate
Translucent Matte PET Film

sunlight and at night when so we decided a media with Night or day, ViziPrint
illuminated by store lighting. backlit properties would Illuminate delivers an
perform best and have the unrivalled window graphics
“The client was looking for biggest impact. experience. The translucent
a solution to convey the matte PET film is ideal for
new testing service at their “ViziPrint Illuminate is great; window advertisements
clinics. We looked at various really easy to work with viewed during the day in
options, including lightboxes, and install. We’re always direct sunlight or illuminated
but all proved to be very impressed with Drytac at night by store lighting.
costly in comparison to the products and the advice and It can also be used for
ViziPrint Illuminate media by service we receive from the privacy and decorative glass
Drytac.” Blacknall continues: company.” applications as well as backlit
“Goodbody Botanicals have displays.
spotlights behind every window,

CASE STUDY
Premier Graphics selects ‘no brainer’ Drytac
ViziPrint for festive graphics project

A P P L I C AT I O N
Premier Graphics used Drytac’s ViziPrint Impress Clear to
produce festive window graphics for skincare specialist
Project Skin MD.

Vancouver-based Premier To achieve the clean and officer at Premier Graphics,
Graphics has used Drytac’s seamless appearance, Premier said: “This was a relatively cold
ViziPrint Impress Clear film Graphics selected Drytac’s weather install, only about 6
to produce a striking festive- ViziPrint Impress Clear and or 7 degrees Celsius, but the
themed window graphic for printed the detailed design ViziPrint Impress worked very
local skincare business Project using white ink on a Konica well. It is a strong and stiff PET
Skin MD. Minolta AcurrioWide UV Printer. material that doesn’t stretch
which was a huge benefit when
Project Skin MD challenged Developed for application on aligning panels with a detailed
Premier Graphics to design, glass and other smooth, flat design.
print, and install the intricate surfaces, ViziPrint Impress Clear
window graphic for its state-of- is suitable for trouble-free, “The printed graphics
the-art skincare facility in South bubble-free wet installation. delivered the exact look Project
Granville, Vancouver. Jordan Sorley, operations Skin MD wanted, and – as

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ViziPrint Impress Clear
Optically Clear PET Film

ViziPrint Impress Clear is easily certified installers in Western ViziPrint Impress Clear film
removable – it will save the Canada. is an optically clear versatile
client time and money on solution for self-adhesive
removal day. Plus, the fact that “We pride ourselves applications on glass and
this film is PVC-free makes it in ongoing training for other smooth, flat surfaces.
an environmentally-friendly our installation staff and It is specifically designed
choice.” investing in great products for trouble-free, dry or wet
and equipment to improve installation and eliminates
Established in 2006, Premier our offerings to our clients,” bubbling. Drytac’s hybrid
Graphics re-invented itself in Sorley said. adhesive technology ensures
2020. It is now serving as a that ViziPrint Impress Clear can
full-service graphics production be removed without leaving
and installation company with residue behind.
the largest team of in-house

CASE STUDY
Minuteman Press gives salon monthly makeover
with Drytac Polar Premium

A P P L I C AT I O N
Minuteman Press finds Drytac Polar Premium is perfect
for easily applied window graphics in cold environments,
relying on the vinyl for a monthly display project.

Material hair salon in Bath has Walcot Street. Founded by street by having monthly
revealed a new look every David Ghent in 1998 as a high- window graphics that tie in
month, with window graphics street print shop, the business with a theme. Every month
printed by Minuteman Press has expanded to include it’s something different so we
using Drytac Polar Premium. in-house designers, a digital look forward to seeing what
Thanks to Polar’s ease of print and finishing department, their designer has come up
application, each new window a large-format studio and sales with – we’ve had bunnies at
display can be installed in under and marketing teams. Easter, lollipops in the summer,
an hour. fireworks in November. We like
Kieran Blacknall, Large Format to guess what will come next
Material is a neighbour of Manager, Minuteman Press, month.”
Minuteman Press, which runs commenting on the project,
three different departments he says: “Material wanted For its regular appointment
from three sites on Bath’s artistic to add some colour to the with Material, Minuteman Press

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Polar Premium
Polymeric PVC Film

relies on Drytac Polar Premium, and cut on either its Summa With both permanent and
an 80 micron (3.2mil) polymeric vinyl cutter or Valiani flatbed removable adhesive options,
printable self-adhesive vinyl cutter. Polar polymeric self-adhesive
designed to withstand extreme vinyl maximises adhesive
temperatures and conditions. “We now use Drytac Polar performance and durability on
It is available with a removable Premium for the majority a wide variety of substrates.
adhesive for short-term of our vinyl work, even for The permanent version has
graphics applications that simple things like kiss-cut a lifespan of over five years,
ensures a seamless application labels and wrapped boards, while the removable version is
and easy removal. because it’s so reliable and recommended for short-term
versatile.” applications.
Kieran explains that Drytac
Polar Premium – which is
printed on its HP Latex 360

CASE STUDY
ArtSoft weathers temperature challenges to
collect award with Drytac Polar Premium

A P P L I C AT I O N
ArtSoft Expo Solutions has completed an eye-catching
project for the Grocery Innovations Canada conference
in challenging weather conditions, thanks to Drytac Polar
Premium printable vinyl.

ArtSoft Expo Solutions has included a building wrap design as if one seamless piece of
completed an eye-catching inspired by virtual reality – an work, and for the installation
project for the Grocery application recognized by Big team to apply the design
Innovations Canada conference Picture magazine’s Best of Wide quickly and without problems.
in challenging weather Format Awards.
conditions, thanks to Drytac Every step of the process
Polar Premium printable vinyl. On such a large-scale design, depended on using the right
it was essential for ArtSoft’s printable media. Joe Chan,
For three consecutive years, in-house designer to carefully President, ArtSoft Expo
ArtSoft has worked with cross-check elements to enable Solutions, comments: “We
the Canadian Federation of application with minimal issues, tested over ten different types
Independent Grocers on its for the production team to of adhesive vinyl to find the
Grocery Innovations Canada ensure the final product’s print best to install onto glass and
event. Most recently, this project consistency to make it appear aluminium trim. At the end we

