We offer both digital printing, Surface Print and direct flatbed printing on a variety of materials. These range across Foamex, wood, glass , leather, MDF, correx to name a few. Materials such as MDF, Foamex and Glass are durable and strong and their long lifespan requires little maintenance.
They’re suitable for a variety of uses and some are weather resistant such as glass and therefore suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
PRINTING TO FOAMEX
PVC foam sheet (Foamex) is a lightweight material with good mechanical and insulation properties. It has good chemical resistance with low water absorption and is suitable for indoor and outdoor use. It has low impact strength and due to its range of colours it is often used for signage and displays. It is available as a solid acrylic sheet and is available in four thicknesses 3mm foam PVC, 5mm Foam PVC, 10mm Foam PVC and 19mm Foam PVC. It is also available in white and black finishes.
It is mainly used for signage, sign letters, banners and exhibition display panels and is the preferred choice for professional digital printers due to its fine cell structure and high quality smooth finish. Foamex is easy to cut to shape, allowing designers to create attractive graphic panels for exhibitions and advertising applications. It is a cost effective alternative to plywood, Dibond, MDF and aluminium, and actually looks far more expensive than it is. Foamex is extremely durable and has a life expectancy of 5-7 years. Foamex is a strong, rigid material, and can be hung with screws through drilled holes, double sided Velcro, double sided tape or double sided adhesive pads. Foamex has been classified as a recyclable material as with all types of plastics.
PRINTING TO MDF
Medium-density fibreboard (MDF) is an engineered wood product made by breaking down hardwood or softwood residuals into wood fibres, often in a defibrator, combining it with wax and a resin binder, and forming panels by applying high temperature and pressure. MDF is generally denser than plywood. Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) benefits from cost savings compared to real wood because MDF boards are man-made from wood fibres, rather than particles. It is very strong and has high moisture resistance, preventing warping.
We can print personal designs onto MDF and then easily cut and machine it into bespoke shapes and sizes. The strong, smooth characteristics of MDF make it an ideal core material for components that require intricate shaping, or surfacing operations.
PRINTING TO LEATHER
Short custom runs as well as long production runs.. There are no size limitations except the size of the skin. We can put images on leather panels as well as pre-cut patterned pieces.
The ability to apply graphics to leather provides designers with unlimited opportunities to create their leather pieces with colour images with our process it is possible to create truly unique custom leather pieces one piece at a time or do large production runs that can then be made into be that footwear, furniture, book cover, car seat cover, clothing, accessories
PRINTING TO CORREX
Corrugated plastic or corriboard refers to a wide range of extruded twinwall plastic-sheet products produced from high-impact polypropylene resin. Predominantly used in the printing industry for signage. The benefits of Correx are it’s cheap, lightweight, waterproof and also recyclable. We recommend using Correx for short tern signage solutions, or when a high quality product is not necessary. An example of this would be directional signage used at a music festival. The material itself is low cost and provides a good quality of graphic.
PRINTING TO GLASS
Glass printing covers a vast array of applications from decorative to architectural. For many years glass has been screen printed however, more recently, glass printing has embraced the benefits of digital inkjet technology to address the need for single pieces and short runs. Digital printing can be particularly beneficial for glass applications such as imaging on building windows, doors, interior design features, splashbacks and shower screens.
In the commercial and domestic interior design environment, glass can solve a range of creative and functional challenges. For example, printed glass can be used to diffuse unwanted light, offer UV protection and add security while on the decorative side, glass can add colour and brighten up interiors with partitions, room dividers or feature walls. What’s more, the advent of sophisticated window graphic films means it is now possible to use glass as a backdrop for creative digitally printed graphics which can easily be replaced as needs or tastes change.
- Interior design
- Leisure venues
- Easy to cut
- Light weight
- Can be bent to shape
- Many applications
- High moisture resistance
- Gives a high quality finish
- Can be used to diffuse unwanted light
- Brighten up interiors
- Can be easily replaced if trends or tastes change
- Low cost substrate
- Provides good quality printable surface
- Light weight
- Environmentally sound
- Fully recyclable
- Warm natural feel
- Variety of uses