Ghiant Re-Tac and High-Tac Compared

A few weeks ago we started offering our customers a choice of two adhesive sprays by Ghiant.  The two sprays are aerosol glues, though they vary in their long-term application. Depending on your precise use, one may suit better than the other. Here’s how the two compare.

Ghiant Re-Tac and High-Tac Compared:

Re-Tac Spray – This option is primarily designed to allow you to create a repositionable adhesive layer on your printed image.  This can be used as a temporary solution or can create a permanent adhesion if needed.  Typically, one layer of adhesive will be sufficient to stick a printed image on the mounting surface. It will create sufficient bonding to hold the weight of most papers, canvas and other light display media such as art paper, posters and stencils, but not enough to create a permanent bonding.  If a permanent adhesion is required, further coatings on the same area can lead to permanent bonding which is why the Re-Tac spay is the more versatile of the two. If you are looking for a temporary application, be sure to apply the minimum amount required.

High Tac Spray – This option is entirely intended to create a permanent bonding between the area coated and the display media. Unlike other sprays in the market, you do get a ‘grace period’ in which you can move your work before the adhesive agent solidifies. Some permanent adhesive sprays will harden as soon as the display media makes contact with the agent, making the delicate work of fine tune alignment almost impossible, though not in the case here. The High-Tac spray is used to mount slightly heavier media such as photo paper, foam boards, textiles, corrugated cardboard and other display media.

So, if you are looking for an adhesive spray, one of the two options by Ghiant will surely tick the right boxes. It is simply a matter of deciding between the lengths of application, taking into account the size and weight of the media.

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