IT’S QUICK AND EASY TO PRINT YOUR OWN TOUGH OUTDOOR SIGNS, LABELS AND TAGS
In today’s fast-paced and demanding technology-driven world, everyone needs everything quicker, easier, and with as little hassle as possible. Time seems to be getting shorter by the day, budgets are tighter and we all need things right now, in small quantities for immediate use, at as low a cost as is feasible.
Thankfully, there are many products available today that make it possible. Take outdoor signs and labels, for example. 30 years ago these were invariably made using the screen printing process, or with vinyl cutout lettering. Today, anyone with a decent digital laser print device can quickly and easily print directly onto coated polyester products giving tough, waterproof, weather-resistant prints that are useful for a large variety of uses such as luggage tags, garden signs, hazard warning labels and many more. You may find that hard to believe, but why not give it a try today?
PicoFilm, available in the UK from Ashgrove in A4, A3 and SRA3 sheets, is a tearproof matt white polyester material coated with a special toner receptive coating for laser printers, available in a variety of thicknesses from paper to stiff card feel. And because laser printers use a dry printing process (using heat and pressure) to bond the toner in place, the end result when using Picofilm is a highly durable, waterproof printed sheet that can be finished in much the same way as paper but with greatly increased longevity. A very viable alternative to short run screen printing!
WeatherTUF Outdoor Labels take creativity a stage further by adding an outdoor grade self-adhesive backing to the polyester sheet. Using WeatherTUF is the easy way to digitally print labels that can to stand up to the harshest of conditions. Made from high quality matt white polyester with extra-strong marine grade permanent adhesive backing which is guaranteed weather-proof to BS5609 standard. WeatherTUF labels can be over-printed in any digital laser printer or copier, either mono or colour, such as Xerox, HP Indigo, Xeikon, Kodak Nexpress, Canon, Konica Minolta and other manufacturers. Available in the UK from Ashgrove in A4 or SRA3 sheets.
One of the real advantages of WeatherTUF are the time saving implications for the busy printroom. No longer do you have to print outdoor labels on your solvent/latex wide format printer and then have the hassle of loading them onto your vinyl cutter which is a slow process. Instead you simply print them off on your digital press and guillotine them down to your specified size, an awful lot easier!! Also polyester labels are tougher and more durable than standard vinyl.
EnDURO, exclusively stocked in the UK by Ashgrove, is a new durable product which is much more cost-effective! EnDURO is a tri-laminate product consisting of a sandwich of durable tearproof film between 2 sheets of paper. This characteristic means that EnDURO handles and prints digitally just like standard paper or card, but the end result is durable, tear-resistant and water impermeable. Whilst EnDURO is not quite as waterproof as Picofilm, the big advantage is the lower pricepoint; EnDURO is relatively low-cost, making it a viable option whenever standard paper or card just isn’t quite strong enough. Better still, EnDURO is available in a large range of weights, thicknesses and finishes, making it an incredibly versatile option for all sorts of printed items. There are even transclucent grades coming soon that can be used for items as creative as digitally printed lightshades!
To find out more information or to order these products, please contact Ashgrove for more information:-
See below some of the many uses for tearproof products!
WHEELIE BIN LABELS
SHORT TO MEDIUM TERM OUTDOOR SIGNAGE - eg safety signs etc
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