design-force.jpg

Rigid Report

More than 40 sources of rigid media.

Big Picture

Some would argue that being too rigid may not be the best personality trait when it comes to running a business. Such inflexibility can cause you all kinds of problems, whether with your customers or with your own staff.

Substrate-wise, however, rigid is practically a must-have when it comes to having media on hand. Couple your favorite rigid media with the right printer and cutter/router, and your business can take on some jobs sure to impress your customers while also turning an equally impressive profit.

But finding just the right rigid media is not always easy. While there are far fewer suppliers of rigid versus standard vinyl, for instance, the number of rigid sources and choices continues to grow. To help you, The Big Picture has compiled a list of manufacturers and exclusive distributors of print-ready rigid media that is at least 24-inches wide. More than 40 companies are listed here; keep in mind that, due to space, we typically only provide a sampling of a company’s rigid roster; check their websites for detailed product offerings. And, note that we’ll be covering standard roll media in our September issue as well as specialty media in our October issue.

 

Acrilex
www.acrilex.com
The Acriglas Clear Impressions line, designed to reproduce the look of patterned glass, is crystal clear and carries textures on one or both sides of the sheet. Nine new textures available (18 total) include: Brushed, Woven Silk, Mesozoic, Precambrian, Box Mini-Flute, Waffle Iron, Techno, and Morning Dew. Offered in standard sizes of 4 x 6 ft and in thicknesses from 1/8- to ½-in. Also available: Acriglas Metallic, Fluorescent, Edge Color, and Lisa substrates. Smooth side is inkjet- and screen-printable.

Advantage Distribution
www.advantagedistribution.com
The company’s Eco Advantage rigid media line includes: EcoFoam PVC (70% recycled content) in white, black, and white/black DigiPrint, all 48 x 96 in. x 3mm or 6mm; Earthboard (100% recycled content, compostable, biodegradable), available in 40 x 60-in. sheets in 0.80-in. thicknesses; Honeycomb Board (made from recycled kraft paper with white, clay-coated facers), available in 48 x 96-in. sheets, ¼- or ½-in. thicknesses; and Eco Styrene (biodegradable, high-impact) available in 48 x 96-in. sheets in 0.2-, 0.3-, or 0.6-in. thicknesses.

Altuglas International
www.altuglasint.com
Available in a wide variety of thicknesses and sheet sizes, Plexiglas acrylic sheets and Tuffak polycarbonate sheets can be wide-format inkjet printed.

American Fiber Technologies
www.fiberbrite.com
FiberBrite comprises a line of fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP) panels, all of which are compatible with solvent and UV-curable flatbed digital printing. The panels, available in a variety of sizes, sheets, and thicknesses, include: FiberBrite Original, ValuePlus, Survivor, and TuffStuff.

American Permalight
www.americanpermalight.com
The photoluminescent PermaLight rigid media (PVC or aluminum) can be used with solvent and UV-curable flatbed printers. Available in various thicknesses and in glossy or matte finishes.

Booksmart Studio
www.booksmartstudio.com
The company’s inkjet-printable Fine Art Metals, designed for fine-art applications, feature an inkjet-receptive coating. Available in a five finishes – Brushed Silver, Matte Silver, Satin Silver, Satin Gold, and Satin White – the metals are produced in sizes from 8.5 x 11 to 20 x 80 in., and in various thicknesses. An adhesive backing is optional for some finishes; an overcoat/laminate must be applied post-print.

Coastal Enterprises
www.precisionboard.com
Precision Board High Temperature (PBHT) and Low Temperature (PBLT) Urethane boards can be digitally printed using inkjet. Available in sheets from 20 x 60 in. to 5 x 10 ft, and in various thicknesses.

Converd
www.converd.com
Offers Enviroboard MR (Moisture Resistant) rigid boards designed as a multi-ply alternative to traditional foamboard and corrugated plastic boards, for flatbed UV and latex print applications. Printable on both sides. Available in 48 x 96-in. sheets standard and up to 96 x 144 in. maximum; in 3-, 3.5-, 4.7-, and 12-mm thicknesses.

