Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Materials and Substrates Performance Testing - Results & Profiles

Plastic

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Corrugated Plastic
Brand: Coroplast®
Maker: Coroplast
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Corrugated Plastic
Brand: OMNI-FLUTE™
Maker: 3A Composites
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Corrugated Plastic
Brand: IntePro® UltraSmooth™
Maker: Inteplast Group
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Expanded PVC
Brand: SINTRA®
Maker: 3A Composites
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Expanded PVC
Brand: FOREX® Classic
Maker: 3A Composites
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Expanded PVC
Brand: EX-CEL® PRO
Maker: Jain Americas, Inc.
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Acrylic
Brand: OPTIX®
Maker: Plaskolite, Inc
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Acrylic
Brand: Acrylite FF Clear
Maker: Evonik Cyro
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Lexan Sheets
Brand: Lexan 8B35 Velvet/Matte
Maker: Tekra® Corporation
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Styrene Sheets
Brand: High Impact
Maker: Piedmont Plastics
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Corrugated Plastic
Brand: Coroplast®
Maker: Coroplast
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Corrugated Plastic
Brand: OMNI-FLUTE™
Maker: 3A Composites
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Corrugated Plastic
Brand: IntePro® UltraSmooth™
Maker: Inteplast Group
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Expanded PVC
Brand: SINTRA®
Maker: 3A Composites
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Expanded PVC
Brand: FOREX® Classic
Maker: 3A Composites
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Expanded PVC
Brand: EX-CEL® PRO
Maker: Jain Americas, Inc.
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Acrylic
Brand: OPTIX®
Maker: Plaskolite, Inc
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Acrylic
Brand: Acrylite FF Clear
Maker: Evonik Cyro
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Lexan Sheets
Brand: Lexan 8B35 Velvet/Matte
Maker: Tekra® Corporation
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Styrene Sheets
Brand: High Impact
Maker: Piedmont Plastics
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Foamboard

Vinyl

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Window Perf
Brand: UltraVision® 6040 UV
Maker: Ultraflex Systems Inc.
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Vinyl
Brand: IJ180Cv3
Maker: 3M Products
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Vinyl (Reflective)
Brand: 3M 680 Reflective
Maker: 3M Products
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Vinyl (Vehicle Wrap)
Brand: Arlon DPF 6000XRP
Maker: Arlon, Inc.
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Window Perf
Brand: UltraVision® 6040 UV
Maker: Ultraflex Systems Inc.
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Vinyl
Brand: IJ180Cv3
Maker: 3M Products
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Vinyl (Reflective)
Brand: 3M 680 Reflective
Maker: 3M Products
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Vinyl (Vehicle Wrap)
Brand: Arlon DPF 6000XRP
Maker: Arlon, Inc.
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Metal

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Aluminum Composite
Brand: DIBOND®
Maker: 3A Composites
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Aluminum Composite
Brand: Omega-Bond™
Maker: Laminators Inc.
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Aluminum Composite
Brand: Alumalite™
Maker: Laminators Inc.
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Aluminum Composite
Brand: Alupanel
Maker: Multipanel U.K. Ltd.
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Aluminum
Brand: Gloss White
Maker: Alumet Supply Inc.
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Aluminum Composite
Brand: DIBOND®
Maker: 3A Composites
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Aluminum Composite
Brand: Omega-Bond™
Maker: Laminators Inc.
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Aluminum Composite
Brand: Alumalite™
Maker: Laminators Inc.
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Aluminum Composite
Brand: Alupanel
Maker: Multipanel U.K. Ltd.
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Aluminum
Brand: Gloss White
Maker: Alumet Supply Inc.
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MDO/Wood

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MDO/Wood
Brand: Olympic Panel Pre-finished UV™
Maker: Olympic Panel Products
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MDO/Wood (Laminated Plywood)
Brand: Omega SignBoard®
Maker: Laminators, Inc.
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MDO/Wood
Brand: Olympic Panel Pre-finished UV™
Maker: Olympic Panel Products
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MDO/Wood (Laminated Plywood)
Brand: Omega SignBoard®
Maker: Laminators, Inc.
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Specialty

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Tyvek
Brand: Tyvek®
Maker: DuPont™
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Wall Covering
Brand: Wallscapes III™ - Stardust
Maker: Ultraflex Systems Inc.
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Window Perf
Brand: UltraVision® 6040 UV
Maker: Ultraflex Systems Inc.
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Tyvek
Brand: Tyvek®
Maker: DuPont™
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Wall Covering
Brand: Wallscapes III™ - Stardust
Maker: Ultraflex Systems Inc.
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Window Perf
Brand: UltraVision® 6040 UV
Maker: Ultraflex Systems Inc.
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Tips & Tricks

Curing & Adhesion of GerberCAT inks
Some combinations of materials, profiles and environmental conditions can effect the GerberCAT cationic ink curing and adhesion. More...
Preparing Substrates for Printing
Directions on normalizing and cleaning rigid and flexible substrates to prepare them for printing with best results. More...
Using Lamp Delay Mode for Quicker Printing
Lamp Delay mode sets the cationic UV lamps to remain on for 10 minutes after printing for shorter warm-up between jobs. More...
Printing on Mounted Canvas
Surface quality and overall flatness of mounted canvas can vary greatly. Here are some pointers to help you overcome potential problem areas. More...
Printing on Rough Materials
The Gerber cationic UV inkjets can print on many rough materials that previously could not be printed using UV printers, such as flat light fixture covers, slate, ceiling tiles and carpet. More...
Printing on Flexible Materials
The Gerber cationic UV flatbed inkjets can print on many flexible materials that previously could not be printed using UV printers, such as vinyl, mesh, Tyvek®, fabric, paper and cardboard. More...
Double Strike Printing
Tips for double-strike printing which can be used on backlit, acrylic or highly absorbent materials. More...
Printing Directly on Tiles
Important precautions and hints necessary to produce a good result when printing on tiles with Gerber cationic UV printers. More...
Printing Directly on Glass
Important precautions and hints necessary to produce a good result when printing on glass with your Gerber cationic UV printer. More...
Printing Directly on Wood
Important precautions and hints necessary to produce a good result when printing on wood with your Gerber cationic UV printer. More...

Fast Facts

7015 GERBER SOLARA Socket Error in ImageRIP Plus/Pro Software 7033 Printing on 1/2" MDO (aka Crezon)
7020 GERBER SOLARA UV printing inks MSDS (Black, Yellow, Cyan) 7034 Printing to the end of a sheet of media
7021 GERBER SOLARA UV printing inks MSDS (Magenta) 7035 Spot Color Replacement in ImageRIP
7022 GERBER SOLARA UV printing inks MSDS (Violet, Green) 7036 Controllable Variables in UV Printing
7023 GERBER SOLARA UV cleaning solution MSDS 7037 Overcoming "Job Won't Fit" Error
7031 Trial Printing on an Unqualified Material 7038 Printing Panel Jobs on Rigid Media
7032 Printing on Clear Material