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KAPCO - 6/30/2014

KAPCO Celebrates 40 Years of Business

Kapco® (Kent Adhesive Products Company) is celebrating its 40th anniversary as a leading manufacturer, coater and converter of pressure-sensitive 
flexible materials. Kapco began manufacturing in a 2,500 square foot facility in Kent in 1974. Thanks to consistent growth they are in their fourth Kent 
location, a 120,000 square foot facility.

During the past 40 years Kapco has built a tradition of excellence in providing its customers with innovative ideas from prototype to production and 
custom products for every industry. Kapco® has five business units including Converted Products, Graphic Products, Book Protection, Digital Products, 
and Custom Coating.

The Converted Products division has been a key growth business specializing in products supporting the electronics, appliance, packaging, general 
industrial and transportation markets. Kapco offers value added converting such as rotary, steel rule, flatbed and laser die-cutting, slitting, and sheeting. 
Kapco is ISO 9001:2008 with Design certified, assuring consistent quality and rigorous attention to maintaining high standards of performance.

Established in 1983, Kapco Graphic Products Division began manufacturing and distributing pressure-sensitive sign vinyls, banner materials and sign 
supplies. From there the Digital Products business unit evolved—supplying a complete line of water-based inkjet and solvent media for large format 
printing and mounting adhesives, laminates and backers—in 1995. Since Digital Products has grown to be Kapco’s largest division.

Since 1987, Kapco has been a manufacturer of unique book repair and preservation products. Their Easy Cover® self-adhesive book covers allow 
customers to turn paperbacks books into hardbacks books, significantly increasing durability for libraries and book businesses everywhere.

Kapco first started in-house coating in 1987 which enabled them to further vertically integrate and become more cost competitive in the markets they 
serve including Graphics and Book Protection. In 2010 they expanded their capabilities by adding the Custom Coating Business unit which enabled 
Kapco to add extra value in partnering with their customers by offering a full range of services to meet all their supply needs from coating, to converting 
and all the way to packaging. In October of 2013 they completed a significant upgrade to their 80 inch coater, which included two sided custom 
coating capabilities on both paper and film products at a web width up to 80 inches wide. The most essential enhancement of the upgrade allowed 
the ability to apply two coatings, either the same or different, in a single pass. The coater upgrade also included additional drying capacity for heavy 
coat weights on a single side and improved measurement devices to ensure coat weight and correct moisture content. The coater’s advanced 
capacities tie into their top coating capabilities letting Kapco supply coated products for almost all the digital print methods available in the market 
place. 

Recently the additions of three new presses have advanced their converting capabilities significantly. Two presses with print stations, dual side corona 
treater, and multiple die stations were added as well as a FME modified Heidleberg.

Today, Kapco remains a privately owned business, with Ed Small serving as President. The company continues as a manufacturer, coater and converter 
of pressure-sensitive flexible materials. Looking back on the past 31 years of working for the company, Mr. Small said, “We have a lot of good, 
hardworking employees that are dedicated to making Kapco successful. Twenty of our team members have over 20 years of service. It has been 
fun watching our employees develop, be promoted to new roles, and thrive. I am proud to see the company evolve and grow throughout the years.”

www.kapco.com


KAPCO - 6/2/2014

KAPCO Announces Four New Products

Kapco Graphic Product’s Economy Window Film is a new addition to their line of solvent and latex media. The window film provides an attention-
grabbing promotion on the outside with highly visible view from the inside while reducing heat and glare. The new material has a clear pressure-
sensitive adhesive with a film that has 1.7 mm holes which is a 60/40 perforation pattern or 40% open. The window film has many applications including 
point of purchase, retail and commercial window graphics for short-term use. The Economy Window Film, part number SOL/WINDOWECONO/XX, is 
compatible with OEM Latex, Solvent and Mild Solvent Inks. Available in 42," 54,” & 60”wide by 100' long rolls. 

