Drytac has announced global availability of two additions to its WipeErase range of films.ReTac WipeErase and WipeErase White are both designed to be written on with standard dry-erase markers to create a whiteboard anywhere - a practical solution for environments including schools, universities, offices, hospitals and retail stores.
In addition, their anti-graffiti properties allow for easy removal of permanent markers, while they can both be branded or decorated using UV printing technology.
ReTac WipeErase is a 6 mil (150 micron) white dry-erase film coated with a scratch- and stain-resistant lacquer that is guaranteed for up to 10 years.
The film is easy to handle, can be applied to a smooth surface and taken down and repositioned with no loss of adhesion and leaving no residue, thanks to its integrated ReTac Permanently Peelable Adhesive. Unlike a whiteboard, it won’t suffer from ink staining or ghosting.
Global product manager Shaun Holdom comments: “ReTac WipeErase is ideal as a replacement for whiteboards and flip charts where sheets can be moved around to help with visualising and planning and then taken away for future use. It essentially provides an ‘A-frame whiteboard in a tube’.
“This product is hugely beneficial in a retail environment where messages need to be moved around the store relevant to specific product ranges.”
ReTac WipeErase topped the Laminates, Adhesives, Films, Coatings category in the SGIA Product of the Year awards in 2018 and recognised “the most exciting products to be showcased” at the event, selected by knowledgeable industry professionals. WipeErase White has a permanent adhesive for locations where the signage will not need to be moved such as wall coverings, restaurant menus and whiteboards. It is a 6 mil (150 micron) film with excellent durability and scratch resistance.
“The WipeErase White film incorporates Drytac’s adhesive expertise to deliver a product that is very easy to apply, yet remains firmly intact for many years,” explains Shaun. “When it is time to remove or replace the film it will leave no residue and the area can have new media applied to it immediately.” In addition to offering ‘a whiteboard in a roll’ both ReTac WipeErase and WipeErase White can be used to resurface existing whiteboards to give them a new lease of life.
“Whiteboards often suffer from ‘ghosting’, making them look grey and shaded,” explains Shaun. “In time, the pens used on these boards scratch the surface and when rubbed off leave a very faint impression of previous writing.
“Once this has happened, there is no way of repairing the whiteboard itself and so the ghosting needs to be put up with, or the board replaced.
“A sheet of one of our WipeErase products applied to a whiteboard essentially makes it as good as new and is considerably cheaper than replacing it. Do this across a whole organisation and the savings could be huge.”