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Applying decals?

Smart solutions come from Europe!

There is so much to save when you work with the right decals. At Posterama, we love visiting bicycle factories to see how decals are processed and what we can do to help manufacturers perform even better.

Yet sometimes it's also disconcerting. I recently visited some "state of the art" paint shops of bicycle factories. Everything is smartly and thoughtfully organised; examples of lean manufacturing. Yet I am also startled by the waste of energy, time AND money; by one conscious choice.

For instance, when you process water decals from a major competing supplier. After the first oven drying you have to wait until the frames have cooled completely to proceed with the next step; removing the application layer. This has huge implications for production and costs.

Even more amazing is what you then come across in terms of solutions to achieve that cooling:

  1. cooling frames using a cold water shower (and later additional oven drying);
  2. buy heavy chillers to make them blow cold air;
  3. extend the line, keeping frames spinning for an hour longer.

In this way, tens of thousands of euros per year are wasted: completely unnecessary!

When using Posterama's NWD water decals, the application layer can be removed in-line from the still-warm frame and can go directly to the clear coat booth.

No unnecessary loss of time, unnecessary costs, unnecessary environmental impact. So, be smart, choose our NWD water decals, developed for lean manufacturing.

The strategic conference for the bike industry

Color Trend Days 2023 by Posterama

A unique event for the bicycle industry with mesmerising presentations and a great place to network. Thanks to our great speakers and interesting guests. “Without them it wouldn’t have been such a success”, Frans-Theo Niemeijer, owner of Posterama tells us.

Just a few comments we heard: “Inspiring” “Great atmosphere”, “Perfect place for networking” and also important “Good food”.

The event showed our guests the latest products and technologies on surface finishing for the bicycle industry. It also was about reshoring bicycle production back to Europe with lots of inspiring presentations and interviews.

In collaboration with The Sppot we organise these events two times a year in different countries. Are you interested to join next time?

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