London-based Panopus Printing PRS Ltd created two poster projects for The Garage in London – but the fast-moving music world means the colourful ads were only on show for a few days. To meet this demand, the local print specialist relied on Drytac SpotOn, a printable media designed for easy removal after even the shortest-term installations.
With such strong links to arts and entertainment, Panopus often works with agencies and promoters, and recently completed two projects advertising new material from Dylan and Dorian Electra. These posters were on display at live music venue The Garage and its sister pub The Grace in Highbury, north London, and by nature were very short-term.
‘We received a request for vinyl posters that could be removed after two to three days,’ Rayvin Portelli, managing director, Panopus Printing PRS Ltd, commented. ‘We had previously experimented with Drytac SpotOn and found them ideal for the job – the material was both put up and taken down easily.’
SpotOn printable vinyl film is designed for this purpose. It features Drytac’s unique ‘dot pattern’ adhesive that enables easy bubble-free application onto a wide variety of smooth surfaces, even by non-professionals, and clean removal at the end of its use. It can also be repositioned and reused if stored correctly. The 100µ (4 mil) film, available in clear matte, white matte and white gloss versions, is compatible with solvent, eco-solvent, latex and UV inkjet printing technologies.
Panopus has also used the media for a sound and art installation at Lloyds Banking Group’s London Wall building. Caribbean Takeaway Takeover: Identities and Stories commemorates and celebrates the lives of twelve pioneers from the Windrush Generation, and features a life-size replica of a shopfront created by Panopus on Drytac SpotOn.