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Let's talk about...application tape

Let's talk about...application tape

There’s not a day that goes by here at Dorotape that we don’t field questions about application tape. With a wide range of tack levels and types of face film, choosing the right one is not always straightforward. To make life easier we’re here to untangle this sticky dilemma.

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What is now Dorotape began life almost 35 years ago. As part of a European group of companies, we were one of the first to supply application tape to the UK signs and graphics market, so we’re confident that we can reliably be on hand to advise on which one is right for each job.

In brief, here’s a quick guide to which tape to use and when.

● Paper tapes are more suitable for wet application vinyl.

● Clear filmic application tapes are the preferred choice if overlaying and aligning vinyl and films.

● The most common tack level is medium to high tack which is suitable for most small to mid-sized graphics.

● Low tack application tape is best for large sized vinyl graphics and lettering, wall graphics, frosted window films and stencil films.

● Low-tack paper application tape is also ideal for protecting printed graphics during handling, storage and transport.

● High-tack application tapes lend themselves to smaller sized graphics and lettering as well as high-tack self-adhesive films such as reflective vinyl.

● Conform® paper application tapes feature 'Release Liner Adhesion' for an even adhesion to the backing liner without dog-earing.

We supply a wide range of paper application tape and clear filmic application tapes, including new Conform® tapes designed for use with AirFlow liners and UV digitally printed graphics.

How can we help you?

If you have a project that you are working on and need a little help selecting the right materials, just contact us or drop us an email. We're always happy to help.

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We hope that you found this blog relevant and informative and that you'd be interested in reading some of our other blogs

Article Posted: 26/06/2023 12:20:21

Products Featured in this Blog

Conform 4075RLA High Tack Application Tape. Roll size 1220mm x 91.4m

R-Tape Conform 4075RLA is a high tack paper application tape with Release Liner Adhesion. This universal application tape is the most popular product in the Conform family, being suitable for use on small and large sized graphics.

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903 Medium Tack Clear Filmic Application Tape

903 is a medium tack filmic application tape comprises of a transparent LDPE film coated with an acrylic adhesive. It has very good clarity and will lay flat when applied to vinyl decals. Suitable for most general signage work. Roll size: 1220mm x 100m

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Conform 4050RLA Medium Tack Application Tape. Roll size 1520mm x 100m

R-Tape Conform 4050RLA is a medium tack paper application tape with Release Liner Adhesion, designed for applying medium and large sized lettering and graphics.

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Conform 4000RLA Low Tack Application Tape. Roll size 1220mm x 100m

R-Tape Conform 4000RLA is a low tack paper application tape with Release Liner Adhesion, designed for applying large sized graphics and can also be used for surface protection of signs and digital prints.

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Conform 4760RLA Med/High Tack Application Tape. Roll size 1370mm x 100m

R-Tape Conform 4760RLA is a medium to high tack paper application tape with Release Liner Adhesion, specifically designed for use with UV and solvent based ink digital prints.

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907 Medium Tack Clear Filmic Tearable Application Tape

907 is an embossed PP film that will not stretch or curl making it suitable for use onto large graphics. Suitable for all types of vinyl films, the adhesive level will not increase when applied to vinyl graphics for extended periods of time. Can be used for wet or dry application. Roll size: 1220mm x 91.4m

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ASLAN TMO Clear PVC Application Tape

This clear glossy, flexible self-adhesive PVC application tape is ideal for the positioning and application of vinyl cut lettering and graphics. It is supplied on a liner which has a useful 5mm pattern print on the reverse side which not only helps in positioning graphics but also makes this flexible PVC film re-usable. Dry use only. 1350mm x 50m

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Conform 4761RLA Med/High Tack Application Tape. Roll size 1370mm x 100m

R-Tape Conform 4761RLA is a medium to high tack paper application tape with Release Liner Adhesion, specifically designed to adhere to the embossed liners of air flow vinyl and films.

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900E Medium Tack Paper Application Tape. Roll size 1220mm x 91.4m

900E is an excellent value medium tack application tape suitable for all medium to large sized graphics and lettering. Ideal for wet or dry applications.

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