Beyond Printing on Paper

An Explosion of New Uses and Substrates

Searching for a new niche, something that will differentiate you from your competitors and add to your bottom line? Printing on plastic is the answer. Today, this booming market is seeing an explosion of new uses and substrates. DVDs, plastic markers and tags, retail gift cards, customer loyalty cards, telephone cards, hotel key cards, place mats, table-talkers, signs, floor graphics, 3D, and lenticular advertising pieces are just a few of the potential markets for printing on plastic.

Printers who have switched from conventional offset to Toray waterless are discovering that waterless offers:

  • A far superior solution in ease-of-use, economical savings, and production quality
  • An advanced photo-realistic print quality with minimal color fluctuations on the plastic substrate
  • UV-cured ink technology that quickly hardens the inks on the plastic substrate providing faster turnaround time and more job through-put.
  • Superior consistency of the final product
  • Better adhesion and lightfastness
  • Capability to print on films, foils and other non-porous substrates

Experts predict that the market for printing on unique substrates will continue to grow and evolve as new materials are introduced. Discover its rewards and exploit its full potential by switching to UV waterless printing with Toray plates.

What plastic substrates are available?
  • Polypropylene, styrene and high-impact Lexan substrates are available for special-use pieces, such as pool graphics or soda fountain displays
  • Rigid PVC vinyl offers a highly-printable surface for durable or moisture-resistant jobs. These substrates are available in clear and white, gloss and frosted finishes in a variety of thicknesses and can be printed on one or two sides in unlimited colors depending upon the specific substrate.
  • Static cling vinyl features a highly-printable and adhesive-free surface that can easily be removed or repositioned on any glass or smooth surface. Static cling vinyl decals are produced on a recyclable release liner that can be easily diecut into virtually any shape.
  • Recycled plastics with high post-consumer content is a popular environmental option