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Neschen Americas - SolvoPrint™ Easy Dot
The wide format printing industry has never seen a product as unique as the new Neschen Americas SolvoPrint™ Easy Dot. This new product, made for the large format printer is brilliant. Whether you are using a large format printer with ink that is Solvent, Eco-Solvent, UV Curable or Latex, SolvoPrint Easy Dot is going to change the way you do business.
What makes Easy Dot revolutionary is its unique adhesive dot pattern that allows the installer to apply the vinyl with no special tools, bubble and wrinkle free.
SolvoPrint Easy Dot is repositionable and removable and has a 1 year outdoor durability. Other features include:
• Short-term, temporary (6-mos) signage for retail, POP and trade show applications
• The key feature of Easy Dot is the dot pattern in the adhesive. This is what makes installation a breeze! The dot pattern creates air channels between the dots that allows for easy bubble and wrinkle free installation. No special tools or equipment are needed – not even a squeegee!
• Save money and time on installation costs. Anyone can install Easy Dot, your hands are the only tools required.
• Easy Dot easily applies and removes on many popular substrates such as Dibond®, Gatorfoam®, acrylic (Plexiglas®), PVC foam board (Sintra®) and glass.
• Easy Dot is easily repositionable during installation.
• Easy Dot complements our other signage and interior design products, such as SolvoPrint™ WallGrip, ClearGrip and Pure Color™ Fresco AdTex.
There are many places this unique product can be used. Application include:
• Retail signage
• POP displays
• Window graphics
• Glass office partitions
• Trade show graphics
• Recommended for use on flat surfaces
If you have struggled with vinyl applications, struggled with wrinkling or bubbles and spent time trying to get a smooth flat application, then Neschen Americas SolvoPrint Easy Dot may be the answer.
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Graphics for windows, walls and floors can be an easy way for the graphics shop to make money. These types of graphics are usually pretty simple and if you use the right products for printing they can also be easy to install and remove.
Window graphics can be permanent, but more and more, retail shops are discovering that changing window graphics periodically can draw attention to the shop or product. Providing a retail shop a program to change window graphics easily can mean a steady stream of income for the sign or print shop.
Keep in mind, when you select the products for this application, you'll want to make sure of the following:
- The window graphic should be easy to print,
- It should be easy to install and reposition, and
- It should be easy to remove.
These three concerns are paramount to a successful window graphic campaign.
Wall graphics can range from smaller items like accents to a wall or a small contour-cut image or logo to a full wall mural. the choice of medias can range from a removable adhesive backed vinyl, to a removable adhesive backs textile to a full paper product that is applied like a wallpaper.
In the case of a wall graphic keep the following in mind:
- Will the image be temporary or more permanent?
- Does the product need to be "green"?
- Will the image be changed often?
The answers to each of these questions will determine the right media to be used for this application.
Floor graphics can be a great way for a retailer to advertise a product in a place where foot traffic is heavy. Therefore, malls, grocery stores and any public place where people walk are ideal locations for floor graphics. The can also be used as directions at events or warnings of dangerous locations.
If you want ot make money with floor graphics consider this:
- Will the floor graphic be permanent or temporary?
- Does the chosen media provide slip resistance?
- If the graphics will be removed, can that happen with ease?
As you can surmise, windows, walls and floors are great locations for messages or graphics. But, the choice of media is critical to the cost of making the graphics as well as their performance in place.
What medias can be used best, what are the costs and just how much money can you make? Download our free 12-page whitepaper called "Windows, Walls and Floors" and find our all the answers to make you a success.
TyrrellTech Show & Seminar 2013
It is that time of year again. With the flipping of the calendar to a new year, you can save the date for the 2013 TyrrellTech show & seminar event. We hope that you are looking forward to it! We know that we enjoy putting it on every year! Mark those calendars, here is the information:
- What: TyrrellTech Show & Seminar 2013
- When: April 24 & 25, 2013
- Where: Ten Oaks Ballroom, Clarksville, Md
- Why : Learn new techniques, See Demos, Pick up new product samples and Win free stuff!
The Final Cut- Choosing the Right Cutter, Wed. 4/24, 10:00 am
My Banner Roll Up Is Better Than Your Banner Roll Up- Wed. 4/24, 11:00 am
Proof Positive- Laminators do NOT Come from Mars!- Wed. 4/24, 1:00 pm
UV Printing- It Isn't About Sunburn Anymore- Wed. 4/24, 2:00 pm
Vehicle Wrap- Tackling the Tough Spots- Wed. 4/24, 3:00 pm
Using Social Media to Increase Your Business Network- Thurs. 4/25, 10:00 am
This Isn't Your Mother's Banner Finishing Class- Thurs. 4/25, 11:00 am
Paper- It's Not Just Paper Anymore!- Thurs. 4/25, 1:00 pm
Roland Printers- Covers Off!- Thurs. 4/25, 2:00 pm
Something to think about
I’ve seen so many changes in the graphics market over the last 25 years. When I started, we were still cutting some vinyl by hand and, printing on vinyl, well let’s just say it was a dream that we thought was years and years away. Yep, to get vinyl printed you had to send it off to someone like 3M and wait and hope for the correct colors, plus pay a premium.
