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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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Fome-Cor, a foam-centered board with clay-coated paper liners, is available in stock sheets up to 60 x 96 and 48 x 120 in. It can be digitally printed directly using water-based, solvent, or UV-curable inks. Foam-X Recovery, a polystyrene foamboard with clay-coated paper liners, is also available.

Tricel Corp.
Tricel Honeycomb’s Tripanel Display and Graphics Board is a kraft paper product fabricated to form a continuous series of triangular cells. It uses up to 85% recycled paper content and is 100% recyclable. Compatible with most inks and can be cut with a knife, band saw, or power saw. In four standard thicknesses (0.5-, 0.75-, 1, and 1.5 in.) and in custom thicknesses up to 4 in.; standard sheet size is 4 x 8 ft (custom sizes available).

United Industries
United Industries offers several rigid substrates with extruded foam cores that are compatible with UV-curable inks. Ultra White DP is a lightweight, heavy-duty, bright-white foam board with a dense extruded polystyrene foam core; 18-pt and poly-coated kraft paper-lined. It can be cut by hand, saw, or with razor cutters. Standard sheet size is 48 x 96 in. (60 x 120 in. coming soon), with standard thicknesses of 3/16 to 1 in.

Also available: Ultra Board, a heavy-duty, all-plastic foamboard with a high-impact polystyrene surface; Ultra Plus, an all-plastic polystyrene foamboard between two layers of expanded PVC liner; available in standard as well as ‘Peel N Stick’ versions, Ultra Core, and Ultra Mount.

Ultra Aluminum Face is foamboard with an anodized aluminum face. Available in brushed or polished gold and chrome, as well as acrylic backed white finishes; white and black foam cores. Thicknesses from 3/16- to 3 in., and sheet sizes up to 48 x 96 in.

Celtec is a foamed PVC sheet designed for high-strength, lightweight applications. The smooth, satin-finished sheets are available in nine colors, a standard size of 4 x 8 ft., and thicknesses from 1 to 30 mm (depending upon color). Digital and screenprint receptive. Its Celtec Ultra White is a solid rigid PVC substrate designed for outdoor applications. Printable (digital and screen), it features a durable, smooth, gloss finish. Thermoformable and die-cutable. Available in 2-, 3-, and 6-mm thicknesses and in 4 x 8-ft sheets. Both are lead- and heavy-metal-free.

Optimized for UV flatbed printers, X-Board Print is a natural, fiber-based board with kraft core for short-term displays and structures. Panels can be UV-inkjet printed direct or decorative laminates can be applied over the board. X-Board Print is available in sizes from 48 x 72 to 48 x 120 in., and in thicknesses from 6 to 16 mm. Also available for print work is X-Board Lite, an open-cell honeycomb board; in the same sheet sizes and thicknesses as X-Board Print.

Xcel Products
Its Rigid Vinyl is a rigid plastic print stock available in various grades and in 25-in. sheet widths, 10 and 20 mil; compatible with digital UV inks.