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Polar Premium
Polymeric PVC Film

picked Drytac Polar Premium glass or aluminium frame With both permanent and
as when we were installing the surfaces after removal.” removable adhesive options,
wrap in October we faced a Drytac developed its Polar polymeric self-adhesive
big challenge of temperature Polar range specifically to vinyl maximises adhesive
changes: in the morning it deliver exceptional quality performance and durability on
could be 10ºC (50ºF) and at performance in extreme a wide variety of substrates.
noon it might get up to 30ºC temperature ranges. The permanent version has
(86ºF). Compatible with all standard a lifespan of over five years,
digital printing technologies, while the removable version is
“With Polar Premium, our Polar Premium is an ideal recommended for short-term
installers managed to work choice for stunning graphics applications.
very well during the installation on flat surfaces such as
process. Furthermore, there external walls and windows.
is no residue left on the

CASE STUDY
The Diablo is in the detail: Drytac ReTac appears
at The Mirage in Las Vegas

APPLICATION :
Screaming Images chose Drytac ReTac Textures Canvas to
complete dramatic wall murals in a new restaurant at The
Mirage hotel and casino complex in Las Vegas.

A new restaurant at The Mirage skeleton design. coverings, Screaming Images
hotel and casino complex in Las Las Vegas grand format print chose Drytac ReTac Textures
Vegas is featuring dramatic wall and installation company in Canvas, a matte white
murals printed on Drytac ReTac Screaming Images printed and phthalate-free polymeric PVC
Textures. fitted the murals, drawing on film with an embossed textured
Opened in 1989, the 3,044- 18 years’ experience working finish. In addition to Canvas,
room Mirage is a staple of the on projects from the worlds of ReTac Textures is available in
Las Vegas Strip, featured in sport, retail and entertainment. Sand, Linen and Woodgrain,
dozens of movies including It counts MGM, the Raiders, all offering a textured finish
2001’s Ocean’s Eleven. Its latest NFL, NBA, Kawasaki and Shoe that gives an extra visual and
attraction is Diablo’s Cantina Palace amongst its customers. touchable element to high-
restaurant, newly open, which is To achieve the depth and quality artwork.
decorated in vibrant wall murals visual appeal required for ReTac Textures polymeric
with a Mexican-inspired fiery the incredible Diablo’s wall self-adhesive vinyl features

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an ultra-removable adhesive “We chose ReTac Textures ReTac Textures
backing that can be easily because of its compatibility Permanently Peelable
and repeatedly removed and with a long-term display in Embossed Film
repositioned with no damage a high-end restaurant,” he
to the surface underneath. With comments. ReTac Textured embossed
up to five years’ durability in “We love the Drytac ReTac polymeric PVC film enables
indoor environments, ReTac Textures product and you to install, reposition, and
Textures is also an ideal choice Drytac’s service.” remove graphics without
for long-term graphics projects leaving residue on the surface
– such as at The Mirage. - even years later. It has an
James Swanson, Principal and embossed canvas, sand, linen
Owner, Screaming Images, or woodgrain-like finish that
says Diablo’s was a ‘super cool’ adds depth and visual appeal
project to work on. to static, flat graphics.

CASE STUDY
MK Dons kick off new year with ‘amazing’ Drytac
ReTac graphics

APPLICATION :
The box office at Stadium MK – the home of MK Dons
football club – is now almost unrecognisable with eye-
catching wall graphics printed on Drytac ReTac Textures
media, after the decision was made to bring printing
in-house.

Comprising of a 30,500 all- Sue Stead, at Hotel MK, graphics for our box office,”
seater stadium, an on-site 304- describes herself as a ‘print Sue explains. “We’d received
room hotel and events spaces geek’ so was excited by the some samples of Drytac ReTac
for conferences, meetings prospect of researching print Textures and chose the Linen
and parties, the Milton Keynes options and operating the finish for the wall graphics.”
stadium caters for more than new systems once they were Drytac ReTac Textures is a 150μ
just football fans. When a installed. Together with two (6 mil) printable, matte white
project to add graphics to doors directors, Sue decided to phthalate-free polymeric PVC
in the hotel was more expensive invest in a Roland TrueVIS film with a choice of embossed
than expected, the Stadium VG2-640 printer/cutter and an finishes – Linen, Sand, Canvas
MK team looked at options Easymount laminator. and Woodgrain – which add
for investing in its own printing “The print room was set up in depth and visual appeal to
equipment and producing its September and by October static, flat images as well as a
own graphics for the complex. we had started to print wall touchable quality. The product

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includes the ReTac ultra- its ease of use. ReTac Textures
removable adhesive backing “I love the whole ReTac Permanently Peelable
which enables easy application, range and ReTac Textures Embossed Film
multiple repositioning, and Linen is absolutely
clean removal. In the case of wonderful,” she says. “It’s ReTac Textured embossed
the MK Dons box office project, easier to put up than other polymeric PVC film enables
the ReTac Textures wall graphics products we have used and you to install, reposition, and
were installed by a professional looks great.” remove graphics without
decorator who specialises in leaving residue on the surface
wallpaper – and was unfamiliar - even years later. It has an
with the Drytac self-adhesive embossed canvas, sand, linen
product – but Sue Stead or woodgrain-like finish that
expects to handle application adds depth and visual appeal
in-house from now on owing to to static, flat graphics.

CASE STUDY
‘Dream come true’: artist sees illustration come to
life with Drytac ReTac Textures

APPLICATION :
An artist has seen her work come to life in the form of
stunning wallpaper, printed by Boylan Imaging on Drytac’s
ReTac Textures large format print media.

