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.

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 - Surface Energy - Solutions to bonding to low surface energy substrates

December 2018
Low surface energy (LSE) substrates are often difficult to bond to. Click here to learn more about the benefits of using 3M™ High Strength Acrylic Adhesive 300LSE when bonding to these surfaces.

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 - Discovering the Differences in SABIC's LEXAN™ Flame Retardant Polycarbonate Films

September 2018
There are many flame retardant polycarbonate films out there. See what the differences are between SABIC’s four most common FR films and which one is perfect for your application!

Tek Tip - How to Choose an Overlaminating Film

August 2018
Overlaminating films are often used to protect underlying graphics but can also be used to alter the appearance of a graphic. Find out which film is best suited for your application.

Tek Tip - Differences in Weatherable Films Offered by Tekra

August 2018
Tekra has several products to choose from when weatherability is a must for the final application.

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 - 3M™ Fastening Solutions

January 2018
3M™ Reclosable Fasteners are great alternatives for traditional mechanical fasteners. Find out which fastening solution best suits your application.

Tek Tip - 3M™ Commercial Solutions Adhesive and Liner Technology Overview

December 2017
Explore the similarities and differences between 3M™ Commercial Solutions adhesive and liner technologies.

Tek Tip - UL Flame Ratings for Polycarbonate Films

September 2017
Polycarbonate films are often tested by the Underwriters Laboratory and given a flame rating. This Tek Tip dives into those ratings and what they actually mean.


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