Adhesive Backed 3.4 mil Calendered Matte White Floor and Carpet Vinyl is a new addition to their line of solvent and latex media. The new media is a 
great choice for quality and eye-catching floor graphics. The combination of 3.4 mil matte vinyl and a clear removable adhesive allows removability of 
the film from most common commercial tile floor substrates for up to 3 years under normal exposure conditions. Applications range from convention 
centers and retail stores to sports arenas, sidewalks and carpet! The Adhesive 3.4 mil Calendered Matte White Floor and Carpet Vinyl is compatible 
with OEM Latex, Solvent, Mild Solvent and UV Curable Inks. SOL/34MFLOOR/54R is available in 54” wide by 150' long rolls. 

Adhesive Backed 3.5 mil Premium Calendered Semi-Gloss White Block Out Vinyl is a new addition to their line of solvent, latex, and UV media. The new 
media is a great for applications in cold temperature environments and with lightly textured and/or low energy surfaces. Features a gray pigmented high 
tack adhesive for use where an opaque application is required. The Semi-Gloss Vinyl, part number SOL/35SGCAL/54HTP, is compatible with OEM 
Latex, Solvent, Mild Solvent and UV Curable Inks. Available in 54” wide by 150' long rolls.

Easy Mount Window Mounting Film is a new addition to their line of laminates and mounting adhesives. The new material is a clear mounting film designed 
for laminating permanently to the front of a printed graphic substrate while utilizing a removable adhesive with air release liner for easy application on the 
other side of the clear film for temporary applications to windows. Applications include window graphics, point of purchase displays, promotional products, 
and temporary graphics. KJMOUNT/WINDOW is available in 54” wide by 150' long rolls.

www.kapco.com


KAPCO - 9/19/2013

New Textured Vinyl PSA Laminate

Kapco® (Kent Adhesive Products Company) Graphic Product’s Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Backed 10 Mil Textured Vinyl Laminate is an exciting new 
addition to their line of mounting adhesives and laminates. Their textured vinyl is a cost effective alternative to polycarbonate laminates. The innovative 
material has a clear permanent acrylic adhesive and a special embossed surface to help reflect light. This 10 mil textured laminate is great for 
tradeshow graphics, especially when coupled with Kapco’s 12 mil Matte Blockout Polyester Display Film for durability. It is thick enough to use as a full 
backdrop for the booth, but easy to roll and transport; effortlessly take your banners from one tradeshow to the next. In addition to exhibit booths at 
tradeshows, the laminate offers a wide variety of indoor and outdoor applications, including point of purchase, roll-up banner stands, retail counter-top 
and mouse pad advertising, and much more. Available in 30”, 38", 51”, 54” and 61” wide by 75’ or 150' long rolls.

www.kapco.com


KAPCO - 9/12/2013

KAPCO Graphic Products Adds New 3 mil Textured Vinyl PSA Laminate

Kapco® (Kent Adhesive Products Company) Graphic Product’s 3 mil Textured Vinyl Pressure Sensitive Adhesive (PSA) Laminate is a new addition to their 
line of mounting adhesives and laminates.  The innovative material has a clear permanent acrylic adhesive, and a special embossed surface to help reflect 
light.  This laminate offers a variety of indoor and outdoor applications, including point of purchase, exhibit booths at tradeshows, roll-up banner stands, 
retail counter-top and mouse pad advertising, and many more. Available in 38", 51”and 54” wide by 150' long rolls.

www.kapco.com


KAPCO - 9/5/2013

KAPCO Graphic Products Adds New Adhesive Backed Wall Fabric for Solvent & Latex Printers

Kapco® (Kent Adhesive Products Company) Graphic Product’s  Adhesive Backed Wall Fabric is a new addition to their line of solvent and latex 
media.  Kapco® is bridging the gap between traditional adhesive vinyl wall graphic media and fabric media. The Wall Fabric sticks to any non-porous 
flat surface.  The innovative material has an ultra removable adhesive that leaves no residue, is reusable, and is repositionable.   In addition to wall 
graphics the media offers many indoor and outdoor applications, including windows, doors, sign boards and other flat surfaces, to name a few.  The 
ability to print to the edge allows for no border around printed graphics. The Adhesive Backed Wall Fabric is compatible with OEM Latex, Solvent 
and Mild Solvent Inks. Available in 36"and 54” wide by 100' long rolls.

