Rigid Paper Board -Eco Friendly Alternative for POS & Large Format Printing
If you have ever had any large format boards produced you will no doubt be familiar with the standard materials options such as Foamex, Correx, Foam Board and Di-bond (Aluminium composite). All of the above are made from non biodegradable materials but there is now another option. 2010 & 2011 saw the release for a number of Rigid Paper Composite Boards (AKA low density fiber board), many of which are made from recycled materials. They are not only more Environmentally friendly, they are also easier to work with and are often as strong, if not stronger than their less Eco friendly counterparts. It is easy to see why so many printers are choosing to make the switch.
There are a few brands on the market all with some common advantages. Below are just some of the options for lightweight recycled paper board:
- Ultra Board
- Falcon Board
With each brand or manufacturer there are a number of options varying in thickness, finish, strength and of course cost. Which leads us onto…
“What’s the catch, it must cost a fortune?” I hear you ask.
Well that’s the other bonus, many of the Rigid Paper Boards are actually very economic. So now you can save the world and your bank balance at the same time! So what are the other benefits of using an Eco-alternative lightweight board?
Advantages of Rigid Paperboard to the Printer
- Lightweight, easy to carry
- Easy to fabricate
- Easy, high quality print
- No static electricity
- Truly rigid
- Easy to recycle
- Competitively priced
- Offers customers a 100% Eco-alternative
- Stronger longer lasting solutions
Advantages of Rigid Paperboard to the end user
- Easy to recycle
- Help you reach your green initiatives
- High quality
- Suits all budgets
- lightweight and easy to install solutions
Printing onto Rigid Paperboards
Rigid Paper Board, as its name suggests if a completely rigid material so is not suitable for litho printing directly. Depending on the print volume the usual method of print production is on a flatbed inkjet or screen printing. If the print volumes are larger then it is possible to print onto a 150gsm or 170gsm silk or gloss paper and mount the sheets to the paperboard afterwords.
Rigid Boards such as Re-board is also much more diverse than many other materials on the market. It can be used to create an FSDU (Free standing display unit), exhibition units, POS stand displays and so much more. We have even seen full size arm chairs, wardrobes and replica motorbikes made from this range of fantastic new display material.