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MACtac - 6/19/2014

MACtac's DesignScape3D App Now Available for Apple Desktops and Laptops

MACtac® Distributor Products debuted the wide-format industry's first application designed specifically to help wide-format printing professionals and 
their customers specify the right pressure-sensitive print media for their graphics applications. Previously available on mobile tablets and Windows® PCs 
systems only, DesignScape3D TM is now also available for Apple desktops and laptops, offering all the same features and functionality as the mobile 
app and PC program. 

"DesignScape3D is an easy-to-use source of technical information as well as visual inspiration," explains Mary Ann Kucera, marketing manager, 
MACtac. "Because many graphic designers use Apple desktops and laptops, it was a natural evolution. Graphic designers now have full access 
to DesignScape3D, so they can recommend the right products for nearly any pressure-sensitive wide-format or cut vinyl design project."  

DesignScape3D is built around common graphic applications and the settings in which they occur. The basic navigation of DesignScape3D provides 
visual detail about where wide-format graphic products are used in the real world, allowing a user to choose one of six 3D environments that each feature 
two or more views highlighting the many different pressure-sensitive graphic applications characteristic of each environment. This allows a user to see not 
only a specific application that might interest them, but also additional installation ideas or opportunities for sales. 

"DesignScape3D was designed to help you and your sales and purchasing teams identify the right pressure-sensitive product for nearly any pressure-
sensitive wide-format or cut vinyl application," says Kucera. "It will keep everyone in the specification chain on the same page, and help eliminate 
specification errors. There continues to be no other application like DesignScape3D on the market."

For each application, DesignScape3D not only suggests products, but also provides technical data, tips, collateral and laminate recommendations. Users 
can also easily request product samples and additional literature with the click of a mouse, and they can easily email links to product literature in case 
a customer would like more information.

www.MACtac.com


MACtac - 6/3/2014

MACtac's REBEL H Series Delivers a Single-Source Solution for Print Media Challenges

As the most versatile graphic product line on the market, the REBEL™ H series from MACtac® Distributor Products delivers a single-source solution for most 
print media challenges. The REBEL H series, including RB528H and RB599H, features a high-performance adhesive designed to bond to most 
surfaces, including low-energy surfaces such as powder-coated paints, UV screen and UV inkjet, and other plastic surfaces.

"Our REBEL H product line was the first product available to the market with the ability to stick to just about any surface," said Jeff Stadelman, 
marketing manager, MACtac. "Developed in response to demand from screen printers, sign shops, high-end digital printers and others, it's a tried-and-
true multi-print media that continues to deliver print flexibility and consistent high performance for a wide range of applications."

Backed by MACtac's Open-Image Warranty™, REBEL H is intended to be used for all intermediate- to long-term signage on flat to moderately curved 
suraces. As an added benefit, it can be printed on multiple print platforms for further ease including UV and solvent screen, solvent, eco-solvent, UV 
and latex inkjet printers. The REBEL H product line features a SuperFlat™ liner for ultimate layflat. 

Rebel H series has a clear acrylic adhesive. The facestock is available in clear or bright white with 99 percent opacity for no pigment interference resulting 
in pure uncontaminated adhesion.

www.MACtac.com


MACtac - 3/25/2014

MACtac Presents Appealing and Cost-Effective Boat Wrapping Options

A vast majority of boats are manufactured in the color white, but watercraft owners can now personalize their boat with an expanded range of colors and 
effects from MACtac® Distributor Products. IMAGin® Digital Media, MACmark® Marking Films and PERMACOLOR® Laminates product lines also 
protect boaters' investments, as they are warranted to offer exceptional UV protection for marine applications.

"It is easier than ever for boating enthusiasts to customize the appearance of their boat without the major expense and time of a traditional paint job," said 
Jason Yard, marketing manager, MACtac Distributor Products. "Most boats have been in the water, on average, for more than 15 years. Our new finishes 
and effects mean you can give a new and unique stance to your boat. While this used to be a major hassle or a huge investment MACtac products 
make it easy."

MACtac's marine graphics media, laminates and marking films are highly engineered for unmatched performance without compromising visual 
appearance. Available in the marine product line, MACtac's patented B-free™ air-egress adhesives allow for expedited application and a paint-like finish 
with no bubbles or color distortion. Additionally, many of the materials are highly conformable for adhesion to corrugated and curved surfaces, and are 
generally designed to last for several years in outdoor environments. MACtac also offers products for carpet and sails.

In an effort to make it easy to select the right material for every application, MACtac is offering a new marine product guide to customers. Providing 
a comprehensive list of products and applications as well as pictures, the marine product guide is an exceptional resource for boat owners, or those 
interested in boat wrapping opportunities for their printing or signage business.

www.MACtac.com


MACtac - 3/6/2014

MACtac Distributor Products Introduces PERMACOLOR Gemini XT

MACtac® Distributor Products introduces the latest in mounting film technology for high-performance adhesives. The new PERMACOLOR® Gemini XT™ 
has high tack and peel adhesion as well as high cohesive strength for a quick, strong bond to a variety of mounting surfaces, available in clear and 
opaque finishes. 

"MACtac has long been a leader in the mounting films industry and to continue with our commitment to deliver affordable and high-quality products, we 
created PERMACOLOR Gemini XT," said Jason Yard, marketing manager, MACtac Distributor Products. "It performs as well as any of our high-
performance mounting adhesives but is competitively priced and designed to deliver our customers with a consistent and affordable product every time." 

PERMACOLOR Gemini XT PP5000 consists of a thin, white polypropylene film coated on both sides with an aggressive rubber-based, pressure-
sensitive adhesive. PERMACOLOR Gemini XT PP5600 consists of a thin, clear polyester film coated on both sides with a clear rubber-based, pressure-
sensitive adhesive. PERMACOLOR Gemini XT is self-wound and includes one moisture stable liner to protect the adhesive.

www.MACtac.com


MACtac - 2/25/2014

MACtac’s DesignScape3D App Now Available for Windows PC Systems

At SGIA 2014, MACtac® Distributor Products debuted the wide-format industry’s first mobile tablet application designed specifically to help wide-format 
printing professionals and their customers specify the right pressure-sensitive print media for their graphics applications. Called DesignScape3D™, the 
program is a 24/7 graphics application consultant. Previously available on mobile tablets only, DesignScape3D is now also available for Windows® PCs, 
offering all the same features and functionality as the mobile app. 

DesignScape3D is built around common graphic applications and the settings in which they occur. The basic navigation of DesignScape3D provides 
visual detail about where wide-format graphic products are used in the real world, allowing a user to choose one of six 3D environments that each feature 
two or more views highlighting the many different pressure-sensitive graphic applications characteristic of each environment. This allows a user to see not 
only a specific application that might interest them, but also additional installation ideas or opportunities for sales. 

“DesignScape3D was developed to make it as easy and intuitive as possible for wide-format printers and sales people to find the right product for nearly 
any application,” explains Mary Ann Kucera, market manager, MACtac. “Now available on Windows systems in addition to mobile devices, it is easier 
than ever for users to immediately begin educating, specifying and selling more effectively.” 

For each application, DesignScape3D not only suggests products, but also provides technical data, tips, collateral and laminate recommendations. Users 
can also easily request product samples and additional literature with the click of a mouse, and they can easily email links to product literature in case 
a customer would like more information.

www.MACtac.com


MACtac - 11/21/2013

MACtac Introduces New PERMACOLOR PermaGard Overlaminate

MACtac® Distributor Products introduces the next generation of PERMACOLOR® PermaGard® overlaminates with a new and improved vinyl facestock 
for matte finishes. Designed to deliver better appearance and quality, PERMACOLOR PermaGard IP7200 Ultimate Matte overlaminate provides superior 
color fidelity and image protection on premium prints. 

The PERMACOLOR PermaGard overlaminates provide aesthetic improvements to finishes, both inside and out, without an increase in price. 
PERMACOLOR PermaGard IP7200 Ultimate Matte has an improved zero-glare matte finish for the ultimate appearance, even in overly bright locations. 
As an added benefit, this overlaminate is coated with a high-performance solvent-based acrylic adhesive with UV inhibitors for the same strong adhesion 
and non-yellowing performance expected for fine art or higher-quality prints. Also, the clear adhesive offers dimensional stability, preventing color shift 
for longer-term durability. 

“PERMACOLOR PermaGard overlaminates already set the industry standard for high-performance laminates, and the new PERMACOLOR PermaGard 
IP7200 overlaminate takes our legacy product to the next level,” stated Jason Yard, marketing manager, MACtac Distributor Products. “MACtac's 
improvements to this overlaminate make premium prints look better longer while keeping it available at a competitive price point.” 

PERMACOLOR PermaGard IP7200 is 3.2-mil vinyl film coated with smooth, permanent, acrylic adhesives. Intended for use on museum, photographic, 
fine art, tradeshow displays and long-term digital images, this new vinyl provides extended durability that lasts up to 2 years.

www.MACtac.com


MACtac - 10/23/2013

MACtac Distributor Products Introduces PERMACOLOR HORIZon Overlaminate

MACtac® Distributor Products introduces the latest in wrap laminate technology for complex vehicle and fleet wraps. The new PERMACOLOR® 
HORIZon™ XL1000 is the thinnest polyurethane overlaminate film on the market featuring extreme conformability and superior durability on horizontal 
surfaces.

“Our customers asked for a conformable laminate that they could rely on to endure for an extended period of time on horizontal surfaces in extreme 
climates,” said Jason Yard, marketing manager, MACtac Distributor Products. “As a result, the new PERMACOLOR HORIZon overlaminate is ultra-thin 
and guaranteed to last up to 5–7 years on vertical surfaces and 2–3 years on horizontal surfaces. It’s the most extensible wrap film available on the 
market.”

PERMACOLOR HORIZon is a 1.5-mil polyurethane, smooth, high-gloss film with a permanent adhesive coating that contributes to the extreme 
conformability, allowing for easy installation. PERMACOLOR HORIZon is recommended to be coupled with any MACtac wrapping films for even 
longer-term durability and flawless vehicle graphics.

www.MACtac.com


MACtac - 10/23/2013

MACtac Launches DesignScape3D Mobile App to Bring Graphic Products to Life

MACtac® Distributor Products has debuted the wide-format industry’s first mobile tablet application designed specifically to help wide-format 
printing professionals and their customers specify the right pressure-sensitive print media for their graphics applications. Called DesignScape3D™, the 
app is a 24/7 graphics application consultant.

DesignScape 3D is built around common graphic applications and the settings in which they occur. The basic navigation of DesignScape 3D provides 
visual detail about where wide-format graphic products are used in the real-world, allowing a user to choose one of six 3D environments that each feature 
two or more views and rotating icons highlighting the many different pressure-sensitive graphic applications characteristic of each environment. This 
allows a user to see not only a specific application that might interest them, but also additional installation ideas or opportunities for sales.

For each application, DesignScape 3D not only suggests products, but provides technical data, tips, collateral, and laminate recommendations. Users 
can also easily request product samples and additional literature with a tap of the screen, and they can easily email links to product literature in case a 
customer would like more information. In the event that a wireless connection is not available, the email will simply queue and send when Internet 
access is available. 

“We developed DesignScape 3D to make it as easy and intuitive as possible for wide-format printers and sales people to find the right product for nearly 
any application,” explains Mary Ann Kucera, market manager, MACtac. “The application is available to download today on tablets running iOS, and 
Android operating systems, with a Windows system available soon, so users can immediately begin educating, specifying and selling more effectively 
no matter what their mobile device preference.”

www.MACtac.com


MACtac - 10/23/2013

MACtac Distributor Products Adds wallCHALKER CB1088R to Specialty Removable Vinyl Series

MACtac® Distributor Products introduces wallCHALKER™ CB1088R chalkboard vinyl designed to transform any wall or table surface into a chalkboard. 
As part of the specialty removable vinyl series, wallCHALKER replicates the look and functionality of a chalkboard with a deep black matte surface that 
can be written on with everyday chalk and chalk ink markers.

wallCHALKER can be applied to any clean, flat surface to create menu and feature boards in restaurants or home kitchens as well as drawing boards 
in children’s rooms and playrooms. It can be plotter cut into unique shapes for a customized look and used indoors or outdoors for up to four years. 
Featuring a moderately aggressive removable acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive, wallCHALKER offers quick and easy installation with no dry time 
required and easy removability from most surfaces for up to two years. 

“At MACtac, we’re always looking for new ways to advance the possibilities of vinyl graphics,” said Cathy Kimpton, marketing manager, MACtac 
Distributor Products. “The new wallCHALKER chalkboard vinyl is a mess-free alternative to chalkboard paint and is easy to clean using a damp cloth 
or eraser. When you’re ready to repaint or install a new graphic, wallCHALKER can simply be removed from the surface with no need for sanding, 
priming or repainting.”

wallCHALKER CB1088R is a 4.7-mil textured black vinyl facestock designed specifically for chalkboard applications. Featuring an 83# kraft liner 
offering excellence layflat and dimensional stability, wallCHALKER CB1088R is available in rolls of 24” and 48”.

www.MACtac.com


MACtac - 6/6/2013

MACtac Distributor Products Donates Adhesive Vinyl

Partnering for the fourth project, MACtac® Distributor Products, a leading supplier of pressure-sensitive materials, is once again teaming up with the 
nonprofit Portraits of Hope organization to continue its involvement in helping to motivate hospitalized and disadvantaged children through public art 
works with creative therapy. This time, Aspen, Colo., will be budding with 31 emergency service vehicles wrapped with more than 35 rolls of 
IMAGin® JT5529BFD bubble-free adhesive vinyl donated by MACtac. 

The official kickoff of the project is June 7, 2013, when certified installers will begin wrapping fire trucks, ambulances, mountain rescue vehicles and 
other emergency service vehicles. The installation process, involving full and partial wraps, will take 14 days to complete, resulting in the 
transformation of these vehicles into mobile works of art. The emergency vehicles are expected to be unveiled at the Aspen Fourth of July community 
events. 

"Our partnership with Portraits of Hope and the opportunity to contribute to the mission of providing children with hope never ceases to be a 
rewarding experience for everyone here at MACtac," said Jennifer Bowman, corporate marketing, MACtac. "We are honored to donate our 
pressure-sensitive material to this year's project and work with professionals from the graphics community to help this organization continue to 
impact the lives of sick and disadvantaged children." 

