Blog - Graphics Solutions

  • 3/25/15 8:52 am PDT
    Molly Waters, Technical Specialist
    In this month’s blog, I’m covering some of the Frequently Asked Questions that our technical support team receives from customers about our digital films. Can I use an adhesive primer with Avery Dennison films? How do I minimize scratches when installing Avery Dennison films?more...
  • 3/20/15 9:50 am PDT
    Joey Heiob, Technical Service Representative
    Architects and interior designers are focusing more and more on creating unique and inspiring workspaces.  One way to achieve special effects is with etched or frosted vinyl films installed on both interior and exterior windows.  These graphics can be representations of the company logo or be used to create privacy for interior conference rooms or for decorative purposes.  Often, the desired look is achieved with Avery Dennison® SC 900 Series Etchmark and Frosted Sparkle films.more...
  • 3/19/15 1:15 pm PDT
    Molly Waters, Technical Specialist
    I decided to continue with the Frequently Asked Question Theme (FAQ) since I was able to come up with a wide variety of questions. These are two questions that the Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions technical specialists get on a regular basis.more...
  • 3/16/15 12:00 pm PDT
    Vehicle wrapping is a great way to advertise a business, get your name out on the road or simply give a unique, customized, and fun look to a vehicle.more...
  • 3/16/15 11:59 am PDT
    Many people are choosing to wrap their vehicle instead of repainting it. The costs can be comparable and vehicles can be wrapped by either trained professionals or average Joes. One of the most important benefits is the amount of time it takes to wrap vs. the time and effort to paint a vehicle. For a quality paint job your car could be out of use for up to two weeks, whereas when you wrap your car it can be returned the same day.more...
  • 2/20/15 9:35 am PST
    Molly Waters, Technical Specialist
    Installing pressure-sensitive vinyl wraps requires a lot of practice and technique -- and so does removing them. There are many variables that will determine how easy or difficult it is going to be to remove a graphic.What to consider before starting the removal process:more...
  • 2/18/15 2:40 pm PST
    Troy Downey, President, APE Wraps
    I’ve installed countless numbers of vehicle wraps – on everything from exotic cars to stacker tractor-trailers. But, a recent job stands out. We installed digitally printed wraps and graphics on the Toyota Mobile Weather Fleet for The Weather Channel. These vehicles now look great in both form and function, from custom corporate branding on the outside, to the incredible meteorological technology inside.more...
  • 1/23/15 9:39 am PST
    Molly Waters, Technical Specialist
    There are times when you want a wrap film for a motorcycle to be as glossy as possible.  However, that's not what you want when you're using a matte finish film. In this video, expert Justin Pate demonstrates a wrap installation with matte black Avery Dennison Supreme Wrapping Film on a motorcycle tank. I wanted to point out a few of Justin's key tips for working with matte finishes.more...
  • 1/12/15 11:55 am PST
    Justin Pate, Certified Graphics Instructor/Installer
    2014 was the year of the Polar Vortex, and this upcoming winter is predicted to be just as brutal. From frigid cold temperatures to heavy snowfall, this kind of weather can create some unique challenges when applying graphic vinyl wraps. The Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions technical team has been on the street talking to converters, printers and installers for information to keep you and you covered in the cold.more...
  • 12/1/14 11:12 am PST
    Bobby VanderVliet, General Manager
    Recently, a customer brought in a brand new 2014 Mustang GT. Jumping on the chance to do something a little more custom than usual, we showed them many vinyl wrap choices. They loved the Avery Dennison Intense blue wrap, but desired a slightly different finish.So, knowing that Avery Dennison vinyl wraps are highly adaptable, we brought up the idea of a satin finish. When it comes to different types of car wraps, many customers go for the matte finish, but we thought going with a satin finishmore...