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Guide to Printing on Plastics

We want to be your resource for all questions about printing on plastics. Seriously, it’s our favorite subject. Contact our digital material specialists and let us help you diversify and grow your printing business with specialty substrates. Check out our guide to printing on plastics below. For a printable pdf of this guide or more information, give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you.

KEY
Recommended  
Testing Recommended
Not Recommended

APPLICATIONSSTYRENE
POLYSTYRENE
PS
SYNTHETIC PAPER
POLYPROPYLENE
PP
RIGID VINYL
PVC
POLYESTER
PET
POLYCARBONATE
PC
General Use
Signage (interior)
Point of Purchase Display
Cards (gift, financial, ID)
Packaging
Parking/Luggage Tags
Manual/Journal Covers
Booklets/Manuals
Maps
Menus
Overlays
Shelf Danglers
Pump Toppers
Tickets
Plant Tags
Door Hangers

KEY
Optimal  
Satisfactory
Not Recommended

CHARACTERISTICSSTYRENE
POLYSTYRENE
PS
SYNTHETIC PAPER
POLYPROPYLENE
PP
RIGID VINYL
PVC
POLYESTER
PET
POLYCARBONATE
PC
Outdoor (short term)
Outdoor (long term)
Harsh Environment
Optical Clarity (clear only)
Chemical Resistance
Heat Resistance
Recyclability
Durability (impact,
toughness, longevity)
Rigidity
Scoring / Folding
Thermal Lamination
AQ / UV Coating
Price
Recycle Number65317