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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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Neschen Americas
Its SolvoPrint Easy Panel line of rigid PVC media is designed for use with solvent, eco-solvent, and UV inks (available in 8.7-, 12- and 17-mil versions). Also available is Printlux Easy Panel for aqueous dye and pigmented inks (12- and 17-mil versions). All are designed to produce excellent print quality and strong color vibrancy; they also have high scratch and water-resistant properties. Available in 30-, 36-, 42-, and 54-in. widths, depending on product.

Its Converd by Neschen line includes Enviroboard MR (Moisture Resistant) rigid 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.

Nudo Products
Its inkjet-printable products include Poly-Metal, a 3-mm or 6-mm thick aluminum on a polyethylene core comes in a variety of colors finishes in 4 x 8-, 4 x 10-, and 5 x 10-ft sheets; AlumaCorr, a co-polymer core with a laminated 0.015-in. aluminum surface on both sides and available in various sizes and thicknesses; and White-Wood, a white PVC vinyl laminated to wood on one or both sides, is available in 1/8-, ¼-, 3/8-, ½-, and ¾-in. thicknesses in 4 x 8 or 4 x 10-ft sheets; Poly-Scribe is co-extruded as one piece of plastic and available in 1/8- and 1/4-in. thicknesses and 4 x 8-ft panels in various colors. Nu-Alum is a pre-finished panel with a baked-enamel, polyester, wax-free coatingavailable in 14-, ½-, and ¾-in. thicknesses in 4 x 8- or 4 x 10-ft sheets.

Palight Premium is a foamed PVC sheet specifically designed for digital printing (as well as screen printing), and is suitable for use with UV-cured, solvent-based, and aqueous inks. Features a bright-white, smooth, and uniform surface; available in matte or gloss finish, several colors.

Available in 4 x 8-, 5 x 8-, and 6 x 8-ft sheets; in thicknesses from 0.40- to 0.984-in. Various stock/standard colors plus an array of Designer Colors.

Also available are: Palight GPS; PalSun, a polycarbonate sheet available in various finishes, in either transparent or translucent colors and in sheets in 4 x 8, 5 x 8, 6 x 8 ft. in thicknesses between 0.04 to 0.5 in.; PalGlas, an extruded acrylic sheet in either clear or sign white and in sheet sizes of 4 x 8 ft and thicknesses of 0.093 to 0.22 in.