Cooley Group
www.cooleygroup.com
Compatible with most solvent-based printing systems, CoolFlex Rigid is a 15-mil (custom thicknesses available) rigid PVC sheet engineered for Tri-Vision boards, kiosks, transit shelters, and tradeshow displays. Available in 48-in. widths.

Coroplast
www.coroplast.com
Coroplast’s CoroGreen is a 100% recyclable corrugated plastic sheet. Made from post-consumer and post-industrial polypropylene, it meets the requirements for US Building Council LEED credit. With a printable white surface and black core, CoroGreen is available in 4-, 6-, 8-, and 10-mm thicknesses. Custom surface colors and sheet sizes available.

DaVinci Technologies
www.davinci-technologies.com
Offers Double Opaque Polystyrene and Translucent Polystyrene, both for UV and solvent printing; 54-in. widths.

Design Force
www.designforce.se
Re-board sandwich board is a 100% recyclable indoor/outdoor board with craft liner; water-resistant and flame-retardant (upon request); available in various thicknesses and sizes. Out-board, designed for outdoor applications, is a five-layer, polymer-laminated, paperboard-based composite material, which provides a water vapor barrier; also recyclable. Available in sheets: approx. 55 x 71 in. (other sizes on request) and 0.08-in. thick. Distributed in US by ZN Production Company (www.znprodco.com).

Decorative Panels International
www.decpanels.com
GreenCore Rigid Print Media (RPM) is a two-sided, ultra-smooth board for most UV-curable as well as solvent-based printing. Made from raw materials, the media is biodegradable. Available in matte finish in 1/8- and 1/4-in. thicknesses in 4 x 8-ft sheets.

Encore
www.encoreproducts.com
Its MightyCore is a solid-center foam board that features an extra-rigid core, ultra-smooth surface, easy cutting, and a chemical-free construction. Available in ¼- and ½-in. thicknesses and in white, black-on-black, white-on-black, and white-black-black. The MightyPrint Expressions line combines the MightyCore rigidity with various finishes, including glossy, canvas, and premier kraft; available in ¼-in. thickness and various sizes. Encore FoamBoard, available in white and black-on-black versions, features a polystyrene core and ultra-smooth surface; in thicknesses from 1/8- to ½-in. and various sizes. PilloCore is a crushable foam board for adding rigidity to P-O-P displays and standees, and is especially designed for die-cutting; 3/16-in. thickness in various sizes.

Foamalite Ltd.
www.foamalite.ie
Ireland-based Foamalite’s products are foamed PVC sheets. Available standard without coating or with polyethylene masking on one side, Foamalite offers a smooth finish for use as P-O-P displays and signage panels and is available in a range of thicknesses and colors. Gilman Brothers (gilmanbrothers.com) is the US distributor.

Gilman Brothers
www.gilmanbrothers.com
Gilman Brothers offers many foamboards that can be directly printed using solvent and UV-curable inkjets. The boards are available in a variety of thicknesses, sizes, densities, and surfaces.

The company’s InSite series of media includes: InSite Reveal, a bright-white paper exterior over memory foam; also available with adhesive-coated or acid-free liners. Insite Biodegradable is a standard, paper-faced memory foamboard with a biodegradable rigid foam center and SFI-certified paper liners. InSite Polycoated offers a polyethylene-coated paper surface that creates a barrier to moisture and humidity. InSite Reveal Magnet-Receptive Foamboard features a printable paper surface with a ferrous film under it. And InSite Flame Resistant features flame-resistant paper liners on both sides of the extruded polystyrene foam, which can be utilized for tradeshow exhibits, retail signage, theaters, and other public places.
Ryno Board has an extra heavy-duty paper exterior and Reveal polystyrene interior. It offers good warp-resistance and dimensional stability for applications that require a stronger substrate. Also available with heat-activated or pressure-sensitive adhesive on one side.

