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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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Spartech
www.spartech.com
Produces a variety of inkjet-compatible products, including Rejuven8 Plus, a PLA plastic made from renewable sources such as corn. Also available is Valiant, a high-impact polystyrene sheet product specifically engineered for the graphic-arts market; Part of the company’s Green Initiative program, it boasts superior toughness, tear resistance, and is designed to meet the embossing, die cutting, lamination, and printing needs of the P-O-P market.

Texture Plus
www.textureplus.com
Available in more than 95 faux designs, Texture Plus is a molded, high-density polymer with a water-based acrylic finish compatible with either solvent or UV-curable inks. Panels are generally available in 1/2- or ¾-in. thick, and 2 x 4-ft. Panel collections include Faux Bamboo, Faux Stone, Faux Brick, Faux Wood, Faux Metal, and more.

3A Composites
www.graphicdisplayusa.com
Omni-Flute is a recyclable polypropylene sheet designed for short-term signage and P-O-P displays. It features a smooth, treated surface that accepts direct digital printing and repositionable vinyl, and can be die- or knife-cut. Available in bright white, black, and natural (clear) colors; in various sizes up to 5 x 10 ft.
Dibond consists of two sheets of 0.012-in. aluminum bonded to a polyethylene core. Pre-painted with a polyester finish, it’s available in 2-, 3-, and 4-mm thicknesses and in sizes up to 60 x 120 in. and is compatible with solvent and UV-curable printers. Its e-panel is an aluminum composite material (ACM) made of two pre-painted sheets of 0.008-in. aluminum with a solid polyethylene core. Masked on both sides, it’s suitable for direct digital print, and can be saw cut, routed, or punched. In 2-mm white (4 x 8-ft sheets), 3-mm white (4 x 8-, 5 x 10-ft sheets), and 4-mm white (4 x 8-ft sheets).

Sintra is a lightweight, rigid, expanded PVC board with a low-gloss, matte finish. It’s available in a wide range of thicknesses—from 1 to 13 mm—and in various colors and sheet sizes. For faster printing speeds, Sintra Print-Optimized versions are available in 3- and 6-mm thicknesses. Also available is e-pvc, a low-density, lighter, less-rigid PVC board.

Gatorfoam, polystyrene foam between Luxcell wood-fiber veneer liners, is available for direct printing in sheets up to 60 x 120 in. and 3/16- to 2-in. thick. Also offered is Gatorplast, a 3/16- to 1/2-in. thick extruded polystyrene foam core laminated on both sides with high-impact polystyrene.


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