Epoxy Resin Application

In the sign industry one of the most widely used epoxy resins is the West System Epoxy. Because of its versatility and durability,  old school sign makers frequently select this product for projects.

The West System is comprised of three components: the 105 epoxy resin, a hardener and a filler. Depending on which hardener and filler you select, you can use it to as an adhesive, or as a clear coat or for laminating fiberglass or to repair damage to a surface.

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Fire Rating of Banner Materials

For interior applications, a FR grade of banner substrate is often required to comply with state and local fire codes. I was taught that FR is an Underwriter’s Laboratories (UL) classification, which stands for flame retardant. However, I have heard many people say that the FR is an acronym for “Fire Resistant” and “Flame Resistant”. Read more »

Gold Beating: How Gold Leaf is Made

Dating back to the days of the pharaohs, 5000 years ago, men have hammered strips of gold into thin sheets of gold leaf in a manufacturing process known as gold beating. While the tools have changed through the centuries, the basic process remains the same. In the days of the ancient Egyptians, gold beaters used stones. […] Read more »

AUTOMATE AND STREAMLINE YOUR FINISHING WORKFLOW WITH KALA XY TRIMMERS

Supply55, Inc. and Kala SAS are pleased to announce the release of the Kala XY trimmers for use in automating trimming and finishing output from digital printers including wallpaper, posters, labels, banners, signs and more. Read more »