Throughout the months of April and May, more than 2,000 seriously ill, physically disabled and disadvantaged children from the Braille Institute, Denver 
hospitals, Shriners Hospitals for Children, inner city schools and youth groups painted the artwork on the adhesive vinyl panels for the project. The 
vinyl was printed by IMAGIC in Burbank, Calif., with the outline of flowers and geometric shapes, which are the symbols of Portraits of Hope. A 
majority of the vehicles will remain wrapped for four to five months for display throughout the city, and the ambulances will remain wrapped 
through January for the Winter X Games 2014. 

MACtac's partnership with Portraits of Hope began in 2005 with the Ameriquest Soaring Dreams Airship, a 40,000 square-foot blimp covered in panels 
painted by more than 5,000 young people in after-school programs and pediatric care facilities. In 2007, the Garden in Transit event became the most 
nationally recognized project, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the New York City taxi cab with more than 13,000 taxi cab wraps. MACtac 
reunited with the program in 2010 for the Summer of Color event in which 156 lifeguard towers were transformed into a five-month exhibit at the 
Santa Monica Pier beach from Malibu to Palos Verdes. 

Founded in 1995 by Ed and Bernie Massey, Portraits of Hope is a nonprofit program dedicated to improving the human condition through arts. The 
program develops creative national and international art projects that merge the production of dynamic public art works with creative therapy. Portraits 
of Hope is aimed at brightening and enriching the lives of children and adults who may be coping with adversity, hardship, emotional or physical 
trauma or serious illness.

www.MACtac.com


MACtac - 12/4/2012

MACtac Graphic Products Enhances MACmark 8900 PRO Designer Series

MACtac® Graphic Products enhances its MACmark® 8900 Series with 16 fashion colors based on the 2013/2014 color trends. Intended for interior 
design and home décor, MACmark 8900 PRO Designer Series transforms any interior application into a stylish environment in an instant. 

Specifically designed for interior wall and window graphics for retail, restaurant and home décor, the MACmark 8900 PRO Designer Series offers the latest 
trends in colored vinyl. Additionally, the series provides low-gloss and soft matte finishes for eliminating glare. 

"The MACmark 8900 PRO Designer Series helps our customers stay on top of the latest color trends," said Cathy Kimpton, marketing manager, 
MACtac Distributor Products. "Each new color provides excellent dimensional stability for an application that looks great year after year." 

Easy to plotter cut and apply, MACmark 8900 PRO Designer Series is comprised of removable adhesives formulated to ensure perfect adhesion to a 
wide range of smooth painted walls and furnishings. It also maintains the ability to remove cleanly for up to two years with no damage to the wall. 

MACmark 8900 Series offers more than 60 matte colors for interior decoration. The MACmark 8900 PRO Designer Series films are 2.8-mil vinyl coated 
with a removable solvent-based adhesive and protected by an 83# white kraft liner.

www.MACtac.com


MACtac - 11/27/2012

MACtac Graphic Products Adds Three New Wrapping Films to MACmark Tuning Films Product Line

MACtac® Graphic Products adds to MACmark® Tuning Films with three new wrapping categories: MACmark Tuning Film Sublime, MACmark Tuning 
Film Brushed Metals and MACmark Tuning Film Special Effects. As an alternative to painting, MACmark Tuning Films is the market's widest range of 
textured, matte and gloss wrapping films for a variety of custom wrap applications. 

Designed for complete or partial vehicle wraps, interior vehicle trim, personal computers, tablets, cell phones and more, the new MACmark Tuning Films 
offer unique finishes for personalized effects and accents. Additionally, MACmark Tuning Film Brushed Metals and MACmark Tuning Film Special 
Effects add an appealing tactile dimension to any design. 

"The MACmark Tuning Films product line is dedicated to enhancing applications with a variety of options," said Jason Yard, marketing training 
specialist, MACtac Graphic Products. "The product line offers more than 45 colors and finishes, and our new tuning film offerings take automotive 
and personal electronics customization to a new level." 

MACtac MACmark Tuning Film Sublime is a 3.4-mil pigmented air egress vinyl available in 15 gloss and 15 matte colors designed for vehicle color change 
and custom color accents. With a durability of seven to eight years, it is quick and easy to install, has excellent conformability and good scratch and 
stain resistance.

MACtac MACmark Tuning Film Brushed Metals offer a 5.5-mil embossed air egress vinyl available in five color finishes, including black, aluminum, steel, 
titanium and graphite. Designed for vehicle accents and custom effects with a realistic appearance and a distinctive brushed effect, it offers 
moderate conformability and a durability of five years. 

MACtac MACmark Tuning Film Special Effects features three iridescent colors designed for full vehicle wrapping and two embossed textures for vehicle 
accents and custom effects. The 3.9-mil iridescent colors include pearl, green and fuchsia. With an 8.6-mil facestock, the embossed textures are 
available in leather and silver moon. 

The full line of MACtac Graphic Products: IMAGin®, PERMACOLOR®, MACmark and REBEL™ provides a pressure-sensitive solution for every signage 
need. Whatever technology—wide-format digital printing, mounting and laminating, CAS or screen printing—MACtac has you covered.

www.MACtac.com


MACtac - 11/20/2012

MACtac Graphic Products Expands Mounting Films with PERMACOLOR ColorPrint PP2018

MACtac® Graphic Products introduces a new addition to its mounting films offering with PERMACOLOR® ColorPrint PP2018, a permanent general 
purpose mounting film for signage, graphics and POP applications. PERMACOLOR ColorPrint PP2018 is an economical solution designed to provide 
good adhesion of photographic prints and other images to graphic art substrates. 

PERMACOLOR ColorPrint PP2018 consists of a thin, clear polyester film coated on both sides with an acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive. It offers great 
all-around performance for general purpose mounting applications for a variety of mounting surfaces. 

"We're pleased to offer an economical mounting film for everyday applications," said Mary Ann Kucera, marketing manager, MACtac Graphic Products. 
"It fills the need for a well-priced mounting film with solid performance for back mounting." 

ColorPrint PP2018 is composed of a clear polyester carrier coated on both sides with an acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive protected by a single white, 
moisture-stable paper liner. The smooth adhesive construction permits distortion-free mounting to substrates including Fome-Cor®, Gatorfoam®, Cresent® 
board, Masonite® and Sintra®. The single release liner permits easy lamination and eliminates the need to remove a second liner in applications where 
that may be difficult or impossible. It also efficiently processes through most roll laminators. 

The full line of MACtac Graphic Products: IMAGin®, PERMACOLOR®, MACmark® and REBEL™ provides a pressure-sensitive solution for every signage 
need. Whatever technology—wide-format digital printing, mounting and laminating, CAS or screen printing–MACtac has you covered.

www.MACtac.com


MACtac - 11/13/2012

MACtac Expands Mounting Films Offering with New PERMACOLOR ColorTrans CT2200

MACtac® Graphic Products has expanded its optically clear mounting films offering with the addition of PERMACOLOR® ColorTrans™ CT2200, 
featuring a permanent and removable adhesive. 

The optically clear, double-sided film is specifically intended for face-mounting and back-mounting transparencies to glass, Plexiglass® and other 
clear or transparent substrates for indoor, outdoor and backlight applications. In addition, PERMACOLOR ColorTrans CT2200 helps protect 
mounted images from fading caused by ultra-violet (UV) light exposure. 

"PERMACOLOR ColorTrans CT2200 works as both a removable mounting film and as an optically clear mounting film," said Mary Ann Kucera, 
marketing manager, MACtac Graphic Products. "This is a great economical product for our customers to create removable graphics mounted on 
glass or other transparent substrates." 

PERMACOLOR ColorTrans CT2200 is a 2.0-mil glass clear polyester film coated with a permanent clear acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive on one side 
and a removable clear acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive on the other. A clear polyester release liner protects each side and permits complete visual 
inspection of the product as well as easy liner removal and a distortion-free adhesive surface. Typical applications include temporary mounting of 
graphics to retail windows and light boxes. CT2200 can be used wherever superior clarity and smoothness are required. 

PERMACOLOR ColorTrans CT2200 is available in a variety of roll sizes, including: 
CT2241L150: 41" x 150' roll 
CT2251L150: 51" x 150' roll 
CT2254L150: 54" x 150' roll 
CT2261L150: 61" x 150' roll 

The full line of MACtac Graphic Products: IMAGin®, PERMACOLOR®, MACmark® and REBEL™ provides a pressure-sensitive solution for every signage 
need. Whatever technology—wide-format digital printing, mounting and laminating, CAS or screen printing—MACtac has you covered.

www.MACtac.com


MACtac - 11/6/2012

MACtac Graphic Products Adds Permanent IMAGin wallNOODLE PN629

MACtac® Graphic Products® adds to the IMAGin® wallNOODLE™ product line with a new specialty wall vinyl featuring an acrylic pressure-sensitive 
adhesive. As with all IMAGin wallNOODLE and ROODLE™ products, Permanent IMAGin wallNOODLE PN629 offers excellent printing performance 
with ease of application. 

Permanent IMAGin wallNOODLE is a thick vinyl facestock coated with a permanent acrylic adhesive, resulting in an easy to apply media and 
adhesive combination for customers. It is designed for a variety of indoor and outdoor applications, including: 
POP graphics 
Signage 
Wall graphics 
Decals 

"The newest addition to our line, Permanent IMAGin wallNOODLE has the same exceptional print quality you've come to expect from the wallNOODLE 
and ROODLE products," said Mary Ann Kucera, marketing manager, MACtac Graphic Products. "Its thick vinyl facestock makes it easy to handle 
during installation, with or without an overlaminate." 

Permanent IMAGin wallNOODLE is a 6.0-mil matte white, semi-rigid vinyl print surface, featuring MACtac's high performing 90# SuperFlat™ release liner. 
Available in rolls of 54" x 100' as well as custom sheet sizes, Permanent IMAGin wallNOODLE is intended for wide-format, eco-solvent, solvent-based, 
latex and UV-cured inkjet, as well as screen and offset printing. 

The full line of MACtac Graphic Products: IMAGin®, PERMACOLOR®, MACmark® and REBEL™ provides a pressure-sensitive solution for every 
signage need. Whatever technology—wide-format digital printing, mounting and laminating, CAS or screen printing—MACtac has you covered.

www.MACtac.com


MACtac - 10/30/2012

MACtac Launches New Website to Enhance Customer Experience

 MACtac® recently launched a new and improved website at www.MACtac.com. The redesigned site features an enhanced product search with 
updated product information, easy-to-navigate product categories, refreshed content and a new user interface. 

"Our customers asked for easier navigation and more product information," said Jennifer Bowman, marketing communications manager, MACtac 
Corporate Marketing. "By redesigning our website we can now provide a better user experience for our customers." 

Customers are now able to search by specific application via the advanced product search on the site's homepage as well as view product videos. In 
addition to updated products and navigation bars, the new site includes interactive features where customers can look up invoices, search inventory, 
request samples, track shipments and download product performance guides and more.

www.MACtac.com


MACtac - 10/23/2012

MACtac Graphic Products Takes You There with GlassMovie Rear-Projection Film

MACtac® Graphic Products introduces GlassMovie™ GM090P, a patented diffusion vinyl that turns clear surfaces into dynamic visual displays. 
Ideal for tradeshows, in-store and other visual merchandising displays, GlassMovie can be plotter cut into eye-catching shapes for use in touch 
screen and virtual presenter applications. 

GlassMovie is a pressure-sensitive screen vinyl that acts as a rear-projection screen with excellent resolution under all brightness levels, from day or 
night to indoors or outdoors. For use in places where bulky monitors typically would not fit, it offers a wide viewing angle of up to 100 degrees and 
excellent viewing from both the rear and front. 

"There are countless ways to use GlassMovie," said Cathy Kimpton, marketing manager, MACtac Distributor Products. "At a tradeshow, a manufacturer 
can use GlassMovie to showcase large equipment that would have been impossible or too expensive to transport." 

GlassMovie brings products to life and puts services at the center of attention with capabilities to make products, logos, pictures and more appear out 
of thin air. Available for customization, it features 24/7 engagement for an impactful user experience. 

GlassMovie GM090P is a 5.9-mil translucent grey vinyl with a high-quality, permanent, solvent, acrylic adhesive with a high cohesive strength 
for long-term durability and is protected by an 83# white kraft release liner. It is designed for indoor and outdoor visual communications on any 
clear surface. GlassMovie GM090P can be digitally printed or plotter cut to any shape or size to create unexpected digital displays.

www.MACtac.com


MACtac - 4/12/2012

Create Eye-Catching Illuminated Signs and Window Décor with Adhesive-Backed Vinyls from MACtac

MACtac® Graphic Products introduces its newest adhesive-backed vinyl for illuminated signs and window décor with MACmark® 8400. Designed for 
creating unique decorative and functional applications, MACmark 8400 is ideal for a variety of applications used by interior designers, architects, 
photo labs, sign shops and exhibitors. 

A transparent vinyl film, MACmark 8400 is designed for use in translucent illuminated signs and window decoration. Answering customers' demands for 
the latest trends in interior design, MACmark 8400 can be used to create vibrant signs and décor for offices, day care centers, schools and more. 
MACmark 8400 is available in 16 transparent, bright-gloss colors which can be further combined to create nearly any color imaginable. 

MACmark 8400 is a glossy transparent film with up to three years of outdoor durability. This 3-mil cadmium-free vinyl is coated with a durable, permanent 
acrylic, pressure-sensitive adhesive with excellent wet-out characteristics for clarity. An 83# white kraft liner, MACmark 8400 offers excellent stability 
and layflat. And, MACmark 8400 offers good dimensional stability and is designed for excellent cutting and weeding. 

"Creating windows and illuminated signs that offer visual impact is very important to our customers," said Cathy Kimpton, marketing manager, 
MACtac Graphic Products.

www.MACtac.com


MACtac - 4/5/2012

Add Visual Interest to Glass Surfaces with MACtac's Newest Glass Décor Lines

MACtac® Graphic Products announces the expansion of its MACmark® line to include a new line called Glass Décor 600 and adds additional colors to 
Glass Décor 700. 

Answering customers' demands for the latest trends in interior design, the MACmark Glass Décor 600 and Glass Décor 700 lines can be used to create 
different moods as well as privacy and overall aesthetics in a variety of settings. The new adhesives are ideal for a variety of applications used by 
interior designers, architects, photo labs, sign shops and exhibitors. 

MACmark Glass Décor 600 
A transparent film printed with decorative patterns suited for interior glass partitions, tables and window surfaces, MACtac's Glass Décor 600 line features 
four designs: rice paper, lines, small lines and large squares and offers durability of up to five years.

