Priming and Painting for Wall Graphics Applications

New drywall must be primed and painted properly to ensure good adhesion of pressure-sensitive vinyl wall graphics. You wouldn’t think that applying vinyl wall graphics to newly painted drywall should be a problem. Of course, problems can and do happen. Especially when contractors rush to get the job done.

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Window Graphics and Window Displays

It’s Not Just Window Dressing We all know that the economic recovery is anemic – arguably the worst recovery since the Great Depression. Drive through any business district in any town and you will witness one vacant storefront after another. A conservative estimate is at least 10% of our nation’s retailers are in financial trouble.  Read more »

Vinyl Application Tool Box

At a vehicle wrap workshop I spoke with a “old school” decal installer who scoffed at new tools that were being demonstrated.  “Why do you need to buy another gimmick for vinyl application?” According to him, all you need to apply vinyl graphics is a squeegee, rivet brush, knife, tape measure, propane torch and air […] Read more »

NEPATA Digital Summit 2020

Save the date so you can participate in the NEPATA Digital Summit Tuesday, March 31st through April 2nd, 2020. Read more »

Pursuing the Vehicle Wrap Business

A full wrap is next to impossible to ignore, which makes it an excellent advertising vehicle. When I sold fleet graphics, I always emphasized the advertising value in terms of the cost per thousand of visual impressions. These are terms that marketing and advertising managers and top business executives will understand. Read more »

Intercoat Adhesion

Intercoat adhesion refers to either the bond of a primer coat to a substrate, or to the adhesion of one coating to another. In many cases, a primer or top coat bonds to the primer or another coating mechanically.  Although you may not see microscopic imperfections on a surface, a primer or paint will grip […] Read more »

NEPATA UA1900 ADWS Slitting Mash Up

Watch the NEPATA Slitting Mash Up: https://vimeo.com/358078796. Take your slitting workflow to the next level with a NEPATA UA1900 ADWS Slitter or NEPATA UA1650 ADWS Rewinder / Slitter; VHB Tape, Banner, Sublimation Paper, Flock / HTV, Vinyl, Application Tape, Reflective, Double Sided Tape, Magnetic Material, Window Tint Film and More. Read more »

NEPATA Receives Innovation Award for Film Separator

Information about the ICE Innovation Award First place in the innovation competition at the international trade fair ICE Europe: Nepata recently received the ICE Award for its DL1650 film separator, which separates the film from the backing paper in self-adhesive films. The world first was awarded in the category “Sustainable Products and Finishing Processes”. Read more »