The printing industry reproduces text and image, typically with ink on plastic or paper using a printing device. It is often carried out as either a small-scale, or large-scale industrial process, and is an essential part of publishing and transaction printing. Plastics provide formats for printing as well as facilitate the production process.
Advantages of plastics
The advantages of plastics in the Printing industry are numerous. Plastics are much lighter than metal, which equate to better fuel economy and cheaper to manufacture parts. Additionally, the lighter weight aids in safer material handling. Plastics can be designed to be impact and dent resistant, and modified for improved strength. Corrosion resistance, color and texture flexibility, the economical components and aesthetics are other advantages of plastics.
Materials Utilized Within Industry
Printed media for digital print and screen printing include materials such as PVC Foam, Foamboard, Acrylic, PETG, Polycarbonate, BioBoard and Fluted Polypropylene.
Mounting on Heat Activated Fome-Cor®
Heat Activated Fome-Cor® provides an easy to use and time saving mounting package.
Mounting on Self-Adhesive Fome-Cor® HT
Self-Adhesive Fome-Cor® HT (high tack) is designed for mechanical mounting of all sizes of photos and artwork or hand mounting smaller works of art.
Gatorboard® Polystyrene Board
No matter whether large or small format, as a dimensionally stable black laminating board or white digital/screen print board: GATORFOAM® shows uncompromising class in all applications.
DuPont Ink Jet Banner Media with Tyvek®
Rugged and durable; resists tears, fading and water damage. DuPont Banner Media made with Tyvek® exhibits excellent whiteness, brightness, opacity and color fidelity.
DuPont™ Tyvek® Print Media
Indoor and outdoor signs and banners made with DuPont™ Tyvek® print media are strong, lightweight and easy to handle, without fear of ripping or tearing.
Laird Plastics introduces Coroplast Smooth™, a polypropylene copolymer co-extruded twin-wall fluted sheet. Coroplast Smooth™ is corona treated. Coroplast Smooth™ is ideal for digital flatbed printers for high quality graphics. It is water and stain resistant.
Avery Eco-Friendly Films
UC DOL 1000 Series Clear Laminates
Avery UC DOL 1000 Series Clear Cast Vinyl is a premium quality, flexible vinyl film designed for use as a protective overlaminate film for screen and digitally printed decals.