MACmark Glass Décor 700 
A translucent, high-performance film with outdoor durability of five years, the MACmark Glass Décor 700 series is ideal for the decoration of windows and 
glass surfaces for an etched, frosted or sandblasted effect. Glass Décor 700 is available in frosted and dusted matte finishes, as well as five new matte 
colors, including: offshore blue, refreshing mint, sparkling yellow, romantic rose and luxurious gold. 

"Window décor is a popular trend globally and in the United States," said Cathy Kimpton, marketing manager, MACtac Graphic Products. "The addition 
of MACmark Glass Décor 600 and expansion of the Glass Décor 700 line means enhanced design options for our customers." 

MACmark Glass Décor films are coated with a durable permanent acrylic adhesive that provides excellent wet-out characteristics for clarity. The Glass 
Décor 600 adhesive is protected with a clear release coated PET film that provides an ultra-smooth adhesive for better optical clarity. Glass Décor 700 
offers an 83# white kraft liner for stability and layflat.

www.MACtac.com


MACtac - 3/29/2012

MACtac Announces Application Nation Session Dates for 2012

MACtac® Graphic Products announces Application Nation™ session dates and locations for the first half of 2012. Each one-day class will cover the 
basics of proper vinyl preparation and installation for a variety of applications. 

At each session, attendees will learn how to process different films, how to prepare substrates, and best practices for successful vehicle wrap and 
architectural applications. Following the instructional portion, attendees will have the opportunity to implement the techniques by practicing with 
hands-on demos. 

Session schedule and participating distributors include: 
April 3 – Milwaukee, Wis. – Big Systems 
April 11 – Virginia Beach, Va. – D&L Supply 
May 2 – Stow, Ohio – MACtac 
June 27 – Cinnaminson, N.J. – Pioneer Supply 
July 11 – Kansas City, Mo. – 123 Graphics 

Products featured in the sessions include: IMAGin® B-free® GRUV™ GV929BFD, RoughRAP™, StreetRAP™, B-free® Window Films, Tuning Films, 
wallNOODLE™, ROODLE™ and IMAGin® DecoSatin™. Each attendee will be provided with a tool kit and plenty of vinyl samples to use during the 
session. The cost to attend a session varies depending on the distributor but is usually less than $300 per attendee. For more information on 
Application Nation sessions or to register, call a graphics representative at 866.622.8223 or email MACtac.Americas@bemis.com. 
Visit www.MACtac.com/Graphics and www.TheApplicationNation.com.

www.MACtac.com


MACtac - 11/17/2011

MACtac® Launches New Environmentally Friendly IMAGin® Verde™ Digital Print Media and PERMACOLOR® Verde Overlaminates

MACtac® Graphic Products introduces its new line of sustainable digital print media and overlaminate series – IMAGin® Verde™ VM1229P and 
PERMACOLOR® Verde VL1000 series. IMAGin Verde VM1229P is a 100 percent chlorine- and phthalate-free film designed for indoor or medium-term 
outdoor advertising and promotional applications on flat or slightly curved surfaces. PERMACOLOR Verde VL1000 series overlaminates are a 
family of intermediate pressure-sensitive adhesive coated, clear overlaminating films available in gloss, matte and lustre finishes. 

IMAGin Verde VM1229P is intended for use in a variety of applications including indoor and outdoor signage, point-of-purchase (POP) displays, 
product identification labels, bumper stickers, short-term OEM decals and window graphics. 

“With the introduction of IMAGin Verde VM1229P and PERMACOLOR Verde VL1000 overlaminates, MACtac is able to offer more environmentally 
friendly products to our customers,” stated Mary Ann Kucera, marketing manager, MACtac Graphic Products. “In addition, these products offer a 
greener alternative to vinyl wide-format media and laminates and satisfy end users looking to use more sustainable materials.” 

MACtac’s IMAGin Verde VM1229P is a 3.1-mil gloss white, topcoated polypropylene film. Featuring an 86# kraft liner, it offers a permanent, grey, acrylic 
pressure-sensitive adhesive for excellent hiding power. IMAGin Verde VM1229P is intended for wide-format, eco-solvent, solvent-based, latex and 
UV-cured inkjet printing. 

PERMACOLOR Verde overlaminates VL1000 are 3.1-mil polypropylene films coated on one side with a clear acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive. 
Featuring a 60# coated kraft liner, PERMACOLOR Verde overlaminates VL1000 are designed for indoor or short-term outdoor applications and 
available in a variety of surface finishes. 

PERMACOLOR Verde overlaminates VL1000 can be laminated to photographic prints, transparencies and digital images including solvent and 
eco-solvent and water-based inkjet prints to impart protection from abrasion, moisture and other potentially damaging effects in both indoor and 
outdoor environments.

www.MACtac.com


MACtac - 11/10/2011

MACtac® Launches New Carbon Fiber and Matte Wrapping Film Solution with MACmark® Tuning Films

MACtac® Graphic Products introduces MACmark® Tuning Films, the market’s widest range of carbon fiber and matte wrapping films for a variety of 
custom wrap applications. These films are designed for complete or partial vehicle wraps, interior vehicle trim, laptops, game consoles, cell phones and 
more. 
   
“MACmark Carbon Fiber Tuning Films feature a very detailed and authentic pattern which allows for no waves or irregularities with a flexible and 
conformable facestock,” stated Jason Yard, marketing specialist, MACtac Graphic Products. “In developing this product, we listened to the needs of 
automotive and specialty application customization providers and developed an easy-to-use product based on customer desire and application needs.” 

MACmark Matte Tuning Films can be used for complete vehicle color change, racing and rally stripes, vehicle detailing or any other type of 
automotive customization. Both matte black and matte white provide a unique alternative to gloss paints, and the automotive aftermarket industry 
has embraced this trend as one of the fastest growing. 

MACtac’s Tuning Film faces are 6.9-mil cadmium-free polymeric vinyl and are available in five carbon fiber colors including black, white, silver, gold 
and graphite plus matte white and matte black. The black matte and white matte have a repositionable adhesive with a true zero-glare matte finish 
resistant to fingerprints and smudges. In addition, they are resistant to most oils and grease, fuels, aliphatic solvents, weak acids, salts and alkalis. 
The Carbon Fiber Tuning Film is coated with a high-performance micro-structured (bubble-free) permanent, acrylic adhesive for easy application. It 
also features an 80# polycoated release liner for added stability and layflat with a light grey ‘MACtac’ back printing.

www.MACtac.com


MACtac - 10/25/2011

MACtac Launches New Carbon Fiber and Matte Wrapping Film Solution with MACmark Tuning Films

MACtac® Graphic Products introduces MACmark® Tuning Films, the market’s widest range of carbon fiber and matte wrapping films for a variety of 
custom wrap applications. These films are designed for complete or partial vehicle wraps, interior vehicle trim, laptops, game consoles, cell phones 
and more.

“MACmark Carbon Fiber Tuning Films feature a very detailed and authentic pattern which allows for no waves or irregularities with a flexible and 
conformable facestock,” stated Jason Yard, marketing specialist, MACtac Graphic Products. “In developing this product, we listened to the needs 
of automotive and specialty application customization providers and developed an easy-to-use product based on customer desire and application 
needs.”

MACmark Matte Tuning Films can be used for complete vehicle color change, racing and rally stripes, vehicle detailing or any other type of 
automotive customization. Both matte black and matte white provide a unique alternative to gloss paints, and the automotive aftermarket 
industry has embraced this trend as one of the fastest growing.

MACtac’s Tuning Film faces are 6.9-mil cadmium-free polymeric vinyl and are available in five carbon fiber colors including black, white, silver, 
gold and graphite plus matte white and matte black. The black matte and white matte have a repositionable adhesive with a zero-glare matte 
finish resistant to fingerprints and smudges. In addition, they are resistant to most oils and grease, fuels, aliphatic solvents, weak acids, salts and 
alkalis. Both matte films have an ultra smooth adhesive which creates a true painted on look. The Carbon Fiber Tuning Film is coated with a 
high-performance micro-structured (bubble-free) permanent, acrylic adhesive for easy application. It also features an 80# polycoated release 
liner for added stability and layflat with a light grey ‘MACtac’ back printing.

The full line of MACtac Graphic Products: IMAGin®, PERMACOLOR®, MACmark and REBEL™ provide a pressure-sensitive solution for every signage 
need. Whatever technology – wide-format digital printing, mounting and laminating, CAS or screen printing – MACtac has you covered.

www.MACtac.com


MACtac - 10/25/2011

MACtac Introduces New PERMACOLOR DecoLam Textured Laminates

Bringing exciting textures to a broad range of high-profile wide-format and screen print graphic applications, MACtac® Graphic Products introduces its 
new line of six premium textured laminate films—PERMACOLOR® DecoLam™. The new overlaminate series adds depth and eye-catching effects, 
making ordinary graphics extraordinary.

Ideal for indoor and outdoor use on colored vinyl, graphics or other compatible flat or slightly curved substrates, PERMACOLOR DecoLam is designed 
for decorative finishes for high-profile applications such as furnishings, point-of-purchase (POP) displays, decals and signage, as well as wall graphics 
for the interior design, hotel décor and architectural graphics markets.

“Printers and installers looking to add a unique effect to high-end graphics now have a solution with our new PERMACOLOR DecoLam overlaminate 
series,” said Mary Ann Kucera, marketing manager, MACtac Graphic Products. “Consistent image quality and durability are easily achieved with this 
new laminate series specially designed for upscale applications. This premium laminate series is popular with our Europe customers and we are 
seeing excitement from our North American customers who have tried samples.”

High-performance vinyl PERMACOLOR DecoLam ranges in thickness from 4.0- to 4.7-mil with an outdoor durability of up to five years. It features a 
high-tack permanent adhesive with an 85# White Clay Coated Kraft (CCK) liner.

The overlaminate series is available in a variety of finishes including fine and coarse wood grain, brushed metal, carbon clear, flock and leather, 
making it suitable for a wide range of applications. With the use of an application tape, PERMACOLOR DecoLam can also be used in cut vinyl 
applications.

The full line of MACtac Graphic Products: IMAGin®, PERMACOLOR, MACmark® and REBEL™ provide a pressure-sensitive solution for every signage 
need. Whatever technology – wide-format digital printing, mounting and laminating, CAS or screen printing – MACtac has you covered.

www.MACtac.com


MACtac - 10/25/2011

MACtac Expands Wall Graphic Offerings with New DecoArt DecoSatin

MACtac® Graphic Products has expanded its wall graphics media offering with the addition of DecoArt™, an interior pressure-sensitive product line. 
DecoArt™ DecoSatin™ DA012, a fabric-based product first to launch in the DecoArt line, is specifically intended for wide-format printing of pressure-
sensitive wall graphics, wall murals and custom wall coverings.

DecoArt DecoSatin DA012 can be used in a variety of interior locations, ranging from hotels, conference centers and reception areas to stores and 
waiting areas. In addition, it has a durability of five to seven years indoors and up to a year outdoors. DecoSatin is backed by MACtac’s Open Image 
Warranty which guarantees the quality and longevity warranted in registered applications.

“Because DecoArt DecoSatin was designed with wide-format printers in mind, it prints vibrant colors beautifully installs easily, and just as important 
removes without the need for steam or wallpaper ‘claws’,” said Mary Ann Kucera, marketing manager, MACtac Graphic Products. “The product 
line enables customers to create custom designs for both short-run print jobs and longer run jobs like multiple hotel rooms.”

DecoArt DecoSatin DA012 is a white woven polyester textile that is coated with a clear, repositionable acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive. DecoSatin 
meets ANSI / NFPA - Class A and IBC - Class A specifications for flame spread and smoke density. The product is intended to be used with wide-format, 
eco-solvent, solvent-based, latex-based and ultraviolet (UV) - cured inkjet printers. Stability and smooth feeding characteristics through the inkjet printers 
are provided by a protected 86# polycoated release liner.

The full line of MACtac Graphic Products: IMAGin®, PERMACOLOR®, MACmark® and REBEL™ provides a pressure-sensitive solution for every signage 
need. Whatever technology – wide-format digital printing, mounting and laminating, CAS or screen printing – MACtac has you covered.

www.MACtac.com


MACtac - 5/19/2011

MACtac® Launches New PERMACOLOR® PermaGard® PG6000 Dry-Erase Overlaminate

MACtac® Graphic Products introduces PERMACOLOR® PermaGard® PG6000, a high-gloss, clear overlaminate with an extremely smooth adhesive 
coating used to transform almost any indoor or short-term outdoor graphic into a dry-erase board.

Designed to bond to a variety of substrates, PERMACOLOR PermaGard PG6000 is suitable for use with dry-erase markers. In addition, Permacolor 
PermaGard PG6000 is an extremely cost-effective solution for indoor and short-term outdoor applications.

“At a very competitive price point, PERMACOLOR PermaGard PG6000 can be used as an economical overlaminate indoors as well as outdoors for up 
to one year,” stated Mary Ann Kucera, marketing manager, MACtac Graphic Products. “MACtac’s new dry-erase overlaminate allows our customers to 
improve profitability, without forgoing quality.”

PERMACOLOR PermaGard PG6000 is a repositionable, clear 1.0-mil polypropylene film coated on one side with a clear acrylic pressure-sensitive 
adhesive. The film face is dry-erasable and helps retard color fade caused by ultraviolet (UV) light exposure. The adhesive is protected by a 1.2-mil 
polyester release liner that provides for easy liner removal and a near distortion-free adhesive surface.

PERMACOLOR PermaGard PG6000 is intended for use on digital images including inkjet, electrostatic, and thermal to impart protection from abrasion, 
moisture, and other potentially damaging effects in both indoor and outdoor environments.

The full line of MACtac Graphic Products: IMAGin®, PERMACOLOR, MACmark® and REBEL™, provides a pressure-sensitive solution for every 
signage need. Whatever technology—wide-format digital printing, mounting and laminating, CAS or screen printing—MACtac has you covered.

www.MACtac.com


MACtac - 5/5/2011

MACtac and Nazdar Announce New Warranty Agreement for Screen Print Solution

MACtac® and Nazdar® announce a newly available screen print warranty featuring MACtac’s recently introduced REBEL™ multi-print media and Nazdar’s 
3500 Series Screen ink sets. 

