Sheet Material Printing – What Do You Need to Know?
Whatever you want to print, it has to look right. The choice of material is very important. Frequently used materials to print on are plexiglass, dibond and forex. Learn now what the advantages of these materials are.
Plexiglas printing for a three-dimensional effectsheet material printing
Have plexiglass printed (translation: plexiglas bedrukken) and create prints with a three-dimensional effect. Because the design is printed on the back of the material, depth is created. Plexiglass is available in various thicknesses of 3 and 5 mm. The thicker the material, the stronger the effect of space. Plexiglas can be printed for many applications. For example, print a photo, logo, billboard or nameplate on this material. Plexiglass resembles glass but is a lot less heavy. The advantage is that it is up to 30 times stronger than glass and UV-resistant. If desired, you can drill holes in it so that you can easily hang up the material. Plexiglass is also called Perspex or Acrylate.
Printing dibond for razor-sharp prints
Dibond printing (translation: dibond bedrukken) can be used for many applications. Dibond consists of three layers, with a hard core in the middle. The material can be printed on one or both sides. The advantage of dibond is that the material absorbs the ink well, which makes your prints extremely sharp. You can have the material cut in a free form and, if necessary, finish it with laminate for protection.
Laminate is recommended if you want to use the material outdoors. Dibond has an exclusive look and is therefore often used as a billboard or to print photos. Dibond has an exclusive look and is therefore often used as a billboard or to print photos. Dibond has an exclusive look and is therefore often used as a billboard or to print photos. Do you want a rougher look? Then you can also opt for brushed dibond.
Forex printing for a variety of applications
Whether you want to hang it on the facade or use it as display material, forex is suitable for this. This multi-purpose material is lightweight and a little flexible, allowing larger formats to bend slightly. The material is sturdy and not easy to break. Forex is available in various thicknesses, from 1 mm to 10 mm. You can cut the material and into any shape you like, for example with round corners. If necessary, it can be provided with a gloss or matt laminate. This protects your board. Forex is printed directly on the board, which ensures high quality and long durability. Forex is also known as hard foamed PVC.
These are popular sheet materials that you can have printed with a design of your choice. Before having your board material printed, carefully compare which material is most suitable for your chosen application!