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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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Hartman offers a line of HartBoard substrates for P-O-P exhibits, signage, digital printing, and more. A printable clay-coated, foam-centered board, HartBoard has a polystyrene core, thickness of 1/8-, 3/8-, and 3/16-in., and sheet sizes from 20 x 30 to 48 x 96 in. Harty is a 1/4-in. thick, ultra-rigid, foam-centered board, in sheet sizes from 32 x 40 and 48 x 96 in. Other printable Hartman foamboards include white, clay-coated HartCote (3/16-in.-thick and up to 40 x 60-in. sheets), and an all-plastic HartPlus (1/4-and 3/16-in. thick in 48 x 96-in. sheets).

Falconboard Print is a 100% paper-based, recyclable product made from renewable resources (up to 20% recycled fiber content minimum); it features an engineered paper core and water-based adhesives, coupled with a white printing surface. Falconboard Print is UV- and inkjet-compatible. Available in standard thicknesses, from 3/16- to 4 in. and in standard sheet sizes from 48 x 96 to 60 x 120 in. (custom sizes available).

Horizons Imaging Systems
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 0.025-in. In matte silver, satin silver, gold, and white, and brushed silver finishes.

The company’s BioMedia Rigid Display Boards are direct-to-print boards suitable for UV print platforms. Ilford’s BioMedia products are designed to completely break down under anaerobic (no-oxygen) landfill conditions due to an enzyme that accelerates the biodegradation process, the company reports, and meet ASTM D5511 standards; they can also be incinerated without the release of any harmful gases or chemicals. Offered in 750-microns and 1.5- and 3-mm thicknesses, and in 48 x 96- and 61.5 x 120-in. sizes; in matte and semi-matte finishes.

Image Micro Systems
MicroStrate is made from 100% post-consumer e-waste, and can be used for sign boards, sign systems, and more. Can be direct-printed with UV, solvent, and latex inks. In 4 x 4- and 4 x 8-ft sheets; custom runs also available. Color: black only.