The warranty is part of MACtac’s customer-favorite Open-Image Warranty™ program, which covers many combinations of approved printer, ink and 
laminate or clear coat, used with MACtac graphic media.

The joint warranty agreement has been initiated to give screen printers and end-users both complete assurance that finished graphics manufactured by 
MACtac and printed with Nazdar 3500 Series Screen inks will perform as intended, meeting needed durability requirements and featuring image 
coloration in its truest form.

“MACtac’s Open-Image Warranty is a great way to ensure our customers that our products meet the demands of today’s marketplace,” stated Jeff 
Stadelman, technical marketing manager, MACtac Graphic Products. “Our customers have told us that one of the greatest advantages of selecting a 
MACtac product is the added confidence that they are getting more than a product; they are getting a quality solution. Working with an industry 
organization, like Nazdar, that approaches product development with the same mindset reinforces that message.” 

The warranted media-ink combination is unique to other similar screen print solutions on the market. The media alone, which is a multi-print media 
designed for both screen and digital printing, brings many advantages. REBEL offers value to those screen printers who also print digital through 
inventory reductions. And, it expands application potential as it can be used for interior or exterior signage, OEM decals, point-of-purchase (POP) 
displays, intermediate vehicle markings, vending machines, ice boxes, light boxes, window, floor and wall graphics and other specialty 
applications.

When paired with Nazdar 3500 Series Screen inks, REBEL’s nearly 100 percent opaque, white face film and clear acrylic adhesive allow the ink sets to 
truly pop, showcasing ideal coloration for finished graphics that are top-quality. 

“We are impressed with the weathering results of 3500 Series Screen inks and REBEL high-performance media,” stated Tom Keegan, global products 
systems director, Nazdar Company.

REBEL is a 4.0-mil, non-top coated, opaque vinyl available in matte or gloss white finishes, coated with a clear acrylic high-tack permanent or 
removable adhesive. Featuring a 90# SuperFlat liner, it provides superior lay flat. REBEL is available in standard roll sizes with custom options 
available as well.

www.MACtac.com


MACtac - 3/24/2011

MACtac Adds 20 New Color Options to MACmark 8900 Series Marking Films

Responding to market demand for additional color options of the industry’s most versatile, colored vinyl—MACmark® 8900 Series marking films—MACtac® 
Graphic Products has added 20 new matte colors, bringing the full portfolio to 51 color finishes.

The MACmark 8900 Series product line launched with 12 colors originally, but due to continued popularity among sign shops and interior designers, 
has consistently grown throughout the past few years. 

The marking film series features a unique, high-performance, removable solvent-based adhesive that quickly forms a strong bond to most substrates, 
including drywall, yet removes cleanly and easily. 

“The new color additions to our MACmark 8900 Series marking films, driven by market demand, offer even more options and uses for a wider variety 
of applications,” said Rick Moore, marketing director, MACtac Graphic Products. “With 51 unique matte color options now available, combined with 
longer durability and product performance, sign makers are able to conquer wide ranging design challenges and application opportunities.” 

A 2.8-mil soft calendered, intermediate vinyl, MACmark 8900 Series offers superior, smooth cutting and weeding. It has an outdoor durability of up to four 
years and can be removed cleanly for up to two years after application. The vinyl features a highly stable 83# white kraft liner with grid lines that allow for 
easy alignment and installation. Customers also appreciate that MACmark 8900 Series can be applied in very low temperature conditions with success. 

MACmark 8900 Series marking films are suitable for a range of applications that include decorative wall designs, interior décor, window graphics, spray 
masks, vehicle markings, floor graphics and other indoor or outdoor advertising signage.

For more information regarding MACmark 8900 Series marking films or other MACtac products, or graphic solutions, call a graphics representative 
at 866.622.8223, e-mail MACtac.Americas@bemis.com or visit www.MACtac.com/Graphics and www.TheApplicationNation.com. 

The full line of MACtac Graphic Products: IMAGin®, PERMACOLOR®, MACmark and REBEL™, provides a pressure-sensitive solution for every signage 
need. Whatever technology—wide-format digital printing, mounting and laminating, CAS or screen printing—MACtac has you covered.

www.MACtac.com


MACtac - 2/24/2011

MACtac Graphic Products Certifies Additional Digital Media with HP Latex Inks

Following extensive evaluation, MACtac® Graphic Products has received certification for several products within its IMAGin® line of wide-format digital media 
on the HP Designjet L25500 and L65500 with HP Latex inks. 

MACtac Graphic Products’ newly certified products include bubble-free media IMAGin B-free® JT5529BFD designed for vehicle wraps and IMAGin 
B-free JT5798MBF for long-term outdoor signage; StreetRAP™ STR328 vinyl for sealed concrete or asphalt pedestrian walkways; wallNOODLE™ 
WN628 repositionable vinyl for wall graphics and P.O.P displays; and RoughRAP™ WW100 wall wrapping film for moderately textured exterior and interior 
brick or block walls. To date, more than 20 profiles have been created with more in development.

An HP Registered Latex Developer since 2009, MACtac continues to test and profile its media with the new HP Latex inks, allowing the company to 
provide printers with options in media that offer excellent compatibility and impressive results on film and the environment. 

“As an HP Registered Latex Developer, MACtac has made a commitment to continuously improve our IMAGin line of digital media, ensuring we are 
addressing customers’ environmental concerns through solutions designed to work flawlessly with HP’s environmental technology,” said Rick Moore, 
director of marketing, MACtac Graphic Products. “Through rigorous testing, we have certified a new series of products that offer proven performance 
with these progressive printers and ink systems. As these technologies continue to advance, so will our media.”

Other certified products include several of MACtac’s high-performance, intermediate, promotional and specialty IMAGin media, such as JT5829P, designed 
for indoor and outdoor signage and point-of-purchase (P.O.P) displays; JT828P and JT829P, designed for short-term indoor and outdoor signage and 
P.O.P. displays; JT5828HTO, designed for carpet graphics, signage and tri-vision billboards; and, JT5826P, designed for low-surface energy substrates 
and banners.

www.MACtac.com


MACtac - 2/10/2011

Now for Commercial Carpet Applications, MACtac Changes Standard Roll Size for IMAGin JT5828HTO High-Tack Media

MACtac® Graphic Products announces the addition of IMAGin® JT5828HTO, an intermediate high-tack media, to its floor graphics product portfolio. 
IMAGin JT5828HTO is an easy-to-print, white opaque digital vinyl commonly used for short-term promotions and indoor or outdoor advertising, including 
tri-vision or flat billboards and other flat or slightly curved surfaces. Designed to bond well and cleanly remove from its intended applications, IMAGin 
JT5828HTO is ideal for short-napped commercial carpet applications. 

As a new addition to the floor graphics media portfolio, the roll size of IMAGin JT5828HTO is changing to 54 inches by 164 feet, from the current 60-inch by 
328-foot and 164-foot rolls, to better match the specifications of MACtac’s floor graphics laminates. 

“Now part of MACtac’s floor graphics media solutions, IMAGin JT5828HTO is an excellent carpet graphics media, although it is still strongly recommended
for low-surface energy substrates,” stated Mary Ann Kucera, marketing manager, MACtac Graphic Products. “The new width better matches 
our PERMACOLOR® floor graphics laminates IP6200, PF6300, PF6400, and PF6500,” Kucera added.

MACtac’s IMAGin JT5828HTO is a 3.7-mil matte white, soft-calendered PVC film. Featuring an 86# kraft liner, it offers a high-tack, permanent, opaque 
acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive. IMAGin JT5828HTO is intended for wide-format, eco-solvent, solvent-based, and UV-cured inkjet printing.

The current roll size of IMAGin JT5828HTO will be discontinued and inventory transitioned to the 54-inch by 164-foot rolls in late February.

www.MACtac.com


MACtac - 12/20/2010

MACtac® Expands Indoor and Outdoor Window Advertising Potential with New IMAGin® Perforated Window Media

MACtac® Graphic Products introduces IMAGin® Perforated Window Media WP129, a one-way visibility film used to transform indoor or outdoor window 
surfaces into graphical canvases on one side, without sacrificing significant visibility on the other. 

Designed to maximize the use of promotional real estate, IMAGin Perforated Window Media WP129 can be used for a variety of shorter-term indoor and 
outdoor window applications, including buildings, some vehicles, retail and point-of-purchase (POP) displays, architectural graphics, and more. 

Additionally, IMAGin Perforated Window Media WP129 is an extremely cost-effective solution. "At a very competitive price point, IMAGin Perforated Window 
Media WP129 allows our customers to improve profitability, without forgoing quality," said Mary Ann Kucera, marketing manager, MACtac Graphic Products. 

MACtac's latest perforated window film solution is a 6.0-mil soft white vinyl film coated with a black semi-permanent adhesive. It features 41/59 percent 
perforation with a hole diameter of 1.6 mm and a distance between holes of 2.4 mm, which enhances visibility of window graphics.

"MACtac's new versatile indoor/outdoor window film solution has better-than-average visibility characteristics when compared to similar films," Kucera added. 
"WP129 allows for minimal visual disruption while providing maximum media real estate." 

Featuring an 86# stable white kraft liner, IMAGin Perforated Window Media WP129 offers excellent stability during printing, handling and installation. Along 
with its ease in print and installation, the window film helps increase window security and privacy while decreasing heat and glare from the sun in outdoor or 
externally exposed applications. 

IMAGin Perforated Window Media WP129 is intended for wide format, eco-solvent and, solvent-based inkjet printing.

The full line of MACtac Graphic Products: IMAGin, PERMACOLOR®, MACmark® and REBEL™, provide a pressure-sensitive solution for every signage need. 
Whatever technology - wide-format digital printing, mounting and laminating, CAS, or screen printing - MACtac has you covered.

www.MACtac.com


MACtac - 11/18/2010

MACtac Hits Its Gruv, Enhances IMAGin B-free Line

Offering the most comprehensive bubble-free product line on the market, MACtac® Graphic Products has expanded its IMAGin® B-free® portfolio with the 
introduction of new IMAGin B-free Gruv™ pressure-sensitive media. The new cost-effective product line enables printers and installers to produce high-
impact graphics for a range of applications, from medium- to long-term full and partial vehicle wraps, to medium- to long-term indoor and outdoor flat to slightly 
curved signage applications.

Pairing bright white gloss vinyl films with an efficient bubble-free, air-egress adhesive pattern, IMAGin B-free Gruv products offer the same performance 
characteristics found in its other bubble-free solutions – IMAGin B-free PRO™ and IMAGin B-free Window Films – to provide customers with more options in 
vinyl and price points. 

"Because of its exceptional features and competitive price, IMAGin B-free Gruv is a film you can rely on for jobs where easy installation is a must," said Mary 
Ann Kucera, marketing manager, MACtac Graphic Products. "Its ultra-smooth, gloss white surface delivers high-impact color graphics, and the opaque 
adhesive provides excellent hiding power." 

The IMAGin B-free Gruv line features three products: intermediate GV529BFD, high-performance GV729BFD and ultra-conformable GV929BFD, suitable for 
most wide-format processes – solvent, eco-solvent, latex, and UV-cured ink jet printing. All products are supplied with a 98# polycoated liner. 

IMAGin B-free Gruv GV529BFD is a 3.0-mil gloss white, soft calendered PVC film ideal for quick turnaround time on installation to a variety of substrates – from 
Sintra® to aluminum. It offers ease of installation for short- to medium-term indoor and outdoor advertising and signage, such as point-of-purchase (POP), 
tradeshow and museum graphics, and offers an outdoor durability of up to five years.

IMAGin B-free Gruv GV729BFD is a 2.8-mil gloss white vinyl designed for use on flat or simply curved surfaces such as indoor and outdoor signage, displays 
and POP, as well as partial vehicle wraps. The unprinted film offers an outdoor durability of up to seven years.

IMAGin B-free Gruv GV929BFD is a 2.1-mil gloss white vinyl designed for long-term outdoor and permanent vehicle markings on flat, curved, complex and 
riveted surfaces, such as full and partial vehicle wraps, bus wraps, museum signage and more. It offers an outdoor durability of up to nine years for the 
unprinted film. 

When paired with MACtac's PERMACOLOR® ColorGard™ or RAYZor™ clear overlaminates, customers can further enhance the durability and performance of 
their final printed graphics.

www.MACtac.com


MACtac - 11/4/2010

MACtac Delivers Unrivaled Image Integrity with New and Improved PERMACOLOR ColorGard

Serving the broadest range of wide-format graphic applications, MACtac’s new and improved PERMACOLOR® ColorGard™ intermediate overlaminate series 
gives printers an edge not found with average overlaminates.

Ideal for both indoor and outdoor signage – retail displays, wall murals, event posters, point-of-purchase (POP) graphics and more – PERMACOLOR ColorGard 
CG8000 features an outdoor durability of up to four years, the best intermediate signage overlaminate in the industry. 

In addition, PERMACOLOR ColorGard is designed to bond well to the toughest ink sets, including solvent, eco-solvent, latex and UV-printed graphics. 

Through customer collaboration, MACtac developed its PERMACOLOR ColorGard product line to improve ease of lamination, adhere to a variety of ink 
types, and enhance graphic aesthetics. With the addition of a new Clay Coated Kraft (CCK) liner, the PERMACOLOR ColorGard CG8000 series 
surpasses expectations in all three areas. 

“Our new, ultra-smooth Clay Coated Kraft liner delivers an even adhesive layer that minimizes air entrapment and provides unrivaled adhesive wet-out to 
virtually eliminate silvering between graphic and laminate – ensuring color fidelity and brilliance for all of our customers’ needs,” said Mary Ann Kucera, 
marketing manager, MACtac Graphic Products. “The CCK liner is easy to handle too, with a release level designed to allow for smooth lamination.” 

The new and improved PERMACOLOR ColorGard CG8000 is a 3.0-mil intermediate vinyl overlaminating series designed for flat or slightly curved surfaces 
and wide-format graphic applications. It is available in three finishes, including lustre, gloss and matte and all are stocked in 38”, 51”, 54” and 60” x 150’ 
rolls. When paired with MACtac IMAGin® digital media, customers receive a comprehensive product solution that will conquer any intermediate signage 
challenge.

MACtac is dedicated to delivering its customers exceptional service, professional expertise, superior quality and product performance that will exceed 
expectations. Placing a heavy emphasis on testing, research and development, MACtac is devoted to working with its customers to produce superior 
product solutions and industry innovations. 

