Drytac’s Polar Grip Matte film was chosen by Globe Print to undergo ‘the ultimate test’ when graphics printed on the material were featured on a boat crossing the Atlantic Ocean in an extreme endurance challenge.

Monkey Fist Adventures, organiser of the event, relied on Drytac materials for support in decorating the boat with graphics that would be able to withstand the elements throughout the 3200 mile, 50 day trip.

Polar Grip is a self-adhesive vinyl for digitally printed graphics and signs, designed to look vibrant and remain in place for up to five years. Globe Print, a long-term user of Drytac products, took on the task of printing the graphics, using its Roland SolJet EJ-640 wide-format printer.

Barry Hayes, director at Monkey Fist Adventures, said the decision to work with Drytac and Globe Print was an easy one, having been impressed by the companies during a previous partnership.

‘We’ve used other companies in the past, but on a previous crossing we went to Globe Print, and apart from just being all round nice people, the Drytac products supplied were far superior to anything we’d ever used before,’ Mr Hayes commented.

‘Oceans are harsh on everything, but our sponsors – and their logos – remained solid and steadfast for the entirety of both the Atlantic Dash crossings. The Globe Print team went above and beyond to produce the printed graphics exceedingly quickly – as they knew we had very tight timeframes.’

The Atlantic Dash has raised more than £8000 for two charities, men’s mental health proponent Human and Dean Farm Trust an organisation promoting ‘a sustainable, healthy and cruelty-free planet.’