• Interior Mount Perforated Window Films - How does that work and what are my choices?

    May 13th, 2020


    Everyone is familiar with perforated window films- you see them on the outside windows of convenience stores, malls, even doctor’s offices. They add privacy, let in light, and advertise a product or service at the same time.

    If a client prefers applying the perforated window film on the inside of the window (to prevent vandalism, extend the life of the graphic or to meet local codes that don’t allow graphics on the outside of the window), what options can you offer?

    There are two options to manufacture interior mount window graphics. Which product you choose will depend on your printer type and your installation skills.
     

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  • Ultraflex RxTex Healthcare Fabrics

    May 8th, 2020


    With the spread of COVID-19 in the United States, many wide format printers in our industry have been providing solutions for social distancing graphics. However, many companies have pivoted to use their talents to assist the healthcare industry by providing solutions for Personal Protective Equipment. In response, Ultraflex has worked to create a line of non-woven fabrics that can be used to produce PPE such as face masks, gowns, booties, and other uses. These products adhere to AAMI Ratings.

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  • Print Media for COVID-19 Window Signage

    April 28th, 2020


    As more businesses reopen, they will need window signage for Covid-19 safety requirements. Quality offers solutions that are easy for store personnel to apply and are economical. Here are some of our most popular options:

     

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  • Social Distancing Signage

    March 23rd, 2020


    Do you have customers asking you to create safety signage for supermarkets, healthcare facilities, pharmacies, and food service?

    We have products in stock and available to create signage. One of the applications that can be used to effectively provide messages to consumers and to promote social distancing in stores are floor graphics. Check out lines or online order pickup areas can benefit from the use of floor signage. Here are some of our solutions:

     

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  • A safer Floor Graphic Media

    March 16th, 2020


    A safer floor graphic media for wood, sealed concrete and marble floors. How to address concerns about the effects of adhesives on certain floor surfaces.

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  • Indoor Floor Graphics: "How Long Will This Last?"

    June 25th, 2019


    There is no doubt that floor graphics is one of the fastest growing segments in digital printing. Clients are realizing that this is an effective way to promote a product, idea or event. There are several decisions that are required to produce a floor graphic decal that will adhere and remove properly and is appropriate for the surface.

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  • Applying Adhesive Vinyl to Plywood

    June 5th, 2019


    As more and more retail clients realize the opportunity to promote a new store with graphics on an outdoor construction barricade or marquee, there is need for an adhesive vinyl that works successfully in this application.

    Quality Media offers the perfect product to meet these demanding requirements.

    DuraVinyl 435, Barricade Vinyl, was developed to adhere to the rough painted or unpainted plywood barricades used throughout New York.  DuraVinyl 435 is a traditional 3.5mil white vinyl with a 2mil coating of soft, high tack adhesive that tacks up to 9lbs/ sq in over 24 hours. Standard adhesive vinyl has a .8mil adhesive coating.

    DuraVinyl 435 also offers the advantage that its adhesive remains stable during printing and will not squeeze out the sides when printing like other super high tack vinyl.

     

    Application Suggestions:

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  • Removing Perforated Films

    June 3rd, 2019


    One of the most common questions we receive about perforated films is the ease of removal. Within this article, not only do we discuss factors that may determine how easy it is to remove perforated window film, but we also discuss tips for a clean removal.

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  • Removing Vinyl and Film Graphics From Windows

    May 3rd, 2019


    You will find that the ease of removal will depend on several factors:

    Surface

    Most adhesives stick very well to glass; however, cheaper grades of glass will often cause the adhesive to have a higher grip than a premium grade glass.

    Adhesive Strength

    Did you use a media with a removable or ultra removable adhesive? For exterior window application, using a media with an ultra removable adhesive like Quality DuraVinyl 252 White or DuraVinyl 352 White 6mil vinyl, will make the removal much easier than a traditional removable vinyl.

    Time Frame

    The longer the graphic is on the window, the stronger that adhesion. The adhesive often adheres better to the glass than it does to the vinyl over time.

    Sunlight

    If the graphic is in direct sunlight, this will often cause the graphic to bond to the window and make removal more difficult.

     

    With these factors in mind, lets look into tips for removing vinyl and film graphics from windows:

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  • Resolving Silvering Issues With Facemount Adhesives

    May 9th, 2017


    In the wide format digital print area, there is still a vibrant market for graphics displayed behind clear acrylic. These graphics are often referred to as “museum mounts” since this is a popular way to display artwork in galleries. These graphics are usually mounted behind a piece of “graphics” grade acrylic with a rigid backer and cleats to allow the finished product to be mounted on a wall.

    The process involves using a laminator to apply a two sided optically clear adhesive film to a printed  image then adhering that image to the back of a “graphics” grade custom cut piece of acrylic. The next step is to apply a high tack two-sided adhesive to a rigid backer (typically PVC) and then marrying the acrylic/ print to the rigid backer through the laminator.  The last step involves adding “cleats” to the back of the graphic to apply it to a wall. When this process was initially introduced, the print media was a smooth photographic paper commonly referred to as a C print. As the resolution of digital prints (aqueous, uv, solvent and latex) improved, the market has shifted from photographic papers to these lower cost, lower maintenance options. Print producers can now be more price competitive in this art market where the margins are better than traditional digital output (banners, fleet graphics, yard signs). Once the print producer has mastered the process of mounting the print and backer, he or she will often face the issue of how to eliminate the “silvering” (tiny air bubbles) between the print and the acrylic. This silvering is most apparent in areas with dark images. Let’s look at the reasons this silvering may occur:

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  • DuraPrint Matte Lightblock Duo Highlighted in Big Picture

    March 28th, 2017


    Our DuraPrint Matte Lightblock Duo, a two-sided printable polyester display film, was mentioned in this month's Big Picture issue. 