A heavy-duty, polystyrene-faced foamboard, Duraplast offers good dimensional stability, is warp-resistant, and provides a clean, crisp edge for cutting and finishing. Duraplast Biodegradable is a 100% recyclable, all-plastic foamboard consisting of a biodegradable polystyrene foam center faced with waterproof, biodegradable polystyrene liners. Both are available in 3/16- to 2-in. thicknesses and up to 48 x 96-in. widths. Stylite is a polystyrene foam sheet with no facers used for applications where a dimensional look is required; available in 3/8- to 3-in. thicknesses and 48 x 96-in. widths.


Hartman
www.hartboard.com
Hartman offers a line of HartBoard substrates that can be used with pigment or dye-based aqueous, solvent, and UV-curable inks. A printable clay-coated, foam-centered board, HartBoard offers either a satin or matte surface, thickness of 1/8 or 3/16 in., and sheet sizes from 20 x 30 to 48 x 96 in. Harty is a 1/4-in., ultra-rigid, clay-coated, foam-centered board available in sheet sizes of 40 x 60 and 48 x 96 in. and now in a brighter white. HartLite, an acid-free, environmentally friendly foamboard, is available in 1/8- or 3/16-in. thicknesses, in sheets from 20 x 30 to 48 x 96 in.

Other printable Hartman foamboards include color-coated HartCote (3/16-in.-thick and up to 40 x 60-in. sheets), and an all-plastic HartPlus with a smooth white surface (1/4-in. thick in 48 x 96-in. sheets).

Horizons
www.horizonsisg.com
AlumaJet is an inkjet-printable anodized aluminum that can be used with water-based dye and pigment inks. Standard sheets range from 8.5 x 11 to 20 x 24 in. (custom sizes up to 23 x 48 in.), and thicknesses of 0.005, 0.012, and 0.020 in. In matte, satin, and brushed finishes, in silver and gold.

Image Micro Systems
www.imagemicrosystems.com
MicroStrate is made from 100% post-consumer e-waste (plastic from ink cartridges and computers), and can be sued for sign boards, sign systems, and more.

Inteplast Group
www.inteplast.com
Its World-Pak IntePro sheets are available as extruded polypropylene or high-density polyethylene. Designed to be more durable than corrugated fiberboard and lighter than wood or solid plastic sheets, they can be used for indoor and outdoor graphic-art signage applications including signs and P-O-P displays. Available with a conical flute or X-flute; and in 48 x 96-in. sheets in various thicknesses and colors.

Its InteFoam expanded PVC foamboard for P-O-P displays and signage can be heat bent, routed, laminated, and pressure- or vacuum-formed into many shapes; available in 48 x 96-in. sheets in various thicknesses and colors.

Jain Americas
www.jains.com
Features a range of PVC rigid media. Its Ex-cel line of PVC rigid media includes Ex-cel Pro, specifically designed for digital printing with a closed-cell structure and featuring a bright-white, smooth, matte finish; available in thicknesses from 3-10 mm in 48 x 96-in. sheets. Ex-cel Rigid is extruded from environmentally friendly compounds and has a smooth, glossy finish; it’s available in gray or white in thicknesses from 2 to 12.7 mm in 39 x 79- (gray) or 48 x 96-in. (white) sheets.


Kommerling USA
www.kommerlingusa.com
Komatex is a lightweight, closed-cell, free-foam, rigid PVC sheet with a matte finish and is available in a range of thicknesses, sheet sizes, and colors. Komacel Plus is a PVC foam sheet with a semi-rough surface that gives the finished digital print an aged look. The lightweight substrate can be used for indoor and outdoor applications and is available in 10-, 13-, 16-, and 19-mm thicknesses and a sheet size of 48 x 96 in.; 48 x 120-in. size sheets are available on request. Also available in an embossed version. KomaAlu is a 3-mm printable sheet designed for outdoor applications; comprising two aluminum sheets sandwiching a polyethylene core, it features a durable surface for both interior and exterior uses. Sheets are available in 2 mm, 48 x 96 in. white/white; 3 mm, 60 x 12 in. gloss white/matte white; and 3 mm, 48 x 96 in. white/black. KomaFoam is a lightweight, polystyrene foam core rigid panel suitable for a variety of graphic and P-O-P display applications. It can be printed on a UV flatbed digital printer, screen printed, and die cut. In 1/8- and 3/16-in. widths, and in 40 x 60- and 48 x 96-in. sheets.

