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AVERY OFFERS PRINTABLE FILMS THAT ARE AS GOOD AS, OR BETTER THAN, 3M AND ORAFOL PRODUCTS

Comparing printable films can reveal some interesting things. While relatively simple products, they have features based on complex technological advances. Let’s be honest: Avery, 3M and Orafol all make excellent products that, once installed, give similar results. Clients probably won’t be able to tell the difference. But installers will know. Here are three great reasons to choose Avery Dennison:

1. INSTALLER-FRIENDLY PRODUCTS

Avery Dennison has made incredible progress in the last few years. Not only does the company offer technical characteristics equivalent to its competition, some even surpass those offered by 3M and Orafol, including quicker installation.

Thinner and more malleable than competing products, Avery’s casted films stretch easily without requiring much heat, while the high-performance adhesive lets the film slide for easier repositioning. Knowing how important time management is for installers, Avery has taken steps to solve installer annoyances and make installation quicker and easier.

Avery acquired Mactac and Hanita Coatings to diversify its offer and broaden its expertise, demonstrating that it listens to what clients want and installers need.

2. NEARLY UNBEATABLE VALUE FOR MONEY

When it comes to printing, sky’s the limit. Print any visual you like. Avery Dennison’s films are compatible with printers that use ecosolvent, UV and latex inks. And the high-definition print quality is truly impressive. Avery’s biggest accomplishment has to be its ability to offer materials of the same quality as Orafol and 3M, but at a better price.

3. JUSTIN PATE IS A CLOSE ADVISOR

Heard of Justin Pate? If not, he’s a legend of vehicle wrapping, constantly pushing the bounds of what is possible. A few years ago, he created an installation platform called the Universal Graphics Installation System (UGIS), which helps installers wrap a vehicle quicker than the industry average. Justin and a colleague also founded The Wrap Institute, a valued reference in the industry. Justin is one of Avery Dennison’s close advisors. For the last several years, he has helped improve Avery’s vehicle wrapping products and develop new designs. His contribution has generated enthusiasm for the art and new products that installers really appreciate.

AVERY + POLYALTO = THE PERFECT MATCH

In business for over 40 years, Groupe Polyalto has been involved in the graphic arts sector from the beginning and was one of the first companies to sell printable films. Polyalto’s specialists are known for their technical knowledge of Avery Dennison products.

For several years now, Polyalto has worked closely with special advisors like Justin Pate to create ongoing training and develop techniques and business practices. In addition to extensive expertise and outstanding service, Polyalto’s clients benefit from the largest inventory of Avery Dennison products in the area, with products available when they need them. Now that’s a winning combination!

MORE AVERY FILM FEATURES

  • Easy to print
  • ICC profiles available for all products and printers
  • Possibility of creating a customized ICC profile
  • Films stable during printing and when installed
  • Consistent manufacturing quality
  • High-performance adhesives that meet installer expectations
  • Excellent technical support available

PRINTABLE FILM APPLICATIONS

Avery Dennison printable films are available in four product lines: promotional, intermediate, high-performance and wrapping-type films for infinite applications:

  • Wide-format printing
  • Vehicle wrapping
  • Truck fleet
  • Complete or partial wrapping
  • Signs
  • Signage
  • Walls and floors
  • Displays of all types
  • Window displays
  • Heavy machinery
  • All-terrain vehicles (ATV)
  • Temporary displays
  • Architectural projects
  • Promotional projects
  • Point of sale advertising

Conclusion: Avery has the best films on the market

Orafol and 3M have a global reputation, both offering a wide variety of materials known for their quality and stability. Orafol has the advantage of reputable, German-designed products. 3M offers a certification program and useful technological tools. That said, their high prices give clients the impression that they are paying in part for the reputation. Thanks to Avery’s product development and technical advances, it offers products that are as good as, or better than, Orafol and 3M, at a better price. And the thinner casted films make installation quicker and easier.

If you look at all the advantages (great-looking product, same or better quality, less expensive and quicker to install), installers get plenty for their money. It’s not a stretch to say that Avery currently makes the best printable films on the market.

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Questions?

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions about your project or to get more information on printable or other films.

Philippe Beaulieu
418-847-8311 ext.: 2286
philippe.beaulieu@polyalto.com

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