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Drytac Case Studies Booklet

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as the team could print it, says Holdom comments: “We Polar Grip & Interlam Pro
Shaun Holdom, Global Product worked closely with FD Emerytex
Manager for Drytac. Signs to ensure all of the Two-Part Floor Solution
“Fast and efficient turnaround products complied to the
was key as the time frame FD strict requirements of the Polar Grip is a printable
Signs was working to was very customer. It’s an ongoing polymeric PVC with a
small,” he says. “We were project and we expect unique aggressive high
making daily deliveries to Fintan to see more transport bond adhesive. Interlam Pro
to keep up with his 24-hour operators, retailers and Emerytex is a matte pebble,
production.” other businesses following slip-rated overlaminating
A Fujifilm Acuity LED 1600 UV suit. Floor graphics have film. When paired together,
printer and a Roland XR640 become incredibly important a long-term, slip-rated floor
printer were used by FD Signs for social distancing but it is graphic solution is created.
– to deliver sharp, attention- absolutely essential that they
grabbing graphics. Shaun are safe.”

University of Southern California prepares their
campus with Drytac Polar Grip

Classic Litho and Design sticks with Drytac Polar Grip with
Interlam Pro Emerytex to complete major social distancing
project for the University of Southern California.

California-based print service company Classic Litho and reason for selecting Drytac
provider Classic Litho and Design to assist with the Polar Grip was that the material
Design deployed Drytac Polar project, which – in total – offered the most reliability for
Grip for a large-scale social required the production of outdoor graphics.
distancing signage project approximately 11,000 floor “I did a lot of research trying
which helped students safely decals for installation across the to find the longest-lasting and
return to learning at the USC campus. most durable outdoor vinyl,
University of Southern California Initially, the company’s large- and it became clear that the
(USC) last semester. format department printed solution was Drytac Polar Grip
As a result of the Covid-19 3,000 outdoor floor graphics with Interlam Pro Emerytex
pandemic, USC was required on Drytac Polar Grip white overlaminating film. As well
to put in place a range of polymeric self-adhesive vinyl. as being economically priced,
measures to help protect Ray Rodriguez, Large Format it was also the only outdoor
students and staff. USC Manager at Classic Litho and solution with a 12-month
contacted local printing Design, explained that the main guarantee.”



The work with Drytac Polar Grip failed. To compare, I went to Polar Grip & Interlam Pro
did not stop there though, as check an outdoor graphic Emerytex
Rodriguez explained. After that was still firmly in place Two-Part Floor Solution
speaking with USC about and – having aggressively
failing indoor and outdoor floor tried and failed to remove Polar Grip is a printable
graphics printed on another it – noted it was printed on polymeric PVC with a
vendor’s media, Polar Grip was Polar Grip. unique aggressive high
again deployed. “On that basis, a second bond adhesive. Interlam Pro
“I recommended Polar Grip order of floor graphics Emerytex is a matte pebble,
for some replacement indoor printed on Polar Grip slip-rated overlaminating
carpet signage right away, so was almost immediately film. When paired together,
that was an easy fix. Then I requested!” a long-term, slip-rated floor
heard that some of the outdoor graphic solution is created.
floor graphics printed on other
vendors’ materials had also

Signmob gallery project hailed as a work of art
thanks to Drytac Polar Grip

Australian sign-maker Signmob used Drytac Polar Grip
to produce eye-catching exterior graphics for a special
exhibition at the Bendigo Art Gallery.

Victoria, Australia-based sign- key challenges during the work with Drytac Polar Grip, a
making specialist Signmob project, including selecting a white polymeric self-adhesive
used Drytac’s Polar Grip white film that would stand the test PVC vinyl film that is the ideal
polymeric PVC vinyl film to of time on the outside of the choice for digitally printed
produce stunning exterior building in all weathers. They signs or graphics on any rough
graphics for an exhibition at the also had to ensure that the surfaces.
nearby Bendigo Art Gallery. film would accurately reflect “We chose Drytac for
The gallery is currently playing Quant’s work and style, with the this project based on the
host to an exhibition by final print required to match recommendation of our rep
renowned British designer and Quant’s artistic qualities and Liam Simmons from Drytac’s
fashion icon Mary Quant, and incredible talent across a huge distributor The Shann Group;
enlisted the help of Signmob to area spanning 11m x 11m (36ft he provided us with samples for
help promote the event. x 36ft). testing a few months prior to
Signmob faced a number of As such, Signmob opted to the start of the project and they


