Printing and Graphics

Plastic film and sheet materials for printing and graphics applications

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.

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.

Plastic Material Characteristics and Services for Printing and Graphics:

  • Excellent dimensional stability for precise registration
  • Excellent lay flat characteristics
  • Wide range of colors and surface textures
  • Precision sheet cutting and film converting yields flat, square materials that are easy to feed through printing presses
  • Quick delivery

Plastic Materials for Printing and Graphics Applications



Outstanding strong, stiff, clear plastic available in a variety of brilliant colors and finishes.


Aluminum Composite Material (ACM)

Low-cost ACM offers good dimensional stability and a metallic look, at half the weight of aluminum.


Expanded PVC

Lightweight, durable, moderately expanded closed cell sheet material.

sheets and rounds of Fluted Polypropylene Boards in varying colors stacked

Fluted Polypropylene Boards

Lightweight, fluted twin-wall corrugated plastic sheet, waterproof and stain-resistant.

stacked foam boards in varying colors

Foam Boards

Rigid, yet lightweight, family of graphic art boards, easy to fabricate and cost effective.


High Impact Polystyrene

Low cost, tough plastic material that is easy to thermoform and fabricate.



Transparent plastic sheet with good impact resistance and outstanding thermoforming characteristics.



Transparent, strong and stiff thermoplastic with outstanding impact resistance.


Polycarbonate Film

Transparent, general purpose plastic film with excellent ink adhesion.

Three sheets of polyester film fanned out

Polyester Film

Transparent plastic with outstanding strength, dimensional stability, and chemical resistance.

two stacked sheets of white polypropylene


Low cost, chemical resistant plastic with excellent aesthetic qualities.



Strong, stiff, versatile low cost plastic material that is easy to fabricate, bond, and weld.

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

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.

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.

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