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Cartoons come to life

Cartoons come to life

The recently opened Cartoon Network Hotel in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA, featured colourful floor-to-ceiling graphics printed on Drytac ReTac Smooth 150 media.

Thus, animation fans can now eat, sleep, play and swim surrounded by their favourite characters from Adventure Time, The Powerpuff Girls, Steven Universe, Johnny Bravo and more.

Local signage business Graphik Masters worked with Cartoon Network and amusement park brand Dutch Wonderland to produce impactful, accurate and durable graphics for walls and windows, both indoors and out. In total, the project spans 155 standard hotel rooms and four master suites, plus retail, dining and lobby areas.

To create the graphics, Graphik Masters chose Drytac ReTac Smooth 150 on the recommendation of Carew Alley, Owner of materials supplier Digital Color Ink. A 6 mil (150μ) white polymeric printable PVC film, ReTac Smooth 150 features Drytac’s innovative ReTac ultra-removable adhesive technology that maintains its adhesive strength over time. This allows graphics to be repositioned and removed without damaging or leaving residue on the surface underneath.

“From among the samples Digital Color Ink provided, our clients Cartoon Network and Dutch Wonderland agreed that ReTac 150 Smooth would be best for its ease of installation together with its smooth, matte appearance,” explained Craig Swartz, Co-Owner of family business Graphik Masters. “In addition, the media is phthalate-free and ultra-removable, which we regard as very commendable characteristics.

“The Drytac product prints very well and provides a high-quality presentation of graphics when installed.”

The graphics were fitted by Cassel, also based in Pennsylvania, following an on-site installation demonstration by a Drytac representative, which Craig Swartz describes as ‘going the extra mile’.

He continued: “The wall graphics, printed as panels, needed to be seamed. We are pleased with the low visibility of seams where the panels overlap. We have heard many positive comments from Cartoon Network and Dutch Wonderland regarding the high-quality visual result and the pleasing feel of the ReTac graphics.”

The Cartoon Network Hotel features a host of attractions, including the Bearista Café hosted by Ice Bear from We Bare Bears, a Ben 10 Omnicade and an outdoor movie screen on the face of Finn from Adventure Time.

To see a video preview of the colourful hotel, visit: https://youtu.be/bOt5BRxDsII!

For further information on Drytac’s products and services, visit: www.drytac.com

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