Sticky Subject: Adhesives

Let’s talk pallet (platen actually…) adhesives. These are also called spray tack or roll tack. People think they are all the same. They are not. I actually consulted with a shop where bad adhesive was ruining their entire printing effort. They could not print in register and their shop was a mess. It does matter. Using the right adhesive means you get good registration, your
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Mis-print Monday – A Sticky Subject, Platen Adhesive

I can’t show it, but we warped a print last week and have to set up the job again today to print one piece for a good customer that has to have this small order perfect. We put too much adhesive on the platen and warped the print when we yanked it off the press. Those of you out there that have never had that happen?
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Quick Advice on Adhesive

We just tried this Albatross hot tack spray adhesive. It is as good as any we have used and even costs less! Yikes. We already use their roll-on bulk adhesive, and this stuff is great for the times you have to spray. I have had people send me flash tack samples for ten years and we always reject them. This stuff is the real deal,
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ISS Long Beach – Green Products and Organics

We’ll do a longer post after the show, but check out some environmental products if you are still at the Long Beach ISS show: American Apparel has baby shirts that are organic and other organic items as well. Econscious has organic shirts, hats and my favoite of their products, really nice organic hoodies. Rutland Ink has a new line of inks called Eko which is
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