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How to Avoid Fingerprints On Signs by Maintaining Surface Energy

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Clean Sheets Avoiding fingerprints on signs begins with a clean substrate to guarantee ink adhesion. Whether you are printing with UV or latex inks, the surface of your substrate must be maintained from unboxing until the substrate passes underneath the printhead and ink is applied to the surface. Several factors are key in insuring that […]

Combating Static On Styrene Faced Sign Substrates

Combat Substrate Static with Styrene Faced Sign Making Materials

Signmakers Wage War On Substrate Static An ongoing war is waged daily between large format printers and substrate static electricity generated by styrene faced sign materials. We have witnessed battle scars ranging from edge overspray to ghosting lines in prints caused by static fields misdirecting ink droplets as they leave the printhead and travel to […]

UV Degradation and Yellowing Sign Substrates– UltraBoard vs. The Competition (Video)

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What is UV Degradation? UV degradation can be a primary factor in signs substrates yellowing over time. The simulation shown easily demonstrates how other styrene facers can quickly degrade and yellow simply from exposure to interior lighting. UV degradation occurs due to oxidation of polymers within the plastics that make up sign substrates. Substrate yellowing […]