The graphic design industry is a creative process most often involving a client and a designer and usually completed in conjunction with producers of form (printers, programmers, sign makers) undertaken in order to convey a specific message to a targeted audience.
Advantages of plastics
The advantages of plastics in Graphic Design are numerous. Plastics are much lighter than metal, which equate into 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
Printable substrates (rigid and flexible) used in the graphic display include Polystyrene (HIPS), Foamboard, Sintra, Acrylic, Vinyl Banner, Laminates, Mounting Adhesives and UV Digital Media.
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.
MAKROLON® Light Transmission Specification
Standard MAKROLON® polycarbonate sheet comes in different colors and gages. These differences result in a variety of light transmission properties.
MAKROLON® Product Comparison Guide
Material Safety Data Sheet for Makrolon® AR Polycarbonate Sheet
Safety information for Makrolon® AR Polycarbonate Sheet.
QMFZ2 Plastics Components
QMFZ2 Plastics Components: Material Designation, Color, Minimum Thickness, Flame Class, RTI, Electrical RTI, Mechanical w/ Impact RTI etc..
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.
MAKROLON 15 Polycarbonate Sheet offers superior weatherability. Innovative MAKSHIELD coating technology enhances its performance.
MAKROLON® 15 Data Sheet
MAKSHIELD imparts durability to MAKROLON 15 for architectural glazing applications coupled with the inherent toughness of polycarbonate.