Supply55 and NEPATA announce release of the new DL1650 Film Separator for Self Adhesive Films

Supply55, Inc. and NEPATA GmbH are pleased to announce the release of the NEPATA DL1650 Film Separator developed to help PVC vinyl film manufacturers achieve sustainability, protect their brand and reduce landfill waste. Read more »

NEPATA Challenge – Rewind Accuracy

 Take the NEPATA challenge. Does a 10 foot rewind measure 10 feet? Ask yourself the following questions: 1 – How much inventory shrinkage do you suffer due to inaccurate rewinds? 2 – How much money could you save by eliminating roll overages? NEPATA delivers highly accurate rewinds eliminating inventory shrinkage and roll shortage/overage problems. Start […] Read more »

Cutting & Weeding Tips for Heat Transfer Vinyl Films

Not all  polyurethane heat transfer films are the same. That’s because some of these flex films aren’t 100% polyurethane, which are very flexible, and other heat transfer vinyl films are blends of polyurethane and vinyl. These blends are much stiffer that a pure polyurethane film. Read more »

Plotter Cutting Heat Transfer Vinyl Films

If you are a sign maker and have a plotter or printer, garment decorating with heat transfer films is one of those prize opportunities that requires a very short learning curve and an investment in a heat press. The cost for a good clamshell press runs about $1000 to $1200, but  you can buy one for […] Read more »

Application Temperature Range

To avoid problems with vinyl or any other pressure-sensitive material, carefully read the vinyl manufacturer’s technical data sheet. Product bulletins will usually contain all of the information you need, including application temperature range. The application temperature range for most vinyl films is usually between 50⁰ and 90⁰F (10⁰ to 32⁰ C). For some films, the minimum application temperature […] Read more »

Why Install Graphics in a Relaxed State

Years ago professional decal installers were taught to install vinyl graphics in a relaxed state without stretching the film. While vinyl films today are much more robust and can withstand the stresses encountered when wrapping a vehicle, you are much less likely to experience film failure, if you adhere to some of the old rules. […] Read more »