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.
Prime Impax 6450
Is our formulated High Impact Polystyrene. It provides good toughness, stiffness and impact strength. It is designed to meet a wide variety of product applications. Prime Impax 6450 is one of the most versatile and inexpensive materials we supply. It is our standard thermoforming grade of High Impact Polystyrene.
Prime Impax 450
Screen Print Ink Compatibility with Gatorfoam®, Gatorplast® and Gatorblanks®
Gatorfoam products including Gatorplast and Gatorblanks may be screen printed for use in the signage and display applications.
Cutting Gator™ Products
Gatorfoam® products are normally cut with equipment used in the woodworking industry. However, other options are available.
Laminating Fome-Cor® & Gator™ Products
Laminating and mounting are terms that are often times interchanged, however for this document laminating is defined as an application of placing a covering (film or liquid) over a mounted item to either protect the graphic or provide a certain appearance i.e. matte or glossy finish. Mounting is the attachment of a graphic to a substrate. A graphic can be placed on paper, foil, plastic or fabric for mounting to the substrate.