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  • David McDonald

    Member
    February 26, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    Hi All

    Some positive feedback on this product;

    We had to re-visit a job on internal glass office partitions that were finished with regular clear laminate over the prints. Unfortunately the surface scuff marks left by our squeegees looked really obvious, unsightly, and didn’t fade out as you would normally expect after a few days. Think it was because the office was unusually warm upon installation and the other laminate was very soft and was prone to deeper marking even from new felt squeegees. The lighting in the office really highlighted the marks.

    We stripped it and did it again with the Protac anti-scratch laminate and it really does do what it says on the tin – no matter what pressure you apply there isn’t the slightest application mark on the material surface, and in tests at the workshop it was hard to make any mark whatever you tried attacking it with. It is very surface hard and we are pretty sure it will be very scratch resistant on more demanding installations than the office partitions we completed.

    It’s quite thick and rigid – we did it dry and this thickness made it very easy to get excellent results with only the slightest hint of application marks / silvering in the adhesive.

    The only down side was having to order a 100m roll from the distributor as they didn’t have any shorter rolls in stock, although I’m sure we will use it.

    Also when we were laminating the prints with it we had to make sure that everything was 100% tensioned and straight as vinyl laminate can accommodate a little skewing and correction through our machine whereas the Protac being a polyester and thick it couldn’t without causing a wrinkle. Not a problem to sort and we should be making sure the laminator is always loaded correctly anyway!

    Overall very impressed, you get what you pay for.

    Anyhow just thought I’d share.

    Cheers
    Dave