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Rigid ROI

(August 2010) posted on Tue Jul 27, 2010

More than 45 sources of rigid print media.

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Booksmart Studio
The company’s inkjet-printable Fine Art Metals, designed for fine-art applications, are aluminum and gold coated with an inkjet-receptive clear gloss. Available in a five finishes—Brushed Silver, Matte Silver, Satin Silver, Satin Gold, and Satin White—the metals are produced in sizes from 8.5 x 11 to 20 x 60 in., and in thicknesses of 0.005, 0.012, 0.016, and 0.020 in.

Catalina Graphics
Offers its line of CV rigid vinyl (non-plasticized) media in various sizes and thicknesses. Gloss and matte finishes available.

Coastal Enterprises
Precision Board High Temperature (PBHT) and Low Temperature (PBLT) Urethane boards can be digitally printed using inkjet. Available in thicknesses from ½- to 20 in. and in sheets 20 x 60 in. to 5 x 10 ft.

Offers Enviroboard MR (Moisture Resistant) rigid boards designed as a multi-ply alternative to traditional foamboard and corrugated plastic boards. Printable on both sides. Available in 48 x 96-in. sheets for flatbed UV printing applications in 3-, 3.5-, and 4.7-mm thicknesses.

Cooley Group
Compatible with most solvent-based printing systems, CoolFlex Rigid is a 15-mil (custom thicknesses available) rigid PVC sheet that’s engineered for Tri-Vision boards, kiosks, transit shelters, and tradeshow displays. Available in 48 in. x 150-lb rolls.

DaVinci Technologies
Its 14-mil rigid vinyl is available in gloss white or translucent in 38- and 50-in.-wide rolls and is compatible with solvent and mild-solvent inks.

Design Force
Re-board sandwich board is a 100% recyclable indoor/outdoor board with craft liner; water-resistant and flame-retardant (upon request); available in various thicknesses and sizes. Out-board, designed for outdoor applications, is a polymer-laminated, paper board-based composite material, which provides a water vapor barrier. Available in sheets: 50 x 70 in. (other sizes on request) and 720 mµ thick. Distributed in US by ZN Production Company (

Decorative Panels International
GreenCore Rigid Print Media (RPM) is a two-sided, ultra-smooth board designed for UV-curable as well as dye-sub printing. Made from raw materials, the media is biodegradable. Available in matte finish in 1/8- and 1/4-in. thicknesses in 4 x 8-ft sheets.