Tek Tips & White Papers

We've tapped into the knowledge base of our seasoned staff of engineers, R&D and product managers to come up with a series of technical tips which we've dubbed "Tek Tips."  Some Tek Tips examples include:

  • Film and adhesive selection advice
  • Step by step processing techniques
  • Valuable "tips of the trade" from other customers
  • Defining complicated technical terms or tests in easy to read and understandable ways

Tekra's vendor partners, at times in conjunction with Tekra staff, have written industry white papers which can also be requested in this section.

Four Steps of Tekra NPD

Tek Tip – What is Tekra's New Product Development process?

July 2019
If you have an idea for a coated film that does not fit an off-the-shelf offering, let us walk you through our NPD process with our experienced team.

Tek Tip - Latex Inkjet Profiling is the same as Baking a Cake

December 2018
Creating profiles for printing on plastics can seem overwhelming if you’re using a new substrate, but with a few basic tips, it’s as easy as baking a cake! Our ‘Tek Tip’ will explain the do’s and don’ts so you can begin the process with confidence.

Tek Tip - Tekra's New Product Development and Research & Development Teams

October 2018
Tekra’s new product development team and R&D team are dedicated to creating custom coated film products to meet your specifications when an off-the-shelf material falls short.

Tek Tip - Coated vs. Uncoated UV Inkjet Film

June 2018
Understanding what the benefits are of coated material for UV Inkjet printing is imperative when making the decision to purchase coated or raw film. Plastic films vary significantly, and when combined with the variations of inks and differing applications, the answer will not be the same for each project. This article discusses how to know when you should make the investment.

Tek Tip - Inkjet Inks at a Glance

June 2017
Understanding the differences between the types of inkjet inks is important knowledge that can save time and money by avoiding failed projects or troubleshooting processes. We have developed a quick guide to help educate you on the ‘how, when and why’ of Inkjet Inks.

Tek Tip - Light Management & Diffusing Films Selector Guide

March 2017
Tekra and our supply partners offer 3 different types of light management products: Light Transmission, Light Diffusing, and Light Reflecting. This Tek Tip takes a deep dive into each type and the materials within these categories to help you determine which material is best for your application.

Tek Tip - Static Cling versus Low Tack Adhesive for Window Applications

December 2016
Often times customers are unsure if they are in need of a static cling or a low tack adhesive film for their application. This Tek Tip dives into the pros and cons of each material and helps you determine which will be most fitting for your application.

Tek Tip - Selecting the Best Wide Format Inkjet Backlit Media

August 2016
There are many options in today's digital world when selecting the right media for your wide format inkjet backlit application. Understanding your application needs, and the differences between substrates, is key to selecting a backlit media that will make your signage radiant.

Tek Tip - How to Determine the Presence of a Primer

January 2016
Polyester film is a chemically inert thermoplastic material, in large part due to the biaxial orientation process (stretched in the machine and transverse directions), during manufacture. This property, while a desired benefit for many high performance differentiated, specialty, and industrial applications, can make polyester film challenging to print.

Tek Tip - Synthetics for P.O.P Applications

October 2015
With multiple synthetic materials and various printing methods to choose from, it's hard to know which synthetic to choose for your P.O.P signage. Understanding the full scope of your application, and a quick reference chart, can help you make the right choice.

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