www.kapco.com


KAPCO - 5/3/2013

KAPCO Graphic Products Adds New 8 mil Gloss Photo Paper for Solvent & Latex Printers

KAPCO Graphic Products adds new 8 mil gloss high quality paper with photo quality output for solvent and latex printers. The new product handles high 
ink saturation without cockling. Some of the many applications include, photo realistic prints, fine art reproduction; displays including posters, billboards, 
kiosks and point-of-purchase printing. Compatible with OEM, Solvent, and Latex Inks. Available in 36", 54", and 60” rolls by 165'. Visit KAPCO 
online at www.kapco.com for more information.

Founded in 1974, KAPCO is a manufacturer, coater and converter of pressure-sensitive flexible materials, committed to producing consistent quality 
products and services that meet or exceed our customers’ expectations.

www.kapco.com


KAPCO - 10/3/2012

KAPCO Introduces New Racy Color Media for Memjet Printheads

Kent Adhesive Products Co. (KAPCO) introduces a new line of digital media--Racy Color Media.  KAPCO has developed Racy Color Media with a 
proprietary topcoating chemistry for inkjet dye based inks, specifically the Memjet® waterfall printheads.

The Racy Color Media fast & furious products to be utilized with Memjet® desktop label printers provide a cost-effective solution for low-to-mid volume 
prints for high speeds of 6 to 12 ips.

The fast & furious products not only print fast but also dry fast and deliver waterfast durability offering a moisture resistance of 60 days on various 
substrates—film (BOPP, vinyl), non-woven (Tyvek®) and textured paper.  KAPCO’s fast & furious products include waterfast IJ Matte BOPP Film, IJ 
Matte Vinyl Film and IJ Gloss Paper.  IJ Matte Paper without waterfast coating also available.  

Combined with the speed of Memjet technology and print attributes of Racy Color Media application possibilities are endless—water, wine or chemical 
bottle labels, meat, cosmetic or novelty packaging, drum labels to decals, bumper stickers and more.

President Ed Small commented, “This a very exciting time for us.  We’ve developed a proprietary topcoating for media designed for a new technology 
that will help the digital industry evolve into its next phase.  We’ve entered into an innovative yet competitive market so we’re pleased to have 
manufactured a broad line of digital media for Memjet users.  KAPCO will also be adding to this product line with Gloss Films, Textured Paper Stocks 
and more.”

www.kapco.com


KAPCO - 6/12/2012

Kapco Adds New Water-Based Inkjet Media and PSA Laminates

KAPCO Graphic Products is introducing new products--with great features and benefits for printers and their customers--instant drying gloss 
polypropylene with and without pressure-sensitive adhesive and fast drying matte paper for water-based inkjet printers plus flexible gloss and 
luster cast vinyl laminates and a graffiti resistant laminate.

The 8 mil Microporous Gloss Polypropylene Film is a bright white, water resistant, recyclable water-based inkjet print media with a microporous coating for 
instant drying.  The film is also available in an adhesive backed version.  Both products are available in 36”, 42”, 50” and 60” by 100’.

Our 140 gram High Resolution Matter Paper offers high density and vivid colors, fast drying, universal compatibility and exceptional hot and cold 
laminate receptivity.  Available in roll sizes 24”, 36”, 42”, 50” and 60” by 100’.

New 1.2 mil Cast Vinyl Laminate in Matte, Luster or Gloss finish with a UV protection additive is designed for vehicle wraps and graphics.  The 
thickness optimizes flexibility and conformability.  These come in 30”, 54” or 60” rolls by 150’.

Designed to provide graffiti resistance to graphics the Adhesive Backed 1 mil PVDF Graffiti Free Laminate offers you a laminate solution that spray paint 
can be cleaned off within seven days using isopropyl alcohol.  Great for vehicle wrap, outdoor graphic, wall graphic and fleet graphic applications.  
Results acquired from testing against ASTM D6578-08.  This laminate is offered in 54” by 150’ rolls.

www.kapco.com


KAPCO - 10/15/2010

KAPCO Graphic Products Releases 3 New Solvent Media

KAPCO Graphic Products releases three new media for solvent printers including PSA 3.75 mil Satin White Vinyl with High Tack Permanent Adhesive, 
13 oz. Blockout 2-Sided Scrim Banner and 8 oz. Mesh Banner with PVC Liner.