An artist has seen her work personal projects. This summer “We use the ReTac for a lot
come to life in the form of Boylan Imaging was contacted of projects,” comments John
stunning wallpaper, printed by artist and graphic designer Boylan, Owner and Manager
by Boylan Imaging on Drytac’s Hello It’s Matilda, who had of Boylan Imaging. “Anyone
ReTac Textures large format recently moved from South can work with this product
print media. Africa to Calgary and had as it doesn’t have to be
Based in Medicine Hat, AB, received an order to turn one of professionally installed, and the
Canada, Boylan Imaging is a her paintings into wallpaper. wallpaper project for Hello It’s
professional printing business As a regular user of Drytac Matilda went very smoothly.
that provides photography, ReTac, Boylan Imaging chose “In fact the artist really had no
digital and wide-format this polymeric removable vinyl idea how easy it was to print her
printing services to a range to deliver the project for Hello work large-scale and had never
of customers, from large It’s Matilda, with impressive done this in the past, so it has
commercial clients to smaller results. definitely sparked new creativity

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for her and her client.” art converted into a ReTac Textures
Posting as @hello.itsmatilda, textured wallpaper design Permanently Peelable
the artist took to Instagram to – printed by the amazing @ Embossed Film
share photos of her original boylanimaging. They print
botanical work, the installation vinyl wallpaper that can be ReTac Textured embossed
of the wall covering and the easily applied and removed polymeric PVC film enables
colourful finished project – without losing adhesion and you to install, reposition, and
attracting several glowing leaving no residue when remove graphics without
comments. She said: “Dream removed.” leaving residue on the surface
come true! My illustration “Drytac is a great company - even years later. It has an
converted to wallpaper for that offers a variety of embossed canvas, sand, linen
the first time …One of the products. Their service is or woodgrain-like finish that
first and very exciting projects great as well,” says John adds depth and visual appeal
here in Canada! Hand painted Boylan. to static, flat graphics.

CASE STUDY
Cartoon Network Hotel comes to life with The
Powerpuff Girls, Finn and Jake – and Drytac

APPLICATION :
Graphik Masters worked with the new Cartoon Network
hotel to install over 155 wall murals using Drytac ReTac
Smooth 150.

The much-anticipated Cartoon Masters worked with Cartoon Alley, Owner of supplier Digital
Network Hotel has recently Network and amusement park Color Ink. A 6 mil (150μ) white
opened, decorated with colorful brand Dutch Wonderland to polymeric printable PVC film,
floor-to-ceiling graphics printed produce colorful, accurate and ReTac Smooth 150 features
on Drytac ReTac Smooth 150 durable graphics for walls and Drytac’s innovative ReTac
media. Animation fans can windows, both indoors and out. ultra-removable adhesive
now eat, sleep, play and swim In total, the project spans 155 technology that maintains its
surrounded by their favorite standard hotel rooms and four adhesive strength over time.
characters from Adventure master suites, plus retail, dining “From among the samples
Time, The Powerpuff Girls, and lobby areas. Digital Color Ink provided, both
Steven Universe, Johnny To create the graphics, Graphik Masters and our clients
Bravo and more in the hotel in Graphik Masters chose Drytac Cartoon Network and Dutch
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA. ReTac Smooth 150 on the Wonderland agreed that ReTac
Local signage business Graphik recommendation of Carew 150 Smooth would be best for

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ReTac Smooth 150
Permanently Peelable Film

ease of installation along with ‘going the extra mile’. ReTac Smooth 150 polymeric
its smooth, matte appearance,” He continues: “The wall PVC film enables you to
says Craig Swartz, Co-Owner graphics, printed as panels, install, reposition, and remove
of family business Graphik needed to be seamed. We graphics without leaving
Masters. “The Drytac product are pleased with the low residue on the surface - even
prints very well and provides visibility of seams where years later. ReTac Smooth 150
a high-quality presentation of the panels overlap. We has several fire ratings, making
graphics when installed.” have heard many positive it ideal for use on most indoor
The graphics were fitted comments from Cartoon surfaces in public areas that
by Cassel, also based in Network and Dutch require compliance with strict
Pennsylvania, following an on- Wonderland regarding the fire regulations, such as retail
site installation demonstration high-quality presentation stores, airports, hotels and
by a Drytac representative – and feel of the ReTac hospitals.
which Craig Swartz describes as graphics.”

CASE STUDY
Warwick Printing chooses ‘go-to’ product Drytac
ReTac for tricky mural

APPLICATION :
Warwick Printing installed a liquor store wall mural in a
single day using Drytac ReTac Smooth 150 wall media,
despite having to work around shelves full of fragile stock.

Warwick Printing has completed ‘Cheers Redcliff’ message. The “There was not enough space
a challenging wall mural project, installation took around eleven for even the smallest scissor
relying on Drytac ReTac to get hours, including the set-up lift or boom lift and regular
the job done in a single day. and tear-down of scaffolding, A-frame ladders would not get
The client, South Country and having to negotiate some us close enough to the walls in
Co-op Liquor in Redcliff, fragile obstacles – the bottles the right position. We ended
Alberta, Canada, required themselves. up using painters’ scaffolding
Warwick Printing to design, Lee Weighill, Owner of Warwick and had to stack two units to
print and install 48 individual Printing, explains: “The main get high enough, but it was
wall panels making up a mural challenge was figuring out how still a 26” (66cm) reach to the
spanning the store. As well to reach the 17” (5.2m) install wall which made it a little more
as promoting the spirits, beer height with racks up against difficult.”
and wine on sale, the mural every wall without having to However, the team overcame
had a personal touch with a empty the whole store out. these problems. “It was a good

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ReTac Smooth 150
Permanently Peelable Film

day’s work and not one bottle and remove printed graphics ReTac Smooth 150 polymeric
was knocked to the floor!” says from surfaces such as walls. PVC film enables you to
Lee. Lee says ReTac is his install, reposition, and remove
The choice of vinyl was key to ‘favourite go-to’ wall mural graphics without leaving
completing the job on time vinyl. “We’ve worked with residue on the surface - even
and in total Warwick Printing Drytac ReTac many times years later. ReTac Smooth 150
ran over 260” (80m) of Drytac previously and are very has several fire ratings, making
ReTac Smooth 150 through its familiar with it,” he says. it ideal for use on most indoor
HP Latex 360 printer. This 150μ surfaces in public areas that
(6 mil) white polymeric printable require compliance with strict
PVC film is coated with ReTac fire regulations, such as retail
ultra-removable adhesive stores, airports, hotels and
technology on one side, making hospitals.
it simple to install, reposition

CASE STUDY
Warwick Printing builds excitement for new store
with striking Drytac graphics

APPLICATION :
Warwick Printing has installed a huge storefront wall
graphic using Drytac ReTac, building excitement for a new
beauty store.

