NEPATA Digital Summit 2020

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

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Rules for Overlaying Heat Transfer Films

Learn the proper way to layer plotter cut heat transfer films.  The array of colors in the SEF flex and flock film product line opens the door to endless design possibilities. While many different films can be heat pressed on top of one another, you should follow the few simple rules listed below for trouble-free […] Read more »

How Vehicle Surveys Save Time & Money

On-site inspections and vehicle wraps Early in the sales process, before a quotation request is submitted, before the design begins, and before anyone signs on the dotted line,   the sales person should conduct a thorough inspection of the vehicles. Vehicle wrapping is business of details. There are so many variables in designing, manufacturing and installing […] Read more »

More on What You Need to Know About Rivets

Discover the ins and outs, dos and don’ts of installing vinyl graphics over rivets.  What you find out may surprise you. Dealing with rivets is the price you pay for greater profits.  But applying over rivets need not be a nightmare if you have the right knowledge and skills.  Read more »

Should You Buy Ink in Bulk?

Discover the pros and cons of buying ink in large quantities. Want to save money on your ink budget?  Barring using third-party inks, you have two options: buy in bulk or install a bulk ink system. Read more »

Choosing a Floor Graphics Overlaminate

Which Film is the Best? Today you have many more overlaminate options for floor graphics than were available ten years ago.  Polycarbonate and vinyl films — most of which are pressure-sensitive — are often used to protect floor graphics. Read more »

Seaming Vinyl Banners: Calling on the Chemical Weld, RF & Heat Methods

Chemical welding is an inexpensive way to seam banners ­ and it’s longer lasting than banner tape. But there’s also something to be said for RF and heat welding processes that last much longer than brush-on solutions. Read more »

Premask Puckering on Screen Printed Graphics

A number of factors can cause puckering and tunneling of a premask or application tape laminated on a screen printed vinyl graphic. These factors fall into three broad categories: environment, material processing and product selection. Read more »

The Effect of Clear Coating Matte Silver VinylEfx Film

Spraying  RTape Matte Silver VinylEfx® film with a clear coat will change its appearance from a matte finish to a satiny finish. The reason for the change is that this VinylEfx® pattern is textured on the first or outside surface of the film. Other VinylEfx® patterns are embossed on the second surface. When you spray […] Read more »

Boat Wraps Boast Big Opportunity for Vinyl Installers

Wrapping boats may be the next big thing as the vehicle wrapping trend extends itself from the highways to the waterways. You’re already wrapping cars, why not venture into the wonderful world of boat wrapping and expand your business? Read more »