The Satin White Vinyl is suitable for indoor and outdoor signage printed with OEM and Mild Solvent Inks.  Its aggressive permanent adhesive is designed for 
bonding to hard-to-stick, low energy, plastic and textured surfaces in cold temperature environments.  Available in a 54-inch roll by 150 feet.

The new Scrim Banner offers blockout technology, high image quality print resolution with OEM Solvent Inks and is printable on both sides.  Sew and 
grommet; fire resistant coating passes the NFPA 701 Test 2 fire resistant certification test.  Available in 38-inch, 54-inch and 62-inch widths wound in 150 
feet rolls.

KAPCO’s 8 oz. Mesh Banner is a great media for display graphics, backdrops, outdoor advertising and banner applications allowing for close distance 
viewing with a 15% open area.  Compatible with OEM and Mild Solvent Inks.  The Mesh Banner also passes the NFPA 701 fire resistant certification test.  
Available in a 54-inch roll by 150 feet.

www.kapco.com


KAPCO - 11/24/2009

New Colors Added to KAPCO K6000 Gloss Calendered 5 Year Vinyls

KAPCO Graphic Products introduces two new colors-Pink and Lime Green-into our extensive line of K6000 
Gloss Calendered 5-Year Vinyls.  KAPCO manufactures the K6000 vinyls for general purpose interior/exterior 
signs, posters, show cards, banners and window graphics.  They offer excellent cutting, weeding and transferring.  
Choose K6000 vinyls for a premium, cast vinyl look at a calendered price!

K6063 Pink and K6068 Lime Green are available in 15-, 20-, 24-, 30-, 36-, 48-, and 60-inch x 50-yard rolls.  These 
two new colors join 23 others, also offered in the same sizes.

Founded in 1974, Kapco is a manufacturer, coater and converter of pressure-sensitive flexible materials, committed 
to producing consistent quality products and services that meet or exceed our customers’ expectations.

www.kapco.com


KAPCO - 5/15/2009

KAPCO Introduces 2 New Stencil Materials

KAPCO Graphic Products announces the addition of two new stencil materials - KAPCO Ultra-Cut II - and  KAPCO 
Synthetic Stencil Board-Cut--into our extensive line of sign vinyl supplies.

The premium, Ultra-Cut II stencil is a semi-rigid general purpose economical choice that easily conforms to 
curved or irregular surfaces.  Ultra-Cut II is an 8.5 mil, 0.0085" thick, white clay-coated polyethylene with a 
repositionable adhesive on a heavy natural Kraft backing stencil material designed for applications of characters 
Ľ" and larger.  Stencil and backing can withstand up to 180° F.

Replace oil boards with the Synthetic Stencil Board-Cut (SSB-Cut) 10 mil, 0.010" thick, semi-rigid coated 
polyethylene stencil material.  Non-adhesive material adhered to natural Kraft backing with a removable 
adhesive; designed for applications of characters ˝" and larger.  SSB can withstand a 180° F application 
temperature.

Application uses for Ultra-Cut II and SSB-Cut Stencil Materials are endless and common for marking or stenciling 
throughout a wide range of industries such as transportation, intermodal, military, manufacturing and municipality 
in addition to home craft.  Each stencil material is reusable, safe, non-toxic and recyclable; they resist inks, 
paints and stains plus have a coating that protects against runs and smears common with plastic stencils.  
Available in 15", 24" and 30" x 100’ rolls on 3" cores.

www.kapco.com


KAPCO - 2/5/2008

KAPCO Adds 6 mil Matte & Gloss White Vinyls To Solvent Media - Now In Three Adhesive Options!

