PALBOARD™
PALBOARD™

PALBOARD™ CO-EXTRUDED MULTILAYER PVC SHEET

A whole new breed of PVC for printing, displays, and screen printing applications

In the world of multilayer substrates, PALBOARD is an innovative co-extruded multilayered PVC sheet that is like no other. PALBOARD combines the ultra-smooth surfaces of solid PVC with the lightweight, easy-to-use characteristics of a foam PVC core, made of recycled PVC.
Its uniform surfaces are bright white allowing for the most vibrant color reproduction, with excellent ink-adhesion for digital and screen printing applications. PALBOARD is easy to fabricate. It can be cold-bent with a V-groove cut, and offers excellent mechanical strength and chemical resistance, making it the ideal sheet for your retail signs and 3D structures, POP displays, exhibits, and more.

Printers and advertisers will also benefit from the durability and flexibility of PALBOARD . It’s ideal for signage and is the perfect element for structures

PRINT & DISPLAY

For digital and traditional print service providers, who require printing media with an extra smooth, uniform hard surface with the excellent ink adhesion and extended retention, PALBOARD multi-layer plastic sheet will provide excellent performance, even in humid areas or outdoor applications.

Do not compromise for poor ink adhesion or short-term print retention with alternatives that require pre-treatment or primers that consume more time and money.

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PRINT & DISPLAY

MODEL FABRICATION

Using PALBOARD co-extruded  multilayered sheet reduces processing time, wear and tear, and overall expense.
PALBOARD material, with its foamed recycled core and rigid surfaces, is easy to fabricate, yet provides high structural strength.
Its lightweight makes it is easy to transport, handle & assemble, reduces processing costs and enables the planning of larger assembled units. models, displays and signs made with PALBOARD will endure under conditions that will cause other rigid printing media to fail.

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MODEL FABRICATION

WE WORK WITH THE BEST SO YOU CAN TOO!

HP
Agfa
Canon
Esko
EFI
Marabou
Mimaki
Mutoh
Roland
swissQprint
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HOW DO YOU CHOOSE THE BEST MEDIA FOR YOUR SIGN & DISPLAY PRODUCT?

POP / POS display manufacturers, who design and produce trade show booths, retail displays, and product dispensers, require printing substrates and processing media with unique characteristics.

Deciding whether to use co-extruded multilayer thermoplastic sheets, such as PALBOARD® or other alternatives, is about more than just being eco-friendly. PALBOARD PVC material fully addresses both printer and display manufactures considerations. It delivers a cost effective structural solution, versatile enough to meet a variety of design challenges. PALBOARD's smooth, rigid surface is optimal for digital printing, and its foamed, recycled, lightweight core makes it easy to transport and handle.

With PALBOARD -, your print and display assembly options become unlimited. With its durability, lightweight, versatility, flexibility, and print attributes, PALBOARD multilayer thermoplastic sheets are the optimal solution to fabricate and construct with a display or presentation. This will help you to deliver a finished sign and/or display of the highest quality.

PRODUCT DETAILS

Standard Dimensions Note
* Other Dimensions Available Upon Request With Minimum Order Requirements

Standard Dimensions

Type:Standard Sizes
Thickness:2-10 mm
Length:2,440 mm / 3,000 mm / 3,050 mm
Width:1,220 mm / 1,500 mm / 2,030 mm

Standard Color chart

Color
White / Black / White
Available Colors White / Black / White
PropertyMethod*ConditionsUnitsValue
Physical
Density ASTM D-792g/cm30.58 - 0.62
Water absorptionASTM D-57024 hr @ 23°C% 3mm - 0.5
5mm - 0.8
Mechanical – Machine direction
Flexural modulus ASTM D-790MPa1600
Shore hardness ASTM D-2240Shore D60
Thermal
Service temperature range °C -10 to 55
Heat deflection temperatureASTM D-648Load: 1.82 MPa°C62
Coefficient of linear thermal expansion ASTM D-69610-5/°C6.7
Electrical
Surface resistance ASTM D-257Ohm4.1x1014

Flammability

StandardThicknessClassification*
EN135010.118'' ( 3mm )B, s2, d0
EN135010.118'' - 0.394'' ( 3 - 10mm )B, s3, d0
UL 940.118'' - 0.394'' ( 3 - 10mm )V-0
Flammability Notes * Depends On Thickness. For Additional Information Please Contact Your Palram Distributor.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are three-dimensional or 3D logo signs?
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3D letters and/or 3D logos are made of plastic, metal or foam. They reinforce an upscale image and create a clear highlighted message. These signs can be illuminated when required.

Should products be pre-dried before thermoforming?
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This depends on the production date and storage conditions of the product before thermoforming. It is recommended to check the product before thermoforming is attempted.

Is the PE film suitable for thermoforming applications?
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Most of Palram's products that are delivered with PE film covering are suitable for thermoforming. In general, we recommend using clear PE and not printed PE.

Which of Palram's sheets are suitable for printing, sign & display applications?
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For use in illuminated signage, PALSUN, PALSUN CS (Coil Stock) and PALGLAS are suitable for the sign face; and PALBOARD, PALOPAQUE, and PALIGHT for the body of the letters or symbols. For print & display, Palram's entire product portfolio can be used based on the specific application. This choice depends on a combination of several parameters, including the cost of the media, its durability, and its suitability for the specific application. Please visit Palram’s Flat sheet application catalog for more information.

Which materials can be used in the construction of my sign?
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Sign faces are usually made from polycarbonate or acrylic. For extreme conditions such as heavy hail, low temperatures, or high temperatures produced when thermo-forming, polycarbonate is probably more suitable. For sign boxes or channel letter cans, PVC, multi-layered PVC and foam PVC can be used.

What is an illuminated sign?
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A sign that is illuminated by an electrical light source (fluorescent\LED).

What is the most accurate white point that is suitable for wide-format printing?
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There are different white substrates available but in order to achieve a true colored image according to the design, a process of profiling (ICC profile) needs to be done. By using a natural white substrate (a tint which been made with no extra additives), the process of measuring and profiling becomes very simple and fast.

How do I handle inkjet printable media before and after printing?
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Before: use a protected sheet with PE masking, store unused inkjet printable media in original packaging and in a clean area, and avoid touching the print side by handling the edges of the sheet or by using lint-free white gloves.

After: avoid any finishing until prints are completely dry, store the printed media in a clean environment, and avoid dust from sticking to the fresh cured ink.

What is the difference between a polypropylene sheet and PVC?
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In terms of ink adhesion properties, both polymers act very differently. PVC is a ready-to-use polymer so no pre-treatment needs to be done before printing (on rigid or flexible media). Polypropylene has different chemical properties and for this reason, needs to get a pre-treatment coat ('Corona'), which has a limited shelf life.

What is the best wide-format inkjet media (substrate) for my application?
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This is based on a combination of several parameters, but the main ones are the cost of the media and its durability, and its fit to the required application. Please visit Palram’s Flat Sheet Application Catalog.

What can assure accurate double-sided printing or recto verso prints?
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A strict spec of diagonal (from angle to angle) during the production process is feasible for this.