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 - 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.

Tek Tip - Adhesive Removability of 3M™ Commercial Solutions

June 2017
3M™ Commercial Solutions offers three different types of adhesive removability from Permanent to Removable to Changeable. This Tek Tip dives into the differences of each adhesive system type.

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.

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