“For decades, MACtac overlaminate and mounting film technology has led the graphics and signage industry,” Kucera said. “PERMACOLOR ColorGard is a 
prime example of MACtac’s dedication to this industry. With superior finishing quality for consistent, compelling graphics, PERMACOLOR ColorGard more 
than meets our customers’ needs.” 

The full line of MACtac Graphic Products: IMAGin, PERMACOLOR, MACmark® and REBEL™, provide a pressure-sensitive solution for every signage need. 
Whatever technology, wide-format digital printing, mounting and laminating, CAS, or screen printing, MACtac has you covered.

www.MACtac.com


MACtac - 7/29/2010

MACtac® Experts to Showcase Industry-Leading Installation Techniques, Products at 2010 PDAA Graphics Application Zone

MACtac® Graphic Products will provide graphics installers the expertise they need to conquer their installation 
challenges at the Professional Decal Application Alliance (PDAA) Graphics Application Zone during the 2010 
Specialty Graphics Imaging Association (SGIA) Expo in Las Vegas, Nev., from Oct. 13-15. 

The Graphics Application Zone, which began as an educational vehicle graphics wrap event known as Wrap
Quest at the 2007 SGIA Expo, has grown exponentially as it embarks on its fourth year of existence. Extending 
beyond vehicle graphic installations in 2009, the Graphics Application Zone now also spotlights wall, window 
and floor graphic installations. 

The three-day event features industry-leading suppliers and manufacturers showcasing the latest graphic 
application tools, techniques and materials, including a variety of films, pressure-sensitive media options, ink 
systems, and more. Attendees can also view live demonstrations by PDAA Master Certified installers and 
participate in hands-on graphic installation sessions.

MACtac is a four-time event participant and two-time partner of the event. This year, MACtac will unveil graphic 
innovations for an array of application surfaces with varying textures, including vehicles, windows, walls, and 
floors as well as object displays, such as home mail boxes, newspaper boxes, and more. 

“Sponsoring the PDAA Graphics Application Zone is indeed an honor for MACtac and we embrace the 
opportunity to participate and share our expertise of installation methods and techniques as well as our 
recommendations on industry products, materials and tools with installers,” said Jason Yard, marketing application 
specialist, MACtac Graphic Products. “Our goal this year, as with previous years, is to arm installers with the 
knowledge and solutions they require to conquer their graphic challenges and produce flawless, successful 
finished graphics in a timely and cost efficient manner for improved return-on-investment and increased profit 
margins.”

During the event, MACtac will display its new PERMACOLOR® ColorGard™ CG8000 intermediate overlaminate 
series, which features an industry-leading outdoor durability of four years. Also featured will be the company’s 
new PERMACOLOR PermaFlex™ floor graphic laminates, PF6400 and PF6500, and IMAGin® B-free® GRUV™ 
polyvinyl chloride (PVC) films designed for inkjet printing for use in indoor or medium-term outdoor advertising and 
promotion applications. MACtac’s installer-preferred vehicle wrap combination, IMAGin B-free PRO™ digital media 
and PERMACOLOR RAYZor™ overlaminates—will also be showcased at the event. 

The cost to attend the Expo is $315 for SGIA members and $395 for non-members that register by Sept. 10. 
Attendees registering after Sept. 10 will pay $360 for members and $465 for non-members, including a $35 
exposition entry fee. Visit www.sgia.org to register.

www.MACtac.com


MACtac - 7/7/2010

MACtac Announces Upcoming Application Nation Training Seminars

MACtac has announced the date and location for its next upcoming Application Nation seminars. The training 
seminars are designed to educate graphics industry customers and installers about digital media and proper 
installation techniques.

Dates and locations for these sessions are listed below: 
July 14, at Big Systems in Menomonee Falls, Wisc.

Big Systems, LLC
N59 W14053 Bobolink Ave.
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051-5901


July 28, at TRIGON Imaging Systems in Cincinnati, Ohio

Trigon Imaging Systems
575 Chamber Drive 
Milford, OH 45150

www.MACtac.com


MACtac - 6/2/2010

MACtac® Expands Line of Overlaminate Options for Indoor Floor Graphics

For years, MACtac® Graphic Products has provided its customers with extensive media and overlaminating film 
combinations for producing great looking, high-performing floor graphics. Broadening the array of available solutions, 
MACtac adds three new PERMACOLOR® overlaminates – each specifically designed to meet varying durability 
requirements. 

In response to the recent increase in customers’ price-conscience purchasing decisions, MACtac has added 
two indoor floor graphic products to its line of PERMACOLOR PermaFlex® overlaminates, PF6400 and PF6500. 
Designed for short-term applications such as some retail, event or tradeshow promotions, MACtac’s new 
PERMACOLOR PermaFlex PF6400 not only protects and enhances printed floor graphics, but is also available 
at an attractive price. PERMACOLOR PermaFlex PF6400 is a 3.75-mil clear, textured polyolefin film featuring a 
glossy finish that helps eliminate glare and provides a clear view of the printed graphic.

For medium-term applications, the new PERMACOLOR PermaFlex PF6500 textured overlaminate offers superior 
scuff resistance and image clarity. With durability of up to three months, this 4.3-mil clear PVC intermediate 
laminate is great for indoor point-of-purchase floor graphic applications like seasonal retail signage promotions. 

Finally, MACtac’s trusted PERMACOLOR RAYZor™ Gloss LF3640 -- a customer favorite for window film and 
vehicle wrap applications -- was recently approved for long-term indoor floor graphics (up to one year durability). 
The 1.5-mil clear gloss cast PVC film answers customer demand for a crisp high-gloss finish with slip resistance. 
It offers superior graphic protection and added ease of installation. 

"The new additions to MACtac’s PERMACOLOR line of pressure-sensitive overlaminates give printers a 
widened selection of overlaminate film solutions to choose from, no matter the project’s specifications," said 
Mary Ann Kucera, marketing manager, MACtac Graphic Products. "Until now, most of our textured laminates 
were designed for high-end applications such as retail and point-of-purchase displays, but customers need to 
distinguish themselves through creative and unique advertising and promotion – and floor graphics are one way 
they can stand out.” 

Each new PERMACOLOR overlaminate has a clear acrylic permanent adhesive and has been tested and is 
rated for slip resistance based on the ASTM C-1028 test method. In addition to their use as overlaminates for 
floor graphics, the laminates can also be used to protect printed graphics for wall murals, tradeshow and 
promotional displays and retail advertising, ensuring all performance and safety needs are met at a competitive 
price.

www.MACtac.com


MACtac - 3/9/2010

MACtac Expands Popular Line of Bubble-Free Digital Media

To accommodate the growing interest from printers and installers for large, seamless vinyl wraps, as well as the 
existing need for smaller vinyl widths for narrow printers and smaller-scale jobs, MACtac® Graphic Products has 
added two new widths to its IMAGin® B-free® PRO series. This popular line of bubble-free digital media is now 
available in 30" x 150' and 60" x 150' roll sizes.

Designed for creating premium-quality vehicle, fleet and marine graphics, IMAGin B-free PRO is a 2.1-mil, high-
gloss, ultra-white vinyl that enables excellent color reproduction. It features a robust, high-tack adhesive, which 
quickly builds to a strong bond, making it ideal for experienced installers who require an aggressive set-up for 
fast turnaround time on installations. MACtac's patented bubble-free, air-egress technology allows for smooth, 
wrinkle-free application of graphics, offering straight line air flow in multiple directions with no visible texture in 
the facestock.

"IMAGin B-free PRO has been a favorite with high-volume installers who need a vinyl that provides a paint-like 
finish and quick, bubble-free installation," said Mary Ann Kucera, marketing manager, MACtac Graphic Products. 
"Our new 30- and 60-inch widths allow us to enhance our customer favored line to better accommodate the 
needs of fleet printers and those with 30-inch digital printers who produce graphics for partial wraps and smaller 
projects."

Along with aggressive performance, IMAGin B-free PRO offers excellent conformability and repositionability. 
The permanent opaque acrylic adhesive prevents vehicle paint from causing graphic color shift and works in 
conjunction with MACtac's omni-directional B-free air-egress system. With an industry-leading outdoor durability 
of 10 years, IMAGin B-free PRO comes with a 80# polycoated layflat liner, which contributes to the vinyl's 
superior printability.

"Our industry-renowned ultra-white base provides graphics with more true, vibrant colors and the highest gloss 
levels in the market," Kucera added. "No matter what the customer's application, the graphic will be brilliant. 
Also, the air-egress pattern of this vinyl is completely invisible, creating no checks or pebble patterns to mar 
the application or the customer's art."

When paired with MACtac's PERMACOLOR® RAYZor™ premium high-gloss or true matte overlaminates, IMAGin 
B-free PRO is included in MACtac's Open-Image Warranty™ Program.

For more information regarding the IMAGin B-free JT5520 PRO vinyls or other MACtac products, partnerships or 
graphic solutions, call a graphics representative at 866.622.8223, e-mail MACtac.Americas@bemis.com or visit 
www.MACtac.com/Graphics or www.TheApplicationNation.com.

The full line of MACtac graphic products: IMAGin, PERMACOLOR, MACmark® and MACscreen®, provide a 
pressure-sensitive solution for every signage need. Whatever technology, wide-format digital printing, mounting 
and laminating, CAS or screen printing, MACtac has you covered.

www.MACtac.com


MACtac - 12/9/2008

MACtac Application Development Team Delivers Solutions Answering Industry’s Toughest Challenges

Leveraging its industry longevity and research expertise, MACtac is opening the door to the development of 
exciting new innovations with its recently formalized Application Development Team. The Application 
Development Team was assembled to work collaboratively with customers to provide product and process 
solutions for the industries MACtac serves, including the labels and labeling industry, which often presents 
extremely tough challenges. 

MACtac has dedicated the resources, talent and equipment necessary to support the team, which is composed 
of professionals with extensive experience in several key manufacturing disciplines, as well as company executives. 

For customers, working with the Application Development Team is comparable to working with a personalized 
Research and Development (R&D) department that offers a unique margin of difference through new and 
refined solutions. The team’s focus is to help customers improve their product portfolios and process 
management activities by acting as a true R&D partner. As various markets within the pressure-sensitive 
adhesive industry continue to evolve, finding innovative new approaches will allow MACtac’s customers to 
better adapt to the changes.

"With the creation of the Application Development Team, MACtac is reinforcing its dedication to our customers 
and its commitment to delivering to the industry the most effective solutions for the toughest challenges," said 
Ed LaForge, vice president of marketing, MACtac North America.

Working collaboratively, the Application Development Team applies the expertise of its members to evaluate 
the specific needs and unique challenges voiced by customers to determine whether a solution can be 
developed. If a solution can be developed, the team, which meets four out of five days a week, immediately 
begins solution development. For challenges that, at present, can’t be met, the team communicates with 
customers within a few days to recommend an alternative solution. 

"The Application Development Team has been a great resource for our customers, helping them meet some 
of their longest-standing business challenges," said Mark Tangry, vice president of sales, MACtac North 
America. "The sales force is committed to continuing to work with customers to help them address their unique 
challenges and on finding unique applications to address industry-wide issues."

Already recognized as an industry innovator, MACtac approaches the industry’s challenges as opportunities 
to reach beyond traditional solutions to create the ‘only’ solution. "We’re redefining traditional product 
development," LaForge said. "Our Application Development Team thrives on the unique, so the larger and 
more complex the challenge, the better."

www.MACtac.com


MACtac - 10/27/2008

MACtac Graphic Products Launches StreetRap for Short-Term, High-Impact Concrete Floor Graphics

Opening the door to untapped advertising space, MACtac, a global supplier of pressure-sensitive adhesive 
products, is launching a new product designed specifically to answer the industry’s call for cost-effective, 
short-term concrete floor graphics. StreetRap, MACtac’s latest offering to graphics suppliers, delivers the 
perfect short-term advertising and promotions vehicle for retailers, schools, public buildings, sports and other 
entertainment venues, and is ideal for outdoor events, grand openings and even plant safety messages. 

Featuring a 3.4-mil construction, StreetRap’s aggressive high-tack adhesive was designed for short-term 
applications to unsealed, outdoor, pedestrian concrete, asphalt or cinder block surfaces, but is also great for 
indoor concrete graphics, such as tradeshow or convention center floors or selected smooth to slightly rough 
wall surfaces. 

"Both indoor and outdoor floor graphics are a creative way to tap into typically unused spaces and offer an 
eye-catching vehicle for capturing the public’s attention; however, with recent trends in outdoor advertising, 
from mass transit to billboard to unique point-of-purchase, the benefit of StreetRap for these types of 
applications are endless," said Jeff Stadelman, MACtac Graphic Products.

"StreetRap is extremely printer friendly and has just the right amount of adhesion to both low- and high-energy 
surfaces. It was developed to greatly expand the graphical advertising possibilities across a number of industries 
and is the ideal solution for high-impact outdoor applications," Stadelman added.

Featured with MACtac’s PERMACOLOR® PF6300 - a durable, slip-resistant 5.0-mil clear overlaminating film - 
the StreetRap system is easy to apply and remove from properly prepared surfaces. The vinyl and overlaminate 
combination meets various public safety requirements, including the ASTM D-2407 Static Coefficient of Friction 
test.

The inclusion of the PERMACOLOR overlaminate provides further graphic protection from scratching, tearing 
and UV light, which can cause colors to fade, and helps to eliminate glare. StreetRap offers a white, opaque 
facestock with a matte finish for bright, colorful images. 

"StreetRap is the perfect solution for unique indoor and outdoor concrete floor, and to some extent, concrete 
and cinder block wall graphic applications," Stadelman said. "Through the combination of facestock, adhesive 
and overlaminate, MACtac’s aggressive, slip-resistant StreetRap delivers one of the most successful, cost-
effective products on the market."

www.MACtac.com


MACtac - 6/19/2008

CBS Outdoor Approves MACtac for Transit Applications

Stow, Ohio - June 19, 2008 - MACtac is sending messages to the masses through a recent product specification 
with major media outlet, CBS Outdoor. CBS has approved MACtac Graphic Products’ IMAGin digiTrans, a 
bright, white digital vinyl developed specifically for transit applications, as a choice for its city transit graphics.

With the approval, MACtac’s IMAGin digiTrans can be used by any printer conducting business with CBS to 
create graphics for city buses, trains, subways and other forms of transit advertising.

"The market for transit advertising is dynamic and vinyl graphic applications are a trusted, reliable form of transit 
media," said Mary Ann Kucera, MACtac Graphic Products. "For such large scale advertising and promotional 
campaigns, it is critical that the vinyl applied will bond quickly to the vehicle, stay in place for its intended 
length of time, and remove easily when it is necessary to remove and replace the graphic."