Laminators Incorporated
www.laminatorsinc.com
Omega TerraMax is an eco-friendly, lightweight composite board specifically designed for digital printing. It features a honeycomb core, smooth, double-sided, white surface, and is available in 10-mm thicknesses in 4 x 8-ft sheets. Omega-Bond panels are rigid, lightweight, and feature double-sided painted aluminum bonded to a solid polyethylene core, designed to prevent bowing, warping, swelling, and de-lamination. Alumalite features a corrugated plastic core, and double-sided aluminum for stability and strength; wind- and weather-resistant, it routs and cuts easily. LusterBoard is painted aluminum bonded to both sides of a furniture-grade plywood core; available in 12 colors. The lightweight 3-mm D-Lite panels comprise a high-gloss aluminum surface bonded to a corrugated plastic core and are available in 12 colors; no surface prep required. Omega-EP is a durable, lightweight, economical expanded PVC graphic board with dent and scratch resistance. Pro-Lite comprises painted aluminum faces bonded to a 10-mm corrugated plastic core that is resistant to water and UV light.


Lamitech
www.lamitech.com
Earthboard has a white, clay coating on both sides, can be UV printed, is composed of 35% post-consumer waste, and is 100% recyclable. Available in 0.050-in. and 0.080-in. thicknesses in 48 x 96-in. sheets (custom sizes available). Polyguard has a double-sided polyethylene coating designed for temporary outdoor applications. Available in 0.024 and 0.05-in. thicknesses in sheet sizes up to 28 x 44 in. Thru White has a smooth clay coating, is bright white on both sides, and 100% recyclable; designed for indoor retail signage it’s available in thicknesses up to 0.1-in., in sheets up to 48 x 96-in. Postertex is a solid-bending fiberboard with a smooth, double-clay-coated surface; 0.24-in. thick in sizes up to 40 x 60 in.

Mitsubishi Plastics Composites America
www.graphic-al.com
Its Graphic-al line of rigid media includes:
Graphic-al OR has the rigidity of an aluminum composite material with a thinner, 0.005-in. aluminum skin and a foamed plastic core. Available in 48 x 96-in. sheets in 3-mm thicknesses.

Graphic-al DP is similar to OR but is specifically engineered for flatbed printing and UV-curable inks. 48 x 96-in. sheets; 3mm thick; can be cut with a saw, substrate cutter/router. White only.

Graphic-al LT comprises two skins of 0.010-in.-thick aluminum and polyethylene core. Top and back surfaces are polyester coatings; both sides are covered with transparent protective film. The 48 x 96-in. sheets are available in five colors and in brushed metallics.

Note: The company suggests pre-testing the LT and OR products prior to printing.

Multipanel
www.multipaneluk.com
UK-based Multipanel’s Alupanel Digital is an aluminum composite specifically designed for digital printing, featuring a specially developed coating on both sides for improved ink adhesion. Available in 48 x 96-in. sheets and in 2- and 3-mm thicknesses. Panels can be machined post-printing, reports the company. Also works for screenprinting.

Hollow Core features a polypropylene core sandwiched with 0.3-mm aluminum with various strength and bending stiffness; in 48 x 96-, 120-, and 160-in. sheets (various thicknesses). Featuring a removable masking to protect its smooth, printable side, Foam PVC is available in 1 to 6-, 8-, 10-, and 13-mm thicknesses and various sheet sizes and colors. MDF/Plywood features excellent strength combined with a flat surface, and is available in 1 to 30-mm thicknesses in 48 x 60- and 96 x 120-in. sheets. Various US distributors.

Neschen Americas
www.neschenamericas.com
Its SolvoPrint Easy Panel line of rigid PVC media is designed for use with solvent, eco-solvent, and UV inks (available in 8.7-, 12- and 17-mil versions). Also available is Printlux Easy Panel for aqueous dye and pigmented inks (12- and 17-mil versions). All have high scratch and water-resistant properties. Available in 30-, 36-, 42-, and 54-in. widths, depending on product.

