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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: My current film doesn’t stick to my paint finish. What can I do to find the right product?
A: The best option is to send us a small sample of the metal you are trying to apply the film to. We can quickly find the correct adhesion range and provide you with samples to insure that it meets your requirements. This usually takes only a few days on most applications.

Q: We are hand applying the protective film currently and would like to purchase a applicator. What do we need to do?
A: Applicators can make applying protective film easier, better and more cost effective than manual application. Please contact us and tell us about your needs. We have several options available to help you make your choice.

Q: I want to have my film printed with my logo on it. What do I need to do?
A: One of MD Direct’s biggest advantage is our printing technology. We offer the highest quality printing that is all done in house. We can print up to 3 colors in a surface print. Please provide us with your company logo and any wording you would like on your film. You can get as detailed as you want. We will then provide you with a printing plate proof to sign before we start production. The process takes about 1-2 weeks to get the proofs back to the customer.

Q: How many square feet are on my roll of film?
A: There is an easy calculation. Example 48″ x 1000′ Roll (48″ divided by 12 x 1000′)= 4000 s/f

Q: How much do samples cost?
A: The initial samples are free. It is part of our business process to have samples tested by the customer to insure the product is tested before we start production. Typically samples are 150′ long and can be slit to your specific widths.

Q: How long can I leave the film on?
A: We use solvent based acrylic adhesives which are far superior to water based acrylics. However it is up to the customer to determine the suitability of the film to their application. We always recommend not exposing the film to direct UV’s and remove the film as soon as possible. If you need help at determining the maximum length the film can stay on your products please contact us. We can help identify some of the areas of concern and work together to find helpful solutions at maximizing the life span of your film. Ultimately it will be the customers determination of the length of time film can remain on their products.

Q: What colors can the film be made in?
A: Because we blow our own films in house we can produce custom colors to meet the customers needs. Standard colors include: Blue, White, Clear, Yellow, Red, Green and Black and White. A customer color would be such as a Purple, Pink or a specific shade of Blue.

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Protective Films

MD Direct, Inc. offers a wide variety of pressure sensitive papers and films. No matter what your applications is we have a solution.

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Packaging Products

MD Direct, Inc. offers many different packaging solutions. We offer printed papers, V-Board, LDPE Films, Single Face Corrugated and more.

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Adhesive Tapes

MD Direct, Inc. offers many different tape products including Cloth Tapes, Double Coated Tapes, Foam Tapes and Specialty Masking Tapes.