PVC

What is PVC?

PVC is the abbreviation of polyvinylchloride, a plastic. It is one of the most used compounds in the world with virtually uncountable applications. 

With a variety of thicknesses available, your unique PVC sign can be produced to fit the needs of your business. You can get your PVC Sign available in any custom shape and size.

Being they are so easily shaped these signs are another big reason why business owners select PVC sign boards as their plastic sign material. PVC is a durable and cost-effective way to deliver your vibrant colored message.

PVC Signs

PVC signs are lightweight and durable, making them ideal for retail signage, restaurant displays, point-of-purchase materials and sidewalk signage. Single- or double-sided printing is available for PVC signs.

PVC is a hard plastic that is economical and extremely versatile when used for various signage purposes. It is water and dent resistant, while also having the added bonus of being flame retardant. PVC signs have smooth finishes on both sides providing superior printing surfaces that showcase color and imagery extremely well. This also makes them ideal for double-sided Screen printing.


Are you looking for a professional quality plastic sign?

Need a High-End finish with your signage? These plastic signs are inexpensive to purchase, yet highly durable and professional in appearance. The smooth satin surface has almost zero glare or reflection which gives your sign a conservative appeal.

Just like Acrylic Plastic Signs, PVC Plastic Signs are rigid, lightweight and install easily with screws, double-sided tape, adhesive, Velcro and with other plastic sign holders available in the market.

Can PVC be used indoors and outdoors?

PVC signs are most commonly used for a wide-variety of indoor purposes. As mentioned before, they are made from a strong durable plastic that is water and dent resistant, this makes them excellent for outdoor purposes where weather conditions are variable.

PVC plastic signs are most frequently used for:

  • Business and Office Signs
  • Retail Store and Display Signs
  • Warehouse & Factory Signage
  • Point-of-Purchase Signs
  • High-End Trade Show Signs
  • Hanging and Floor Signs
  • Sale and Promotional Signs
  • Directional Signs
  • Identification Signs

 

Benefits of UV Inks

Since it was introduced, UV ink has grown to dominate the industrial screen printing market. In fact, in the United States, UV inks make up between 60 to 65 percent of ink sales in the screen printing industry. There are several reasons UV inks have come to dominate the screen printing ink market. Those reasons include:

  • Nearly instant curing.UV ink cures almost instantly when exposed to UV light. For screen printers, that means faster production time. On top of that, the curing window for UV inks is more forgiving than solvent-based inks, making it very difficult to over-cure UV inks.
  • Faster production times.Because UV inks can be cured almost instantly, it can be faster and easier to produce UV prints, depending on the number of colors you need to print and the curing unit you have available.
  • No toxic fumes.Unlike their solvent-based counterparts, UV inks emit no volatile organic compounds during curing, making them a more environmentally-friendly and worker-friendly ink option.
  • Clear detailing.UV inks are thin and generally call for printing through a finer screen mesh. The ink allows printers to achieve extremely fine graphic details when screen printing with UV inks.
  • Lower ink usage.While UV inks usually cost more to purchase up front, screen printers generally see UV ink supplies go farther because there’s no solvent required. UV inks also don’t dry in the screen like water-based inks, so you’re less likely to waste ink.
  • Lower energy usage.With fast curing under UV lights, screen printing shops that print with UV inks often will use less energy than shops using solvent or water-based inks that require large conveyor dryers. The energy required by UV inks likely will continue to decrease as new light technologies, like LED lights, are used to cure UV inks.

How UV Screen Printing works

As the name implies, UV inks cure under UV light. The inks themselves are composed of solid monomers and oligomers – molecules and molecular complexes that determine the physical properties of the ink – as well as pigments and performance additives. The inks also contain a photoinitiator that, when exposed to UV light, releases free radicals that enable the oligomers and monomers to bond, creating a solid ink image. The ink itself sits on top of the substrate, rather than settling in, making it ideal for printing on smooth surfaces.

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