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William Smith - A great opportunity for first hand experience

At Sign Ireland, William Smith will be providing plenty of opportunities for first hand experience of some of its machinery and materials on Stand No. F12.

Fully interactive demonstrations of the RollsRoller Flatbed Applicator will be presented throughout the show. This machine, which dramatically cuts the application time of self-adhesive films on to various substrates, has had significant impact not only on large sign manufacturers but also on smaller businesses. Customers are finding it an invaluable asset. It is easy to install, offers increased productivity and efficiency, and provides a safer working environment. It has enabled sign makers to increase profitability, discover new ways of working, and even opened up new business opportunities. It is suitable for use on flexible face skins and banners, large format digital prints and other self-adhesive materials, as well as rigid sign panels up to 70mm thick. Eight different models of RollsRoller are available, including the 280 (just 2800mm long x 1450mm wide).

RollsRoller Flatbed Applicator

Another major feature of William Smith's stand (F12) will be an interactive wall where visitors can try and apply a textured wall surface film on to brick. 3M's new Scotchcal™ IJ8624 Film for Textured Surfaces is a conformable cast film specifically designed for applying on to moderately textured flat or curved surfaces (see page 18). Bricks, breeze-block, tiles and poured cement can now all have full-coloured graphics applied.

Vehicle panels wrapped in 3M™ IJ380 and 3M™ Scotchcal™ Series 85 will also be displayed. IJ380 is specifically designed for wrapping large format graphics onto recessed and corrugated surfaces. It is a highly innovative film that was developed for perfect 3D conformity, and stays in position even in the most difficult application areas with no need for cutting to relieve stress. This not only enables valuable time savings to be made, but also eliminates many of the risks involved in full vehicle wraps.

3M™ Scotchcal™ Series 85 Car Wrap film is described as the 'paint replacement' graphic film for full car wraps. This range of high quality coloured films features a single or double layer of cast film (depending upon opacity of the colour) with an additional layer of transparent film to protect the surface against scratching. This minimises the appearance of scratches and eliminates the need for application tape.

Also on show will be the latest 3M materials, and members of William Smith's Sales Team will be on hand to provide full details of the company's Material Distribution Service, together with product samples.

"We're looking forward to exhibiting in Ireland for the first time," says Marketing Manager, Chris Bradley. "It will be a great opportunity to cement relationships with existing customers and to introduce our products and services first hand to those who are not so familiar with them."

For further information contact: William Smith on 01833 694707 or visit www.williamsmith.co.uk

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