In March 2020 Warwick Printing about this store judging by the “We chose Drytac ReTac
undertook a substantial wall comments heard during the because we have used it
graphics project to promote install’. previously and know the
a new Sephora store in Park He explains that his team properties of it, what to expect
Place Mall in Lethbridge. worked with a USA-based when printing and installing.
Sephora sells cosmetics and design firm on the hoarding, Because the panels were very
beauty products from over which measured 54” wide by wide (52”) and were over 12
2,600 stores in 34 countries 12” high (16.5m x 3.7m). feet tall we wanted a fairly thick,
around the world, attracting “We did a site survey, sent the stable vinyl and also one that
loyal customers and a significant updated specs to their design would be easy to remove in a
following online. team, and had the files back couple of months.”
Lee Weighill, Owner of Warwick printed and installed within four Drytac ReTac Smooth 150
Printing, says that it ‘seems to five days. The actual install is a polymeric printable
many people are excited took about six hours,” says Lee. PVC film coated with ReTac

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ReTac Smooth 150
Permanently Peelable Film

ultra-removable adhesive latex, UV, solvent and eco- ReTac Smooth 150 polymeric
technology. This enables easy solvent printing technologies PVC film enables you to
installation, repositioning and for stunning wall graphics. install, reposition, and remove
removal of indoor wall graphics, “We use Drytac products graphics without leaving
even on curved, textured or whenever possible because residue on the surface - even
angled surfaces. ReTac Smooth they perform excellently years later. ReTac Smooth 150
150 has several fire ratings, for us, both printing and has several fire ratings, making
making it suitable for public installing,” says Lee. “We it ideal for use on most indoor
areas that require compliance love all the Drytac products surfaces in public areas that
with strict fire regulations such we have used so far, all are require compliance with strict
as malls and retail stores. This excellent.” fire regulations, such as retail
150 micron (6 mil) product is stores, airports, hotels and
available in matte and gloss hospitals.
finishes and is compatible with

CASE STUDY
Grant Graphics celebrates building’s history with
Drytac newspaper graphics

APPLICATION :
Grant Graphics has completed a wall graphics project for
a new cafe and craft brewery using Drytac ReTac Smooth
150, in an appropriately newspaper-themed design.

In late 2019, Walt & Whitman inkjet printers, ink and media – to apply and handle. ReTac
Brewing took over a historic including Drytac products – in Smooth 150 is our best vinyl
building in Saratoga Springs, the north-east US region, as for wall applications – it has the
NY that formerly housed the well as a producer of graphics ability to be stretched, removed
offices for the Saratogian work. For the Saratogian and repositioned well without
newspaper. The new brewery pink-sheet newspaper project leaving residue on the surface.
and coffee house – inspired by for Walt & Whitman, the team It prints and takes in ink at a
American poet Walt Whitman – printed onto Drytac ReTac very high quality and the ink
wanted to recognise this history Smooth 150 with a Mimaki lays very nicely. In total, the Walt
so called on Grant Graphics to CJV300 solvent printer/cutter. & Whitman project was roughly
create an eye-catching mural. Garrison Grant, Digital a day of file set-up, a day of
With over 30 years’ experience Marketing Manager at Grant printing and a day of install.”
Grant Graphics is a leading Graphics, explains, “We wanted ReTac Smooth 150 (6 mil/150μ)
distributor for large-format a matte vinyl that was easy is a white polymeric printable

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ReTac Smooth 150
Permanently Peelable Film

PVC film compatible with Garrison Grant says they ReTac Smooth 150 polymeric
solvent, eco-solvent, latex and are a ‘relatively new’ user PVC film enables you to
UV ink chemistries and offering of Drytac products, but install, reposition, and remove
up to five years’ durability. The has already picked some graphics without leaving
key to the product’s simple favorites from the range. residue on the surface - even
installation, repositioning He adds: “Drytac’s customer years later. ReTac Smooth 150
and removal is Drytac’s ReTac service and sales reps, are has several fire ratings, making
advanced adhesive technology. always available with quick it ideal for use on most indoor
ReTac Smooth 150 has achieved response times to any surfaces in public areas that
several fire ratings, making it questions we have.” require compliance with strict
ideal for use in public areas that fire regulations, such as retail
require compliance with strict stores, airports, hotels and
fire regulations – such as coffee hospitals.
shops and bars.

CASE STUDY
High Stakes Creative’s Drytac graphics make
Korean restaurant pop

APPLICATION :
A branch of KPOP, a Korean barbecue restaurant, has a
stylish new look thanks to over 6,200sq ft of wall graphics
printed on Drytac ReTac Smooth 150 by High Stakes
Creative.

High Stakes Creative has applications. This includes ReTac Smooth 150.
completed what it called a everything from large-format “This project was the second
‘monster job’ for the KPOP printing and fleet graphics time we worked with this client
Korean restaurant in Georgia, to complex wayfinding and – they had us print and install
USA using Drytac ReTac corporate identity systems. a similar graphic package in
Smooth 150 wall graphics During 2020, High Stakes another location the previous
media. Creative took on a major year,” says Matt. “They loved
Matt Matthews has been in the project for KPOP’s new Korean it so much, they more than
sign industry for 24 years and barbecue restaurant location: quadrupled their request on
started High Stakes Creative in a stylish monochrome design this location. The installation
2007, specialising in the design, influenced by K-pop music that took place over the course of
production and installation of involved channel letter signs several trips with four other
branding, signage and graphics and 6,200sq ft (576 sq m) of wall installers. I personally installed
for commercial and architectural graphics, printed on Drytac’s 3,500 sq ft myself.”

WALLS

PRODUCT FOCUS
ReTac Smooth 150
Permanently Peelable Film

“We chose ReTac because it is a graphic applications. Each ReTac Smooth 150 polymeric
thicker film with repositionability time I’ve made a request PVC film enables you to
that allowed for an easier to Drytac, I’ve been met install, reposition, and remove
install,” says Matt Matthews. with thorough answers and graphics without leaving
“Most of the panels were professionalism that helps residue on the surface - even
14’ (4.3m) tall so having that me get my clients what they years later. ReTac Smooth 150
repositionability was key. Also, need in a timely manner.” has several fire ratings, making
having a 6 mil material allowed it ideal for use on most indoor
for us to avoid lamination in surfaces in public areas that
areas that wouldn’t get frequent require compliance with strict
abrasion.” fire regulations, such as retail
He adds: “I love ReTac – I’ve stores, airports, hotels and
continued to use it as my go-to hospitals.
product for a majority of my wall

CASE STUDY
Drytac ReTac helps turn Aquaman project around
at super-speed

APPLICATION :
Global Printing Enterprises has completed a wall graphics
project using ReTac Smooth 150 to promote the release of
the new movie Aquaman.

