Printing Guide

Printing Suggestions, recommendations, and info?

(Printing and decals on Sheet elements of Displays)

This guide is provided only to help the customers in ordering the most common print options on selected Sheet elements of the display through their large format printing service provider. Therefore, Para Display will not be responsible for outcome of printing and quality of prints based on these recommendations. We assume intended direction of view of printed material is from outside of display.

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Most Recommended Printing Options:

  1. Cling print can be mounted on inside face of Acrylic Sheet Elements:
    • Applications:
      • Mounting on Inside face of displays made of Clear Acrylic (need mirror print)
      • Mounting on outside face of displays made of Acrylic (clear or Opaque Acrylic)
    • Advantages:
      • Easy mount and removal (no adhesive is needed) and possibility of reuse of printed substrate (have with and without print options for related Sheet element)
      • Ability to change the marketing massage and look of display when needed
      • Economic printing solution
    • Disadvantages:
      • Usually view through print will not be as clear as view through just clear Acrylic sheet.
    • Notes:
      • Check with supplier of prints about their type of ink (Transparent or Opaque). Also you can ask for printing on cling with white background.
      • Ask for mounting instruction from printing supplier for their specific substrate materials
      • Make sure the surface of Sheet element is completely clean with no dust before mounting the prints
      • If the plan is to view the prints from outside of display (usually is the case), the printing content need to be mirror printed if going to be mounted from inside.
      • For largest print size, make sure the print is positioned accurately in center before mounting on Sheet elements (Make sure print has equal distance from edge in all sides).
  2. Removable Vinyl prints on outer faces -(overall thickness of substrate bellow 0.2mm or 0.008”):
    • Applications:
      • Can be mounted directly on view side (usually outside face) of all type of Sheet Elements. White substrate is best for mounting on opaque and translucent Sheet elements.
      • Clear substrates can be mounted on all types of Sheet elements
    • Advantages:
      • Ease of mount and removal.
      • Ability to change the marketing massage and look of display when needed
      • Economic printing solution
    • Disadvantages:
      • If printing substrate is removed, can not be reused
    • Important Check:
      • Thin substrates: If thickness of removable Vinyl (including all added layers and laminates) is less than 0.20mm or 0.008”, the entire outer face of Sheet element can be covered without affecting ease of assembly/disassembly of Sheet elements to Edge elements of display (easy sliding). If planning to cover entire face of Sheet element of display with a print, size of printed substrate material for this type of printing need to be larger than actual Sheet element of display. After mounting the prints, outer edges need to be trimmed (use a sharp and pointed cutter to trim as close as possible to edge of Sheet element).
      • Thick substrates: If Thickness of removable Vinyl is more than 0.20mm or 0.008”, Maximum size of printing substrate need to be about 25mm (1 inch) smaller than overall Sheet element size for each side. Otherwise, Sheet elements of the Display will have hard time to get assembled to Edge elements. Before mounting the print, need to make sure center of printed substrate matches the center of Sheet element (Make sure print has equal distance from edge in all sides).
    • Notes:
      • For thin substrate application, make sure the thickness of entire printed substrate material with all layers does not exceed 0.2mm (0.008”). If decided to laminate the printed material, make sure the thickness of print does not exceed above-mentioned recommendation
      • We recommend Removable Vinyl materials for this application. They have lower tack adhesive in their back than permanent ones.
      • Make sure the surface of Sheet element is completely clean with no dust before mounting the prints
      • If Vinyl print is going to be used for limited number of occasions, you may not laminate the print (save money and not to increase the thickness of print)
      • Thinner print substrates are more effective when applied to translucent Sheet elements with back-light design (backlit).
  3. Direct Printing on Sheet elements:

    This method needs Flat-bed UV printer machines. There are wide range of machines, print options, and quality. Check with your printing service provider.

    • Applications:
      • Can be applied to all types of sheet substrates but you need to check with your printing service provider.
    • Advantages:
      • Some printers and techniques allow unmatched qualities (need to check)
      • Ideal for displays that will not change look, massage or advertisement for long term
    • Disadvantages:
      • Usually cost more
    • Notes:
      • If planning to cover entire face of Sheet element of display with a print, size of printing image need to be larger than boundaries of Sheet element to allow some bleeding
      • Center of Printing image need to be adjusted to center of Sheet element.
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