Kent, Ohio - KAPCO Graphic Products announces the introduction of PSA 6 mil Matte and Gloss White Vinyls 
into our extensive line of solvent media.  Easier to apply than thinner vinyls and coated with permanent, 
removable or ultra removable adhesives, they offer the same great qualities as our 3.2 and 3.5 mil vinyls like 
“no glare” matte white and vibrant gloss white finishes.  The ultra removable adhered vinyls can be applied to 
most surfaces including walls and windows.  Great for point-of-purchase graphics, signs and trade show 
displays or flat and slightly curved surfaces.  Available in 54" x 100’.  Visit us online at www.kapco.com.

www.kapco.com


KAPCO - 2/5/2008

Prints & Graphics Dazzle with KAPCO’s New PSA 3 mil Metalized PVC In 6 Finishes

Kent, Ohio - KAPCO Graphic Products introduces new solvent media sure to catch everyone’s eye--PSA 3 
mil Metalized PVC in 6 finishes with permanent clear adhesive.  Trade show graphics, signs, POP displays and 
applications will stand out with these metallic vinyl films.  Metalized PVC is outdoor durable for up to 3 years 
without lamination and 5 years unprinted.  Metalized backside of vinyl allows solvent printable surface.  
Available in 24" or 48" x 75’, choose from Smooth or Brushed Silver and Gold, Carbon Fibre Silver and 
Diamond Plate.  Visit us online at www.kapco.com.

www.kapco.com


KAPCO - 9/6/2007

KAPCO® Adds 5 mil Backlit Film to Solvent Media

Kent, Ohio (September, 2007) - KAPCO Graphic Products has added a water-resistant, 5 mil front print backlit 
film into our extensive line of solvent media.  This single-sided solvent printable media offers an outstanding print 
surface with excellent vivid color and high image resolution for indoor and outdoor light box and backlit signage 
applications.  Compatible with OEM and Mild Solvent Inks and Printers - maximized for HP9000s and HP8000s. 
Wound PSO the 5 mil Backlit Film is available in widths of 36" and 54" x 65’ rolls.  Turn to Kapco for the latest 
trends in Digital Media and Laminates and visit us online at www.kapco.com--we’re always adding new products.

Founded in 1974, KAPCO is a manufacturer, coater and converter of pressure-sensitive flexible materials, 
committed to producing consistent quality products and services that meet or exceed our customers’ expectations.

"Kapco’s Got It All!"--To learn more about KAPCO’s broad, cost competitive line of digital media for large format
inkjet and solvent printers and laminates, sign vinyls, supplies, place an order or request a Digital Media and 
Laminates Selector or Graphics Material Guide, visit KAPCO online at www.kapco.com, call us at 800-791-8963, 
fax to 800-451-3724 or email us at graphics@kapco.com.

www.kapco.com


KAPCO - 7/18/2007

KAPCO Introduces Solvent Specialty PVC Banner/Wallcovering

Kent, Ohio (July, 2007)—KAPCO Graphic Products introduces Specialty PVC Banner/Wallcovering into our 
extensive line of solvent media.  Great for indoor and short term outdoor promotional advertising and point of 
purchase banners when a unique textured appearance is needed.  Its special backing is designed for Type 
I & II commercial grade wallcovering applications.  Unlike many other PVC substrates, this material is mold and 
mildew resistant and meets or exceeds Smoke Certification (Federal CCC & CFFA type II) and Fire (ASTM, 
NFPA & BS476) testing.  Compatible with most OEM and Mild Solvent Inks and Printers, the Specialty PVC 
Banner/Wallcovering is wound PSO and available in widths of 30", 54", and 60" x 75’ rolls.  Choose from three 
texture finishes: Plaster, Canvas and Leather. Turn to Kapco for the latest trends in Digital Media and 
Laminates and visit us online at www.kapco.com--we’re always adding new products.

