Printing and Graphics

Plastic film and sheet materials for printing and graphics applications

Plastic Materials for Printing and Graphics

Curbell Plastics supplies plastic film and sheet with excellent ink adhesion for both durable and disposal graphic applications. Choose from a wide range of high quality materials available for all printing methods including screen printing, digital printing, and offset lithography. These materials have excellent lay flat characteristics and dimensional stability for precise registration. Materials are available to work with a wide variety of ink systems with various color and surface texture options.

Plastic Film for Printing and Graphic Applications - Learn More at Curbell Plastics
Plastic Sheet Materials for Printed Backlit ignage - Learn More at Curbell Plastics

Applications with a long service life such as membrane switch overlays, permanent labels, and automotive instrument panels need to last. They require high quality, durable materials such as polycarbonate and polyester film, polycarbonate and acrylic sheet, high impact polystyrene, and expanded PVC.

Shorter service life applications such as holiday retail signage, shelf talkers, and political campaign signs can often utilize materials such as fluted polypropylene (Coroplast®) and foam boards (Fome-Cor®). These sheet materials are competitively priced and often in stock for quick delivery.

Printing and graphics applications:

  • Appliance controls
  • Back-lighted displays
  • Banners
  • Dashboard graphics
  • Die cut parts
  • Digital graphics
  • Film insert molding
  • Flexible circuits
  • Instrument panels
  • Interior signage and wayfinding
  • Interior wall panels
  • Key pads
  • Labels
  • Medical instrumentation graphics
  • Membrane switches
  • Menu boards
  • Nameplates
  • Outdoor signage
  • Overlays
  • Partitions
  • Pennant strings
  • Point-of-purchase displays
  • Printed advertising
  • Push-pull door graphics
Plastic Signage for Retail - Learn More at Curbell Plastics
Plastic Materials for Printed Outdoor Signage - Learn More at Curbell Plastics

Wide Range of Material Offerings for Your Printing Needs

Plastic film and sheet grades are available to fulfill a variety of requirements such as better ink adhesion, UV resistance, scratch resistance, and fewer defects depending on your application. Other materials are designed for light diffusing applications such as backlit menu boards and signage, or for applications that require chemical resistance, need to meet specific flammability ratings such as UL94 or for outdoor use. Customers requesting sustainable materials can responsibly dispose of 100% recyclable printed fluted polypropylene boards. No matter what your printing application, there is a material to meet your individual needs.

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Converting Capabilities

Curbell facilities have CNC panel saws to cut plastic sheet materials to size and precision slitting and sheeting technology to convert films to standard and custom sizes. Additional film converting capabilities include guillotine cutting, slit rewinding, and die cutting, so as soon as the product is delivered, printing can begin.

Curbell Plastics works with Printers to provide quality printable materials

When it’s time to print—clean, quality materials, available when you need them, are key to keeping your jobs on schedule. Whatever you need, our plastics experts are here for you—ready to answer your technical questions and discuss material options for your printing applications.

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Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits of plastics for printing and graphics applications?
Plastics are lightweight with good dimensional stability and weathering. They perform well with a variety of printing methods and ink systems.
What materials does Curbell stock for printing and graphics?
We typically stock acrylic, polycarbonate, polyester film, foam board, fluted polypropylene board, and other popular printing and graphic materials for quick customer turnaround.
Do you offer converting capabilities?
Yes. Curbell offers converting capabilities to save our customers’ time so they can start their printing as soon as they receive the material.
Are your materials of high quality?
Yes. Curbell partners with the best plastic manufacturers to offer flat, printable material without surface defects.
Do you offer a wide range of colors and textures?
Yes. Many of Curbell’s materials come in a number of colors and textures. Contact us to learn more about what is available.