Substrates and Materials

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Durable and chemical resistant aluminum can be easily formed for nameplates with curvatures or angles. Available in various thicknesses.

Used for prototypes or temporary markings/signage.

Oil Stencil Board
Cardboard impregnated with “oil” so that it can be cleaned and re-used. Compatible with most oil based paints, it is commonly used for custom cut stencils to mark boxes and shipping crates.

A strong rigid and often transparent plastic mostly used as an electrical insulator having heat resistant and flame retardant properties. If in its transparent form, it is subsurface printed.

More durable but less formable than vinyl, polyester is lightweight, chemical resistant, and works well on products subject to high temperature extremes.

Polyethylene signs and tags are weather and chemical resistant. They will not crack, peel or chip. Best suited for outdoor signage.

Stainless Steel
The ultimate in durability and strength, stainless steel resists denting and bending and can hold up in corrosive industrial facilities and environments exposed to salt-water.

Tyvek tags
Spunbonded poly olefin that is strong, durable, tear and puncture resistant.

The most cost effective and economical substrate comes in a wide variety of finishes and thicknesses. Its durability, which can range from 2-7 years, is dependent on many factors including base material, ink systems and over-laminates used. They may tear when stressed, shrink over time and are not as resistant to chemicals as other substrates. Formable for easy application to curved surfaces.