A project promoting the packing, to finally an overnight services provided by Sekanskin
latest superhero blockbuster installation. Media. “The biggest challenge
Aquaman in Canada was turned Based in Mississauga, ON, was coordinating the project
around in just a few days, using Global Printing Enterprises is with the tight deadline,”
specialist graphics media from a large-format print branding explains Carlo Toscano,
Drytac. specialist working with Fortune President, Global Printing
Global Printing Enterprises 500 companies, supplying work Enterprises. “Projects like
created the 250ft (76m) movie for over 200 events per year these should take two weeks to
poster hoarding at super-speed: including music festivals, sports come together. We impressed
five days from the site visit, to events and brand promotions. ourselves in achieving this print
receiving files and creating The Aquaman project was and install in just five days.”
colour proofs, to the print scheduled through the Rooftop To produce the super-sized
set-up and printing, to cutting Agency on behalf of Warner Aquaman movie artwork,
down the panels, labelling and Bros Canada, with installation Global Printing Enterprises

WALLS

PRODUCT FOCUS
ReTac Smooth 150
Permanently Peelable Film

used an HP 3000 Latex printer making it suitable for most ReTac Smooth 150 polymeric
running two rolls of Drytac indoor surfaces in public PVC film enables you to
ReTac Smooth 150 concurrently. areas. install, reposition, and remove
ReTac Smooth 150 is a 6 “Drytac ReTac Smooth 150 graphics without leaving
mil (150μ) white polymeric was recommended to us residue on the surface - even
printable PVC film coated with for its concealing abilities, years later. ReTac Smooth 150
Drytac’s innovative ReTac ultra- especially on drywall with has several fire ratings, making
removable adhesive technology taped seams, with no it ideal for use on most indoor
to allow easy installation, lamination required,” says surfaces in public areas that
repositioning and removal. It Carlo Toscano. “Installers require compliance with strict
has excellent compatibility with also commented that they fire regulations, such as retail
UV, solvent and eco-solvent ink liked using this product as it stores, airports, hotels and
technologies as well as latex, was easy to use and install.” hospitals.
and has a Class 0 fire rating

CASE STUDY
SkinzWraps diversifies into profitable new
markets thanks to Drytac

APPLICATION :
Dallas-based SkinzWraps has used a ReTac Smooth 150
from Drytac to expand outside of its core vehicle graphics
market into a number of other sectors.

SkinzWraps has revealed how traditional customer base experience and used Drytac
the use of Drytac films has spans commercial vehicles and products, such as the ReTac
allowed it to expand business personal car wraps, to fleet range of adhesive films, to
beyond its core vehicle vehicles, buses and even boats, complete many projects.
wrapping services into a but – thanks to Drytac solutions CJ Reichwein, vice president of
number of other markets. – the company has more sales at SkinzWraps, explains:
Established in 1998, SkinzWraps recently expanded. “Our typical work would include
is regarded as one of the Since discovering Drytac the wrapping of commercial
leading vehicle wrap specialists. products in October 2019, and passenger vehicles for
Based in Texas, but services SkinzWraps has used the advertising or custom colour
nationwide, marketing itself as company’s solutions to fulfil changes,” Reichwein says.
a full-service vehicle wrapping a stunning array of printed “However, Drytac solutions
company that works with graphics. The company has have enabled us to channel our
customers across the US. Its built on its extensive wrapping wrapping expertise into the

WALLS

PRODUCT FOCUS
ReTac Smooth 150
Permanently Peelable Film

creation of stunning floor and Florida, SkinzWraps printed ReTac Smooth 150 polymeric
wall graphics too.” and installed graphics on PVC film enables you to
Among some of the more 13 walls around the interior install, reposition, and remove
recent projects, SkinzWraps of the building over a graphics without leaving
printed a vintage Le Mans period of a day-and-a-half residue on the surface - even
wall mural on Drytac ReTac using ReTac Smooth 150. years later. ReTac Smooth 150
Smooth 150 for a private client “Thanks to Drytac solutions, has several fire ratings, making
and other work has included our clientele is no longer it ideal for use on most indoor
producing and installing wall limited to vehicle owners,” surfaces in public areas that
graphics for seafood restaurant continues CJ. “We now have require compliance with strict
chain Shell Shack, which has a wide variety of clients, fire regulations, such as retail
locations across Texas and and we help them fulfil stores, airports, hotels and
plans for further expansion. projects from conception to hospitals.
With a new venue opening in installation.”

CASE STUDY
Drytac SpotOn helps Pixel Imaging think ‘outside
the box’

A P P L I C AT I O N
Pixel Imaging used SpotOn to complete various
non-traditional exhibition displays.

Pixel Imaging says Drytac to floor graphics for an energy “We now use SpotOn vinyl to
SpotOn graphics media has industry trade event. Pixel create custom branding and
allowed them to think ‘outside Imaging needs a specialist decor for the event industry.
the box’ and offer non- product for this type of work, as SpotOn is a great product for
traditional exhibition displays to Owner John Bek explains. this application as it allows us
its customers. to easily vinyl-wrap just about
He says: “We discovered Drytac any surface, and remove it when
Based in Calgary, AB, Pixel SpotOn through our media the event is complete without
Imaging is a leading supplier of vendor, ND Graphics. We were damaging any of the surfaces or
event and trade show graphics. searching for a vinyl that was spaces.”
Projects range from booth just as easy to remove as it is to SpotOn is a 100µ (4 mil)
wraps for a music festival’s VIP install, without causing damage ink-receptive printable vinyl
area and a wall mural for a to walls or furniture surfaces. combined with Drytac’s unique
women’s business conference,

WALLS

PRODUCT FOCUS
SpotOn White
Easy to Apply PVC Film

‘dot pattern’ adhesive that company in Calgary to come SpotOn monomeric PVC has
enables simple, bubble-free up with new and immersive been developed specifically
application on smooth interior ways to create stunning for the creation of vibrant
surfaces such as walls and visuals. graphics requiring quick
glass. John continues: “Drytac “We would certainly and easy application and
products have helped our recommend Drytac products removal. Key to the simplicity
business as they have allowed to anyone who is looking of application is a ‘dot pattern’
us to go outside of the box to create vinyl graphics adhesive that enables easy
and to use printed vinyl wraps that can easily be installed bubble-free application on
in very non-traditional ways. and removed by the end a wide variety of smooth
Our clients love seeing the user, without creating any surfaces without a need for
results and we consistently work frustrations for them.” tools.
together with our event partner

CASE STUDY
Branded Wraps makes an entrance at ‘mecca for
the sports enthusiast’ with Drytac media

APPLICATION :
Branded Wraps has completed a ceiling wrap using Polar
Premium Air for Sixteen Mile Sports Complex in Ontario,
Canada.

