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, UV and water based inks, vinyl cutters, laminators and software to help customers to get the best out of our range of media. Find out more about how we test our products so we can offer our customers the very best advice!

Choosing The Right Sign Vinyl

Choosing the right vinyl for your sign, display and print projects usually comes down to where it is to be applied and for how long. Should I choose a Calendered or Cast vinyl? What adhesive? Your choice of face films and adhesives can vary significantly depending on each project, so here are the basic things you need to know about vinyls.

Signmaking Guide For The Correct Usage Of Self-Adhesive Materials

Here are some recommendations on how to store self-adhesive materials, on weeding, cutting and transferring pre-spaced images, plus removing old/existing signage, preparing substrates for installation, and methods for application of pre-spaced graphics (‘wet’ and ‘dry’ application methods).

A Summary Of Fire Ratings For Graphics Media

This simplified explanation will arm you with the basic facts of Fire Ratings for graphics media! Fire Ratings are a complex business due to national differences with different standards and for different locations of tested products. Where a Fire Rating is applicable to our products a Fire Certificate can be found in the downloads area on each of the relevant product pages and this guide will help you get to grips with what Fire Ratings mean.

Cautionary Notes For The Use Of Self-Adhesive Materials

A general guide for using self-adhesive materials in different conditions. Installing in hot or cold weather, the importance of a clean surface, the cause of adhesive ‘milking’, location and orientation of media and how it affects lifespan, how to avoid rare instances of media cracking glass on window applications, getting the best out of magnetic media and the importance of outgassing solvent prints.

Solvent & Latex Media: Printing, Profiles, Handling & Storage

We offer a few tips to help you in correctly handling, printing, using media profiles and storing Solvent and Latex printed media. Using correctly written media profiles takes the guesswork out of printing, will raise output quality, ensure colour consistency and reduce ink costs. Read on for more simple tips that will help you achieve the best results from your Solvent & Latex media.

Digital Printing – Printer Maintenance

Over the years we have been asked by many customers for support and detailed information on best practice with wide-format printers, and also for maintenance tips on the machines. Whilst we focus on consistent good quality media, we also have a large amount of experience in printing all types of media in our print room, so we have put together the following tips and hints to help you to maintain your machines.

Aqueous Inkjet Media: Printing, Laminating, Handling & Storage

We offer a few tips for correctly handling, printing & storing your Aqueous inkjet print media so that you can get the very best from every project. We include advice on laminating inkjet media and how to get the best results when producing pop-up and roll-up inkjet media – it’s simple but essential advice!

Vehicle Wrapping – A Quick Guide

Knowing the tricks that make up the anatomy of a great car wrap are essential to ensure consistent quality on all vehicle wraps. From graphic design to vehicle preparation and having the necessary tools on hand, there is knowledge to gain that will make every applicator even better. The media you choose will also influence the speed and quality of your vinyl wrapping projects, we can offer advice on the best media and adhesive combinations for your particular projects.

Printing On Fabrics – Guidelines For Roland Solvent Printers

Printing on fabrics is not difficult, these guidelines will help you to get the best quality prints from your Roland Solvent printer. This information is based on our Roland VersaCAMM VS-640 and may differ from other Roland models. We offer advice on using Pinch Wheels, Edge Guards, using the Test Draw funtion, Feed Direction Calibration, and the use of Tension Bars where possible. Following these guidelines and using our profiles where available will help in achieving good printing results.