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Printing on Plastics

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Types of Plastics
 

Acrylic

Choose from clear, tinted or coloured in various thicknesses.
A hard plastic with excellent optical clarity, low UV sensitivity, good impact resistance and good overall weather resistance. Acrylic is often used as a glass substitute.

Ideal for Signage.

 

Metallex

Choose from silver, gold, bronze or aluminium in various thicknesses.
A plastic that looks like a metal, it has a high gloss, durable scratch resistant surface, best suited to indoor use.  Can be formed (bent) under heat.

Ideal for Internal Signage & Plaques.

 

Perspex

Choose from clear, tinted or coloured in various thicknesses.
A slightly more brittle form of acrylic.

Ideal for Signage.

 

PETG

Clear (but can be printed any colour) available in various thicknesses.
A hard plastic which can be formed (bent) under heat, often used in bespoke POS. With a light transmission of 90%, the same as glass, PETG is just over half the weight and has a superior impact resistance. Coupled with an excellent fire rating, PETG is suitable for applications where more durability is required.

Ideal for POS & Literature Holders.

 

Rigid PVC

Choose from clear or white, in various thicknesses.
A rigid plastic with high strength, good chemical resistance and an excellent fire rating. PVC has low water absorption and good corrosion resistance. Suitable for indoor and outdoor use.

Ideal for long lasting product labels & labels with clear windows.

 

Flexible PVC

Available white, in various thicknesses.
A flexible plastic with high strength, good chemical resistance and an excellent fire rating. PVC has low water absorption and good corrosion resistance. Suitable for indoor and outdoor use.

Ideal for Banners & Display Stand Graphics.

 

PVC Chalkboard Film

A matt black film.
A strong one sided self adhesive film, 180 microns thick. Suitable for indoor and outdoor use.

Ideal for Signage & Wall Displays .

 

Polypropylene

Choose from clear, tinted, coloured, metallic or textured, available in various thicknesses.
A hard plastic suitable for many applications. It is preferred over normal plastic because it is more durable and more resistant to shattering.

Ideal for Business Cards, Name Badges & Tags.

 

Microns 


The gauge used to describe plastic thickness, the higher the microns (μm) the thicker the plastic.


EXAMPLES

Bank card : approx 760 micron
Plastic bottle: approx 300 microns
Shelf wobblers: approx 370 microns


For more information about printing onto plastic please contcat us on:
01332 662026   info@ashfieldprinting.co.uk
 

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