Kernow has looked into the fastest and easiest ways to apply a glass clear message on a window. The company wanted to make the application as easy and user-friendly as possible. Kernow have therefore avoided self-adhesive substrates for its new KlearView products, which inevitably lead to complicated application or poor results when applied by workers without sign hanging experience.
With an unprinted clear substrate, prints will look as if they are suspended in the air. However, the latest developments in printers offering white inks have enabled new prospects. A clear substrate, depending on the chosen design, will often require a white layer underneath the coloured elements. This white understrike will bring a punch to the colours and a better opacity to the printed design.
Originally, clear substrates were reserved for screen printing only and very few UV-printers offered the option to go for white ink. Today, most printer manufacturers provide this option with solvent, UV-cured and even latex inks. On top of that, these machines have now become more affordable.
KlearView 142 is a 142µ/5.6mil substrate printable with eco-solvent, latex and UV-curable inks, while KlearView 125KBC and KlearView 175KBC are UV-printable only with thickness of 125µ/4.9mil and 175µ/6.9mil, respectively. Smaller designs can be printed on 125µ/4.9mil while bigger pieces and hanging displays should be preferably printed on the thicker gauges. All three films offered are 100% PVC-free, being an extra benefit for all brands looking at their environmental footprint.
When professional application cannot be made to avoid air bubbles, just apply the display with clear adhesive pads and it’s done in seconds. This is the perfect solution to send one’s prints to all branches of a retail store to make sure it’s applied properly and removed within seconds. As it’s polyester, it will not start curling, distort or shrink.
By hanging KlearView from the ceiling, multiple clear displays will add depth to sales messages and create amazing 3D effects. Depending on the design, the user may not even need white inks to create a very unique shop window decoration.
Kernow Coatings has created, with the support of the Mutoh Europe team, a video showcasing KernowJet KlearView and its applications:
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