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Posts Tagged ‘Polycarbonate’

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Printing on Plastics

If you are considering printing on plastics with your commercial digital press, or you have been using plastics for years, it is wise to be aware of the benefits and obstacles of the most popular plastic substrates. Styrene (Polystyrene or PS) Advantages: Good impact resistance, machineable, low cost, FDA compliant for indirect food contact, bright…

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Harsh and Extreme Environments are No Match for Polycarbonate Substrates

An extremely tough plastic, polycarbonate (PC) offers many advantages including high impact strength and heat stability. Polycarbonate is a thermoplastic, a material that becomes pliable or moldable once it’s been heated to a specific temperature and then returns to a solid after cooling. It is also transparent, which allows for brilliant light transmission. Polycarbonate is…

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Folding Cartons & Digital Print

Folding cartons are a popular product today; and as runs get shorter, the equipment and capabilities of presses and printers alike have to evolve. 

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A World Without Printing?

A world without printing would be chaos. Yes, I know it sounds crazy, but hear me out.  A world with no books, signs, labels, mail, would be unthinkable in the modern world.  If our technological advances were to one day suddenly end, we would fall back on print materials as a standby.  Print is necessary,…

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