Polar Grip
High Tack PVC Film

were everything he promised,” product were not only the Polar Grip polymeric self-
Signmob Expert Sign-Maker excellent adhesion, but the adhesive vinyl’s unique
and Sign-Writer Bill May said. confidence it will perform for aggressive high bond
Signmob covered the entire the duration of the project,” adhesive is perfect for graphic
façade of the gallery with Bill May said. “It allowed us applications where flexibility
750mm-wide rolls of Drytac to provide something not and strong adhesion are
Polar Grip white matte, usually seen in the Bendigo required. It allows users
replicating some of the world- Art Gallery. We have already to permanently apply
famous designs by Quant, had very positive feedback. graphics onto many different
and also printed text of the “Drytac Polar Grip was easy surfaces, such as a decal for
artist’s name using a Roland to work with, conforms well a motorcycle helmet or brick
SOLJET PRO III XC-540 54” – so much so that people walls.
Printer/Cutter with eco-solvent assumed it was paint – and is
Inks. “The benefits of the also cost effective.”

Creative Silhouettes wraps ten stores in seven
days with multi-surface Drytac Polar Grip

Canadian print company Creative Silhouettes used
Drytac Polar Grip to create exterior graphics for new Hobo
Cannabis Company stores.

Creative print company Creative per cent of its business is large across Canada. As each retail
Silhouettes has completed an self-adhesive vinyl for offices space was different, Creative
attention-grabbing project for and retail stores, 80 per cent Silhouettes needed a vinyl
Hobo, printing and installing of which is also installed by the product that could meet every
graphics in ten new stores team. Apple, Ubisoft, TMX and demand.
in just seven days. To ensure Oxford Properties are among its Giovani Pereira, Project
consistent results across a range big-name clients. Manager and Business
of environments, Drytac Polar In April 2020, Creative Development at Creative
Grip was used across the whole Silhouettes completed a Silhouettes, comments on the
campaign. major project for Hobo project: “Our deal with Hobo
Established in Vaughan, ON Cannabis Company, which was to wrap ten entire stores
seven years ago, Creative was opening ten new stores regardless of the surface of
Silhouettes specialises in wall in the Greater Toronto Area as the walls – and every one had
graphics and decals. Seventy part of a 30-branch expansion different surfaces, such as brick,


Polar Grip
High Tack PVC Film

stucco, painted wood and with photographic details on Polar Grip polymeric self-
rusted metal. its HP Latex R1000. adhesive vinyl’s unique
“ND Graphics are our primary “Using Drytac Polar Grip we aggressive high bond
supplier of vinyl and equipment took care of all Hobo’s stores adhesive is perfect for graphic
so we went to our contact across Toronto, printing and applications where flexibility
Dwayne Burton for advice. He installing graphics in ten and strong adhesion are
recommended Drytac Polar stores in seven days.” required. It allows users
Grip and we undertook several to permanently apply
print and install tests on all graphics onto many different
rough surfaces, including floor, surfaces, such as a decal for
and they all worked well.” a motorcycle helmet or brick
Creative Silhouettes printed the walls.
black-and-white wall graphics

Service Graphics and Drytac Score at Wembley
with Rugby World Cup Work

Service Graphics used ReTac Smooth 150 for the Rugby
World Cup at Wembley Stadium.

Service Graphics, a large format John Dooley, Account Director covered up.”
printer, has selected Drytac’s at Service Graphics, explained:
ReTac Smooth 150 permanently “As the incumbent graphics “To meet the requirements set
peelable film for wall graphics supplier to Wembley Stadium, out by Wembley Stadium – and
applications for a prestigious we were invited to pitch for given the high-profile nature
Rugby World Cup branding the project to rebrand the of the project – we needed a
project at Wembley Stadium. exterior of the venue for the printable film that would stay in
Rugby World Cup 2015. We position, have no show through,
The extensive work – which won the contract and were could guarantee a clean
totalled 3,500 sq m of graphics responsible for printing and removal and carried a Class 0
– was printed and installed installing all exterior graphics, Fire Rating.”
in nine days. The resulting while ensuring that all non-
graphics reamined throughout tournament branding was The thickness of the ReTac
the tournament. Smooth 150 material lends


ReTac Smooth 150
Permanently Peelable Film

itself perfectly to rigid print Once printed, the giant ReTac Smooth 150 polymeric
applications and – with its graphics were applied by PVC film enables you to
Class 0 Fire Rating – is ideal Service Graphics’ installation install, reposition, and remove
for applications in public areas team using a mechanical graphics without leaving
requiring compliance with strict platform. Dooley said: residue on the surface - even
fire regulations. “The installation of Drytac’s years later. ReTac Smooth 150
ReTac Smooth 150 film was has several fire ratings, making
Dooley added: “We received incredibly straightforward it ideal for use on most indoor
samples of Drytac ReTac and ultimately the decision- surfaces in public areas that
Smooth 150 for testing. makers at Wembley Stadium require compliance with strict
The results confirmed that were thrilled with the fire regulations, such as retail
ReTac Smooth 150 was the results.” stores, airports, hotels and
right product to meet our hospitals.

