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



MACtac partners for fourth annual installation training event

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 WrapQuest 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 to register.

For more information regarding MACtac products or graphic solutions, visit SGIA booth 3369, call a graphics representative at 866.622.8223, e-mail or visit, or

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.

About PDAA
The PDAA is an association comprising professional graphic and wrap installers. Founded in1976 by eight independent vinyl installation companies, PDAA currently has 92 member companies. The association serves the graphic industry in two ways. First, it encourages and enables members to improve their skills, build industry relationships, grow their businesses and attain PDAA Master Certification when they are capable. Second, print providers seeking qualified installers have quick search access to the PDAA network of graphic installation companies through their website at

About MACtac
MACtac is a leading global supplier of pressure-sensitive adhesives. Founded on personal service, technical support, quality assurance, custom capabilities and supply chain efficiency, MACtac is dedicated to providing superior quality to its customers. Headquartered in Stow, Ohio, MACtac is a subsidiary of the Bemis Company, Inc., the largest flexible packaging supplier in North America. For more information, please visit

About Bemis Company
Bemis Company is a major supplier of flexible packaging and pressure sensitive materials used by leading food, consumer products, healthcare, and other companies worldwide. Founded in 1858, the Company is included in the S&P 500 index of stocks and reported pro forma 2009 net sales, giving effect to the Food Americas acquisition, of $4.8 billion. The Company’s flexible packaging business has a strong technical base in polymer chemistry, film extrusion, coating and laminating, printing, and converting. Headquartered in Neenah, Wisconsin, Bemis employs over 20,000 individuals in 84 manufacturing facilities in 13 countries around the world. More information about the Company is available at our website,