Its Converd by Neschen line includes Enviroboard MR (Moisture Resistant) rigid boards. Printable on both sides; available in 48 x 96-in. sheets for flatbed UV printing applications in 1/8-, 3/16-, and ¼-in. thicknesses.

Nudo Products
www.nudo.com
Its inkjet-printable products include PolyMetal, a 3- or 6-mm-thick aluminum on a recycled polyethylene core comes in a variety of colors finishes in 4 x 8-, 4 x 10-, and 5 x 10-ft sheets; AlumaCorr comprises a co-polymer core with a laminated 0.015-in. aluminum surface on both sides and available in various sizes and thicknesses; Nu-Alum is a pre-finished panel with a baked-enamel, polyester, wax-free coating available in 1/4-, ½-, and ¾-in. thicknesses in 4 x 8- or 4 x 10-ft sheets.


Palram
www.palramamericas.com
Palight Premium is a foamed PVC sheet specifically designed for digital printing (as well as screen printing), and is suitable for use with UV-cured, solvent-based, and aqueous inks. Features a bright-white, smooth, and uniform surface; available in matte or gloss finish. Available in 4 x 8-, 5 x 8-, and 6 x 8-ft sheets; in thicknesses from 0.40- to 0.984-in. Various stock/standard colors plus an array of Designer Colors. Palight Outdoor is a foamed PVC sheet for exterior signage and display; rot-resistant and resistant to splitting, it’s available in standard thicknesses from 0.5- to 1.25 in. and in 4 x 8-ft panels.

Panel Processing
www.panel.com
Its Eco-Finish Rigid Print Media is an eco-friendly board that’s 99% formaldehyde free. It comprises biodegradable and recyclable DPI GreenCore rigid print media with a water-based coating. The combination results in a bright-white, smooth surface specially formulated for high-definition digital printing, the company says. Compatible with aqueous and UV inks (as well as soy); Panel Processing says that the product should be compatible with solvent inks but testing is recommended prior to print work (the company will supply test panels on request). Standard sheet size is 4 x 8 feet; other sizes are available.

Plaskolite
www.plaskolite.com
Features several acrylic media, including Optix DA, an acrylic sheet specifically designed for UV inks and digital flatbed printers. No adhesion promoters are needed prior to ink application. Available in a variety of sizes and thicknesses.

Polygal Plastics
www.polygal.com
Polyproplyene Multiwall sheets are designed for outdoor and indoor signage, displays, and packaging. The substrate is also recyclable.

Pregis Hexacomb
www.falconboard.com
Earlier this year, Pregis introduced Falconboard SR, a slimmer version of the company’s Falconboard Print and Mount graphic display boards. The 3/16-in.-thick SR uses up to 25% less material than ½-in. boards and 10% less material than ¼-in. options, says Pregis, and is geared toward bracket-based aisle and shelf retail display signage.

Both the SR and Print versions of Falconboard are 100% paper-based, recyclable products made from renewable resources (up to 40% recycled fiber content minimum); they feature an engineered paper core and water-based adhesives, coupled with a white printing surface. Produced chlorofluorocarbon-free, they emit zero VOCs during manufacturing, the company reports. Both media are UV- and inkjet-compatible. Falconboard Print is available in eight standard thicknesses, from 1/4- to 4-in.; standard sheet sizes from 48 x 96 to 60 x 120 in. (custom sizes also available).

Regal Graphics
www.regalgraphics.com
KromaPlex PC, a reverse-printable polycarbonate, is backed with 10-mil white, opaque, rigid backer film; it's compatible with solvent- and eco/mild-solvent printers.

Sabic Polymershapes
www.sabicpolymershapes.com
Its Lexan polycarbonate SG3080B/SGC440B sheet is printable and is designed to offer superior light transmission and diffusion for uniform illumination; in addition, it has added UV resistance. Available in various widths.