Fans heading to a winter sports portfolio to include interior “It is a mecca for the sports
complex are set to receive a murals, wallpaper and window enthusiast and deserved an
warm welcome thanks to a graphics. entrance that showed it,” says
new ceiling mural, printed and Branded Wraps has completed Sean.
installed by Branded Wraps several projects for the Sixteen “Sixteen Mile Sports Complex
using Drytac products. Mile Sports Complex in the wanted a durable indoor
Sean Jeffreys, Owner and nearby city of Oakville, an arena product which would bring
President of Branded Wraps, which hosts major hockey the entrance to a whole new
has been in the graphics tournaments, ice skating level. We immediately thought
sector since he was a 16-year- competitions, and a variety of of Drytac as we love their
old in 1990 and his business other events throughout the interior wallpaper products but
specializes in vehicle wraps and year. Recently, this has included we were looking for a more
lettering. In addition, Branded printing and installing graphics permanent adhesive. Our
Wraps has expanded its service in its main arena entrance. supplier recommended Drytac

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PRODUCT FOCUS

Polar Premium Air with Interlam Sean Jeffreys comments: Polar Premium Air
Pro Matte laminate and it was a “Installing a large ceiling Polymeric PVC Film With
done deal.” mural is not something you Bubble-Free Technology
To create the ceiling graphic, want to be doing every day,
Branded Wraps printed especially with an overly Polar Premium Air is a white
Polar Premium Air with their aggressive adhesive or printable self-adhesive vinyl
HP 560 Latex printer and super-soft or floppy vinyl! with a unique permanent
then laminated with Drytac The Drytac combination we or removable adhesive with
Interlam Pro Matte. Pairing used worked amazingly well. bubble-free application
these two products enables It was a challenging project technology that enables easy
easy installation with excellent but a definite success. to install graphics. Ideal for
durability against UV light, Our client emailed us to general signage and graphic
weather and temperature say, ‘Thanks Sean, it looks promotions and is suitable
changes. great!’” for indoor and outdoor use.
It can also be used for vehicle
livery on flat or slightly curved
surfaces.

CASE STUDY
Turner Signs prepared for new school year with
Drytac Polar Grip

APPLICATION :
Turner Signs used Drytac Polar Grip to complete numerous
wall wraps for Hall Cross Academy.

A school in Doncaster had a look seemed appropriate. Studio for the artwork – in the
makeover in time for the new Posting on Instagram, Turner school’s colours of red, grey,
academic year thanks to Turner Signs (@turnersignslimited) said: black and white – so it could
Signs and products from Drytac. “The school went for a bright concentrate on the printing and
Turner Signs was approached bold design to brighten up the application elements of the job.
by a teacher at Hall Cross large empty spaces and rolled The printing and cutting stage
Academy – who had seen the this out throughout the school took two days, using a Mimaki
Barnsley-based family signage from numerous wall wraps to CJV150 integrated printer/
business’s work on Instagram window graphics to various cutter, with a further two days
– regarding a large project types of signage.” to complete the installation
to transform the building. While Turner Signs has its own on-site.
The secondary school started in-house design department, Curt Turner, Director at Turner
the autumn term with a new this project was so big it called Signs, explains why the team
headteacher, so a new refreshed on the services of Ginger Fox chose the product: “We

WALLS

PRODUCT FOCUS
Polar Grip
High Tack PVC Film

needed strong adhesive for use as a showcase for the Polar Grip polymeric self-
the wall graphics installed on business’s expertise and for adhesive vinyl’s unique
brickwork, so Drytac supplier Drytac Polar Grip. aggressive high bond
Sabur Digital recommended “I will definitely use it again adhesive is perfect for graphic
Polar Grip. I applied a sample and recommend it to Turner applications where flexibility
to the wall of our workshop as Signs customers,” he says. and strong adhesion are
a test run and it worked really required. It allows users
well and was really easy to to permanently apply
install. It comes away from the graphics onto many different
silicone material well and is very surfaces, such as a decal for
forgiving when fixing errors.” a motorcycle helmet or brick
Furthermore, Curt says he may walls.
print his own design for the
Turner Signs workshop wall to

CASE STUDY PRODUCT FOCUS
Globe Print relies on Drytac films for support with
NHS Covid-19 vaccination roll-out Protac AMP
Antimicrobial Surface
APPLICATION : Protection Film
Globe Print used Drytac Polar Street FX and Protac AMP for
social distancing markers and directional signage at a new Protac AMP is a 24/7 surface
vaccination centre. protection film incorporating
Microban® antimicrobial
protection. Protect high traffic
touch surfaces for up to 15
years with this clear matte
antimicrobial film. On an
unprotected surface, stain
and odor-causing bacteria can
double in number every 20
minutes. Keep your surfaces
cleaner longer with Protac AMP.

