Tips on Buying a Digital Printer

05-Jun-2013

When you are buying any digital printer, here are some things that you should consider, especially if you are a first time buyer............................. Read more

Using SuperFrog's Frog Juice

31-May-2013

For years I have recommended edge sealing the RTape VinylEfx® films with SuperFrog’s Frog Juice, which is an acrylic enamel automotive grade clear coat. While it is great for protecting vinyl graphics, you can also use it for other applications, such as clear coating digital prints and even gold leaf. Read more

Color Trends

29-May-2013

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. Read more

New Clariguard™ Laser Engravable Polycarbonate

21-May-2013

CET Films, a division of Nekoosa Coated Products, has introduced Clariguard™, a laser engravable polycarbonate film. The new CET film provides a cost effective solution for producing tamper-proof security-sensitive documents. Read more

What Does "Going Green" Mean?

01-May-2013

A few years ago I volunteered to research what was involved in “green certification.” What was I thinking? “You never were in the army, were you?” asked Darryl Liedel, one of my RTape colleagues. “If you were, you would know that you never volunteer for anything.” Read more

Why Use a Heavyweight Paper Application Tape

01-May-2013

When I started in the vinyl graphics industry more than thirty years ago, there was no such thing as lighter standard weight application tape that is generally used in the sign industry. The only tapes that were used were the heavyweight premium grade premasks. Today many sign makers have never even used these premium grade tapes. They don’t know what they are missing. Read more

RTape and CET Films Acquired by Nekoosa Coated Products, a Wingate Portfolio Company

23-Apr-2013

NEKOOSA, WI - With the support of Wingate Partners, LLP, Nekoosa Coated Products acquired IGI Corp., parent of RTape Corp. and CET Films Corp. on Monday, April 22, 2013. The combination of Nekoosa Coated Products and IGI Corp. enhances the ability of both organizations to deliver innovative products and programs to their valued global channel partners. Paul Charapata, CEO of Nekoosa Coated Products, will lead the new organization, whereby RTape and CET Films will operate as divisions of Nekoosa Coated Products. Read more

Mr. J's Pinstripe Sketchbook

15-Apr-2013

The Xcaliber Corp. announces a new book by Julian”Mr.J” Braet, entitled “Pinstriping Sketchbook”. The book is 8.5”x5.5”, and contains over 200 pinstriping designs & ideas created by the world famous “Mr.J”. Read more

RTape Introduces 54" VinylEfx Print Media

15-Apr-2013

RTape has introduced 54” VinylEfx® Metalized Print Media in four popular patterns: Smooth Silver, Matte Silver, Brushed Silver and Brushed Gold. The brilliant Decorative Series pressure-sensitive vinyl films are compatible with a wide variety of solvent, eco-solvent, UV wide format inks. Read more

Cleaning Chalk Talk

12-Apr-2013

The grainy texture of RTape's ChalkTalk® chalkboard film provides an exceptional finish for writing and drawing with either chalk or chalk ink. ChalkTalk® is perfect for use as a restaurant menu board or as an appliqué in a home environment. Read more

Laminating Application Tape and HotMask

21-Mar-2013

How you apply an application tape to a vinyl graphic or a HotMask™ transfer tape to a printed heat transfer applique can affect the appearance of the finished product. If you get wrinkles or bubbles in the paper application tape, I can just about guarantee that you will get wrinkles and bubbles in the applied vinyl. Read more

Power Carving with Flexible Shaft Tools

19-Mar-2013

Flexible shaft carving systems are not a necessity for woodcarving, but they sure are nice to have for several reasons. Carving with gouges or knives is generally a slow, thoughtful process. To save time....................... Read more

Shop Saftey Plan

18-Mar-2013

In some cases, your employees will not recognize the hazards in your shop or on the jobsite. Your responsibility is to educate your people about these hazards, such as those posed by contact with solvents or other hazardous materials. If your employees are exposed to hazardous fumes, vapors, dusts, etc. over OSHA's permissible exposure limits (as stated on the MSDS), you must take the following steps............. Read more

Selecting the Right Premask for the Job

11-Mar-2013

As a leading manufacturer of premasks, application tape and surface protection maskings, RTape has developed several products for screen print and digital print applications. The four premasks and prespacing tapes listed below are in stock and are available in the most commonly used roll widths. Read more





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