More than 25 companies offering rigid media.
The newest product, Komacel Plus is a thicker, but lighter PVC material. It offers all of the characteristics of the company’s standard Komacel, but adds a matte wood grain faux finish (the surface’s roughness is what allows it to be printed on UV-curable flatbeds). Used for both interior and exterior applications, Komacel Plus is available in thicknesses from 10 to 30 mm, and in sizes up to 48 x 120 in.
KomaTex is a printable, rigid PVC with a fine matte finish on both sides. It comes in 14 standard colors, thicknesses from 1 to 12.7 mm, and in sheets up to 5 x 10 ft. It can be printed using water-based, solvent, or UV-curable inks.
D-Lite panels from Laminators Incorporated are lightweight, aluminum sign panels that can be directly printed using solvent or UV-curable flatbed printers. The 3-mm panels comprise a high-gloss aluminum surface bonded to a corrugated plastic core and are available in 12 colors.
Omega-Bond is a solid polyethylene core with painted aluminum surfaces that is compatible with aqueous, solvent, and UV-curable inksets. It’s available in several colors and in sheets up to 5 x 10 ft.
Compatible with wide-format solvent and UV-curable flatbeds, Polyguard and Thru White are available in 0.05- and 0.072-in. thicknesses and in sheets up to 48 x 72 in. Thru White is bright white with a smooth coating and is for indoor signage; Polyguard is for short-term outdoor use and has a high glossy polyethylene coating on both sides.
UltraPrint is an inkjet-receptive rigid foamboard (3/16-in. thick). For use with aqueous pigment and dye-based inks, it has a matte finish and is available in 48 x 96-in. sheets.
Ontario Specialty Coatings
Ontario Specialty Coatings has inkjet-receptive rigid media for the Kodak/Encad NovaJet 880: Digiboard is a 5-mm foamcore board with either a white matte or satin gloss finish; CoroJet is a 4-mm white matte or clear glossy water-resistant Coroplast; and SintraJet is 3-mm Sintra expanded PVC with a white matte water-resistant finish.
Outdoor Sign Supply
Offers standard and coated foamboard, CoroBoard, and PVCBoard compatible with aqueous, solvent, and UV-curable printers.