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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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Inteplast Group
Its InteFoam expanded PVC foamboard with a smooth, matte finish for P-O-P displays and signage can be heat bent, routed, laminated, and pressure- or vacuum-formed into a variety of shapes; in 48 x 96-in. sheets in various thicknesses and colors.

Jain Americas
Its Ex-cel line of PVC rigid media includes Ex-cel Pro, a chemically foamed, rigid, light weight extruded sheet with fine and homogenous closed cell structure with close thickness tolerance; in thicknesses from 3 to 10 mm in 48 x 96-in. sheets. Ex-cel PVC Rigid is extruded from environmentally friendly compounds and has a smooth, glossy finish; in thicknesses from 2 to 12.7 mm in 39 x 79- (gray) or 48 x 96-in. (white) sheets. Other rigid media available.

Kommerling USA
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. Kommerling also offers KomaAlu and KomaFoam.

Laminators Incorporated
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; 12 color options; Light Ivory and Bronze Metallic were added in early 2012. In 4 x 8-, 4 x 10-, and 5 x 10-ft. sheets.

Alumalite features a corrugated plastic core and double-sided aluminum; wind- and weather-resistant. 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. Pro-Lite comprises painted aluminum faces bonded to a 10-mm corrugated plastic core resistant to water and UV light.

LusterBoard is painted aluminum bonded to both sides of a furniture-grade plywood core; in 12 colors. Also available: Omega Sign Board, Sign Ply, and Econolite.