Knifeless Tape Inspires Clean-Cut Creativity

Sep 6, 2013

After Knifeless Tech Systems’ founder Garry VanDenBerghe damaged a customer’s vehicle cutting vinyl wrap material, he was inspired to create a product that would help other installers avoid the exact same situation. VanDenBerghe invented Knifeless Tape, a product that allows installers to cut graphic film without using a knife.

“With the product, there’s no chance of damaging a paint job,” said Jason Gunnlaugson, account manager for Knifeless Tech Systems, based in Vernon, British Columbia, Canada.

Knifeless Tape allows installers to trim stretchable adhesive films using a filament and enables the quick formation of clean-cut lines and designs.

Now approaching its third year in business, Knifeless Tech Systems recently released DesignLine, a tape engineered to help installers create designs and stripes on vehicles easier. The product encourages vinyl wrap installers to express their creativity, Gunnlaugson said.

“Installers are often times making accents, whether it be a simple racing stripes or drawing more complex patterns cars, but to do that, they needed an absolutely phenomenal cut,” Gunnlaugson said.  “The cut needs to be of the extreme highest quality, so we made a tape with a very thin filament in it that is able to get a great cut.”

The creation of the product was stimulated by the release of new films from vinyl graphics companies, which are giving installers more design options. For example, DesignLine enables installers to create two or three-tone designs in various patterns along the side of a vehicle.

“It’s definitely giving more options to the great installers out there,” Gunnlaugson said. “They are the ones revolutionizing with the product. The biggest thing we hear from them is that it allowed them to open up their creativity and do so many more things that they couldn’t do without the process.”

Knifeless Tech Systems is in the process of developing duel-line and tri-line tapes, which will facilitate the creation of butt seams and pin stripes, Gunnlaugson said.

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