More than 25 companies offering rigid media.
Horizons Imaging Systems Group
AlumaJet is an inkjet-printable aluminum that can be used with water-based dye and pigment inks; no pretreatment is required. Laminate or overspray adds protection against image loss due to moisture or UV exposure. AlumaJet can be printed on using an inkjet printer with a straight-paper-path configuration. Sheet thicknesses range from 0.012-in. to 0.016-in. AlumaJet comes in matte, satin, or brushed silver, as well as satin gold and semi-gloss white. It also offers an 0.005-in. thick flexible material that will work with "J-path" printers.
Imaging Alternatives features SmartGrain inkjet-printable wood veneer. The veneer is specially treated using chemicals, enabling it to be printed on most standard inkjet printers using aqueous, solvent, or mild-solvent inksets. The pretreatment allows it to accept the digital image and also accept a protective finish (spray or self-adhesive plastic laminate). Large-format materials are 0.02-in. thick, depending on the backing material. Only available in maple, SmartGrain veneer comes in sheets up 4 x 8 ft.
Jains Irrigation Systems
Jains Irrigation Systems features Excel-Pro, a PVC foam sheet specifically designed for use with large-format printers. Compatible with solvent inksets, it is weatherproof, non-warping, and has fine cell structure and high-impact strength. Featuring a bright-white smooth matte finish, Excel-Pro is available in thicknesses from 3 to 10 mm and in 48 x 96-in. sheets.
Kommerling offers four PVC media that can be printed by wide-format flatbeds: Komabrite, Komabrite dp, Komacel Plus, and Komatex.
Komabrite features a bright white matte surface, a fine-celled foam structure, and excellent ink adhesion at production speeds. Weather- and chemical-resistant, it’s available in thicknesses from 1 to 6 mm and in 4 x 8-ft sheets.
A closed-cell PVC sheet, Komabrite dp is designed for digital printing on interior applications such as P-O-P displays, trade-show exhibits, and signage (as well as limited outdoor uses). It offers a bright-white matte surface, is available in 2- to 6-mm thicknesses, and comes in standard sizes up to 5 x 10 ft.