A little History
When the little 36 inch VinylJet™ printer from Encad was released in 2003, I was amazed! And it only cost $12, 995. Okay, it didn’t take off due to technical issues, but it created a lot of interest in the potential labor saving printing to vinyl. Can you imagine paying that today for a 300 dpi resolution printer that took forever to print? Still it was leading wide format technology at the time.
From there we saw a printer explosion and few other technologically challenged wide format printers appeared and disappeared, but Mimaki, HP, Mutoh, Seiko, Roland to name a few, soon jumped into this potentially large wide format printing market and overcame many challenges. Most of these were solvent printers, and as far as width, they grew from 36 to 48 then 54 to 60 and now to the 65 inches most common today!
Media to put in these wide format printers, has been trailing slightly behind, but seems to be finally catching up as are laminates and adhesives for finishing. Today we have wide printers, wide media, wide laminates and adhesives for applications like vehicle wraps and more.
So the question is, are you growing with this wider market? Are you still using a smaller laminator and finding that it's just short of the width you need? Is your current laminator more of a headache, needing constant service or worse creating wrinkles or other undesirable effects? Have you set your sights on a 65 inch laminator? Do you need a 65 inch laminator?
Good thing you are going to subscribe to this blog, right? It’s been 10 years since that little 36 inch wide format printer was released. Just 10 years and look where we are now! Where will we be in the next 10 years and how can you prepare for it?
Just click the button below find the answers and download our comprehensive report on 65 inch laminators!
SEAL 65 EL to Debut at ISA Expo 2013
March 18, 2013 Elkridge, MD - As your world gets bigger, busier, bolder and more competitive at each turn, your customers are asking for more. Large window graphics. Colorful vehicle wraps. Trade show banners that need to stand out in a crowd. How do you give them what they need and not break your bank doing it? The answer is simple- the SEAL 65 EL.
With an affordable price tag that combines legendary SEAL performance with ease of use for new users, the 65 EL translates into a money-saving laminator that, at the end of the day, will put more money in your pocket- and keep your customers coming back. Ideal for mounting and laminating pressure sensitive graphics, the 65 EL comes equipped with our unique auto-grip supply shafts for easy webbing, has a manually adjusted nip to 1" for effortless handling of most substrates and a fast 14 feet per minute production speed. Its simple controls allow new or veteran users to create professionally finished graphics with ease. Backed by the best warranty in the industry, you won't find any other laminator on the market that fits the bill like the 65 EL.
"The addition of the SEAL 65 EL to our laminator portfolio has allowed us to expand on the success of the 54 EL," remarks Angela Mohni, VP Marketing, Neschen Americas. "We are excited to be able to increase our product range to provide a finishing solution to customers who are investing in 64" print technology."
The fact is, wider and larger is the future of the industry. And the 65 EL addresses this market need perfectly in an affordable, attractive and reliable way. It's time to make that move. And the timing, as they say, couldn't be better.
Click on the link below for a pdf version of the release:
PRESS RELEASE: SEAL 65 EL to Debut at ISA Expo 2013
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Are you interested in window graphics? Are you having issues with your graphic sticking to a window that is cold or has high moisture? Would you like to do more window graphics? gudy (r) Window by SEAL my be the solution.
Why Window Graphics?
No doubt, window graphics, especially repositionable, easily removable, window graphics is a major market. Why? Well, it's one of the best ways for a retail shop to advertise a product, a special or some other important message.
Removable, repositionable window graphics is also a great way to attract attention to a shop through messages or graphics that change or move regularly.
We live in an age of information noise. In your most recent car ride, do you actually remember any one sign? Was there one graphic or message on a store that stood out? What about when you last walked the shopping mall? Do you remember a particularly cute or memorable sign on a window front? Probably not.
Since there are so many stores competing for your attention, static window signage is simply ignored or overlooked. However, what if that same retail shop were to change the window messaging once a month or more?
