Drytac, a leading international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the print, label, and industrial markets, has announced the global availability of two new additions to its WipeErase range of films. Drytac ReTac WipeErase and WipeErase White are both designed to be written on with standard dry-erase markers to create a whiteboard anywhere—an ideal practical solution for environments including schools, universities, offices, hospitals, retail stores, and more. In addition, the products’ anti-graffiti properties allow for easy removal of permanent markers, while they can both be branded or decorated using UV printing technology.
Drytac’s ReTac WipeErase is a 6 mil (150 micron) white dry-erase film, coated with a scratch- and stain-resistant lacquer that is guaranteed for up to ten years. The film is easy to handle, can be applied to a smooth surface, and can be taken down and repositioned with no loss of adhesion and leaving no residue, thanks to its integrated ReTac Permanently Peelable Adhesive. Unlike a whiteboard, it won’t suffer from ink staining or ghosting.
Shaun Holdom, global product manager at Drytac, comments: “ReTac WipeErase is ideal as a replacement for whiteboards and flip charts, where sheets can be moved around to help with visualizing and planning, and then taken away for future use. It essentially provides an ‘A-frame whiteboard in a tube.’ This product is also hugely beneficial in a retail environment where messages need to be moved around the store relevant to specific product ranges.”
These innovative attributes have already won fans in the graphics industry: ReTac WipeErase topped the Laminates, Adhesives, Films, Coatings category in the SGIA Product of the Year awards in 2018. These prestigious awards were announced ahead of the SGIA Expo 2018 in Las Vegas in October 2018 and recognized the most exciting products to be showcased at the event, selected by knowledgeable industry professionals.
Drytac’s second new product, WipeErase White, has a permanent adhesive for locations where the signage will not need to be moved, such as wall coverings, restaurant menus, and whiteboards. It is a 6 mil (150 micron) film with excellent durability and scratch resistance.
“The WipeErase White film incorporates Drytac’s adhesive expertise to deliver a product that is very easy to apply, yet remains firmly intact for many years,” explains Holdom. “When it is time to remove or replace the film, it will leave no residue and the area can have new media applied to it immediately.”
As well as offering “a whiteboard in a roll,” both Drytac ReTac WipeErase and WipeErase White can be used to resurface existing whiteboards to give them a new lease of life.
Holdom explains: “Whiteboards often suffer from ‘ghosting’, making them look grey and shaded. In time, the pens used on these boards scratch the surface and when rubbed off leave a very faint impression of previous writing. Once this has happened, there is no way of repairing the whiteboard itself and so the ghosting needs to be put up with, or the board replaced. A sheet of one of our WipeErase products applied to a whiteboard essentially makes it as good as new and is considerably cheaper than replacing it. Do this across a whole organisation and the savings could be huge.”