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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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Kapco Graphic Products
Rigid substrates include 14-mil Gloss White and 14-mil Translucent White rigid vinyls, which are compatible with solvent and mild-solvent inks.

Kömmerling USA
Kömatex is a lightweight, closed-cell, free-foam, rigid PVC sheet with a matte finish and is available in a range of thicknesses, sheet sizes, and colors. Kömacel Plus is a PVC foam sheet with a semi-rough surface that gives the finished digital print an aged look. Also available in an embossed version, the lightweight substrate can be used for indoor and outdoor applications and is available in 10-, 13-, 16-, and 19-mm thicknesses and a sheet size of 48 x 96; 48 x 120 size sheets are available on request.

KömAlu is a 3 mm printable sheet designed for outdoor applications with a lifespan of five years; comprising two aluminum sheets sandwiching a polyethylene core, it features a durable surface for both interior and exterior uses. Sheets are available in 2 mm 48 x 96 white/white; 3 mm 60 x 12 gloss white/matte white; and 3 mm 48 x 96 white/black.

 Laminators Incorporated
New is Omega TerraMax, an eco-friendly, lightweight composite board specifically designed for digital printing. It features a honeycomb core, smooth, double-sided, white surface, and is available in 10-mm thicknesses in 4 x 8-ft sheets. Alumalite features a corrugated plastic core, and double-sided aluminum for stability and strength, while Econolite is similar to Alumalite, but only has one finished side. Omega-Bond panels are rigid, lightweight, and feature double-sided painted aluminum bonded to a solid polyethylene core, designed to prevent bowing, warping, swelling, and de-lamination.
Pro-Lite comprises painted aluminum faces bonded to a 10-mm corrugated plastic core that is resistant to water and UV light. Omega-EP is a durable, lightweight, economical expanded PVC graphic board with dent and scratch resistance. The lightweight 3-mm D-Lite panels comprise a high-gloss aluminum surface bonded to a corrugated plastic core and are available in 12 colors.