Many different types of Plastic Films for Large Format / Graphic Print purposes. With locations throughout North America and a wide variety of capabilities and technologies, our experienced team works with an array of plastic films for these industries.
We consider ourselves a part of your team, so you can count on us for recommendations and general assistance when it comes to choosing the right materials for your printing needs.
Ideal Types of Plastic Films for Large Format Graphic Printing
PolymerFilms provides many different types of plastics for a variety of industries. Available through PolymerFilms, plastic films ideal for large format and graphic printing include:
- ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)
- Acetate (Cellulose Acetate)
- Acrylic (PMMA / Polymethyl Methacrylate)
- APET (Amorphous Polyethylene Terephthalate)
- HDPE (High-Density Polyethylene)
- HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene)
- OPS (Oriented Polystyrene)
- PBT (Polybutylene Terephthalate)
- PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate)
- PETG (Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol)
- Polypropylene (PP)
- PPG TESLIN® Synthetic Material
- PVC – Flexible Vinyl (Polyvinylchloride Flexible)
- PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)
- RPET (Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate)
The following are only a few highlights regarding how some of these Plastic Films for Large Format / Graphic Print purposes.
Acetate (Cellulose Acetate)
Acetate is one of the most commonly used plastic films in the large format/graphic printing industry. The polymer, which consists primarily of wood pulp, is also popular in the art industry. The biodegradable product is ideal for overlays, graphic arts, and other prints.
Acrylic (PMMA/Polymethyl Methacrylate)
Acrylic is among the most affordable and easily fabricated thermoplastics, which can help to ensure your projects can be completed on time and within your budget. It does not fade, tear, stain, or wrinkle, and moisture does not damage the printing. Acrylic is also a lightweight material that is resistant to shattering while offering clarity, aesthetic appeal, and transparency. The durable material also provides UV protection.
APET (Amorphous Polyethylene Terephthalate)
A rigid plastic solution, APET films offer outstanding light processing and superior transparency. They are glossy, impact-resistant, and chemical-resistant. APET is a suitable plastic film for graphic printing for sports cards and folding boxes. It is also an environmentally friendly plastic.
HDPE (High-Density Polyethylene)
Popular for its stiff and linear properties, HDPE is a crystalline material that can be used for a wide array of printing needs. It is commonly used as a filament for 3D printers.
LEXAN™ Polycarbonate film, manufactured by SABIC™, is virtually unbreakable and is used throughout numerous industries. The amorphous thermoplastic is tough, impact-resistant, and can be thermoformed in many shapes. Plastic Films for Large Format / Graphic Print purposes can utilize many different plastics, and LEXAN™ Polycarbonate film is a great choice. Offering excellent printability and light transmission, polycarbonate film is frequently used for printed graphic panels, signage, interior design panels, point-of-purchase displays, and other retail displays.
PETG (Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol)
A non-crystalline copolyester, PETG offers high chemical resistance and is easily formable. As a 3D printing filament, it offers many applications for prototyping and parts development. It offers high chemical, moisture, temperature, and acid resistance, making it ideal for prints for materials like jewelry, pet collars, and crafts.
OPS (Oriented Polystyrene)
A lightweight yet strong material, OPS is made by stretching extruded polystyrene film. Its benefits include visual clarity and higher stiffness than some other similar products. It is frequently used in packaging that allows the consumer or recipient to see the enclosed product.
PPG TESLIN Synthetic Material
TESLIN Synthetic Material, a brand made by PPG Industries, is a high-performance synthetic material ideal for printing. The durable, waterproof material is commonly used for tags, labels, ID cards, menus, and temporary license plates. It does not require special inks or long dry times, and it is compatible with many printing processes. In addition to being water-resistant, it also stands up to chemicals, solvents, and abrasion. It can be thermally laminated and offers a desirable texture.
Large Format Display Applications
Today’s modern technology requires scratch-resistant plastic films that can withstand harsh environments and stand up to moisture, rough handling, and natural oils from hands. Large format handheld displays also need plastics that can reduce glare from the sun or artificial lighting while providing excellent clarity.
Materials such as PET, Vertak adhesive®, LEXAN polycarbonate, and 3M™ adhesives can provide high-quality solutions for handheld devices and large format displays, including smartphones, televisions, computer monitors, gaming monitors, medical applications, cover windows, touchscreens, and semiconductor applications. These plastics also are ideal for OLED panels and displays for automotive applications and lighting applications.
Reliable Solutions from Your Local Plastic Film Distributor
If you’re looking for a plastic film distributor that can provide all of these benefits, look no further than PolymerFilms. Our organization is exclusively a plastic film distributor that serves clients in a wide array of industries, from medical devices and printed electronics to sign and display applications.
Our large inventory allows us to provide solutions that cater to our clients’ specific needs, and our knowledgeable team is always happy to provide guidance and expertise. We even have access to in-house conversion equipment, which allows us to convert film products to suit the specific needs of each application.
Our five distribution centers are spread throughout North America to ensure fast quotes and turnaround times, along with friendly and personalized service. Visit our website to request a free consultation and see what type of difference a quality plastic film manufacturer can make.