When it comes to creating effective signage, selecting the right materials is crucial. Substance, a leading print and overlaminates company, offers a range of high-quality materials specifically designed for signage applications. In this blog post, we will explore some of Substance's notable materials and their suitability for various signage needs. Whether you require indoor or outdoor signage, POP/tradeshow graphics, decals, or fleet graphics, Substance has you covered.
Overlaminates play a vital role in protecting and enhancing the visual appeal of printed graphics. Substance offers two noteworthy overlaminates for different applications:
ICON® 3150 is a 70-micron flexible clear polymeric vinyl overlaminating film. With its industry-leading gloss, clarity, and conformability, it is an excellent choice for short to medium-term indoor/outdoor signage. Its versatility extends to POP/tradeshow graphics, decals, race cars, nameplates, fleet graphics, and more.
ICON® TL-6100 is a 153-micron textured clear polymeric vinyl overlaminating film. This option provides exceptional print protection, UL 410 slip-resistance, and anti-scratch properties. Ideal for floor graphics, pavement graphics, overlays, heavy equipment, industrial equipment, displays, POP/tradeshow graphics, and similar applications.
Substance's range of print media materials offers durability and reliability for various signage requirements. Here are some noteworthy options:
ICON® 440LSE is an 82-micron flexible white polymeric vinyl film designed for challenging substrates. It features a highly aggressive pressure-sensitive acrylic adhesive system, making it suitable for adhering to low surface energy plastics, powder-coated metals, textured surfaces, and more.
ICON® 2750 is a 70-micron flexible white polymeric vinyl film with a solvent-based permanent adhesive system. Its light grey pigmented adhesive provides unmatched opacity, making it an exceptional choice for medium to long-term indoor/outdoor signage, POP/tradeshow graphics, decals, nameplates, fleet graphics, die-cuts, and more.
ICON® 444LSE is an 82-micron flexible white polymeric vinyl film featuring FLO® Technology, ensuring bubble-free adhesion to difficult substrates. It is recommended for low surface energy plastics, powder-coated metals, and most smooth metal surfaces.
ICON® 2755 is a 70-micron flexible white polymeric vinyl film also utilizing FLO® Technology for easy, bubble-free installations. Its light grey pigmented adhesive and exceptional durability make it suitable for medium to long-term indoor/outdoor signage, POP/tradeshow graphics, decals, nameplates, fleet graphics, die-cuts, and more.
ICON® EM3 is a flexible 77-micron polymeric hybrid print media designed for consistent performance in general signage applications. With a clear, solvent-based acrylic adhesive system, it provides superior adhesion, clarity, and durability. It is an excellent choice for short-term signage, POP/tradeshow graphics, and decals, with an outdoor life of up to 4 years. Notably, ICON® EM3 has obtained a Class A fire rating in ASTM E84-17 testing, meeting the highest life safety requirements for indoor/outdoor commercial graphics.
ICON® AS-4310 is an 82-micron flexible white calendered vinyl film. Its pressure-sensitive acrylic adhesive system is engineered for adherence to a broad variety of surfaces, including LSE/HSE plastics, unfinished metal, wood, walls, corrugated paper, and other smooth surfaces that are traditionally challenging to adhere to.
ICON® 3755 is a 93-micron flexible white polymeric vinyl film that, like the other options, utilizes FLO® Technology for bubble-free installation. With its light grey pigmented adhesive and exceptional durability, it is an excellent choice for medium to long-term indoor/outdoor signage, POP/tradeshow graphics, decals, nameplates, fleet graphics, and more.
When it comes to signage applications, choosing the right materials can make a significant difference in the quality, durability, and visual impact of your graphics. Substance offers a comprehensive range of overlaminates and print media specifically tailored to meet various signage needs. Whether you require exceptional clarity, adhesion to challenging substrates, slip-resistance, or bubble-free installations, Substance's materials deliver reliable performance. By selecting the appropriate Substance materials, you can ensure that your signage stands out and effectively communicates your message to the intended audience.
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