Printable Plastics 101: Rigid Vinyl PVC

Rigid Vinyl (also known as PVC) offers excellent durability and it’s easy to use. In fact, PVC is the most widely used print plastic. It is resistant to UV degradation, has good rigidity, and low flammability (resists ignition).


  • Excellent durability
  • Easy to use
  • Most widely used print plastic
  • Resistance to UV degradation
  • Good rigidity
  • Low flammability (resists ignition)


  • Not suitable for laser cutting
  • Not considered environmentally friendly in most applications
  • Lower thermal stability
  • Does not score and fold well

Common Applications:

  • Membership, Loyalty and Gift Cards
  • Financial and ID Cards
  • Credit Cards
  • Store Signage
  • Point-of-Purchase Displays
  • Outdoor Signage
  • Business Cards
  • Luggage Tags
  • Door Hangers
  • Menus
  • Shelf Wobblers
  • General purpose plastic
  • Applications requiring good rigidity

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Pictured below: Door hanger printed by Morrell Printing on a Xerox 1000i using Masterpiece Graphix .015 Matte/Matte White PVC – O2S.