Given that transit applications are generally short-term, the stand-out benefit to the adhesive component of 
IMAGin digiTrans is the ideal combination between a strong bond and the ease of removal required to service 
the transit graphics industry. Specially-engineered with excellent adhesion properties, the product’s opaque, 
semi-permanent adhesive is comprised of properties to offer both immediate bonding, ease of removability and 
a uniform appearance.

"The range of tolerance for adhesive performance in transit applications is very precise, which is why the precise 
adhesive formulation is so important for this type of application - especially with the challenging environment 
faced by city transit," Kucera said. "IMAGin digiTrans’ approval by CBS marks another step in MACtac’s 
development and delivery of high quality products for tough end-use applications."

IMAGin digiTrans boasts a jet black adhesive for desired opacity, as well as a product signature for identification 
purposes as MACtac is the only supplier to offer a black transit graphic adhesive. IMAGin digiTrans features a 
4.0-mil bright, white face and gloss finish delivering superior printability and color fidelity for exceptional image 
definition and clarity. It is available on a 74# kraft liner and offers an outdoor durability of up to 2 years.

www.MACtac.com


MACtac - 6/10/2008

MACtac Announces Permacolor Enhancer 6300 Series as Latest Edition to Overlaminates Line

Stow, OH - June 10, 2008 - MACtac Graphic Products has launched its Enhancer 6300 Series of overlaminates 
under its Permacolor line where it will continue to gain exposure for its unique, metallic properties and ability to 
transform a standard printed image into an exceptionally eye-catching finished result.


A recent addition to MACtac’s product line-up, Permacolor Enhancer 6300 Series is growing in popularity and 
demand and has already established a base for luminous graphics in a market fairly new to this concept.
Designed to give a sparkling metallic look to digitally printed and cut vinyl graphics, it is the latest edition to 
MACtac’s Permacolor line of overlaminates, which also includes the industry-renowned Permacolor RAYZor 
(LF3640) 1.5-mil extremely high gloss cast overlaminate and the newly introduced Permacolor Matte RAYZor 
(LF3630) 1.5-mil matte cast laminate.

"The Permacolor Enhancer 6300 Series was developed to create a brilliant, high-definition new look for 
graphics that hasn’t been seen in the industry before," said Rick Moore, MACtac Graphic Products. "Our 
Permacolor line offers the broadest, most advanced range of finishes in the industry so it made sense to 
incorporate the Enhancers 6300 Series. The Permacolor Enhancer 6300 Series is quickly and enthusiastically 
being adopted by customers not only because of the metallic finish, but also because it is creating new 
opportunities for them to differentiate themselves and develop revenue streams."

Permacolor Enhancer 6300 Series accents wide-format digital prints to create a metallic effect on vehicle 
graphics and point-of-purchase displays. In addition to adding a unique look to wide-format graphics, the 
Enhancer 6300 Series can be used over colored opaque vinyl films allowing the sign maker to offer twice the 
opaque vinyl colors. 

Available in 2.5-mil crystal and 3.0-mil silver and prism metallic flake options, the cast Permacolor Enhancer 
Series is conformable over curves and offers up to five years outdoor durability. With a flexible list of uses and 
effects, the product is ideal for a variety of markets, including automotive, motorsports, marine and P-O-P 
graphics. 

"MACtac created the market segment for thin, conformable wrap overlaminates with our Permacolor RAYZor 
and now we have created the segment for metallic overlaminates," Moore said. "We’re proud of that, but it’s 
just as important, if not more important, to provide our customers with new, innovative products that can make 
them successful."

www.MACtac.com


MACtac - 5/21/2008

MACtac Graphic Products Announces Addition to Sales Team

Stow, OH - May 21, 2008 - MACtac, a global supplier of pressure-sensitive adhesive products recently 
announced the appointment of Barry C. Hanna as Northwestern Regional Sales Manager. Hanna will cover 
the Northwestern United States representing MACtac’s line of graphic products, including IMAGin® digital 
media, Permacolor® mounting adhesives and overlaminates MACmark® sign vinyls, and MACScreen® 
print media.

Hanna brings more than 15 years of experience in the industry to his new position, including seven years as a 
distributor sales representative for Sone Systems & LexJet. His area of expertise focuses on adhesive-backed 
materials for digital printing and finishing for a variety of applications.

"Barry’s extensive work in the graphics industry gives him a keen understanding of the market as well as the 
variety of graphics products we offer," said Carol Schulenberg, North American Sales Manager for MACtac 
Graphic Products. "We’re confident that he will bring insight, expertise and a new outlook to his position that 
will benefit the entire MACtac team."

As Northwestern Regional Sales Manager, Hanna will increase MACtac Graphic product sales through 
distribution development and product knowledge training for specific applications needed in the market.

www.MACtac.com


MACtac - 5/13/2008

MACtac Introduces New Permacolor Matte RAYZor Overlaminating Film

Making a strong statement about consumer trends in vehicle appearance, the recent 2008 North American 
International Auto Show was abound with concept and road-ready vehicles sporting the hottest new paint 
trend - a smooth, low-gloss finish. But, why stop at paint? Vehicle wrap professionals can now achieve the 
same zero-glare effect with Permacolor® Matte RAYZor - Overlaminating Film (LF3630) from MACtac® Graphic 
Products.

Originally developed for demanding military applications, Permacolor Matte RAYZor is a 1.5-mil matte cast 
laminate designed for application to complex curves and corrugations. Driven by consumer trends currently 
transitioning to the vehicle wrap market, the matte paint-like finish offered with this product allows wide-format 
digital printers and installers to capitalize on this movement by differentiating and expanding other products 
and finishing possibilities.

"The new zero-glare matte laminate gives designers endless creative options, allowing them to differentiate 
from traditional vehicle, marine and fleet wraps with a true matte finish that makes graphics stand out," said 
Mary Ann Kucera, MACtac Graphic Products. “That finish also returns functionality to advertising execution 
since this product is much easier to view from different outdoor angles. Installers will not only benefit from its 
excellent performance, but because Permacolor Matte RAYZor is an industry-leading thin overlaminate with 
superior conformability that makes application easier, they will also enjoy faster application, improved 
productivity and greater confidence in their work."

Permacolor Matte RAYZor offers a smooth, uniform finish that reduces friction during installation, making it 
easier to apply than gloss overlaminates. The thin, 1.5-mil laminate also simplifies installation on flat, curved, 
corrugated or riveted surfaces. The new product is a line extension of MACtac’s highly successful Permacolor 
RAYZor family, alongside Permacolor RAZYor (LF3640), which is the highest gloss cast laminate in the graphics 
industry.

For ease of use and durability (five years outdoors), Permacolor Matte RAYZor features an exceptionally 
smooth polyester release liner that supports a permanent, clear acrylic adhesive with built-in UV protection, 
helping graphics resist wear and color fade.

www.MACtac.com


MACtac - 4/8/2008

MACtac Graphics Worldwide Awards Program Winners Named

MACtac Graphic Products has announced the winners for the North American territory of the 2008 MACtac 
Graphics Worldwide Awards program. MACtac, a world-leading manufacturer of self-adhesive vinyl films, hosts 
the esteemed program every two years. Designed to showcase the talent, skill and creativity of printers, 
designers and installers in the graphics industry, the MACtac Graphics Worldwide Awards program continues to 
grow, drawing an increasing number of unique and impressive projects.

Nearly 150 entries were submitted by sign shops, printers, photographers, design studios and exhibit houses 
throughout Canada, Mexico and the United States - the most entries received for this region since the program’s
 inception. Submissions included high-impact visual communication projects produced in 2006 and 2007 with 
MACtac self-adhesive materials, including IMAGin wide-format digital media, Permacolor overlaminates and 
mounting films, MACmark marking films and MACscreen screen printing products. 

Incorporating the expertise of an independent panel of judges consisting of nine industry leaders, the awards 
entries were judged within four major categories - Technical Achievement, Exterior Signs, Interior Signs and 
Vehicle Graphics. Judging criteria included creativity, visual impact and technical achievement, with a strong 
focus on converting and application skills. One winner was named in each of the four categories and regional 
first through third place winners were named within the North American territory.

North American Category Winners 

Technical Achievement (3-D shapes, large-scale projects and other demanding applications)

Tiger Trash Removal Wrap, Metro Media Displays / Laird Plastics, USA

This application proved to be a huge challenge for MACtac IMAGin B-free digital media, but the vinyl came 
through in the end. It took six installers 125 hours to complete due to the complex angles, curves, and many 
moving parts - requiring a great deal of care and heat to conform the vinyl. In addition, because of the vehicle’s 
multiple hydraulic points and its intended use, an extra gallon of silicone was needed to insure graphic protection.

Interior Signs (showrooms, trade shows, shops, museums)

This entry holds a unique element of creativity as the graphic design covers the elevator doors and proceeds 
to spread onto the floor. Featuring the both doors as a full graphic of Sarah Jessica Parker peering through 
broken glass at a bottle of perfume, with pieces of the broken glass on the floor, it marks a creative form of 
advertising. To generate this effect, the customer printed the graphics on MACtac IMAGin JT5800 Permanent 
and Removable, using JT5800P on the doors and JT5800R on the floor, both of which are designed for 
solvent-based, UV-cured inkjet printing.

Exterior Signs (billboards, buildings, event signage)

Chinicuile's Restaurant Sign, Trazo, Mexico

This eye-catching, 3-dimensional sign developed to showcase the restaurant name for advertising purposes 
was created with MACtac’s MACmark 8200Pro cut vinyl. The customer mounted the vinyl to canvas and then 
stretched it into a tubular structure, to achieve this unique end result.

Vehicle Graphics (cars, buses, trucks, marine)

Charlotte's Web Trailer, Performance Graphics, USA

To promote the children's book Charlotte's Web, Walden Media contracted a MACtac-approved printer to 
create a wrap for a traveling interactive display trailer. The outside of the trailer was designed to be a replica 
of the barn as seen in the Charlotte’s Web movie, and originally, the inside was to feature learning stations. 
The printer chose to use MACtac’s IMAGin B-free media and Permacolor LF3648 laminate because of the 
combination’s superior print quality and warranty offered. The outside graphic was so successful, the printer 
decided to carry the theme and the B-free vinyl inside as well.

www.MACtac.com


MACtac - 4/1/2008

MACtac Revs Up NASCAR Sponsorship with Team Rensi Motorsports

MACtac announced that it will sponsor The Team Rensi Motorsports’ No. 25 Smithfield Foods Ford Fusion, 
driven by Bobby Hamilton Jr., for the entire 2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series season. MACtac has been 
indirectly involved with NASCAR for many years as a provider of graphics materials, initiating a formal NASCAR 
sponsorship in 2007 as a primary sponsor for a Busch Series car.

"NASCAR sponsorship offers MACtac a tremendous marketing platform for our graphics and technical products. 
It was very beneficial for us to make the step from vendor to sponsor in 2007," said Rick Moore, director of 
marketing, MACtac Graphic Products. "We have enjoyed building new customer relationships and continue 
to achieve product success. We look forward to the new opportunities that will present themselves because 
of our sponsorship with Team Rensi."

MACtac is an associate sponsor of the Smithfield Foods No. 25 car. The MACtac corporate logo will appear 
on the car, as well as on the hauler, racing jerseys and all team communications. All graphics for the cars and 
haulers will be printed on MACtac’s IMAGin B-free (bubble-free) digital vinyl, and protected by Permacolor 
RAYZor overlaminates.

Since last year, MACtac’s products are gaining popularity among racing teams in NASCAR. "MACtac’s 
presence in NASCAR has provided visibility to our vehicle wrap products and has driven demand to our 
customers," Moore said. "In fact, Team Rensi was a MACtac customer before we were a sponsor. We 
know they’ll be a great ‘bullhorn’ to help us reach new audiences."

The Team Rensi Motorsports No. 25 Ford Fusion is driven by Bobby Hamilton, Jr. The 30-year-old Tennessee 
native brings to the track a wealth of stock car experience and passion for the sport. Team Rensi and Hamilton 
finished in sixth position in the 2007 point championship. Earlier in his career, Hamilton recorded five Busch 
Series wins for Team Rensi Motorsports between 2002 and 2004. 

"We look forward to a very successful racing season for driver Bobby Hamilton, Jr. and for MACtac," Moore 
concluded.

www.MACtac.com


MACtac - 1/15/2008

MACtac® Awakens Existing Paint Jobs, Digital Prints and Vinyl Films with Sleek Metallic Finish

Stow, OH - January 15, 2008 - Do you want to energize your existing paint job, digital print or vinyl film project? 
The new Enhancer 6300 Series from MACtac® is a one-of-a-kind product that will do just that by breathing new 
life into your latest graphics venture with an unmatched new metallic look. 

"The Enhancer Series is designed for nearly all graphic applications, truly enhancing images, colors, decals 
and designs," said Mary Ann Kucera, product manager for MACtac Graphic Products. "Whether used as an 
overlaminate for digital or screen prints, the Enhancers Series offers a sparkling, metallic effect for any gloss or 
matte finish."

The Enhancer 6300 Series also accents colored vinyl opaque films, seamlessly converting an opaque color to 
metallic, doubling a printer’s opaque vinyl color offering. In addition to rejuvenating vinyl media, when used 
alone the Enhancer Series can completely transform an ordinary vehicle paint job to create decals that will 
shimmer in the sunlight. 

At 2.5-mils in crystal and 3.0-mils in silver and multi-color metallic flake options, the cast Enhancer Series is 
conformable over curves and offers up to five years outdoor durability. With a flexible list of uses and effects, 
the product is ideal for a variety of markets, including automotive, motorsports, marine and recreational vehicle.

www.MACtac.com


MACtac - 10/11/2007

MACtac Adds High-Performance Metallics to MACmark® Line

Stow, OH - October 11, 2007 - If variety is the spice of life, then the lives of vehicle, fleet and boat owners just 
got a whole lot spicier with the introduction of MACtac® Graphic Products’ MACmark® Metallics 6600 Series. 

This series offers 20 new colors of high-performance cast vinyl ideal for high-impact decals, wraps and decorative 
accents because of their ultra-conformability, durability and variety to printers and installers. 

