Whaam! N3 Display Graphics makes an impact with Drytac wall art

by FESPA | 26/09/2018
Whaam! N3 Display Graphics makes an impact with Drytac wall art

Large-format print specialist N3 Display Graphics have produced an extremely high-impact wall graphic using ReTac Textures Linen media from Drytac.

N3 Display Graphics Ltd produced a super-sized version of Roy Lichtenstein's iconic pop art painting Whaam! for its building in Bristol, UK. These premises accommodate approximately 20 employees which includes on-site fittings teams.

The company who are a specialist in large scale display work including exhibition graphics has been a long-time customer of Drytac. N3 Display Graphics uses the Linen material from the Drytac ReTac Textures range for all its wall art including its own homage to Lichtenstein.

Robin Campbell, Projects Manager at N3 Display Graphics says: “ReTac Textures Linen is what we call ‘wallpaper’ at N3. We use it for most of our wall graphics. It has a slight texture which offers a realistic feel of the wall underneath and it holds colour well. It produces really vibrant graphics. We attempted to use other brands' products but have continuously had problems with adhesion. In one instance a wall graphic peeled off as soon as the air conditioning was switched on, whilst another product described as 'repositionable' couldn't be removed from the wall at all. Drytac's ReTac fits the bill."

ReTac Textures Linen is a 150μ (6 mil) printable, matte white phthalate-free polymeric PVC film featuring an embossed linen-like finish to add depth to flat graphics. It is ideal for home, business and retail environments and more. Its ReTac ultra-removable adhesive makes it easy to apply and move without the loss of adhesion and can be easily removed without surface damage. ReTac Textures Linen is compatible with solvent, eco-solvent, UV and latex printing technologies.

The version of Whaam! produced by N3 Display Graphics is approximately 15m long by 4m tall at its highest point. This version is slightly larger than Roy Lichtenstein's original 1963 diptych on display at the Tate Modern gallery in London. Using its Océ Arizona 460 XT UV flatbed printer, N3 Display Graphics also added its own stamp to the image with fresh colours and extra movement in the background.

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