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Whaam! makes an impact

Whaam! makes an impact

Large-format print and display specialist N3 Display Graphics has produced a high-impact wall graphic using ReTac Textures Linen media from Drytac.

Launched in 2000, N3 Display Graphics produced a super-sized version of Roy Lichtenstein’s iconic pop art painting Whaam! for its purpose-built building in Bristol, where it employs around 20 people, including on-site fittings teams.

The company, which has been a customer of fellow Bristol brand Drytac since its inception, uses the Linen material from the Drytac ReTac Textures range for all of its wall art, including its own homage to Lichtenstein.

Robin Campbell, Projects Manager at N3 Display Graphics, explained: “ReTac Textures Linen is simply what we call ‘wallpaper’ at N3! We use it for the majority of our wall graphics as it has a slight texture, which simulates the realistic feel of the wall beneath and holds colour well, producing really vibrant images.

“We have tried other brands’ products but have always had problems with adhesion. In one case, a wall graphic actually peeled off as soon as the air conditioning was switched on, while another product that was described as ‘repositionable’ couldn’t be removed from the wall at all! However, Drytac’s ReTac delivers on both counts.”

ReTac Textures Linen is a 150μ (6 mil) printable, matte white phthalate-free polymeric PVC film that features an embossed linen-like finish to add depth to flat graphics, making it the perfect choice for domestic, corporate and retail interiors. Furthermore, Its ReTac ultra-removable adhesive makes it easy to apply and reposition without loss of adhesion, and to remove without surface damage. It is also compatible for use with solvent, eco-solvent, UV and latex printing technologies.

The version of Whaam! produced by N3 Display Graphics is around 15 metres long by four metres high at its highest point, which is somewhat larger than Roy Lichtenstein’s original 1963 diptych on display at the Tate Modern gallery in London. Using its Océ Arizona 460 XT UV flatbed printer, N3 Display Graphics also added its own stamp to the image with fresh colours and extra movement in the background.

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