Product Testing

Being able to offer good technical support and advice on how to use our large range of media has always been an important part of our complete service.
Our dedicated print room team use the latest digital printers with Solvent, Latex and UV ink as well as water based inks, vinyl cutters, laminators and software to help customers to get the best out of our range of media. […]

Choosing The Right Sign Vinyl

Face films: Vinyl in general, can be manufactured in one of two ways – by calendering or by casting Calendering The molten resin is squeezed between a series of rollers to produce a film of vinyl. Due to the mechanical method of manufacture, the PVC has a built in memory and will attempt to return […]

Signmaking: Guide For The Correct Usage Of Self-Adhesive Materials

Storage Rolls should be stored on end, to avoid pressure marking. Extremes in temperature and humidity should be avoided. High temperatures can lead to adhesive bleed, causing problems with the sprocketed material in particular, whilst humidity may cause problems with the backing papers such as curl etc. All self-adhesive vinyls should be allowed 24 hours […]

Fire Rating Summary

A complex business due to national differences and different standards for different locations of the tested product. As products are constantly being re-engineered and re-tested for fire ratings, we have generally only included the standard the product has been tested against. For the classification and a copy of the actual fire rating document please contact […]

Cautionary Notes

  This information is a general guide for the use of self-adhesive materials. Hot weather Heat causes the adhesive to become more viscous and tacky, whilst softening the face film. If possible, avoid applications in direct sunlight and excess heat, as the adhesive tends to grab at the substrate on impact. Cold weather Cold causes […]

Handling Solvent & Latex Print Media

Solvent Printing: Handling, printing and storing of Solvent media. Using correctly written media profiles takes the guesswork out of printing, will raise output quality, ensure colour consistency and reduce ink costs. Contact the Sales Office regarding the very latest in profile availability. It is recommended that you replace the materials back in their poly bag […]

Digital Printing

Over the years we have been asked by many customers for support and detailed information on the best practice with wide-format printers and also for maintenance tips on the machines. Whilst we focus on consistent good quality media, we have a large amount of experience in printing all types of media in our print room. […]

Handling Aqueous Media

Aqueous Printing: Handling, printing and storing of Aqueous inkjet media. It is advisable to wear cotton gloves to prevent fingerprints caused by moisture, dirt or grease from marking the media. Inkjet media is nearly always presented to you with the print side facing out. Inkjet media should be stored in its original box until required […]

Car Wrapping – A Quick Guide

Thoroughly clean the surface the material is to be applied to using a sponge and clean, soapy water. The surface area is clean enough when you can rub your fingers over the cleaned area and it is ‘squeaky’ clean. Then use Avery Dennison Surface Cleaner to prepare the surface that the vinyl will be applied […]

Guidelines For Printing Fabrics On Roland Solvent Printers

Please note this information is based on our Roland VersaCAMM VS-640 and may differ from other Roland models. Pinch Wheels We recommend you use all pinch wheels where possible, this will help prevent the media lifting whilst advancing through the printer. Edge Guards Use edge guards where possible; in particular on soft lightweight fabrics. Test […]