"As a leader in cut vinyl films, we are constantly developing new ways to add pop to high-performance, 
specialty applications," said Kristi Young, Product Manager, MACtac Graphic Products. "Printers, sign shops, 
distributors and applicators alike will enjoy the many benefits of MACmark Metallics - all backed by MACtac’s 
Open-Image Warranty."

For ease of use and durability (five years outdoors), MACmark Metallics are coated with a high-performance 
permanent, clear solvent acrylic adhesive that is protected with a 78# white kraft liner. The combination of 
these characteristics gives the MACmark Metallics 6600 Series excellent stability and layflat. Offering excellent 
shrinkage resistance, they work well on flat or irregular surfaces, including rivets and corrugation.

The full MACtac line of Performance Graphic products: IMAGin®, Permacolor®, MACmark® and MACscreen®, 
provide a pressure sensitive solution for every signage need. Whatever technology - CAS screen printing, digital 
printing, or mounting and laminating - MACtac has you covered.

www.MACtac.com


MACtac - 8/1/2007

MACtac® Worldwide Graphics Awards Program is Underway

Stow, Ohio - August 1, 2007 - MACtac® Graphic Products has announced that it is now accepting entries for 
‘MACtac Worldwide Awards 2008.’ Every two years, this prestigious program highlights high-impact visual 
communication projects produced with MACtac pressure sensitive materials. The contest provides a unique 
source of information on trends in visual communication and also promotes pressure sensitive films for the benefit 
of the entire industry. Entries from all over the world showcase innovative applications for the sign industry.

"The first two editions of the program were extremely successful we received approximately 900 entries in 2004 
and 1,100 entries in 2006," said Rick Moore, Director of Marketing, MACtac Graphic Products. "It’s a great 
opportunity for companies in, or related to, the sign industry to showcase their talent and creativity."

‘MACtac Worldwide Awards 2008’ is open to projects produced in 2006 or 2007 using any MACtac Performance 
Graphics, including IMAGin® wide-format digital media, Permacolor® overlaminates and mounting films, MACmark® 
marking films and MACscreen® screen printing products. Entries may be submitted by sign-makers, converters, 
applicators, digital printers, advertising agencies, studios and end users that used a MACtac Performance Graphic 
product in the creation of the project.

‘MACtac Worldwide Awards 2008’ is seeking unique and impressive projects from all over the world. The program 
is divided into three divisions, segmented by geographic region: North America, Europe and International (Middle 
East, Africa, Central and South America, Asia and Oceania). Each division is assigned an independent panel of 
industry experts to judge entries in four categories: Vehicle Graphics (cars, buses, trucks, trains, planes), Exterior 
Signs (billboards, buildings, events), Interior Signs (showrooms, tradeshows, shops, museums), and Technical 
Achievement (3-D shapes, large-scale projects, other demanding applications).

Entries
All that is needed for consideration is a description and photo of the job, as well as a brief reasoning as to why 
MACtac material was selected. Information on program rules and official entry forms, which must accompany 
every entry, is available at http://www.mactac.com/nc_awards2008. Entries may also be obtained by contacting 
a MACtac sales representative at 866-622-8223.

Judging
Each territory has its own judging panel to ensure entry evaluation is according to the commercial and cultural 
references operating in each territory. Judges range from editors of leading sign industry and digital publications 
to independent experts in the fields of design, digital printing, sign-making and application.

Criteria
The independent jury will evaluate entries in each territory using the following key criteria: creativity, visual 
impact and technical achievement, including converting and application skill. Judging will be based on job 
complexity, size, project organization and efficiency.

Awards
One winning entry within each category will receive a $3,000 cash prize. In addition to category winners, first-, 
second- and third-place winners in each territory will also be awarded cash prizes. For the North America region, 
first-place winners will receive $1,500, second-place, $1,000 and third-place, $500. 

Deadline
Closing date for entries is January 31, 2008. Winners will be announced in March 2008.

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MACtac - 6/27/2007

MACtac® Program ‘Application Nation’ Sweeps the Country

Stow, OH - Want to expand your application expertise? MACtac®, the expert in quality, service and digital media, 
has teamed up with Rob Ivers, the expert in digital media application for vehicle wrap installation, to bring 
‘Application Nation’ training classes to eight U.S. locations throughout 2007. These introductory courses are 
designed to educate, inspire and give attendees the tools to apply cutting-edge vehicle wraps with ease.

"Customers and installers have driven the demand for Application Nation it is truly a destination for those who 
want to expand their portfolio of knowledge to include one of the fastest growing bubble-free products on the 
market," said Rick Moore, Director of Marketing, MACtac Graphic Products. "Rob Ivers is renowned as a great 
educator for vehicle wrap training and we are very excited to partner with him in providing this unique opportunity 
to individuals who want to broaden their perspective."

Application Nation sessions are two-day events made up of MACtac digital media training, design theory, surface 
preparation techniques and special training for applications over flat, riveted and complex curves. Upon 
completion, attendees will receive certification for taking the course.

Included with the courses, MACtac will provide an informational CD, t-shirt, coupons, promotions and toolbelt 
with soft and hard squeegees, rivet brush, razor, pin poker and marking pencil.

Scheduled 2007 Application Nation sessions:
April - Indianapolis, Ind.
May - Taylors, South Carolina
June - Atlanta, Ga.
July - Boston, Mass.
August - Santa Fe Springs, Calif.
September - Pennsauken, New Jersey
October - Garden Groves, Calif.
November - Shawnee, Kansas

"Application Nation is just one element of MACtac’s commitment to providing customers with a forum to learn, 
discuss and take the industry to a whole new level of creativity and excellence," Moore said. "As Application 
Nation takes hold, we have other great ideas to export the movement, and will have more details soon."

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MACtac - 3/6/2007

MACtac Introduces New Permacolor Swatch Book

Stow, Ohio - March 6, 2007 - For stand-out images, endless variety and outstanding protection, the 
MACtac® Permacolor® line of laminating films has it all. For the convenience of its customers, MACtac Graphic 
Products recently showcased the latest in laminates, including the newly unveiled LF3680, with the introduction 
of its new Permacolor swatch book.

"We offer films suitable for every laminating need," said Kristi Young, product manager, MACtac Graphic 
Products. "They are available for both pressure sensitive or thermal application, and are accessible in a variety 
of finishes and sizes."

The swatch book features MACtac’s full line of laminating films, ideal for photographic, ink jet, electrostatic, 
lithographic and screen-printed images. Permacolor films provide fast, efficient processing through cold roll 
lamination techniques without the need for heat, drying or messy coating operations.

The most recent expansion in finishes featured for the first time in the new swatch book is LF3680, a cast 
gloss overlaminating film designed specially for long-term outdoor use on everything from vehicle wraps to 
window glass.

"Conformable that is the best word to describe the LF3680 and the other 2.0-mil clear gloss finishes," Young 
said. "These films can conform to nearly any shape, while consistently keeping a vibrant appearance."

In addition to the LF3680, the new swatch book also features eight other high performance pressure sensitive 
laminates, 10 intermediate pressure sensitive laminates and more than 12 low temperature thermal laminates 
with opaque liners.

All Permacolor films have built-in UV inhibitors to extend the life of graphics by protecting from color fade, 
caused by ultraviolet light. 

For more information on any Permacolor product, or to locate a distributor, please call 866.622.8223, e-mail 
MACtacGraphics@bemis.com or visit www.MACtac.com.

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MACtac - 1/22/2007

MACtac® Graphic Products Focuses on Color Management

Stow, OH - January 22, 2007 - In the age of digital technology, high print quality and color consistency of the 
finished image are paramount to compete. Printers are actively seeking ways of improving color quality and 
MACtac® Graphic Products has answered with more than 500 free International Color Consortium (ICC) Profiles, 
automated delivery of notices for profile changes and additions, and a partnership with one of the leading color 
management companies - TUNEDColor Inc. 

ICC Profiles enable MACtac IMAGin users to optimize print quality with profiles engineered specifically to their 
needs. The profiles are part of MACtac’s ongoing commitment to providing a comprehensive library of ICC profiles 
for the company’s digital media. For added convenience, customers can download MACtac’s ICC Profiles or sign 
up to receive automatic update notifications at www.MACtac.com/Graphics.

"ICC Profiles are the most important thing that the printer can use to maximize image quality on a particular media," 
said Kristi Young, product specialist, MACtac Graphic Products. "Profiles take into consideration the printer model, 
ink formulation, RIP software, media and output resolution to create a consistently high-quality image. Any 
changes to these variables can cause a noticeable difference in the final image."

The partnership with TUNEDColor also enables MACtac to provide customers with the latest innovations in color 
science.

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MACtac - 1/18/2007

MACtac® Introduces IMAGin® Printvinyl

Stow, Ohio - Jan. 12, 2007 - In the competitive printing market, quality is always important - even on a budget. 
With the new IMAGin® Printvinyl, MACtac provides a high-quality PVC film at a budget-friendly price. Available 
in both matte and gloss finishes, the new 3.1-mil IMAGin Printvinyl series is ideal for both indoor and outdoor 
advertising and promotional applications over flat or slightly curved surfaces.

"IMAGin Printvinyl is specially engineered so that customers will not have to sacrifice quality in order to meet their 
budgets," said Jennifer Payne, Product Manager, MACtac Graphic Products. "Printers will receive exceptional 
printability and a 74# kraft liner, which provides the rigidity needed for easy handling."

Ideal for short- to medium-term applications - five years indoors and two years outdoors - IMAGin Printvinyl is 
stocked in 54-inch, 64-inch and 30-inch by 164-foot rolls. The series is available in matte white (JT828P) and 
gloss white (JT829P) finishes and are part of IMAGin's product warranty.

Used in conjunction with International Color Consortium (ICC) profiles available at www.MACtac.com, IMAGin 
Printvinyl provides the same great print quality customers have come to expect from MACtac. A comprehensive 
library of ICC profiles is available and customers can sign up online for e-mail notifications when updates or 
additions are made.

For more information regarding IMAGin, call a Graphics representative at 866.622.8223, e-mail 
MACtacGraphics@Bemis.com or log on to www.mactac.com.

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MACtac - 11/1/2006

MACtac® Unveils Glossy Bubble Free Vinyl - JT5529BFD

Stow, Ohio - November 1, 2006 - Easy installation and high-print quality have finally met. MACtac® Graphic 
Products has combined its patent-pending bubble-free air egress adhesive and 2.1-mil high-performance vinyl 
to create the new IMAGin® JT5529BFD (B-free Digital) –allowing installers of vehicle and fleet graphics to 
concentrate more on the art than the science of their trade.

"We are very excited to unveil IMAGin JT5529BFD to customers because it is stronger and more durable than 
its cast alternatives and is very conformable and easy to work with," said Kristi Young, Product Manager, MACtac 
Graphic Products. "We created a special 3-D micro-structured ‘B-free’ adhesive with a pattern that is virtually 
invisible on the face of the film giving customers a flawlessly smooth graphic that looks like it was painted on."

The MACtac IMAGin JT5529BFD provides exceptional durability (10 years outdoors) and is highly conformable 
over complex three-dimensional curves, rivets and corrugation without lifting, peeling or shrinking. The IMAGin 
B-free adhesive makes repositioning easy during the installation process and provides a secure bond within 24 
hours of application.

Other features and benefits of IMAGin JT5529BFD include:
- Bright white face for the truest color reproduction
- An 80# polycoated liner for layflat
- Smooth, glossy face for paint-like appearance
- IMAGin product warranty

"Easy installation and image quality have never come together like this before," said Young. "IMAGin JT5529BFD 
provides consistent printing for a premium image and quality every time."

MACtac also offers Permacolor® overlaminate films to complete the Performance Match Warranted System for 
aesthetics and protection. For more information regarding IMAGin JT5529BFD, Permacolor or other MACtac 
graphic solutions, call a Graphics representative at 866.622.8223, e-mail MACtacGraphics@Bemis.com or log 
on to www.mactac.com. 

The full MACtac line of Performance Graphic products: IMAGin®, Permacolor®, MACmark® and MACscreen®, 
provide a pressure sensitive solution for every signage need. Whatever technology CAS screen printing, digital 
printing, or mounting and laminating MACtac has you covered.

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MACtac - 8/17/2006

Command Attention with MACtac® Fluorescents

Stow, Ohio - August 17, 2006 - The new MACmark® Fluorescent Series of cast vinyl films from MACtac® is bright, 
bold and commands attention from all who pass by. Available in six vivid colors (Orange, Yellow, Blue, Green, 
Red, Pink), the Fluorescent Series is highly-conformable and excellent for short-term promotional use for automotive, 
point-of-purchase displays, exhibit panels, screen printed decals or any applications that require a little extra "pop".

The Fluorescent Series weeds easily, runs trouble-free and is easily die cut on traditional equipment or computer 
sign making systems. In addition, the series offers users an aesthetic advantage, thanks in large part to colors 
that immediately make applications stand out.

These robust films are constructed on 2.3-mil cast vinyl, utilize a permanent solvent acrylic adhesive and are 
protected with a 78# white kraft liner. Other features and benefits of the MACmark Fluorescent Series include:

- Easy conformability on curved or corrugated surfaces
- Appealing semi-gloss finish
- Good shrinkage resistance
- Six months outdoor durability

For more information regarding MACtac® graphic solutions, call a Graphics representative at 866.622.8223 or 
email MACtacGraphics@bemis.com. 

The full MACtac line of Performance Graphic products: IMAGin, Permacolor®, MACmark® and MACscreen®, 
provide a pressure sensitive solution for every signage need. Whatever technology - CAS screen printing, 
digital printing, or mounting and laminating - MACtac has you covered.

MACtac, a leading supplier of pressure sensitive adhesive materials, offers solutions for a wide range of industries 
including transportation, appliance, printing, graphic design, packaging, digital imaging, photographic, assembly 
engineering, RFID, electronics, medical and communications. MACtac is a subsidiary of the Bemis Company, 
Inc., the largest flexible packaging supplier in North America. Headquartered in Stow, Ohio, MACtac is a global 
company with manufacturing and distribution facilities in several countries. For more information, please visit 
www.MACtac.com.

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MACtac - 2/17/2006

MACtac Supplies Label Stock for 2006 Winter Olympic Games Stamps

New stamp exemplifies spirit of the Olympics
Stow, OH February 17, 2006 With this stamp featuring an illustration of a downhill skier, the U.S. Postal Service
continues its tradition of honoring the spirit of athleticism and international unity inspired by the Olympic Games.
The stamp was issued in Colorado Springs, Colorado, at the site of the United States Olympic Training Center
on January 11, 2006. MACtac supplied the pressure sensitive material for the 60-million stamps printed.