    Read the article here: Big Picture Article 

     

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  • #ThinkSpring with Ground Graphics

    March 15th, 2017


    We have cleared the snow and our offices are open after yesterday's #Blizzard2017! Now it's time to #ThinkSpring! We have a full range of outdoor ground graphics that don't require lamination, including Asphalt Art! Give us a call or e-mail if you would like a swatch book of ground graphics products from Jessup!

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  • New Product - VisionControlFilm® by Lintec

    November 16th, 2016


    Product Description

    Quality Media and Laminating Solutions is now carrying the newest window product from Lintec: VisionControlFilm®. This innovative premium window film is optically clear from one angle view and magically transforms into a frosted film when viewed at a different angle. This product is available in 4 viewing options.

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  • New Product - Quality PolyPro II

    October 28th, 2016


     

    Quality Media and Laminating Solutions is launching a new polypropylene display film that is designed for 2-sided printing. This product features a matte-finish, smooth and opaque, white polyproylene film. It provides an eco-friendly solution for 2-sided printing applications that require a smooth surface.

     

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  • Attract New Customers with XMR™ Magnetic Receptive Media

    May 24th, 2016


    by Frank Corey, Senior Area Sales Manager

    One of the fastest growing trends in retail marketing is replaceable wall, end cap and counter graphics using magnetic receptive printable materials. You have the advantages of a rigid graphic without the cost of shipping and skilled installers to install a rigid graphic.

     

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  • How to Choose the Proper Fabric for Latex Printers

    April 15th, 2016


    by Frank Corey, Senior Area Sales Representative

    There is a growing trend in the wide format digital printing world towards soft fabric graphics. Fabrics can reduce the cost of shipping when compared with rigid media, allow store personnel to install the graphics with silicone edge graphics (SEG- just insert gasket in frame edge to install the graphic) and add a more sophisticated appearance to the graphic.

    Although dye sublimation is still the dominant method for printing fabrics, recent advances in latex ink technology has put a spotlight on fabrics that print well with these latex inks. Fabrics that work well with latex inks include heavy and soft knit fabrics, comparable to dye sublimation fabrics. These fabrics have good image quality, have a durable surface when finishing (sewing- the ink will not scratch off), are waterfast and have a soft feel.

    If you have made the investment in the new generation of latex printers and would like to consider printing on fabrics, here is a brief summary of factors to consider.

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  • 10 Reason to Add a Waste-Free Kala Laminator to Your Finishing Operation

    March 18th, 2016


    Quality Media and Laminating Solutions is an approved dealer of the full line of feature-packed Kala high performance laminators. Kala provides a high level of excellence in finishing operations, reduces wasted materials during set up and only requires a small workspace footprint. Here are 10 reasons to consider adding a Kala Laminator to your finishing operation:

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  • Seeing Double! How to Manufacture 2-Sided Window Graphics

    February 29th, 2016


    Written by Frank Corey, Senior Area Sales Representative

    One of the most common questions asked by wide format digital printers is, “how do I manufacture a double sided graphic for a window application?” Sometimes you see a small graphic applied to the outside of a door and a similar sign backing it up on the inside of the door. This works for small door signs, but how do you manufacture a larger double-sided sign that can be applied inside a window or door? How do you have back to back graphics without any light shining through to the second side?

     

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  • Creating Interior Window Graphics

    February 9th, 2016


    Written by Frank Corey, Senior Area Sales Representative

    Interior window graphics have gained popularity in the past few years for a number of reasons. Interior window graphics can be installed any time of the year, in a controlled environment, unlike outdoor graphics which require a minimum application temperature of at least 55 degrees. Interior graphics can typically be applied without any concern for zoning laws that often prohibit signage on outdoor windows. Interior graphic don’t have the chance for vandalism like exterior graphics experience. Lastly, interior graphics are much easier to apply on upper level windows as compared to getting a scaffold for upper level exterior window applications.

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  • Make Sure Your Message Sticks! Tips on Applying Graphics to Walls

    January 21st, 2016


    Written by Frank Corey, Mid Atlantic Area Sales Representative

    A constant issue in the wide format, digital sign world is getting graphics to stick to painted walls. Failures typically occur when the top of the graphic releases and sometimes the entire graphic will be on the floor after one evening.

    There are many factors that can cause these failures. The most obvious culprits are walls that are not cleaned properly (80% water, 20% isopropyl alcohol is typically recommended), walls that were just painted (paint can take up to 30 days to completely dry- no more outgassing), walls painted with new, low VOC paints, matte walls and walls with a lot of orange peel from numerous coats of paint. 

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  • Product Success Story - Scratch Resistant Window Graphics from Lintec

    January 11th, 2016


    At Quality Media, we provide valuable solutions that allow our customers to create high quality window displays. We want to share this recent success story…

     

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  • Your Business Will Be Looking UP, When Your Customers are Looking Down! - A Focus on Floor Graphics

    November 18th, 2015


    Written by Karl Weisenhorn, Midwest Area Sales Representative

    Floor graphics are growing indoors and outdoors and Quality Media has solutions that fit almost any site and application.

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  • Wall of Fame, Wall of Shame - A Focus on Wall Graphics

    October 19th, 2015


    Written by Frank Corey, Mid Atlantic Area Sales Representative

    If there is one area of digital graphics that is constantly growing, it is interior wall graphics. Opportunities in retail, hotels, office, even homes keep growing every year. 

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