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Sign Shop Owners Find Advantages With VYCOM’s Celtec

Posted on: May 2, 2011 in Industry News, Vycom News

The Vycom Celtec family of graphic display materials is designed with a unique combination of features that makes them ideal for digital and screen printing, signage, display advertising, exhibits, POP, and more.

The Vycom Celtec family is available in a variety of sizes, including oversized sheets, as well as a colors. Celtec is lightweight, easy to fabricate, paint or laminate and has excellent fastening characteristics. It also has superior UV performance, digital printability, precise diecut ability and can be thermoformed.

For one Celtec Ultra White print job comprised of a series of backdrop display panels, the theme was a retro coffee shop complete with model close ups in black and white. On-press expert Dene Taylor, Ph.D, of SPF-Inc. in New Hope, PA, was brought in for quality assurance. “Black and white can be challenging, but we were printing on Vycom’s Ultra White outdoor signage material,” he said. “It has an appealing high sheen surface, much smoother than common expanded PVC grades. The large panel images had great contrast and the look of classic photography.”

Workability is key, according to sign firm owner Andy Dubbs of Metal Logos and more in Ralston, NE. “Celtec materials hold paint extremely well and cut and rout like butter,” he said. “They truly perform for my retail and commercial clients, from retail and auto shops to indoor hockey rinks. I use Matthews Paints, which covers Celtec’s edges extremely well, and the final result is always highly professional. ”

Dubbs likes the material’s ability to easily glue, and the ease that he can add layers and rout the material with his in-house CNC router to achieve a 3D look. He finds Celtec products easier to work with and more cost-effective than aluminum or metal.

As far the harsh elements outdoors, Celtec Ultra White is ideal for outdoor retail signage. It can be digitally and screen printed and has superior UV performance, a high gloss finish, and no pretreatment is needed. It can also be thermoformed and has excellent impact properties.

GWP Advertising of Montclair, NJ hired Darin Dubrow, owner of Sign Me Up in nearby Livingston, to create an outdoor sign sporting their new logo. “GWP is a very hip, forward thinking agency and wanted their new logo and company sign to reflect their style,” said Dubrow. “I was able to achieve intricate, curved retro lettering with a hand router using the Celtec Ultra White, which also accepted the metallic-look paint very nicely.”

Celtec PVC materials are lead and heavy metal free, which allows them to optimize performance while being better for the environment. Vycom is committed to sustainable methods of operations and manufacturing at all levels. Vycom manufactures all materials in the USA, with short lead times for customization.

A new downloadable Celtec brochure is available on:
www.vycomplastics.com

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