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Rigid Proliferation

(October 2009) posted on Thu Oct 29, 2009

Print providers have more options than ever when choosing a rigid media.

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Neschen Americas
SolvoPrint Easy Panel 310 (12 mil) and Easy Panel 430 (17 mil) are rigid PVC media for use with solvent, eco-solvent, and UV inks. Designed to produce excellent print quality and strong color vibrancy, they also have high scratch and water-resistant properties. Available in 36- and 42-in. widths.

Seal Inkjet Stoplight is an 8- or 12-mil bright-white, polyester/aluminum media for pop-up exhibit and display graphics. Made of 100%-opaque backing film with a universal inkjet coating.

Nudo Products
Its inkjet-printable products include Poly-Metal, a 3-mm aluminum on a polyethylene core; AlumaCorr, a co-polymer core with a laminated 0.013-in. aluminum surface on both sides; White-Wood, white PVC vinyl laminated to wood; and Poly-Scribe, co-extruded as one piece of plastic and available in 1/8- and 1/4-in. thicknesses and 48 x 96-in. or 48 x 120-in. panels in various colors. Poly-Scribe FC (fluted/corrugated) is available in 1/2- 5/8- 3/4-, and 1-in. thicknesses. Poly-Scribe SCR (solid core) is available in 3/8-, 1/2-, 5/8-, 3/4-, and 1-in. thicknesses.

PaLight is a foamed PVC sheet featuring a bright-white, smooth, and uniform surface; it’s compatible with flatbed printers; matte or gloss finish, several colors. Available in thicknesses from 1 mm up to 25 mm (only white PVC available in sizes more than 6 mm thick). Sheet sizes range from 1220 x 2440 mm to 2030 x 3050 mm. PalSun is a polycarbonate sheet available in various finishes, in either transparent (clear, solar grey, bronze) or translucent (sign white) colors and in sheets in 4 x 8, 5 x 8, 6 x 8-ft. widths in thicknesses between 0.04 to 0.5 in. PalGlas is an extruded acrylic sheet available in either clear or sign white and in sheet sizes of 4 x 8 ft. and thicknesses of 0.093 to 0.236 in. Also available are PalGard, SunLite (polycabonates) and PalClear, PalOpaque (PVCs).

Compatible with UV-curable inks, Optix 3015, 2447, and 7327 white acrylic offers thicknesses from 0.04 to 0.5 in. and widths up to 100 in.

Polygal Plastics
Polyproplyene Multi-Wall sheets are designed for outdoor and indoor signage, displays, and packaging. The substrate is also recyclable.