Being able to offer good technical support and advice on how to use our large range of media has always been an important part of our complete service.
Our dedicated print room team use the latest digital printers with Solvent, Latex and UV ink as well as water based inks, vinyl cutters, laminators and software to help customers to get the best out of our range of media.
Using our Eye One iSis and leading RIP technology from Onyx, Shiraz, Wasatch, Rastalink, and Versaworks we can provide custom made tailored profiles for a broad range of digital printers, advice on the best settings and support on how to handle and process our impressive range of media. Our dedicated colour profiler can also work on site to provide bespoke colour profiles.
Using our Pantone® colour booth we can now give customers a quick, simple and straightforward answer on colour match requests under a range of lighting conditions.
This includes daylight, typical retail lighting and typical office environment.
We are also using a state of the art Hunterlab Miniscan EZ to provide accurate colour values in whatever format is needed including L*a*b* and also LCH and provide accurate details of colour differences.
In order to give you the customer more information more quickly we have invested in a complete new in-house laboratory.
This includes state of the art analytical equipment such as Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) which is a technique used to obtain an infrared spectrum of absorption or emission of a solid, so if something in the product has changed we can identify and take remedial action very quickly.
We also have adhesive testing equipment for peel adhesion, shear strength (static, dynamic and elevated temperatures), gloss meters, temperature controlled ovens and a humidity/temp controlled sample store.
We can accurately measure key physical properties; these include gloss level, thickness, shrinkage, whiteness, peel adhesion and also tensile strengths. This is helping us to build an independent picture of the quality of the range of products we supply. These tests are carried out using standard FINAT, DIN or ISO test methods.
We can measure the adhesion of our self-adhesive products to a range of substrates typically used by our customers including glass, aluminium and dibond panels, and also some of the more difficult to stick to substrates such as polypropylene (PP), polyester (PET) and polythene (HDPE).
We can also measure the tensile strength and elasticity of our self-adhesive products. This is a good measure of how stretchable and conformable a product is to use and helps us to offer guidance on the best self-adhesive product to use for specific applications, be it simple flat panels, to curved and deeply recessed panels.