As the chill of winter has set in now, the minds of print service providers (PSPs), sign-makers and specialist installers begin to turn to how they are going to cope with installing graphics in cold conditions. While keeping themselves warm in extremely low temperatures is one thing, ensuring that graphics are installed properly and do not fail is a different matter altogether. After all, the last thing PSPs want is a graphic installation failure that could have been avoided with proper research.
Traditionally, pressure-sensitive print media has a minimum application temperature of 5˚C (41˚F), which in cooler climates only allows for graphic installation for half of the year. When choosing a print media, it is important to select one that has an application temperature to match your climate. Drytac has several solutions that are cold weather install rated down to as cold as -20˚C (-4˚F). In fact, the aptly named Polar range features products that are all designed with low temperatures in mind, from installation, throughout the life of the graphic, and its removal. The entire Polar range is extremely versatile; Polar Smooth 150, Polar Smooth 150 Air, and Polar Grip also fit the bill for the lifespan required and ease of application for rink boards, as well as multiple other cold weather applications.