Product testing in All Print Supplies media centre

Colour profiling being peformed in the All Print Supplies Media Test Centre so we can provide ICC media profiles for better colour reproduction to our customers across our range of solvent printing media.Being able to offer good technical support and advice on how to use our large range of media has always been an important part of the complete one stop service from all print supplies.

Our dedicated print room team use the latest digital printers and software to help customers to get the best out of our range of media.
Using our Eye One iSis and leading RIP technology from Onyx, Shiraz, Wasatch, Rastalink, and Versaworks we can provide custom made tailored profiles for a broad range of digital printers, advice on the best settings and support on how to handle and process our impressive range of media. Our dedicated colour profiler can also work on site to provide bespoke colour profiles.

Our range of coloured CAD vinyls will exceed 700 different shades in 2015 from a wide range of leading manufacturers including:

  • Mactac
  • Avery Dennison
  • Multi-Fix
  • LG
  • KPMF
  • and more.

Using our PANTONEĀ® colour booth we can now give customers a quick, simple and straightforward answer on colour match requests under a range of lighting conditions.
This includes daylight, typical retail lighting and typical office environment.

Colour Matching  sign vinyl colours to the closest PANTONE colours using a PANTONE colour booth in All Print Supplies Media Test Centre laboratory.All Print Supplies can find the closest sign vinyl colour to any of the 1,330 pantone spot ink colours. Click here to begin selecting your Pantone spot ink colour and see which sign vinyl colour is our closest match and contact us for a sample of your selected vinyl.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are also using a state of the art Hunterlab Miniscan EZ to provide accurate colour values in whatever format is needed including L*a*b* and also LCH and provide accurate details of colour differences.

In order to give you, the customer, more information more quickly we have invested in a complete new in-house laboratory.
This includes a Lloyd LSI, Elco gloss meter, Heraeus Temperature controlled oven and a humidity/temp controlled sample store.

We can now accurately measure key physical properties; these include gloss level, thickness, shrinkage, whiteness, peel adhesion and also tensile strengths.
This is helping us to build an independent picture of the quality of the range of products we supply.
These tests are carried out using standard FINAT, DIN or ISO test methods.
We can measure the adhesion of our self-adhesive products to a range of substrates typically used by our customers including glass, aluminium and dibond panels. And also some of the more difficult to stick to substrates such as polypropylene (PP), polyester (PET) and polythene (HDPE).

We can also measure the tensile strength and elasticity of our self-adhesive products.
This is a good measure of how stretchable and conformable a product is to use and helps us to offer guidance on the best self-adhesive product to use for specific applications, be it simple flat panels, to curved and deeply recessed panels.

Measuring the vinyls to extreme temperatures in the oven and incubators, testing the tensile strength and elasticity of self-adhesive products in our in-house media test centre and using our Hunter Lab equipment to measure CAD vinyl colour characteristics.