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How to Apply – Wet or Dry?

Installation Techniques for Windows Media

Author: Lindsay Merwald/Wednesday, January 4, 2017/Categories: Industry News - Graphic

(Quoted from Cassandra Balentine and Digital Output. Full article here.)
A variety of media options are available for window graphics. The type of adhesion helps determine if a wet or dry installation technique is best. A wet application is recommended for solvent-based adhesives. For water-based adhesives, dry method is preferred.
“There is no one-size-fits-all choice when it comes to window media,” comments Kitt Jones, application specialist, Roland DGA Corporation. “Whether you do wet or dry installation for these graphics is based on your ability—or your installer’s—to achieve a clean and bubble-free install.”
From opaque and clear to perforated and air egress features, window media options—both vinyl and film—encompass a variety of differentiating factors. There are advantages and disadvantages to both wet and dry application techniques.

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