Drytac SpotOn used on Emmerdale bus at Leeds

The Scenic Design Department within ITV Studio used
SpotOn White to cover an entire bus for the Leeds Pride
Parade for the cast of Emmerdale.

The Leeds Pride parade Sabur Inks, who also supplied beer pumps in The Woolpack
featured an open-top double- a quantity of Drytac SpotOn pub. This work has to be of
decker bus wrapped for the for use with the new system. high quality – it will be seen
occasion by the team behind Drytac’s easy to apply, easy to by millions of viewers – but
Emmerdale‘s on-screen remove products are ideally completed quickly, and is
graphics – using Drytac easily suited to the work done by the typically very short term.
removable graphics materials. Emmerdale in-house graphics
team, who work with both the “Our graphics may only be
The Scenic Design Department Art Director and Production in place for a day – a week at
within the Yorkshire-based soap, Director to design and produce most – and are often applied
part of ITV Studios, installed all printed work that is seen over existing signage or vehicle
a new Roland TrueVIS VG2 on-screen – including sets, retail graphics that must remain
printer/cutter in summer 2019. signage, vehicle graphics, and intact after ours are removed,”
The device was bought from he explains. “We went to Sign


SpotOn White
Easy to Apply PVC Film

UK in search of a low-tac and graphics had to remain SpotOn monomeric PVC has
removable product, and several undamaged after the been developed specifically
people recommended Drytac temporary graphics – the for the creation of vibrant
SpotOn.” LGBT+ rainbow flag with the graphics requiring quick
Emmerdale and ITV logos – and easy application and
The ITV team’s first project were removed afterwards. removal. Key to the simplicity
using SpotOn was not an of application is a ‘dot pattern’
on-screen display but the “We used 3m x 1,300mm adhesive that enables easy
Emmerdale-sponsored Pride sheets of Drytac SpotOn to bubble-free application on
bus, which took to the streets cover virtually the entire bus a wide variety of smooth
of Leeds on August 4th 2019 with graphics. The best thing surfaces without a need for
in temperatures up to 28ºC. was the SpotOn product tools.
As this was a sightseeing bus left the existing graphics
hired for the event, its existing underneath intact.”

Drytac Polar scores at Liverpool vs Barcelona

Astra Signs used Polar Premium Air to wrap an entire bus
for FC Barcelona.

It’s was one of the greatest Covering the entire team bus Steve Broad, European &
comebacks in football history: including the windows, the Asia Sales Director for Drytac
Liverpool FC’s home 2019 win vehicle wrap – featuring FC Europe, is a self-proclaimed
against Barcelona, overturning Barcelona’s colours and crest – ‘big Liverpool fan’ and was
a 3-0 first-leg deficit to win was printed by Astra Signs onto lucky enough to be in Liverpool
4-3 on aggregate in the an innovative PVC material from on May 7th for the stunning
UEFA Champions League Drytac’s Polar range, using an second-leg match, as well as
competition. And while Barça HP Latex 570 printer. Based in in Barcelona for the semi-final
may not have been the stars of central Manchester, Astra Signs first leg.
the show this time, the team’s creates, supplies and installs
bus – wrapped using materials the highest quality signage for “The actual bus drove past us
from Drytac – certainly grabbed businesses all over the UK and on Tuesday and we spotted it
fans’ attention. internationally. outside the hotel in Liverpool
where the Barcelona players


were staying,” he says. “It’s with consistent strong spot PRODUCT FOCUS
always great to see Drytac colours to match the brand.
products used for world-class Installation of this material Polar Premium Air
applications – and even more worked really well within the Polymeric PVC Film with
so when it’s at a spectacular time constraints provided Air Egress Technology
event like this match.” and, equally, the material
was easy to remove leaving Polar Premium Air is a
David Derbyshire, Managing no marks or residue. The printable white polymeric
Director at Astra Signs, explains client was very happy with PVC with a unique air egress
why the company chose the the end result.” adhesive. The unique adhesive
Drytac Polar product: “It was allows for bubble-free
important to use a product that application and is ideal for
we could print quickly due to general signage and graphic
the nature of this application, promotions and is suitable
for indoor and outdoor use.
It can also be used for vehicle
livery on flat or slightly curved


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