The Studio Crafted™ Top 7 Inkjet Substrate List

January 20, 2012

Our Studio Crafted™ hybrid UV-curable inkjet printer is more than capable of producing high-quality, multi-colour large format printing on a wide range of flexible roll-based substrates. But were you aware we also have the ability to print on rigid materials?

Here’s our list of the top 7 most common substrates and their applications as used by our customers since we introduced our Metro Vancouver-based signage printing service last fall.

1. Foam Core Board (Foam-Cor)

A very strong, lightweight and easily cut material consisting of three layers — an inner layer of polystyrene clad with outer facing of either a white or brown Kraft paper.
Applications: short-term life POP displays, exhibits & kiosks, interior signage, and displays

2. Corrugated Board (Coroplast)

A sheet with 2 skins separated by vertical ribs. These ribs create a series of “flutes” that run the length of the sheet. The square box shape of the flutes makes the sheets rigid and strong yet very lightweight.
Applications: short-term life Interior and exterior signage, free standing displays, truck and bus boards, billboards, point of purchase advertising, trade show exhibits, counter displays, packaging

3. Styrene / ABS Sheet

Versatile and inexpensive, this material is 100% recyclable.
Applications: short to medium life POP Displays, interior signage, packaging, bus advertising

4. Expanded PVC (Sintra)

A lightweight yet rigid board of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) extruded with a low gloss matte finish. Dent and scratch resistant. This material is recyclable.
Applications: medium-life POP displays, exhibits & kiosks, framing, interior and exterior signage

5. Paper Board / Card Stock

A recyclable, lightweight viable alternative to foam core sheets.
Applications: short-term life posters, POP displays, packaging

6. Aluminum Composite Panel (Dibond)

An aluminum composite material made of two pre-painted sheets of .012″ aluminum with a solid polyethylene core.
Applications: long-term life POP displays, exhibits & kiosks, framing, interior and exterior signage

7. Acrylic / Plexiglass

Economical, provides tight thickness tolerance, high optical characteristics and low stress levels. 50% lighter than glass.
Applications: POP displays, light boxes

Would you like more information regarding large format printing on either roll-based or rigid media? Contact us today for more information or request a custom print quote online.

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