May 2016 Newsletter

Pressure Sensitive Adhesive (PSA) for Graphic Films

In the world of graphic applications, proper adhesion can be the difference between a satisfied client and the costs of a reprint and reinstallation. Better understanding of the surface to which you are installing graphics and the adhesive options available for the graphics are crucial to assure satisfaction in the overall application and avoid costly re-engineering. Adhesion failure regarding graphic applications may take many forms but most often pertains to product mismatch or improper surface preparation.

Undesired adhesion quality is most often a result of surface tension regarding the application surface. Plastics and textured surfaces carry a low surface tension rating while standard painted metals and glass have a high surface tension.

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A Proud Member Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association

FEMAMuir Omni Graphics is a proud member of the Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association having joined in February 2010. Established in 1950 with 46 founding companies, the Association now has over 740 members that include implement manufacturers, their suppliers and distribution partners which bring choice, value, and innovation to agriculture. The Association prides itself in its representation, not of giant multi-national tractor corporation but exclusively focused on the “shortline” equipment industry.

Just a few of the benefits of the membership include industry focused publication such as The Shortliner Newsletter and the AG Innovator magazine.

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Customer Questions

Client Question:

OEM has communicated issues with adhesion of our standard decal product adhering to a new surface location involving application to Fabric. “Is there an alternative product designed specifically for adhesion to Fabric materials?”


We have multiple material suppliers that we work with on a regular basis. We have investigated and a couple options are available. One would be our same standard vinyl but special coated with an alternative adhesive that is specifically designed for Fabric adhesion. This solution is possible, but may require minimum purchase quantities do to custom design. There is also an option that would include a specific adhesive backed 3 mil polypropylene substrate that comes as a stock option from one of our supplier designed for specific fabric application. We would be happy to provide samples for testing prior to making a final change to the end product requirements.

Employee Spotlight: Ha Le

Position/Title: Printer

Present responsitibilties at Muir Omni Graphics: Quality printing and productivity

How long you’ve been at Muir Omni Graphics: February 1984 – 32 years’ experience

Hometown: Qui Nhon, Viet Nam

Favorite part of the job: I enjoy the quality of the product which I printed.

Hobbies outside of work: Gardening and relax with my family after work.

Words of wisdom: Be yourself, work hard, and believe in what you do.

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