About Fanta Stick®
TATTOOWALL FANTA STICK® digital pre-spaced graphics
Pre-spaced graphics as we know them consist of lettering or line drawings from vector art files, cut from monochrome adhesive film with cutting plotters. The film can be trimmed for positive or negative image compositions. An additional adhesive film known as application tape is applied over this film. The purpose of the application tape is to transfer the positive or negative lettering and/or drawings from the paper to the surface that we want to decorate.
Conventional pre-spaced products have drawbacks, however, cutting, trimming and applying the application tape require long process times and it can be very difficult, or even impossible, to apply small-size text or drawings. Also, due to adhesion issues, it might be impossible to use them to decorate unfinished surfaces such as plaster walls, wood, textured drywall or in the presence of spot lamps or other heat sources. Time is also an issue when it comes to decorating a wall with multicolour wording, drawings or shapes: this is due to the need of printing the image with a digital printer or other printing systems. The print must include registration marks so that a camera-equipped plotter can reference them and do the precision plotting. Finally, trimmed parts will be removed and the application tape positioned.
TATTOOWALL FANTA STICKⓇ brings innovation to digital pre-spaced graphics. Text and/or pics can be mirror-image printed, not necessarily from vector format, on a transparent TATTOOWALL FANTA STICK® medium with digital printers using flexible UV or latex inks. Every printed dot is then made adhesive through precision application of an “F2” adhesion promoter. In this way, we will obtain adhesive texts or images, which will need to be protected with “CeraStick” wax paper for handling and transportation; the TATTOOWALL FANTA STICK® transfer medium, working as the application tape, is then fixed. The entire printed area is then pressed manually with a spatula or another tool so that it adheres perfectly to the surface. When this step is completed, the transfer medium is removed, leaving behind perfectly contour-cut images.