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 Mylar Gloss/Matte

Design Considerations

Substrate

7 to 24 pt. coated stock is recommended. 100 lb. coated stocks may tear when separated and are not recommended. Curling will be evident if a lighter stock is used, and coating is applied only to one side. For best results, coated stocks are recommended over uncoated stocks.

Complementary Processes

Mylar Gloss has the added feature of glueability.
Mylar Matte can be Spot UV coated; however, testing is recommended first.

Alternative Processes

For a comparable finish to OPP Gloss, you may wish to choose Mylar High Gloss Film Lamination. For alternative matte coatings, you may wish to consider Lay-flat Matte or Mylar Matte Film Lamination.

General Coating and Lamination Processes

Offset spray should be kept to a minimum. Low-wax, nonbleeding inks should be used. Metallic inks are not recommended. Sufficient time must be allowed for inks to dry before a coating is applied.

Rhodamine red, reflex blue and purple should be avoided if possible. Your ink supplier can recommend inks, or call us for a complementary test and recommendations.

Mylar Gloss and Mylar Matte can be applied on one or both sides.

Product Specifications

 Maximum Sheet Size
30" x 40"
 Minimum Sheet Size
10.5" x 13"
 Gripper Edge
0.5" (0.25" on other 3 sides)
 Minimum Paper Weight
100 lb.
 Maximum Board Thickness
24 pt.

Summary of Coatings Characteristics

 Gloss
Excellent
 Abrasion Resistance
Average
 Chemical Resistance
Excellent
 Adhesion
Very Good
 Colour Fidelity
Good
 Glueability
Mylar Gloss - Yes
Mylar Matte - No

Environmental Impact

 Recyclable
No
 Repulpable
No
 Biodegradable
No

 

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