The 20th Olympic Winter Games, taking place Feb. 10-26, 2006, in Torino, Italy, will host more than 2,500
world-class athletes competing amid snow and ice in front of an estimated 1.5 million spectators.

In Greece, in 776 B.C., the Olympic games began as a tribute to the Olympian gods who, it was believed,
bestowed on humans the gifts of strength and fleetness of foot. The first modern summer games were held in
Athens, Greece, in 1896. Ice-skating, which could be performed on an indoor rink, debuted as part of the
summer games in 1908.

Other winter sports, such as bobsledding and skiing, required outdoor venues, so snow sports enthusiasts
gathered at a small Alpine resort in Chamomix, France, in 1924, and held the first winter games, originally called
International Sports Week. The event attracted more than 250 athletes from 16 countries. The success of the
event prompted the International Olympic Committee to officially create a Winter Olympics separate from the
Summer Olympics.

"This stamp portrays the excitement of the Winter Olympic Games,“ says Allison Hazel, product manager for
MACtac Printing Products. —The games have always brought people together in the spirit of peace and
athleticism, and MACtac is honored to play a part.“

Stamps featuring Olympic themes have been popular with collectors since the first modern Olympiad in 1896,
when Greece issued 12 Olympic-themed commemorative stamps. Beginning in 1932, numerous U.S. stamps
have honored the Olympic games held in both winter and summer. The artist for this year‘s stamp, John Matto,
captures a skier cutting into a turn. The Olympic rings appear in the upper right hand corner of the stamp, while
—2006 Olympic Winter Games“ is written along the bottom border.

As a qualified supplier for USPS stamps, MACtac has provided materials for a number of pressure sensitive
stamps, including recent releases of —Picture Book Animals,“ — Navajo Necklaces,“ —Lunar New Year,“ —Holiday
Cookies,“ —Greta Garbo,“ — Presidential Libraries,“ and —Bailemos: Let‘s Dance.“ For more information about
MACtac Printing Products, please call 800.255.9733, fax 330.688.2194 or visit www.MACtac.com.

MACtac, a leading supplier of pressure sensitive adhesive materials, offers solutions for a wide range of
industries including transportation, appliance, printing, graphic design, packaging, digital imaging, photographic,
assembly engineering, RFID, electronics, medical and communications. MACtac is a subsidiary of the Bemis
Company, Inc., the largest flexible packaging supplier in North America.

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MACtac - 6/22/2005

Rahal Letterman Racing And MACtac Announce Indy 500 Partnership

HILLIARD, OH . . . Rahal Letterman Racing, a leading open-wheel racing team in North America, and MACtac, 
a leading manufacturer of pressure sensitive adhesive (self-adhesive) products worldwide, announced today 
a partnership, which will see MACtac join Rahal Letterman Racing as an associate sponsor for the upcoming 
Indianapolis 500. The cornerstone of the partnership will see the logo of MACtac placed on the Rahal 
Letterman Racing’s #16 Argent Mortgage/Pioneer Honda/Panoz/Firestone entry of rookie sensation Danica 
Patrick for the 89th running of the Indianapolis 500. MACtac adhesive products will be utilized on all three 
Rahal Letterman entries. 

"Everyone at MACtac is very excited about partnering with Rahal Letterman Racing for the Indianapolis 500. 
MACtac is about performance and leadership and since that is synonymous with racing this partnership ideal. 
The racing industry is a large portion of our graphics business and it is a privilege to sponsor and be part of this 
long-standing tradition with Rahal Letterman Racing," said Jennifer Payne MACtac Graphic Products, 
Marketing Specialist. 

"We are pleased to join in this partnership with MACtac for the Indianapolis 500 said three-time open-wheel 
champion and 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Rahal, who co-owns Rahal Letterman Racing. These are 
the kind of like-minded partners that we seek here at Rahal Letterman Racing." Danica Patrick will team with 
1999 Indy 500 champ Kenny Brack, who is subbing for the injured Buddy Rice, and Vitor Meira to comprise 
the Rahal Letterman Racing entries at Indianapolis. Patrick qualified fourth, the best every qualifying effort 
ever for a female driver at Indy, and she has consistently been at the top of the speed charts this May in making 
her Indianapolis debut. 

MACtac, based in Stow, Ohio with manufacturing and distribution facilities in 12 countries worldwide including 
Europe, South America and Asia is a leader in the pressure sensitive adhesive business. MACtac’s 
international presence reflects the global strength and innovation of its parent, the Bemis Company, the largest 
flexible packaging supplier in North America. MACtac products are used in a variety of applications including 
consumer-packaging labels, mailing and identification labels, vinyl signage, museum graphics, transdermal 
patches for medical applications, and for the self-adhesive US postage stamps.

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MACtac - 6/21/2005

MACtac® Worldwide Awards Program Judges Finalized

Stow, Ohio June 21, 2005 MACtac®, a world-leading producer of self-adhesive vinyl films for the sign industry, 
has finalized its judges’ panel for the Americas territory of the MACtac Worldwide Awards 2006. The program, 
which debuted in 2004, singles out impressive projects from all over the world that have been produced by 
companies in, or related to the sign industry during 2004/2005. For the return of the contest, several new faces 
have been added to the judging panel.

An independent panel of experts in the Americas will judge entries in four categories: Vehicle Graphics (cars, 
buses, trucks, trains, planes); Exterior Signs (billboards, buildings, events); Interior Signs (showrooms, 
tradeshows, shops, museums); and Technical Achievement (3-D shapes, large-scale projects and other 
demanding applications). These projects must be produced in 2004/2005 using either digital printing or CAS 
techniques and utilizing MACtac’s marking, digital or screen printing films, including MACmark®, IMAGin®, 
MACscreen® and Permacolor® materials.

The MACtac Worldwide Awards 2006 will include three different territories: the Americas (North America, South 
America and Central America), Europe, and International (Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Oceana).  Each 
territory will have its own judges’ panel in order to guarantee the award submissions are judged by each region’s 
distinct cultural standards. 

Information on the program rules and official entry forms can be viewed and downloaded from the MACtac 
Awards Program Web site, www.MACtac.com/worldwide_awards_2006 or obtained from a MACtac sales 
representative. Entries are due by January 31, 2006.

The jury in the Americas is comprised of editors of leading sign industry and digital publications as well as 
independent experts in the fields of design, digital printing, sign-making and application skills. Experts grabbing 
a seat on the judges’ panel for a second time include: Blair Adams, editorial director, Signs Canada; Nancy 
Bottoms, editor and associate publisher, Signs of the Times & Screen Printing en Español; Ebbie Phillips, 
chairman of the board, International Sign Association, and president, CEO and owner, Tyson Sign Systems; 
Wade Swormstedt, publisher/editor, Signs of the Times; and Mike Robertson, president, Specialty Graphic 
Imaging Association. First time judges include: Tom Tetreault, publisher/editor, Digital Output; Eric Harsh, vice 
president and general manager, Graphic Intelligence Agency, Inc.; Bill Schiffner, associate publisher/editor-
in-chief, Imaging Business; and Nathan Franzblau, president, Graphic Application Systems.

Blair Adams Editorial Director, Signs Canada
Blair Adams is excited to return for another round as a judge for the MACtac Worldwide Awards, and looks 
forward to once again experiencing the camaraderie of the event and witnessing the quality and amazing 
workmanship of a new set of awards submissions. One thing in particular he is looking forward to is an increase 
in the number of submissions from Canadians. "This is a great opportunity for Canadians to be seen by a 
distinguished group of peers and be recognized for the excellent work they are producing," says Blair. 

While Blair began his career as a journalist covering the happenings of various industries, it was the sign industry 
that eventually grabbed his attention. He attributes his fascination with signs to the dynamic nature of the industry 
and its diverse applications. Six years ago, he took the position of editorial director of Signs Canada, where 
he has excelled ever since.  Throughout his time in the industry, he has been exposed to a variety of designs 
and feels he has cultivated a good eye for what works and what does not from a design standpoint. 

Nancy Bottoms Editor and Associate Publisher, Signs of the Times & Screen Printing en Español, 
Conference Chair, imageWorld 2005
As the granddaughter of a printer, Nancy Bottoms brings a wealth of printing and industry knowledge back to 
the judges’ panel. Since 1999, she has served as the editor and associate publisher of Signs of the Times & 
Screen Printing en Español, and during that time has had the opportunity to evaluate many unique projects 
and techniques from all over the globe. This year, Nancy will also serve as the conference chair at imageWorld 
2005, Mexico’s largest tradeshow for the signmaking, screen printing and digital imaging industries.

Nancy formally studied psychology and conducted research in business, industrial and organizational 
psychology. Informally, she has been a student of printing, interior design and screenprinting, courtesy of 
various family members. She is most fascinated by the variety of techniques and steps used by signmakers in 
different countries, even as the digital age continues to advance. "I love the evolution and creativity of 
signmaking," Nancy says. "How people use distinctive styles and techniques in different parts of the world."

Ebbie Phillips Chairman of the Board, International Sign Association; President, CEO and Owner, 
Tyson Sign Systems
Now enjoying his 34th year at Tyson Sign Systems, returning judge Ebbie Phillips brings a wealth of industry 
knowledge and a historical perspective back to the judges’ panel. At Tyson Sign Systems, Ebbie has worked 
in almost every aspect of the industry. During the journey to his current position as president, owner and CEO, 
he worked in the estimating, engineering, purchasing, scheduling, distribution, and production departments, 
among others. Through the years, he has witnessed the evolution of signage, from electric, to cut vinyl, to 
digital printing, and is excited about seeing the next stage of signage evolution in this year’s applications.

Ebbie has always been active in industry associations, serving in various leadership roles. In 1991, he was 
appointed chairman of the National Electric Sign Association (NESA), the predecessor of the International 
Sign Association (ISA). Today, Phillips serves as the chairman of the board of the ISA possibly the only person 
to ever serve as chairman of both NESA and ISA. 

Wade Swormstedt Publisher/Editor, Signs of the Times
For the past 20 years, Wade has been a member of the Signs of the Times editorial staff. Along with his 
editorial duties, he frequently donates his time and talents to serve on sign contest judging panels. He has 
sat on the panel for the ISA annual contest, serves as a judging member in the banners category for Industrial 
Fabrics Association International contests, and participated as a judge for the MACtac Worldwide Awards 2004.

Wade is excited about returning to see the excellent creativity in sign work, plus the chance to evaluate them 
as a professional and as an ordinary consumer. He has dabbled in painting, sandblasting glass and angel 
gilding on the creative side, but prefers to stay on the editorial side of the sign industry. His leisure time is spent 
watching his son and daughter play sports, and participating in softball, golf and bowling leagues.

Mike Robertson President, Specialty Graphic Imaging Association
Back for a second stint as a judge is Mike Robertson, president of the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association 
(SGIA). At SGIA, Mike’s career has had a jack-of-all-trades type feel to it.  During his 20-plus years of service 
to the association, he has served as executive vice president, Web architect, director of membership marketing 
and development, and has worked in the design and production departments.  In each capacity, Mike accrued 
an in-depth knowledge of screen-printing and graphic imaging technologies, which he will call upon when 
evaluating this year’s submissions.

Mike brings both an eye for technology and an appreciation for creative design to the judges’ panel.  He is 
especially looking forward to hearing the comments and insights from this year’s distinguished panel. 

Thomas E. Tetreault Publisher and Editor, Digital Output
First-time judge Tom Tetreault began his career over a decade ago as publisher and editor of Desktop 
Publishers Journal. Since then, he has concentrated his efforts in the digital market. In 1999, he launched
Digital Publishing Solutions magazine to answer the need for education in the growing digital publishing and 
printing markets. Five short years later, his group, Rockport Custom Publishing, purchased Digital Output magazine 
to further support reader needs for information in the digital market.

Because of his experience, Tom brings an enormous wealth of digital imaging and graphics knowledge to the 
judges’ panel.  He possesses a keen eye for digital technology and an appreciation for creativity. "Graphic 
artists continue to push forth new innovations," says Tom. "I am excited about this opportunity to evaluate 
and appraise the various projects submitted this year.

Bill Schiffner Associate Publisher/Editor in Chief, Imaging Business
For over 20 years, Bill Schiffner has covered the imaging industry, reporting on the many new digital 
technologies that have reshaped the imaging marketplace. A graduate of the New York Institute of 
Technology, Bill has been the editor such publications as Photographic Trade News and Photographic 
Processing magazine (published by Cygnus Business Media). He has been the editor of Photographic 
Processing since 1993, and was instrumental in its re-launch as Imaging Business, in 2005. As a first-year judge, 
Bill is most looking forward to observing how companies get their message across in unique and creative ways.

On top of his Associate Publisher and Editor-in-chief duties, Bill has taught at the ImageWay Photography 
workshop held at Hofstra University, and participates as a member of the Photo Marketing Association of 
Professional Color Imagers.  He lives with his wife Georgette, daughter Valerie and dog Maui in Holbrook, 
New York. 

Nathan Franzblau President, Graphic Application Systems
Nathan Franzblau, president of Graphic Application Systems, has worked in the graphics industry since 
1973. He started out as an installer working on trailer and truck fleets, as well as point-of-purchase wall and 
building graphics. Eventually, he joined forces with Bill Clarke to form Graphic Application Systems in 1980. 
The company delivers professional graphic installation services to companies all across the United States.

Along with six other installation companies, Nathan also helped found the Professional Decal Application 
Association, Inc (PDAA, Inc). The idea behind the association was to bring a level of professional services to 
what was known as a mom and pop decal installation industry. He is bringing this same professionalism to 
the judges’ panel. "I will be looking at the quality of the installation, the difficulty and integrity of the work," 
says Nathan.

Eric Harsh VP and General Manager, Graphic Intelligence Agency, Inc.
Working at the Graphic Intelligence Agency (GIA) has given Eric Harsh a colorful career. The GIA, which 
was acquired in 2004 by GretagMacbeth, provides comprehensive solutions for color and workflow challenges 
as well as worldwide training and support to major manufacturers and end users alike. Throughout Eric’s 
years in the industry he has witnessed the evolution of printers and the increasing quality of digitally printed 
images. 

In the MACtac Worldwide Awards 2006, Eric’s main focus during the judging process will be color and image 
quality. If he had a chance to participate in a graphics application, he would like to be part of a color critical 
application, such as a fine art print. His free time is spent with his wife and two-year-old daughter.

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