Drytac’s self-adhesive films IT infrastructure and services materials on a wide range
continue to play a key role in provider Softcat’s HQ. of projects throughout the
the battle against Covid-19, Covid-19 pandemic.
with print service provider They also needed to source
Globe Print having recently a series of printed graphics Nick Wintle, Managing Director
used several Drytac products to for the facility to ensure the at Globe Print, explains: “Key
create graphics, free-of-charge, safety of both the public and to the installation was the
for a new vaccination centre in the vaccination team. These tight turnaround time. The
Marlow, Buckinghamshire. included social distancing vaccination centre was opening
markers, one-way system on January 23rd and Newdays
After plans to open the directional signage and didn’t have sign-off for the
vaccination hub at one location informative posters. graphics until January 20th.
fell through, Newdays Pharmacy
was asked to locate an Newdays Pharmacy contacted “We wanted to do our bit
alternative site, and was offered Globe Print, a preferred as well; as this was for a
some ground floor space at supplier to the NHS that has vaccination centre, we did the
been working with Drytac whole project free of charge –

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PRODUCT FOCUS

from design and print through provides protection against Polar Street FX
to installation of the graphics.” the spread of microbial Outdoor Non-PVC
contamination. Floor Material
For outdoor floor graphics,
Globe Print opted for Drytac Globe Print produced all the Polar Street FX is a textured
Polar Street FX, a PVC-free, graphics in house, utilising printable white matte
aluminium slip-rated print its Roland VG-640, Mimaki aluminium film, coated on
media. UCJV-300 and Agfa M2000 one side with a clear, high
printers. tack adhesive. The textured
Globe Print used Drytac Protac ink receptive film is made
AMP Film for graphics at Olivier Picard, the owner of from 40% recycled content.
‘touch-points’ throughout the Newdays Pharmacy, also Polar Street FX has achieved
facility, including doors and had high praise for the several slip ratings and
handles. Protac AMP is a 6.0mil job. He said: “Everything certifications, making it ideal
(150µ) textured polyester film is in place now and the for public environments.
that incorporates Microban® printed materials look clean,
Antimicrobial Protection, which professional and official.”

CASE STUDY
Still Creek Press hits the high notes at the opera
with Drytac SpotOn Floor 200

APPLICATION :
Still Creek Press uses Drytac SpotOn Floor 200 for
University of British Colombia’s opera stage.

Vancouver-based full-service close. However, not to be from several levels and views,
commercial printer Still Creek deterred by the restrictions meaning the graphics had to be
Press selected Drytac SpotOn on audience attendance, visible and look realistic from all
Floor 200 to help students UBC Opera decided to stage angles.
from the University of British a number of virtual events, Still Creek Press’ wide-format
Colombia (UBC) in Canada to whereby students performed manager Bruce Lee explains:
stage and perform an opera opera at the University’s venue “Essentially, we started with an
virtually. The UBC Opera and the show was streamed live empty stage. We were tasked
programme puts on shows to audiences watching at home. with installing floor graphics
for the local community each Still Creek Press’s role in the that looked stunning and could
year, but these had to be project was to produce floor be easily removed at the end of
put on hold in 2020 due to graphics resembling a dirt road the performance.”
the Covid-19 pandemic, with for the stage, to help deliver Still Creek Press opted for
indoor entertainment venues in the full opera experience. Drytac SpotOn Floor 200 vinyl
Vancouver forced to temporarily The production was filmed film for the project, with the

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SpotOn Floor 200
One-Part Floor Solution

company tasked with producing under the lighting.” SpotOn Floor 200 is a
graphics covering an area of He continues,“One of the monomeric PVC film that
70ft x 90ft (approx. 21m x 27m). major reasons we used is designed for short-
Nine rolls of the Drytac film SpotOn Floor 200 over other term, indoor non-slip floor
were supplied by ND Graphics other removable floor vinyl graphics without the need
to complete the project and the is how forgiving it is when for lamination. Key to the
graphics were printed in 4 days/ applied. Another feature is simplicity of application is a
nights on a Roland SOLJET Pro that there was no need for ‘dot pattern’ adhesive that
4 XR-640 large-format device. an overlaminate as it has a enables easy bubble-free
“We chose Drytac SpotOn built-in anti-slip surface. Also application on a wide variety
Floor 200 for a number of what would usually have of smooth surfaces without a
reasons,” explains Bruce Lee. taken a team of installers need for tools.
“It is super easy to apply and two days to install, only took
it can be easily removed by us five hours using SpotOn
anyone. It also looked great Floor 200.”

CASE STUDY
Anyone for tennis? Drytac SpotOn Floor 200
takes to the court!

APPLICATION :
Print Three uses Drytac SpotOn Floor 200 for Men’s ATP
Tennis event promotion in the Core Shopping Centre in
Calgary, Canada.

Space within a shopping mall Tour – a series of tournaments Furthermore, this material
in Calgary, Canada has been considered to be a showcase of has been designed for easy
transformed into a tennis court tennis’s rising stars. and tool-free installation and
using award-winning specialist Using SpotOn Floor 200, the clean removal, thanks to its
floor graphics media from project to create a public unique dot-pattern adhesive.
Drytac. tennis court in the downtown Its innovative features earned
The project, at the Core Calgary shopping centre was Drytac SpotOn Floor 200
Shopping Centre, was to undertaken by Print Three, the top spot in the Media –
promote the first Men’s ATP which also sponsored the event. Adhesive Back Vinyl category
Tennis event in Calgary, AB, Shoppers and their families in the SGIA 2018 Product of the
hosted at the Alberta Tennis were invited to take to the court Year competition.
Center. Called the Calgary for a few sets of tennis, clearly Print Three is a leading design,
National Bank Challenger, the marked with blue and white print and production company
event in October 2018 was lines printed onto the specialist in Calgary, providing work at
part of the ATP Challenger floor media from Drytac. the ‘highest quality standards

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SpotOn Floor 200
One-Part Floor Solution

in Canada’, it says. General to repair or replace areas. SpotOn Floor 200 is a
Manager Mark Eisan explains However, we did not need monomeric PVC film that
why Print Three chose the to as the product adhered is designed for short-
Drytac product, supplied by ND for the ten days it was on the term, indoor non-slip floor
Graphics, for the project: floor, and at the end of the graphics without the need
“We were testing products and project was removed in 20 for lamination. Key to the
laminates for the tennis court minutes with no additional simplicity of application is a
application and an installation clean-up.” ‘dot pattern’ adhesive that
partner recommended Drytac Mark Eisan says Print Three enables easy bubble-free
SpotOn Floor 200 after hearing has received ‘great service’ application on a wide variety
about it at a conference,” from Drytac following the of smooth surfaces without a
“We found the performance tennis court project and is need for tools.
of the SpotOn product to be considering other products
excellent. Our testing was for future applications.
intense, but we had planned

CASE STUDY
Ollywood transforms busy Birmingham meeting
place with Drytac Polar Street FX

APPLICATION :
Ollywood used Drytac Polar Street FX to create a new floor
graphic in Birmingham’s busy Brindleyplace, a project that
required durability and safety on wet surfaces.

