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Suggestions 2mm 4'x8' Sheets of translucent boards

Discussion in 'Materials' started by Andrew Hodgson, Nov 26, 2019.

  1. Andrew Hodgson

    Andrew Hodgson Member

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    Hi, I am looking for a rigid board that is around 2mm thick, 4' W x 8' H sheet, translucent board.

    Currently, I am printing graphics on Sihl 3747 Backlit Film and taping it to .020 PETG that has 3mm Milk Plexi behind it that goes into a 1/8" channel and then is backlit (see attached example of the tower and close-up of materials). Instead of printing onto a film, I want to directly print onto a rigid board. I would prefer something that is white-translucent so I do not need to use white ink.

    I have a catalog from Orbus, and they have a Translucent PVC that is 22mil thickness, I am wondering where they get that from.
     

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  2. Gino

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    Does it or could it have a slight texture ??
     
  3. Andrew Hodgson

    Andrew Hodgson Member

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    No, I would like whatever rigid board I use to be smooth.
     
  4. Gino

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    They make a rigid header board which is about .030 or so , but it has a slight texture to prevent glaring. It's good for long gradual bends like you pictured.
     
  5. Andrew Hodgson

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    OK, is there a specific name for this product? I would like to check it out. That is thinner than I would like but it may be a good option.
     
  6. unclebun

    unclebun Very Active Member

    You can buy .118" thick (which is 3mm) sheets of white 7328 Acrylite from Grimco and probably any other sign supplier Print directly on that and then just use a sheet of your clear PETG as a "vandal cover". You'd be replacing the acrylic every time that way. Probably more expensive than what you are doing now.
     

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