SierraPine
www.sierrapine.com
The company’s Medite is an industrial medium-density fiberboard (MDF) featuring pre-consumer recycled wood fiber, a smooth hard surface, and good machining. “Test it and make sure it will work in [your] operation,” advises SierraPine. Available in 4- and 5-ft widths and in lengths up to 18 ft. FSC-certified panels on request.

Sihl Digital Imaging
www.sihlusa.com
The company’s DuraSol Heavy is a 17-mil semi-rigid PVC display film with a low-glare satin finish and a scratch-resistant coating. Compatible with solvent and UV printers, the media is intended to be used unlaminated for pop-up displays and tradeshow graphics.

Spartech
www.spartech.com
Produces a variety of inkjet-compatible products, including Rejuven8 Plus, a PLA plastic made from renewable sources such as corn. Also available is Valiant, a high-impact polystyrene sheet product specifically engineered for the graphic-arts market; Part of the company’s Green Initiative program, it boasts superior toughness, tear resistance, and is designed to meet the embossing, die cutting, lamination, and printing needs of the P-O-P market.

Texture Plus
www.textureplus.com
Available in more than 95 faux designs, Texture Plus is a molded, high-density polymer with a water-based acrylic finish compatible with either solvent or UV-curable inks. Panels are generally available in 1/2- or ¾-in. thick, and 2 x 4-ft. Panel collections include Faux Bamboo, Faux Stone, Faux Brick, Faux Wood, Faux Metal, and more.

3A Composites
www.graphicdisplayusa.com
Omni-Flute is a recyclable polypropylene sheet designed for short-term signage and P-O-P displays. It features a smooth, treated surface that accepts direct digital printing and repositionable vinyl, and can be die- or knife-cut. Available in bright white, black, and natural (clear) colors; in various sizes up to 5 x 10 ft.

Dibond consists of two sheets of 0.012-in. aluminum bonded to a polyethylene core. Pre-painted with a polyester finish, it’s available in 2-, 3-, and 4-mm thicknesses and in sizes up to 60 x 120 in. and is compatible with solvent and UV-curable printers. Its e-panel is an aluminum composite material (ACM) made of two pre-painted sheets of 0.008-in. aluminum with a solid polyethylene core. Masked on both sides, it’s suitable for direct digital print, and can be saw cut, routed, or punched. In 2-mm white (4 x 8-ft sheets), 3-mm white (4 x 8-, 5 x 10-ft sheets), and 4-mm white (4 x 8-ft sheets).

Sintra is a lightweight, rigid, expanded PVC board with a low-gloss, matte finish. It’s available in a wide range of thicknesses—from 1 to 13 mm—and in various colors and sheet sizes. For faster printing speeds, Sintra Print-Optimized versions are available in 3- and 6-mm thicknesses. Also available is e-pvc, a low-density, lighter, less-rigid PVC board.

Gatorfoam, polystyrene foam between Luxcell wood-fiber veneer liners, is available for direct printing in sheets up to 60 x 120 in. and 3/16- to 2-in. thick. Also offered is Gatorplast, a 3/16- to 1/2-in. thick extruded polystyrene foam core laminated on both sides with high-impact polystyrene.

Fome-Cor, a foam-centered board with clay-coated paper liners, is available in stock sheets up to 60 x 96 and 48 x 120 in. It can be digitally printed directly using water-based, solvent, or UV-curable inks. Polystyrene-based JetMount board has a higher density, is more rigid, and is specifically designed for direct printing and mounting of digital images. Foam-X Recovery, a polystyrene foamboard with clay-coated paper liners, is a recovery board that retains its shape (producing an open edge) when die cut. Available in 3/16-in. thickness and up to 48 x 96-in sheets.


Tricel Corp.
www.tricelcorp.com
Tricel Honeycomb Tripanel Display and Graphics Board uses up to 85% recycled paper content and is 100% recyclable. Compatible with most inks, Tricel reports, the substrate is available in three standard thicknesses (0.5-, 0.75-, and 1.5 in.) and in custom thicknesses up to 4 in. Standard sheet size is 4 x 8 ft (custom sizes available).

