Color Trends

Popularity of colors among designers and consumers can vary from year to year. To keep pace with color trends, vinyl film manufacturers and paint companies try to gauge changes in the marketplace. Colors from the world of fashion and interior décor have impacted color selection in the automotive market and in corporate graphics. Bold and vibrant colors, which include dark magenta, purple, tangerine and brilliant blues, are in vogue in the fields of corporate identity, web design and retail graphics as well as with today’s consumer. Read more »

Take the NEPATA Challenge, 3 – 10 Yard Rewinds in 2 Minutes

Take the NEPATA challenge. Can you rewind and label three (3) ten (10) yard rolls in two (2) minutes with your current converting workflow? NEPATA simplifies the converting process delivering precise material cuts, highly accurate rewinds and advanced inventory control, allowing for quick delivery times across a wide range of media. Stop wasting time, eliminate inventory […] 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 »