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Rigid Report

(July 2011) posted on Wed Jul 27, 2011

More than 40 sources of rigid media.

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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. Polystyrene-based JetMount board has a higher density, is more rigid, and is specifically designed for direct printing and mounting of digital images. Foam-X Recovery, a polystyrene foamboard with clay-coated paper liners, is a recovery board that retains its shape (producing an open edge) when die cut. Available in 3/16-in. thickness and up to 48 x 96-in sheets.

Tricel Corp.
Tricel Honeycomb Tripanel Display and Graphics Board uses up to 85% recycled paper content and is 100% recyclable. Compatible with most inks, Tricel reports, the substrate is available in three standard thicknesses (0.5-, 0.75-, and 1.5 in.) and in custom thicknesses up to 4 in. Standard sheet size is 4 x 8 ft (custom sizes available).

Ultraflex Systems
Compatible with UV-curable and many solvent-based inks, UltraStyrene Opaque is a 20-pt rigid plastic (polystyrene) best suited for frontlit signs. This product can be custom made up to 30 pt. and in widths up to 60 in. Accepts UV, solvent, eco-solvent, and screenprinting inks.
UltraStyrene Translucent is available in a 14-pt. thicknesses. It is a rigid, plastic material (polystyrene) best suited for backlit signs. This product can also be custom made up to 30 pt. and in various 48- to 60-in. widths. Accepts UV, solvent, eco-solvent, and screenprinting inks.

United Industries
United Industries offers several rigid substrates with extruded foam cores that are compatible with UV-curable inks. Specifically for flatbed printers, 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. (increasing soon to 60 x 120 in.) with a standard thickness of 3/16, ½-, ¾-, and 1 in.

Ultra Board is a heavy-duty, all-plastic foamboard with a high-impact polystyrene surface. Thicknesses from 3/16- to 3 in., comes in white or black surface colors; available in sheets up to 60 x 120 in.