At the 2009 SGIA Expo in New Orleans on October 7 ? 9, R Tape will introduce its 10 mil and 15 mil Claritex polycarbonate films for UV curable inkjet printers.
The clear Velvet/Polish films are excellent choices for backlit signage and displays, graphic overlay panels, illuminated menu boards and vending machine graphics. By printing in reverse on the gloss subsurface, the Claritex polycarbonate film protects the printed graphic. The textured velvet finish on the outside surface of the film prevents distracting reflections from overhead lights, improving readability and enhancing the beauty of the printed graphic. This mar-resistant finish also hides any unsightly surface scratches. Both the 10 mil and the 15 mil films are rigid enough to easily slide into backlit display boxes.
The brilliant white Velvet/Matte films are 95 percent opaque, which provided the needed hiding power to eliminate background shadows. For added rigidity, users can laminate the printed side of the white polycarbonate with an Eclypse polycarbonate overlaminate or R Tape's new Patterned Overlaminates. Printed clear Claritex films can be laminated to a white backer, which will protect the printed image.
The Claritex polycarbonate films for UV curable inkjet printers are available in 30-, 54-, and 60-inch widths, in 30- and 60-foot rolls.