Tag Archives: substrates

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 […]

UltraBoard Ensures Sustainability with Foam Core Substrate Recycling

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Sustainability is a constant awareness within the large format sign printing and plastics industries. The shear numbers in tons of plastic that pass through print systems will make your head swim; so, optimizing and saving every little bit helps– beginning with manufacturing. Extensive steps have been taken at UltraBoard production facilities to assure sustainable processes […]

Foam Core Board Sign Substrates- Selecting the Right Material for the Job

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What are the basics for selecting a foam core sign substrate? Today we will be taking a look at selecting the correct foam core based substrate for your projects. Dozens of factors can impact your material selection and we have listed several of the basic items to consider when making your choice. When selecting a […]