Ultraflex Systems
www.ultraflexx.com
Compatible with UV-curable and many solvent-based inks, UltraStyrene Opaque is a 20-pt rigid plastic (polystyrene) best suited for frontlit signs. This product can be custom made up to 30 pt. and in widths up to 60 in. Accepts UV, solvent, eco-solvent, and screenprinting inks.
UltraStyrene Translucent is available in a 14-pt. thicknesses. It is a rigid, plastic material (polystyrene) best suited for backlit signs. This product can also be custom made up to 30 pt. and in various 48- to 60-in. widths. Accepts UV, solvent, eco-solvent, and screenprinting inks.

United Industries
www.ultraboard.com
United Industries offers several rigid substrates with extruded foam cores that are compatible with UV-curable inks. Specifically for flatbed printers, Ultra White DP is a lightweight, heavy-duty, bright-white, foam board with a dense extruded polystyrene foam core; 18-pt and poly-coated kraft paper-lined. It can be cut by hand, saw, or with razor cutters. Standard sheet size is 48 x 96 in. (increasing soon to 60 x 120 in.) with a standard thickness of 3/16, ½-, ¾-, and 1 in.

Ultra Board is a heavy-duty, all-plastic foamboard with a high-impact polystyrene surface. Thicknesses from 3/16- to 3 in., comes in white or black surface colors; available in sheets up to 60 x 120 in.

With a white core and white surfaces, Ultra Plus is an all-plastic polystyrene foamboard between two layers of expanded PVC liner. Thicknesses from ¼- to 3 in.; in sheets up to 48 x 120 in.

Ultra Mount is a foamboard with poly-coated, 18-pt., kraft paper liners. Available in white or black and in thicknesses from 3/16 to 1 in., in 48 x 96-in. sheets. Also available in ‘Peel N Stick,’ which comes coated on one side with high-tack, pressure-sensitive adhesive.

Ultra Aluminum Face is foamboard with an anodized aluminum face. Available in brushed or polished gold and chrome, as well as acrylic backed white finishes; white and black foam cores. Thicknesses from 3/16 to 3 in., and sheet sizes up to 48 x 96 in.

Available in standard as well as ‘Peel N Stick’ versions, Ultra Core is a 3/16-in. foamboard with a 12-pt. clay-coated paper face in white or black colors in 48 x 96-in. sheets; ‘Peel N Stick’ available in 10 pre-cut sizes from 8 x 10 in. to 48 x 96 in.

Vycom
www.vycomplastics.com
Celtec is a foamed PVC sheet for high-strength, lightweight applications. The smooth, satin-finished sheets are available in 10 colors, a range of sizes (4 x 8, 4 x 10, and 5 x 10 ft standard), and thicknesses from 1 to 30 mm (depending upon color). Digital and screenprint receptive; die-cutable.
Celtec Ultra White is a solid rigid PVC substrate designed for outdoor applications where resistance to UV is critical. Printable (digital and screen), it features a durable, smooth, gloss finish. Thermoformable and die-cutable. Available in 2-, 3-, and 6-mm thicknesses and in 48 x 96-in. sheets.

Xanita
www.xanita.com
Optimized for UV flatbed printers, X-Board Print is a versatile, lightweight board for short-term displays and structures. X-Board’s high crush-strength paper core is manufactured from post-consumer recycled paper and sugarcane waste. Panels can be UV inkjet printed direct or decorative laminates can be applied over the board. X-Board Print is available in two stock sizes: 48 x 96 and 48 x 120 in. (custom sizes up to 142 in.), and in stock thicknesses from 0.2 to 1.3 in. Also available for print work is X-Board Lite, an open-cell honeycomb board; in the same sheet sizes as X-Board Print and in thicknesses from 0.2 to 0.7 in.


Xcel Products
www.xcelproducts.com
Its Rigid Vinyl is a rigid plastic print stock available in various grades and in 25-in. sheet widths, 10- and 20-mil; compatible with digital UV inks.

 

View more from this Big Picture issue