Blog - Graphics Solutions

  • 11/25/14 9:37 am PST
    Molly Waters, Technical Specialist
    With the explosion in the popularity of vehicle wraps, we put most of our focus on the cast vinyl films used for these wraps. However, as a vinyl manufacturer we need to remember there are a lot of applications that do not require the high conformability characteristics of a cast vinyl film. Avery Dennison also offers a wide range of calendered films that can be used for a variety of applications.more...
  • 11/10/14 8:32 am PST
    Molly Waters, Technical Specialist
    For the most part, pressure sensitive laminates are intended to be applied without heat.  The pressure from the laminator rolls is generally sufficient to achieve excellent lamination results.  There are instances however, where a heat assist may be helpful or even required. more...
  • 10/8/14 9:33 am PDT
    Abigail Gibbs, Marketing Specialist
    Voting is open for the third round of Avery Dennison's 2014 Wrap Like a King Challenge. The panel of six professional judges have narrowed down the entries, and the fans have voted on their top 8. Voters can head to wraplikeaking.com/gallery to choose their favorites. Everyone will have a chance to win CroftgateUSA gift cards in every round of voting, and each vote will give fans one entry into a random drawing. One grand prize winner will be selected at the end of voting and will receive a $more...
  • 8/25/14 3:08 pm PDT
    Molly Waters, Technical Specialist
    Many vinyl film manufacturers recommend using a dry application process. I agree with this general rule, for the most part, because, once you learn the proper application techniques, a dry graphics application can be faster and much cleaner than a wet application.However, there are certain situations when wet is the way to go. In this blog post, I am going to specifically address wet applications for windows.more...
  • 8/11/14 2:17 pm PDT
    Jessica Downs, Commercial Leadership Development Program Associate
    Wish for Wheels, a non-profit based in Greenwood Village, Colorado, is dedicated to providing children with bicycles and helmets. With one in five children living in poverty, the organization’s mission is to give as many kids as possible their first brand-new bike and helmet. Since it was founded in 2004, Wish for Wheels has given away 6,000 bikes to underprivileged children in the Denver area.more...
  • 7/31/14 11:23 am PDT
    Molly Waters, Technical Specialist
    I have received many phone calls and emails asking how to prevent scratching the film while installing vinyl graphics. The question primarily comes from installers using Avery Dennison Conform Chrome films, but I have had the same question from people using our Supreme Wrapping Films and our MPI 1005 Supercast Easy Apply RS™ with the DOL 1360 or 1460 gloss overlaminates.more...
  • 7/29/14 10:22 am PDT
    Carolyn Polanski, Senior Marketing Communications Manager
    The University of Michigan will go for another victory in the American Solar Car Challenge with a car wrapped in Avery Dennison Graphics materials. The university’s solar car team will race the car they engineered and built, Quantum, across an 8-day, 1,700 mile course that travels through seven states from Austin, Texas to Minneapolis, Minnesota.more...
  • 7/15/14 10:14 am PDT
    Molly Waters, Technical Specialist
    “Do it right or don’t bother doing it at all.” Who has heard this saying? I heard this phrase countless times from my dad growing up. I never seemed to have the choice of not doing whatever task it was that he had given me to do, so either I “did it right” or I ended up doing it over until it was right. This month, I want to talk about preparing a vehicle (or boat) for a wrap. Recently, someone asked me if the Avery Dennison Supreme Wrap films would stick to oxidized gel coat. more...
  • 5/28/14 2:50 pm PDT
    Abigail Gibbs, Marketing Specialist
    Graphics converters, sign shop owners, and car enthusiasts across the country are participating in the Wrap Like a King (WLAK) Challenge by voting on some creative car wrap projects– and you can get in on the action, too!more...