The sign manufacturing industry creates signage for visual graphics created to display information to a particular audience. This is typically manifested in the form of way finding information in places such as streets or inside/outside of buildings. Applications include mechanical applications, such as conveyor belt rollers or bushings, graphical applications such as promotional signage, and see-through applications such as displays.
Advantages of plastics
The advantages of plastics in Sign Manufacturing 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
The sign and graphics industry commonly uses roll stock and oversized sheets, including Acrylic, Polycarbonate, PVC foam, Engraving Stock, Dibond, Sign Vinyl -OVERSIZE SHEET and ROLL STOCK.
DIGITAL INTERMEDIATE CALENDERED
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BANNUX (LG Flexible Sign Faces) UGS (Ultra Gloss Supreme) UMS (Ultra Matte Supreme)
Meet high resolution printing standards with UGS (UMS), a flexible sign substrate for indoor and outdoor advertisements.
VIZUON XIGN (Curling-Resistant Banner)
Break free from banner materials traditionally manufactured with fabric. VIZUON XIGN with PET is the ideal solution for stand applications.
Fire Characteristics of Sintra Material
Sometimes it is necessary to know the fire characteristics of materials that are used in the production of certain signage, graphics, exhibits or displays. These characteristics become important when the materials are used in applications where there may be stringent rules on how the materials behave when exposed to sources of combustion.
Sintra® material is often screen printed when used in the signage and display industry. Identifying a quality ink for your project is crucial for great results.
Sintra® Board - Rigid PVC Plastic Sheets
Sintra is a lightweight yet rigid board of moderately expanded closed-cell polyvinyl chloride (PVC) extruded in a homogenous sheet with a low gloss matte finish.
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.