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Hardcore Print

(October 2013) posted on Mon Oct 07, 2013

More than 40 sources of rigid media for your wide-format needs.


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EnCore
www.encoreproducts.com
Its Extreme White FoamBoard is a clay-coated board combining a polystyrene core with ultra-vibrant bright white paper facers to create an imaging surface with a higher-perceived whiteness, Encore reports. Extreme White Foam Board can be digitally printed, screen printed, painted, and used for signage; fabrication options include hand cutting, die-cutting, embossing, scoring, and machine cutting. In 1/8-, 3/16-, and 1/2- in. thicknesses.

MightyBull foam board combines a dense polystyrene core with bright-white polystyrene facers to create a durable board that is smooth, easy to cut, and offers chip-resistant edges. In 3/16- and ½-in. thicknesses and various sizes. White and black are standard; custom colors available.

MightyCore is a solid-center foam board featuring an extra-rigid core, ultra-smooth surface, easy cutting, and a chemical-free construction. In ¼-, 3/16-,and ½-in. thicknesses and in various sizes, in white, black-on-black, white-on-black, and white-black-black. UV-curable and Cationic UV inks.

The MightyPrint Expressions line combines the MightyCore rigidity with various finishes, including glossy, canvas, and premier kraft; in ¼-in. thickness and various sizes. UV-curable and Cationic UV inks, more.

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. Aqueous, solvent pigments, UV and Cationic UV inks, more.

Foamalite Ltd.
www.foamalite.ie
FoamaLite Digiwhite, a foamed PVC sheet designed for digital printing and sign applications, features low weight and superior mechanical properties, plus a white and uniform smooth surface, according to Foamalite. For indoor and outdoor use (weather and UV-resistant). In 2-, 3-, and 5-mm thicknesses and 8- to 10-ft widths. Other FoamaLite versions are also available. Gilman Brothers (gilmanbrothers.com) is the US distributor.

Gilman Brothers
www.gilmanbrothers.com
Gilman Brothers offers many foam boards 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, Insite Biodegradable, InSite Polycoated, InSite Reveal Magnet-Receptive Foamboard, and InSite Flame Resistant. Also available: Ryno Board, Duraplast, Duraplast Biodegradable, and Stylite.


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