www.kapco.com


KAPCO - 7/18/2007

KAPCO® Introduces Solvent Specialty PVC Banner/Wallcovering

Kent, Ohio (July, 2007) - KAPCO Graphic Products introduces Specialty PVC Banner/Wallcovering into our 
extensive line of solvent media.  Great for indoor and short term outdoor promotional advertising and point of 
purchase banners when a unique textured appearance is needed.  Its special backing is designed for Type I & II 
commercial grade wallcovering applications.  Unlike many other PVC substrates, this material is mold and mildew 
resistant and meets or exceeds Smoke Certification (Federal CCC & CFFA type II) and Fire (ASTM, NFPA & BS476) 
testing.  Compatible with most OEM and Mild Solvent Inks and Printers, the Specialty PVC Banner/Wallcovering 
is wound PSO and available in widths of 30", 54" and 60" x 75’ rolls.  Choose from three texture finishes - Plaster, 
Canvas and Leather.  Turn to Kapco for the latest trends in Digital Media and Laminates and visit us online at 
www.kapco.com--we’re always adding new products.

www.kapco.com


KAPCO - 6/7/2007

KAPCO Offers Solvent 10 mil Polycarbonate Film

Kent, Ohio (June, 2007) - KAPCO Graphic Products now offers Solvent 10 mil Printable Clear Polycarbonate 
Film. Great for trade show panels, point of purchase graphics and decorative graphics. The 10 mil Clear 
Polycarbonate Film presents outstanding print surface for backlit signage and provides excellent vivid color 
and high image resolution. Compatible with OEM Solvent and Mild Solvent Inks, this clear textured Solvent 
Polycarbonate is available in 36" and 50" widths x 60’.  Turn to Kapco for the latest trends in Digital Media 
and Laminates and visit us online at www.kapco.com--we’re always adding new products.

Founded in 1974, KAPCO is a manufacturer, coater and converter of pressure-sensitive flexible materials, 
committed to producing consistent quality products and services that meet or exceed our customers’ expectations.

www.kapco.com


KAPCO - 5/2/2007

KAPCO Solvent Gloss and Satin Canvas

Kent, Ohio (April, 2007) KAPCO Graphic Products’ introduces Solvent Gloss and Satin Canvases into our 
extensive line of solvent media.  Great for your flexible archival needs, now KAPCO offers canvas compatible 
with OEM and Mild Solvent Inks.  Unlike many other canvas substrates, the Solvent Canvases are stretchable 
and won’t crack when framed.  Use for indoor and outdoor signs, banners, art, photography, murals and more.  
The 19 mil Polyester/Cotton Blend Canvases are available in Gloss and Satin finishes, wound PSO, and in 
widths of 30", 36" or 54" x 60’.

www.kapco.com


KAPCO - 8/1/2006

KAPCO Launches New Web Site

Kent, Ohio (July, 2006) - Now visit KAPCO® Graphic Products at www.kapco.com.  We’ve launched our new 
site offering you several innovative features.  Review your personal account and create a picklist of your 
frequently ordered products.  Print valuable information including trade show passes plus compatibility and data 
sheets.  Keep up-to-date with KAPCO news.  Request samples or information and search products by name, 
part number or division.  www.kapco.com offers you secure online ordering fill your cart.  Track your shipments 
with our helpful links.  Also, enter our site, and tell us what you think.  We're always looking for testimonials and 
success stories--Share yours with us by clicking on Contact Us on the left toolbar.  You might be on our site the 
next time you click on www.kapco.com.  Visit us online to learn more about our extensive, cost competitive 
lines of sign vinyls and digital media.

Founded in 1974, KAPCO is a manufacturer, coater and converter of pressure-sensitive flexible materials, 
committed to producing consistent quality products and services that meet or exceed our customers’ expectations.

www.kapco.com


KAPCO - 2/27/2006

KAPCO Adds 4 New Water-Based Inkjet Media To Digital Line

Kent, Ohio (February, 2006) - KAPCO updates water-based inkjet media by adding four new products to our 
extensive digital line including ImageJetVue Window Film Clear Focus and Dye and Pigment Ink Printable 
Polypropylene Films--7 mil Gloss, Adhesive Backed 7 mil Gloss and 7 mil Satin.  Visit KAPCO online at kapco.com.  
We can also be contacted at 800-791-8963 or graphics@kapco.com.
 
Founded in 1974, KAPCO is a manufacturer, coater and converter of pressure-sensitive flexible materials, 
committed to producing consistent quality products and services that meet or exceed our customers’ 
expectations.

www.kapco.com


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