Overcoming Costs and Installation Issues
One issue with this advertising strategy may be cost. Another consideration may be the labor involved in installation and removal. gudy(r) Window by SEAL could be the answer to both.
gudy Window by SEAL is two adhesives in one. Let me explain, the process of using gudy Window is simple:
- Print your image on a substrate such as Neschen's Satin 240 paper,
- Use your laminator to attached the permanent part of gudy to the image. gudy is used just like a laminating film,
- Trim your image,
- gudy window has an air release, textured, removable, repositionable adhesive on the side that will attach to the window.
- Supply the image to your customer
- They remove the protective liner and simply place on the window where they like and reposition as necessary, no special tolls needed!
So gudy window solves several issues. One it's allows the folks making it to use paper media that is simply cheaper than more expensive window cling medias and easier to print to as well. In addition, the signage can be installed by the store personnel, o the sign shop need not travel and spend time installing. Finally, its temporary and can be removed as easily as it's installed!
Watch an Installation
To really see the easy with which this product is used, it may be better to watch a video of the process. Believe me, its worth the few minutes out of your day.
Get A Free Sample
Want a free sample of gudy window by SEAL to try for yourself? No problem, just use the link below and we'll get one out to you as soon as possible.
Do you want your shop to be different? Printing to textiles maybe he answer. Banners, roll-ups, table drops, even removable wall graphics are all being made with textiles. Here's 5 reasons you should be printing with textiles.
Reason #1: Textiles are easy to print.
Perhaps there was a time when printing to a textile required a process called dye-sublimation. A fancy term for costly and difficult. But these days just about any printer, solvent, latex, UV even aqueous can print on a textile. More importantly the color will be great if you choose the right textile.
Reason #2: Textiles stand out.
Take a walk through a mall and you'll see the typical PVC banner roll-up, curling edges and stiff and, well, plastic. The right textile can be used and the roll-up becomes soft to the touch, lighter and edge curling is lessened significantly.
Reason #3: Textile banners create an effective message.
Image, as shown in the image above, you placed 2-4 textile banners next to each other to form a message. Now your selling 2-4 roll-up and not just one! Instant profit and effective messaging. If you want to stand out, then using this technique can make you really different and your customer will love it!
Reason #4: Textiles are lighter than other medias.
If you have to ship your 20 ft by 40 ft PVC banner your going to pay a premium for shipping costs. Textile banners of the same size are lighter and can be folded into a smaller area, making shipping less expensive.
Reason #5: There is a textile for any application.
Not all textiles are created equal, but there are many choices these days. Textiles can be used in roll-up banners stands, table drops, flag messages and on removable, repositionable wall graphics. Images redesigning an entire hotel lobby with textiles! As you can see there are at least five reasons you should be printing with textiles.
- But where can you find them and how do you pick the right one for your particular printer and application?
- Where do you get the ICC profiles needed for getting vivid colors?
- Where can you get samples to test?
Use the link below to get our comprehensive report on printable textiles.
Are you having a difficult time finding someone to help you with your wide format laminator? Are you struggling with webbing issues or wrinkles in the final print? Do you have a hard time finding an expert, a real expert, in wide format laminating? If, you answered yes to any of these questions read on!
Help Should Be Simple
Neschen Americas, the makers of the SEAL(r) laminator series, is the leader in laminator equipment and has a quality staff of technical and customer support individuals with decades of experience. But experience is nothing if the person cannot explain things simply and patiently.
Let's say you need help with webbing or getting started with your project. Instead of a person speaking in "tech-ish", you need a person who can patiently ask the right questions and slowly and simply explain how to solve your immediate issue.
The customer support people at Neschen Americas are just such people! Neschen customer support personel will listen, learn and then explain in simple terms.
What If You Don't Own a Seal Wide Format Laminator?
Okay, you'd like the kind of help that is simple, but you don't own a SEAL laminator. Now what? Well, we can still assist you. While we give our own customers priority on the phone, we have numerous other methods for offering you help.
For instance, check out our social media sites, www.mygraphicsguru.com and www.facebook.com/NeschenAmericas. Both of these sites are designed to put you in touch with other wide format laminator users and our support team is constantly monitoring these sites as well. Who knows, they may take an interest in your problem and give you the right direction to solve it regardless of your laminator make or model.
Its Not Always the Laminator
I'm not saying it's you but.....well sometimes its about learning to use the wide format laminator properly and sometimes it's about using the right laminates and adhesives. In addition to our world renowned technical support, we also offer training and education through webinars, live printing and finishing seminars in various cities and through on-demand educational videos. Here is an example of one of our training videos:
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Now, if you want personal help with your wide format laminator, even if you own something other than a SEAL laminator, it's simple and you can make money! Just try some of our laminates or adhesives, making you a Neachen Americas Customer, and your on-board for all kinds of technical assistance.
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