Immersion Printing – Is It Right for Your Window Film Company?

Apr 23rd, 2014

Various automotive parts can be covered using immersion printing, including interior parts. Photo courtesy of Georgia Hydrographics Inc.

“It can be used to gain extra profit,” says Cristian Escalante of CJE Services Inc. in Boynton Beach, Fla. “The diversity in the imaging and the ability to overlay on most any substrate is amazing,” adds Hann Kim of STM, Solar Transmission Management in Los Angeles. What are they talking about? Hydrographics. So what exactly […]

Selling Safety — Tips for Educating Your Community

Apr 16th, 2014

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With the memory of the tragic events at last year’s Boston Marathon fresh on the minds of the public, security concerns are more prevalent than ever. While safety and security films could not have prevented the bombing, they could play a role in reducing the impact of such events. When selling and installing blast mitigation […]

Illinois Passes Bill Extending Renewal Period for Medical Exemptions for Window Tint

Apr 9th, 2014

The Illinois House of Representatives recently passed House Bill 5468 (HB5468), which amends the current Illinois Vehicle Code. The bill “provides that persons with medical certificates allowing tinted windows only need to renew their medical certificate every 4 years, rather than annually.”

EPA Honors Eastman and 3M with 2014 Energy Star® Partner of the Year

Apr 9th, 2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Eastman Chemical Co. and 3M Co. with a 2014 Energy Star® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership in superior energy management.

Suntek CEO Talks Eastman Deal

Mar 19th, 2014

Following the news that Eastman Chemical Co. is in agreement to acquire Commonwealth Laminating and Coating/Suntek, editor Casey Neeley headed to Martinsville, Va., to Suntek’s headquarters to speak with the company’s president and CEO, Steve Phillips. Read more about this story here. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

Commonwealth Laminating & Coating Inc. to be Acquired by Eastman Chemical Co.

Mar 13th, 2014


Commonwealth Laminating & Coating Inc. (CLC) has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Eastman Chemical Co. “We believe that this merger will benefit CLC’s employees and customers. We have come to know that Eastman values the SunTek brand, the experience and dedication of our global workforce, our innovative products and technology, and […]

Kansas Considering Bill to Allow Darker Tint for Those with Medical Exemptions

Mar 12th, 2014

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Kansas currently is considering legislation that will allow people with medical needs such as skin cancer to have a darker tint than the currently prescribed 35 percent visible light transmission. House Bill 2471 (HB 2471) was introduced by Rep. Sydney Carlin (D-Manhattan). The proposed bill is an “act concerning individuals with light sensitivity; relating to […]

Learning to Install – Top Tips for Film Installers

Feb 26th, 2014

In the February newscast, FILM’d takes a look at some top installation training tips as well as some dos and don’ts when learning to install film. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

Virginia Looking to Add Window Film Testing to State Auto Inspection

Feb 26th, 2014

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A new bill making its way through the Virginia General Assembly could add window film to the list of items checked during state auto inspection. Senate bill 408 (SB480) would require that the, “Department of State Police shall amend 19VAC30-70 of the Virginia Administrative Code so that a motor vehicle safety inspection shall include inspection […]

Too Cold to Tint – Winter Weather Preventing Window Film Installations

Feb 12th, 2014

Freezing temperatures are keeping many installers in the East and Midwest from completeing jobs.

If you live east of the Mississippi, chances are you’ve been impacted by the recent onslaught of winter weather. From snow and sleet to freezing rain, schools and businesses in the East and Midwest have been closed multiple times since the start of the New Year. For window film companies, the consistently frigid climate is […]