A popular meeting point in an SEA LIFE aquarium. Williams, Managing Director,
area of the city packed with Ollywood. “Floor graphics are
offices and corporate spaces, In addition to requiring the quite common at the moment
Brindleyplace is undergoing durability to withstand heavy to promote social distancing
a campaign to encourage foot traffic including high heels, but I’ve noticed many that are
people to ‘#RediscoverBrindley’ the floor graphic had to be peeling, they’re not made for
following COVID-19 restrictions. securely installed between long-term outdoor use.
Newport-based Ollywood two water features. Ollywood
was commissioned to print sought advice from its media “Polar Street FX is priced
and install the floor display. As supplier Soyang to find a slightly higher than other floor
well as grabbing attention, the material that could do the job. media but it is better – it does
35m-long floor graphic serves the job it’s meant to. Because
to direct pedestrians to nearby “Soyang recommended Drytac it’s aluminium-based it’s more
restaurants and attractions Polar Street FX for its slip rating durable than vinyl and Drytac is
including the Ikon Gallery and and for its durability on surfaces stricter than other brands about
that get wet,” comments Oliver slip ratings. I’d rather use a

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slightly more expensive product October – just eight weeks Polar Street FX
than end up with a bad result.” after the initial site visit Outdoor Non-PVC
and concept discussions Floor Material
Drytac Polar Street FX is a 250µ – but the Ollywood team
(10 mil) textured printable white overcame the difficult Polar Street FX is a textured
matte aluminium film, coated conditions. printable white matte
on one side with a high-tack aluminium film, coated on
adhesive for safety and security “The application of floor one side with a clear, high
in public environments. It has graphics is always tricky tack adhesive. The textured
been designed to be non-slip on cold, wet days,” says ink receptive film is made
and scuff-resistant without the Oliver, “but the Polar Street from 40% recycled content.
need for lamination, making FX went down perfectly, Polar Street FX has achieved
it perfect for fast-turnaround even alongside the water several slip ratings and
outdoor floor graphics jobs. features. We take care over certifications, making it ideal
our preparation but it’s worth for public environments.
The installation in Birmingham taking the time.”
took place on an autumn day in

CASE STUDY
N3 Display Graphics stays one step ahead with
Drytac Polar Street FX

APPLICATION :
Bristol-based N3 Display Graphics used Drytac Polar Street
FX to produce a series of creative floor graphics for Bristol
City Council to encourage social distancing on streets
across the city.

Large-format graphics The printed graphics also had a long-time user of Drytac
production and installation to be safe for use underfoot. materials, N3 Display Graphics
company N3 Display Graphics The Council specified they quickly identified Drytac Polar
recently used Drytac Polar should have a proper slip rating, Street FX as the ideal solution
Street FX aluminium print media meaning they were safe for for the project.
to produce a range of eye- use in busy areas that could
catching outdoor floor graphics be exposed to wet weather, N3 Display Graphics Director
to promote social distancing including high streets and other Nigel Walker explains: “The
across the city of Bristol. retail settings Council specified that we use
aluminium-backed slip rated
Bristol City Council designed To meet these challenges, the material so Polar Street FX was
a series of 2m x 1.1m (6.36ft x Council turned to N3 Display the ideal choice for the job.”
3.6ft) footprint-style graphics Graphics, a Bristol-based
for use in high traffic areas of company that specialises in Polar Street FX is printable
the city ahead of non-essential large-format graphics for both with eco-solvent, latex or UV
shops reopening in mid-April. indoor and outdoor use. As technology, making it a flexible
choice. For this project, the

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giant footprint graphics were FX aluminium backing. Polar Street FX
printed on two HP Latex 360 Outdoor Non-PVC
printers, resulting in a series In terms of working with Floor Material
of creative graphics that Drytac, N3’s Nigel Walker
have proved a huge hit with adds: “We have a long Polar Street FX is a textured
shoppers since being installed history of mutual respect printable white matte
at the end of March 2021. with Drytac, and they always aluminium film, coated on
have the right products at one side with a clear, high
N3 Display Graphics cut the the right price.” tack adhesive. The textured
graphics into the curved ink receptive film is made
footprint shape with its Zünd The Bristol footprint graphics from 40% recycled content.
cutter with double edged have been a great success. Polar Street FX has achieved
tungsten blades, which was Nigel continues: “After a several slip ratings and
easily able to handle the month out on the streets, the certifications, making it ideal
strong-wearing nature and graphics are all standing up for public environments.
toughness of the Polar Street well and are helping people
to return to shopping safely.”

CASE STUDY
FD Signs puts safety first for massive TfL social
distancing project with Drytac

APPLICATION :
FD Signs has completed a mammoth social distancing
decal project to help Transport for London (TfL) passengers
abide by social distancing guidelines, using Drytac Polar
Grip paired with Interlam Pro Emerytex.

Based in West London, FD period of ten consecutive, 18- safe for their environment.
Signs has over 20 years’ hour days FD Signs delivered Fintan specified a product that
experience in delivering 6,000 graphics a day for is slip rated, meaning it has
high-quality sign and graphics overnight installation in London been approved for exterior
projects. TfL is a regular Underground stations, by 30 applications and transitional
customer for the business but different installation teams. At areas that can get wet – ideal
the social distancing project was the same time, we produced for stations on the London
on a scale never seen before, other graphics for the Croydon Underground network. The
as Fintan Delaney, Founder and Tramlink, Arriva Trains and media also had to hold relevant
Director of FD Signs, explains. Network Rail. In all we delivered fire safety certifications for use
in the region of 100,000 social in a public space.
“TfL needed to prepare for distancing floor graphics.”
more customers using its The ideal solution was Drytac
services while adhering to As well as displaying messages Polar Grip overlaminated with
social distancing, at a very quick effectively, it was essential Drytac Interlam Pro Emerytex,
turnaround,” he says. “Over a that the floor graphics were delivered to FD Signs as quickly


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